Unit 143 Board Meeting

        June 13, 2007

(Approved July 11, 2007)

President John Samsel called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Also present were Board members Donna Pedrotti, Sheryl Finkenstadt, Sasanka Ramanadham, Mark Ludwig, Bob Janis, Jennifer Luner, Mary Hruby, Jane Ettelson, Steve Zenk, Sandy Bigg, and Bob Wheeler. Also present was Mike Carmen. Absent was Ed Hale.

May Minutes

The May meeting minutes were approved

Corresponding Secretary's Report

The unit 143 data base is current as of March 1, 2007. Jack Bryant will request 2 files from ACBL: 1) Unit 143 members and 2) District 8 minus Unit 143 plus Missouri not part of Unit 143. The four 2006 Mini-McKenney medals and life master pins not awarded at the May Sectional tournament were mailed to the winners along with a congratulatory note. Obituary notices for Judy Sharp and Oscar Klayman were mailed to ACBL. The 2007 Player of the Year standings have been updated with the results from the June 3 rd Unit Game. The standings were e-mailed to Milt Zlatic on June 4 th for posting on the Unit's web-site. The report was approved.

Treasurer's Report

Bob Janis provided a copy of the Unit 143 balance sheet as of May 31, 2007. This showed a balance of $8873 in the checking account. The unit has a loss of about $13,116 for the year. This loss is primarily due to the $12,500 being provided to help fund the March NABC Tournament. Bob asked for approval to put money into short term CD. The board approved his request and report.


  1. Awards/Nominating/Club Liaison

Donna Pedrotti not yet ordered any awards for the August regional. She will order nameplate for Sandy Bigg. She will also pass out Ace of Clubs certificates to the 2006 winners.

  1. Charity/Hospitality/Caddies

Sandy Bigg will be the new Hospitality person. Steve Zenk will be in charge of caddies. Mark Ludwig presented a list of possible hospitality improvements fro future tournaments. Included are:

    1. Provide snacks in the novice room

    2. Pace the output of snacks.

    3. Provide additional Board members to help out with hospitality at the Sectional Tournament

    4. Hospitality Chairman or assistant should be at available for each work session.

  1. Education

Jennifer Luner stated that Easy Bridge has been included in the Meramec Community College Fall schedule. ACBL is providing charity funds for Unit 143 to disperse. Discussion at next month's meeting will determine recipients for the funds. Presentation will be made at the August Regional Tournament.

  1. Knockouts

Sasanka Ramanadham stated that because of space limitations, the A bracket qualifying round will start in the afternoon rather than in the morning. The morning session will start at 10:30 AM.

  1. Membership

Steve Zenk reported a net gain of 3 members for a total of 1059.


No report

  1. Website

Sheryl Finkenstadt that club game changes must be reported to her before they are put on the website.

  1. Publicity

Sasanka Ramanadham said that publicity fliers for the St Louis KO's and Regional Tournaments are ready.

  1. Membership/199er Tournament

Jane Ettleson will be taking responsibility for future 199er tournaments.

  1. Recording Secretary/Bidding Boxes

No report

  1. Vice President

No report

K. Tournament Chairman

Mike Carmen reported that the May Sectional Tournament lost about $1112 primarily due to the low Saturday turnout. After some discussion, the Board decided to return to the same two session event as before. Game starting times will remain at 1:30 and 7:30PM.




Meeting Adjourned at 8:36 PM

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