Board of Directors Meeting
American Contract Bridge League
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by president
Ken Llacera at
Jeanne Boss, Nancy Driscoll, John Hadley,
Lois Henry, Ken Llacera, Carol Maggipinto, Charlie Pender, Mary Peterson,
Harold Rogers, Don Seldeen, Bonnie Simon, Dick Wasserstrom, & Nancy Wainer.
Absent: Elena Laborde-Bishop, Joyce Martin, Diana Schilling and Barbara
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of the
2008 Unit Election Results: Ken greeted the new
members and thanked them for agreeing to be on the Board and also thanked the
continuing and retiring members for their participation. The results of the election will be announced
to the membership at the Unit game in December at a meeting between the games.
Carol Maggipinto nominated Mary Peterson for
president of the Board for the upcoming term, seconded by Charlie Pender. Approval by show of hands was unanimous.
Ken asked the continuing and retiring Board
members to send him their thoughts on the Board’s most important
accomplishments of the past year.
SCBC Volunteer Day and NABC: Don Seldeen reported that there are eight
volunteers and Kathy from ACBL will contact each person as to scheduling the
time and place of their assignment.
Treasurer’s Report: Lois Henry presented the following reports on
the budget through
Lois Henry will continue as treasurer in
2008. Ken Llacera will assist Lois in
setting up the 2008 budget.
IRS reporting form 990-EZ: Lois and Ken will review the format and if a
CPA is not necessary, Lois will take care of it.
Forum Editor: No action
Club Owners’ Meeting Report: Nancy Wainer reported as follows:
Propose a meeting between the Club Owners
(Nancy Wainer, Bill McIntosh, Mark Hasey and Sherry Gilbreath) and the new
Board to come up with some ideas for marketing the games, particularly the
night games which are “dying”.
Consider having a 99’r section at all
Nancy Wainer and Nancy Driscoll are
working on a schedule for next year that may have Bridge Camp once a month and
regular 99’r games on the other three weeks.
The Club Owners would like to discuss
a revised Expense Sharing Agreement.
Surf’s Up Sectional : Dick Wasserstrom reported that the Surf’s Up
Sectional had an increase in the number of tables (122 vs 115) from previous
years, and, although there was a net loss financially, it was less than it had
been in previous years. He suggested
that we consider raising the price of the lunch, $2.00 being a little low for
what is being provided. He also said that the sectional directors recommended
that we change the brackets for the Sunday Swiss Teams to 0-700 and 701+, and
that games start at
Facilities: Charlie Pender reported on the following
Grease trap closure – problem fixed by
New location for garbage cans and
screening – Jack Simon and Jerry Goodell are working on this. It is in process.
Uneven paving – Ken is working with
the paving company
Membership: Mary Peterson reported that plaques have been
ordered for the Dolores Abrams game winners.
She requested a “welcome” letter from the president to new member Anne
Web: No action
99’r Game Update: Nancy Driscoll reported that they are
plugging along and things are going well.
Newsletter: Jonni Faircrest will be the new publisher of
the quarterly newsletter.
Maintenance Items: Charlie Pender reported as follows:
Sunscreen for the skylight is in
Cigarette disposal – still looking for
reasonably priced solution
Roof leak – Ken is working with a
roofer to find the source of the leak
Front door light – in process
First restroom cabinet door – Charlie
will try to repair the door on this cabinet which was removed from the first
restroom and is now stored in the kitchen
Low flow toilets – a project for the
Expense Sharing Agreement: Possible revisions to the Expense Sharing
Agreement between SCBC and the Club Owners will be addressed by the incoming
Dolores Abrams Game Qualifications:
Mary Peterson has proposed language on the game qualifications to be
distributed to the Board for review and comment at the next meeting.
At this point Ken Llacera turned the meeting
over to incoming president Mary Peterson who welcomed and congratulated the new
It was agreed that the Board will continue to
meet monthly on specified Wednesdays following the morning game (@
Next Board Meeting:
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 3:30 pm an orientation and organizational
meeting for new and continuing Board members to review the Board of
Directors Committee and Support Functions draft. Please read the handout in advance and be
prepared to discuss these functions, and please bring your personal calendar.
Meeting adjourned at