American Contract Bridge League
Of Santa Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
to Order: The meeting was
called to order March 12, 2008, by President Mary Peterson at 3:40 pm at the
Santa Cruz Bridge Center.
Present: Jeanne Boss, Nancy
Driscoll, John Hadley, Mary Peterson, Carol Maggipinto, Charlie Pender, Don
Seldeen, Bonnie Simon Absent: Harold Rogers
Also attending: Pam Benz, Sherry Gilbreath,
Bill McIntosh and Ken Llacera
Approval of Feb. Minutes
– It was moved by John Hadley, seconded by Carol Maggipinto and approved
unanimously to accept the minutes of the February 13, 2008 board meeting.
299’r Sectional – Mary Peterson thanked Nancy Driscoll for her leadership, expertise, and
hard work as the chair of the 2008 299’r sectional. Mary thanked all the board members for their
help with the 299’r sectional, particularly John and his crew who did the set
up and all those who participated in welcoming the players, setting up,
cleaning up, and hospitality.
Board Training - Mary
reviewed the nine goals that the board had established for 2008, indicating the
status of each goal. There has been a
lot of activity toward achieving the education goal and all of the others are
in progress and moving along satisfactorily.
Report –. It was moved by John Hadley, seconded by
Carol Maggipinto and approved unanimously to accept the Treasurer’s report of
2/1/2008 thru 2/29/2008.
of SCBC: Ken Llacera
reported that the Finance committee is still working on founding this auxiliary
or support group. He expects to have a
presentation and recommendation at the April board meeting.
Stars” 299’r Sectional – Nancy
Driscoll reported that there were 84 ½
tables, and an estimated net profit of $1450. She would like to see more local players in
the future and asked that there be some way to get the phone numbers of new
SCBC players so they could be called directly and invited to play.
Abrams Memorial Game – After
much discussion, it was moved by Carol Maggipinto and seconded by John Hadley
to rescind the action of the February meeting requiring that participants be
members of ACBL and unit 550 to participate in this game. Motion carried. All players are eligible, unit 550 players
will pay no table fee.
Newsletter – After a full and vigorous discussion of the
February action by the board to discontinue the mailing of the newsletter after
the next distribution, there was no change to the February decision.
electrical and skylight cover – Charlie Pender said that both projects would be completed by the next
board meeting in April.
lottery – It was moved by
John Hadley and seconded by Don Seldeen that SCBC have a pick-a-square lottery
fundraiser - $5.00 to purchase a square, with a drawing for payoff of $125,
$50, and $25 when the board is full
Motion carried. John and Don
will finalize the details of implementation, promotion, placement of the
lottery board, and initiation at the April unit game. Sherry suggested that the
directors could collect and safeguard the money from purchase of the lottery
squares similar to collecting the money for soft drinks.
Up” Open Sectional – Pam Benz
presented a sample of the proposed flyer to be used to promote the game. It will not be distributed or posted on the
website until the date for Homecoming at Harbor High has been finalized as this
will impact the date for the sectional.
Pam announced that she has individual donors as well as corporate
sponsors for four games to help defray the expenses of the game. The 0 – 5 section will be taken off of the
announcement as it does not appear that there will be enough 0 – 5 players to
support a section.
“Friends of SCBC” –
Ken Llacera – see above
SCBC parking lot policy
– It was moved by Mary and seconded by Nancy that parking in the SCBC parking
spaces be reserved for those persons attending an SCBC function or having
business to do at SCBC. Motion passed.
– Bonnie Simon – no report
– Mary Peterson – A local teacher is interested in teaching her fifth grade
class Bridge and has contacted SCBC for assistance.
– Nancy Driscoll – A 299’r round table was held in late February. Many good ideas were discussed and will be
implemented during the coming year.
By-Laws - Don
Seldeen - The By-Laws committee has
reviewed the current by-laws and finds that any changes would be minor and so
recommends leaving the by-laws as they are.
Club Owner Liaison
– Bonnie Simon - no report
Education – Nancy
Wainer, not present, emailed a report regarding her activities (attached)
Facilities – Charlie
Pender – see above
Finance – Ken
Llacera - see above
Hospitality – Mary
Peterson – Don will trade with Bonnie, who will do hospitality for the April
Membership – Carol
Maggipinto, no report
- Bonnie Simon – see above
Sanctions – Hal
Rodgers not present, no report
– John Hadley, no report
Webmaster - Ken Llacera –
Wednesday, April 9. 2008, 3:30
p.m. at SCBC.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm.