ACBL UNIT 470
Minutes of September 16, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
Members present: Anne Niethammer, Mary Phillips, Dick Swanson, Bob McLaren, Gay Conklin, Iris Chung, Marty Leftik and Katie Fagan.
President Gay Conklin called the meeting to order at 11:07 at the Ala Wai.
The minutes of the August 19, 2012 meeting were approved as circulated.
Mary Phillips distributed the Treasurer’s report as of August 19, 2012. The Unit has Cash in Bank of $31,628 andOther Assets of $87 for Total Assets of $31,714. The February through August, 2012 Profit and Loss statement shows a Net Income of $14,322. Mary suggested and the board agreed that an old account we have been carrying be liquidated and rolled over into the operating account.
Membership –Marty Leftik continues the mentoring program and appreciates input on various ways to increase attendance at Unit and Sectional games. A beginner class will be offered at the Windward YMCA. Patrick Kallaus has volunteered to teach the class. The class is advertised to run for eight weeks on Tuesday mornings starting in early October. The Unit will provide financial support. The class should have a minimum of eight students to be offered.
Hospitality - Katie will arrange for snacks during the September 21 – 23 Sectional and lunch will be provided on Sunday the 23rd. The NAP finals will be held at the Ala Wai on Saturday, October 27th B&C flights and Sunday, October 28th A flight. Lunch will be included in the entry fee.
Tournament – Bev Drill reported the ACBL has approved the Sunset Bridge Club Kauai Sectional to be held April 5-7. It has been suggested the Unit purchase a printer to leave at the AOP for the Saturday games. A decision was delayed until Katie and/or Mary talk to the Kodamas who direct the Saturday games.
Web Site Manager – Dick reported posted items are being corrected/modified as appropriate and new information is being posted time permitting. The old web site has been shut down and members are accessing information on the new site: unit470.org.
Publicity- Iris Chung distributed a calendar of Unit 470 games through December 30, 2012 with a special notice to novice players with less than 100 MP urging them to play in the Stratified Pairs 0-100 during the September and November Sectionals and the Jim Bishop 99ers. HCBUA is giving the winners a free play at the 2013 Regional.During the November Sectional, November 16-18, the newcomer game is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th at1:00. Entry fee: $10.00/pair and 0-10 points play free.
Annual meeting - The Annual Meeting will be held February 17th, 2013 at the Ala Wai. Time and schedule will be announced later.
Dealing Machine – The dealing machine has been ordered from Baron Barclay and will be shipped, hopefully by mid-October. A check has been sent to hold our order as they have been back-ordered from the manufacturer.
Other – Fourteen new tables have been ordered for the Ala Wai. A discussion of ACBL fees, Unit costs and budgeting was postponed until later.
Election of Unit Board members - Gary Rosenthal will chair the nominating committee to elect four new members for two year terms beginning February 1, 2013. The 2-session Election Swiss will be held on December 16th at the Ala Wai; lunch is included.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:25. The next meeting will be held Sunday October 21, 2012 at the Ala Wai. The starting time will be announced.
Anne Niethammer, Secretary, October 5, 2012