ACBL UNIT 143

BOARD MINUTES

February 11, 2015 

 CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by President Linda Seibert.  In attendance were Mary Dolan, Karen Erlanger, Lee Hastings, George Hawley, Becky Hubert, Jennifer Luner, Linda Seibert, Helene Siegfried, Jay Shah and Mark Ziegelman.  Those absent are Debra Romero and Jeff Kopolow.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Jennifer Luner motioned to accept the minutes as submitted; Mary Dolan seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY’S REPORT

The report was accepted for file. 

TREASURER’S REPORT

The re was no report in absence of the Treasurer but the financial reports were distributed electronically several days prior to the meeting. 

TOURNAMENT BUSINESS 

  • 199 TOURNAMENT: This tournament will be held at the St Louis Bridge Center March 28 and 29.  Post cards are mailed.  Members discussed ideas regarding format and attendance.
  • JANUARY SECTIONAL:  Results at the January Sectional were reviewed.  Table count of 400.5 was higher than budgeted; therefore budget was met with a very modest profit.

OLD BUSINESS

Members discussed the start time for the Regional’s Sunday Swiss Team event.  No change will be made for the 2015 Regional but the topic may be re-visited for future years. 

NEW BUSINESS

AGENDA FORMAT:  Future agendas will have committee reports before Old and New Business discussions.  The new format is in compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

  • DONATION REQUEST FOR NEW BRIDGE CAMP:  Organizers for the new bridge camp in St Joseph, MO requested Unit 143 make a donation to the effort.   After a thorough discussion, Lee Hastings moved to fund one scholarship for the 2015 camp provided the recipient resides within Unit 143 and is not age eligible for the Unit 143’s sponsored bridge camp which is currently held in Carlinville.  The motion was seconded by Helene Siegfried and passed unanimously.

 PUBLICITY

All is on schedule.  The ad for our July Regional is placed in the  April and May ACBL Bulletin. 

UNIT GAMES 

Each Unit receives 24 time slots for Unit Games.  In January our Unit Games had 102 tables.  Jefferson County will participate this year in Unit Games.  A question regarding the extra fee was raised and will be referred to our Treasurer. 

WEBSITE

Jennifer is now keeping a log of all Web activities; the Longest Day will be June 20-21 which will be highlighted on the web. 

MEMBERSHIP

The transition of Membership Chairs is now complete and letters to new members and transfers into our unit will be sent within a few days.  Our membership is now 1358.  Our Unit’s average age is 70.03; District 8’s average age is 70.81 and the ACBL’s average age is 71.13. 

DATE BOOK

Date book preparation is underway for next year. 

EDUCATION

Mark Ziegelman assumed the chairmanship.  He has completed his transition after discussing the duties with past chairs and committee members.  The timeline for scholarship application is current.
ANNOUNCEMNETS

The next meeting will be March 11 at 7pm at the Olivette Community Center.

 ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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