TO ORDER: Called to order at
PRESENT: Joyce Martin,
Elena Laborde-Bishop, Charlie Pender, Vicki Kuhlman, Sam Badawi, Nancy
Driscoll, Carol Maggipinto, Mary Peterson, Ken Llacera and Virginia Le Roy
was agreed that the 299er Sectional will be called the “RISING STARS”. The dates are March 24 and 25. Nancy Driscoll was present to report on the
progress. Signs have been made to direct
traffic to the
UP Sectional is progressing. The dates
are tentatively October 13 and 14.
Richard Wasserstrom is in charge of this sectional. He could not be present, but sent a report of
everything he has accomplished. He recommended that the Saturday night session
be eliminated as it was poorly attended last year. This was approved. The
schedule of games was discussed; 10A and 3P will be the start times. A compact
KO will be held Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday with I/N separate, as it was
last year. It was suggested by Bill
McIntosh to have Open Pairs both days, but that may dilute the Swiss Teams too
much. This Open Pairs question needs more discussion. Nancy Boyd will be requested for Tournament
night games have been cancelled. Robin Evenden
will teach beginning bridge classes beginning Wednesday, Jan 17, 7:00P.M. to
9:00 P.M. The first lesson will be free;
the series of 8 lessons cost $80.
club members to recycle their paper and soda cans.
A very special
“Thank You” from the club and Board to Mary Peterson for redoing the bulletin
Wainer asked that we not rearrange the back room closet. The back wall is for the Unit games. The side walls are for the Directors. Mary volunteered to label the Unit shelves.
club owners (these are Bernie, Mark, Bill, Nancy and Sherry) are working on an
agreement between the Unit and the club owners to help cover the additional
cost of the increase in rent. They are proposing a $1 increase in table fees
starting on April 1. It was not clear if the Board needed to approve this
proposal. Ken will report back to the Board.
presented his final treasurer’s report.
It is minus the Schwab Income for December and the Property Tax
Bill. It will be substantially the same
Financial Committee has been formed. This group will look into reinvesting our
monies to get a better return while obtaining greater diversification.
recommends that we keep our old Director and Officer Liability Insurance until
we can find our for sure that the ACBL coverage will meet our needs. Ken
will look at the copy of the Insurance and will check on our coverage.
has worked out a time table for the board members to each bring refreshments to
the unit games. The budget for snacks is
$40. Assignments can be switched off
with others if you have a date conflict. Here is the Unit Game hospitality
assignments by month:
Should we have 1 or 2 Unit Games be Potluck? This makes the game more
profitable. Perhaps May and December games are best since these are during STaC
week, where two sessions might be
event calendar was discussed and no one could think of anything new to
asked the Board members to consider what goals we should have for 2007. He suggested the following candidates:
document the SCBC investment policy; review and adjust, if necessary, the
develop non-table fee source(s) of revenue to generate at least 10% of
implement an additional new player recruitment program
events or services (e.g. ride share) for the NABC in SFO
Peterson suggested the goal of “improving the appearance of the club”. The Board will decide on goals at the next
McIntosh is thinking of having a once a month Pro-Am game.
meeting was adjourned at
Virginia LeRoy, Secretary