Contract Bridge League
Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
July 9, 2008
to Order: The meeting was
called to order by President Mary Peterson July 9, 2008, at 3:35 pm at the
Santa Cruz Bridge Center.
Present: Jeanne Boss (until
5:00 pm), John Hadley, Carol Maggipinto, Charlie Pender, Mary Peterson, Nancy
Driscoll, Don Seldeen,
Bonnie Simon, Hal Rodgers
Sherry Gilbreath, Ken Llacera (until 3:50 pm), Nancy Wainer
Approval of June Minutes
– It was moved by Charlie Pender, seconded by Carol Maggipinto and approved
unanimously to accept the minutes of the June 11, 2008 board meeting.
2009 299’r “Rising
Stars” Sectional - Mary Peterson announced that the unit has a
verbal agreement with Simpkins Swim Center to hold the 299’r Rising Stars
Section on March 14 & 15, 2009. When
rates are finalized, Mary will bring the information to the Board for approval.
“Ask the President” column - Mary reported that the initial
response to the “Ask the President” column had been positive and asked that
board members bring any member questions that appear to be of general interest
to her and she will respond via the column.
Improvements – Water run off
and soil erosion problems in the garden require remedial action. Mary volunteered to undertake a project this
Fall to redo the borders and add bark or mulch to retain water in the
soil. She proposed a fund raiser to
obtain the money rather than have the costs applied to the Unit budget. Charlie volunteered to help Mary with the
gardening work associated with this project.
report – It was moved by
Charlie Pender, seconded by Carol Maggipinto and approved unanimously to accept
the treasurer’s report for June 2008.
Representative Election - SCBC board members will vote at the September
meeting on the District 21 Representative.
There are three nominations from the District, one of whom is Bill
Investments - There was
discussion of the need for future Treasurers to be able to use Quicken to
coordinate the Vanguard investment account and the bank account. Ken Llacera volunteered to teach future
Treasurers to use Quicken.
Committee – Carol Maggipinto
will chair the committee that will nominate SCBC members to replace SCBC Board
members who will complete their terms at the end of this year.
2008 “Surf’s Up”
Open Sectional - Mary read a report from Pam Benz, Chairperson
of the Surf’s Up Sectional: Forum
advertisements will appear in August and September; the luncheon menu is
finalized ($5.00/lunch); a draft of the banner has been prepared; flyers have
been prepared and some have been distributed to other bridge clubs. Mary thanked Pam and Pattie Palmer for their
work on the sectional.
lottery – The first
Pick-a-Square lottery was held at the June 14th unit game was very
successful. There will be another
lottery drawing at the July unit game.
After discussion, it was decided to not have the lottery drawing on a
monthly basis. It was moved by John
Hadley, seconded by Charlie Pender and approved unanimously to have the next
Pick-a-square lottery drawing at the September 2008 Unit game if the board is
completely sold out. Mary thanked John
Hadley, Ken Llacera, Hal Rodgers and Don Seldeen for their work on this
Brochure - Nancy Driscoll
gave a verbal description of a proposed brochure. Mary will ask Bonnie Simon to work with Nancy
Wainer to continue on this project and to bring a proposal to the Board.
299’r Coordinator – Nancy Driscoll – no report
By-Laws – Don
Seldeen, no report
Club Owners Liaison
– Bonnie Simon absent, no report.
– Nancy Wainer reported that Bill’s Friday night game is drawing 12 – 14
people. Forty people attended Phil Rodriguez’s class on “Basic Play of the
Hand”. Nancy will ask him to do another class directed at mid to advanced
players. Nancy’s Bridge Camp continues
with good attendance. She will be
teaching a two week “2 Over 1” class in September.
Facilities – Charlie
Pender reported that he plans to: fix
the skylight screen; replace the outside light over the front door; replace the
circuit breaker that operates the light for the Bridge Center sign; and
purchase a step ladder. John Hadley will
contact Soquel Creek Water District about the toilet upgrade program.
Finance – Ken
Llacera, absent no report
Hospitality – Mary
Peterson thanked Don Seldeen for his pasta lunch at the June unit game.
Membership – Carol
Maggipinto, no report
Publicity – Bonnie
Simon, absent, no report
Sanctions – Hal
Rodgers, absent Nancy Driscoll reported
that as of January 1, 2009 the number of sanctioned games would increase from
the current 16 to 24. There are some
sanctions outstanding for this year and there was discussion of ways to use
these sanctions: increase unit games to twice a month; add an extra Saturday
game; add twice a month Saturday Knockout or Swiss Team games. In addition,
Nancy Wainer offered to make the Thursday afternoon game time available once a
month. Charlie Pender will contact the
directors to see if they have any ideas on how to use the outstanding sanctions
for 2008 and the new sanctions that will be available in 2009.
– John Hadley, see above
Webmaster – Ken
Llacera, absent no report
At 4:28 pm the
board adjourned to executive session to receive the report of the Use and
Expense Agreement negotiating team.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 3:30 p.m. at SCBC