Contract Bridge League
Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
June 11, 2008
to Order: The meeting was
called to order June 11, 2008, by President Mary Peterson at 3:37 pm at the
Santa Cruz Bridge Center.
Present: Jeanne Boss, John
Hadley, Carol Maggipinto, Charlie Pender, Mary Peterson, Harold Rogers,
Don Seldeen, Bonnie Simon
Also attending: Ken Llacera, Bill McIntosh,
Approval of May Minutes
– It was moved by Hal Rogers, seconded by John Hadley and approved unanimously
to accept the minutes of the May 14, 2008 board meeting.
2009 299’r “Rising
Stars” Sectional - The search continues for a site for the 2009
299’r Rising Stars Sectional. Rental
prices have gone up and if a reasonably priced site cannot be located the board
will have to decide whether or not to hold the 299’r sectional next year.
2008 “Surfs Up”
Open Sectional - This sectional will be held October 11 and
12, 2008 at Harbor High School.
“Ask the President”
- The board supported adding an “Ask
the President” section to the Unit News bulletin board. The purpose is to give the president a venue
to respond to club members’ questions on items that might be of interest to
Brochure - Mary will contact
Nancy Driscoll and Jonnie Faircrest regarding publishing an SCBC informational
brochure to be made available to new members and to people seeking general
information about the schedule of games, times, location, etc. This would be in addition to the specific
game calendar which is published quarterly by the Unit Board on the website and
available at the Bridge Center.
report – It was moved by
Charlie Pender, seconded by Carol Maggipinto and approved unanimously to accept
the treasurer’s report for May 2008.
Subsidy for beginner game
– The newly established Monday night 49’r game has been having from two to five
tables per evening. It is not
financially worthwhile for the director to conduct a game with only two tables,
however, there is potential for the attendance to increase due to new students
transferring from lessons to duplicate games and promotion of the game. Therefore, the board has agreed to subsidize
the Monday night 49’r game for a limited period of time. It was moved by Don Seldeen, seconded by Hal
Rogers and approved unanimously to provide a subsidy to Bill McIntosh’s Monday
night 0-49’r game to make up the difference between the actual income and
$100/game for the months of June, July and August, 2008. It was also noted that the opportunity to
come to the board to request a subsidy is available to each club owner who
wants to specifically target beginner players
lottery – John Hadley
reported that the lottery board is full and the lottery drawing will take place
Saturday, June 14th, just prior to the start of the unit game. The winning numbers will be randomly drawn
from a large container of 100 numbers.
It was noted that it is okay for board members and club owners to
win. Mary thanked John Hadley, Ken
Llacera, Hal Rogers and Don Seldeen for getting this project off the ground.
Subsidized Toilets - John Hadley
reported that Soquel Creek Water District will subsidize the installation of
low flush toilets to the amount of $650/toilet including the toilet and
installation. The waiting period is 6
months. There is also an option of
purchasing the toilets now and the Bridge Center installing them; in that case
SCWD will subsidize $250/toilet. There
was discussion that the problem with the toilets might be fixed by replacing
the flushing device. Charlie will
replace the flushing device to see if that takes care of the problem. John will continue to research the options.
299’r Coordinator – Nancy
Driscoll – absent, no report
By-Laws – Don
Seldeen, no report
Club Owners Liaison
– Bonnie Simon reported that the directors have occasionally found the front
door open in the morning apparently because a player has gone out the front
door after it has been locked without advising the director so it could be
relocked. It was suggested that
directors of night games advise the players of this problem and ask them to
please leave by the back door or advise the director when they are going out
the front door so the door can be relocked.
– Nancy Wainer, absent. Nancy had
advised Mary that Bridge Camp is full and Phil Rodriguez’s class is also
full. Mary expressed the appreciation of
the board to Nancy for her efforts in new player development.
Facilities – Charlie
Pender reported that he has purchased a standing fan to help in cooling off the
Bridge Center on hot days. He has
installed the outdoor lighting, but it is not working so he will check the
fuses. The light over the outside door
will be replaced. He is bringing in a
replacement soft-drink refrigerator. The board authorized Charlie to purchase
an 8-foot stepladder.
Finance – Ken
Llacera reported that the Bridge Center’s portfolio is down, but it will be
back up. He will report on the status of
the Foundation at a future meeting.
Hospitality – Mary
Peterson thanked Charlie for hosting the potluck at the May unit game, and Don
in advance for hosting the June unit game lunch. Jeanne will host the July unit game lunch
which will have a tropical theme.
Membership – Carol
Maggipinto, no report
Publicity – Bonnie
Simon distributed a proposal at a previous meeting and would like to discuss it
at the July meeting.
Sanctions – Hal
Rogers reported that we have the sanctions for the next three unit games. The unit games are currently under a
director’s sanction. Hal will contact
ACBL to see about getting the unit game sanctions associated with the unit.
– John Hadley, see above reports.
Webmaster – Ken
Llacera, no report
At 4:32 pm the board adjourned to executive session to discuss the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Expense Sharing Agreement between the Unit and SCBA (Santa Cruz Bridge Association). Present were the board members and Ken Llacera, a member of the Ad Hoc Committee.
it was moved by Charlie Pender and seconded by Carol Maggipinto to approve the
recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee. Aye’s – 7, No’s – 1. Mary announced that Don Seldeen will head the
Unit negotiating team. Other members of
the team are Mary Peterson, Ken Llacera, Nancy Driscoll and Bonnie Simon.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 3:30 p.m. at SCBC
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:07 pm.