ACBL Unit 143 Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes for 2011.01.12, 7pm at Olivette Community Center


Meeting called to order by S. Zenk



Carl Clyne                                          Carol Benkelman

Helene Siegfried                              Jackie Baker

Linda Seibert                                   Lee Hastings                                   

Bob Riggs                                          Ed Hale

Steve Zenk                                         Jennifer Luner

Jeff Kopolow                                  



Bob Janis                                          Debbie Romero


Jeff Kopolow was welcomed as a new board member.


December minutes approved for posting. (Note, underlined business items should appear on future agendas)


Treasurer’s Report deferred due to Bob’s absence.  CD purchase waiting on a better rate.  Bob will present an expanded report in February and answer any questions about the budget procedure.


Corresponding Secretary’s report was approved.


Unfinished Business.


Bragging rights discussed.  Ed reported KC might be willing to have it in Columbia in fair weather, unresolved.  Lee contacted Don Stack and is waiting on a response.  Discussions with KC will continue, and a decision will be required by the March meeting.  Lee will report.


Election procedure needs to be reviewed and a timetable developed for 2011.  Steve will initiate the procedure for review and timetable development.  This item will be on some future agenda.


Jeff Kopolow was appointed to be Hospitality Liaison.


The 2013 National in St. Louis conflicted with the St. Louis Regional.  Mike Carmen asked to change the regional date to an earlier time.  Change was approved.  Date to be announced.




New Business


Ed Hale, suggesting that we may be able to get more tables at tournaments with some different event scheduling, presented some stats to support the idea.  A team was appointed to address the issue of tournament turnout improvement.  Lee, Carl, Linda and Steve volunteered to meet outside of board meetings gathering data and information and make recommendations for board consideration and approval.




Next regular meeting will be 9 Feb 2011, 7pm, Olivette Community Center. 


Adjourned 8:25pm.

Carl Clyne, Recording Se

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