District 11 -ACBL
Board of Directors Meeting
August 4, 2012 at Dayton Columbus Regional
Attendance - 20
Unit 117: Vangie Smith
136: Steve Forsythe, Jan Gimbrone
Unit 122: Suman Agarwal,Cheryl Schneider
Unit 164: Terrell
Holt, Susan Bullard
Unit 124: Barbara Lawson, Sonya Wilson Unit 130: Maribeth Ransel
Unit 227: Lynn Cundy
Also present: Bill
Sentman, President; Georgia Banzinger, Vice President; Nancy Sachs, Secretary;
Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer; Beth
Reid, District Director; A.J. Stephani, Tournament Coordinator; Kit Overpeck,
NAP/GNT Chairman; Dallas Moore, Education Chairman; Ken Van Cleve, Director in
The meeting was called to order by President Bill
Sentman. Everyone introduced themselves at his request. The President noted
that Unit 193 would not be represented at this meeting due to the split
regional taking place.
It was requested that everyone sign the attendance
sheet. The minutes from the last meeting
were posted on the District 11 Web site. Jan Grimbone moved and Terrence Holt
seconded that the minutes be approved as written. Passed unanimously.
Adrienne Netherwood distributed the Treasurer’s
Report. Total cash balance is
$24,081.16. $886.71 of this total is the
Midwest Monitor checking balance and $17,000 is earmarked for future NABC’s in
District 11. We received $688 from
Cincinnati. $3000 was awarded to our
three GNT teams. Meals for the
Cincinnati Regional were $662.40. It was
moved and seconded that the report be approved as written. Passed unanimously.
District Director’s Report;
Beth Reid talked about the Grass Root Fundraisers that
can be held at any game during the month of December. This revenue will be returned to the
Districts to help support the NAP’s and GNT’s.
If you are a voting member of the Board of Governors and
are not planning to attend the meeting in San Fransisco, you must have a signed
proxy in order for your representative to vote.
She also reported that the ACBL is now searching for a
new Director of Marketing.
A.J. Reported that the scheduling for future events is
going well. He will ask Potter to send
an updated list along with the minutes.
As always he will be glad to send anyone a list if it is requested.
Discussion began about the Evansville Split Regional. The
consensus was that a Split Regional does seem to have an effect on
attendance. A motion was made by Georgia
Banzinger and seconded by Suman Agarwal that if Evansville hosts a regional in
2015, it will not be in conjunction with the Dayton/Columbus Regional. Passed
A.J. Reported that the Cincinnati Regional has been moved
to the first week in June. This was
accomplished with the cooperation of both Indianapolis and Columbus.
Fort Wayne has recently applied for their Regional
Sanction that coincides with that of next years Dayton/Columbus Regional. Contact has been made with them and since they
applied months after us they are attempting to change their date.
Cincinnati is considering a change of times for their
2013 Fall Sectional to 10:30 and 2:00.
This would mean the times for the NAP events would also change.
Terrence Holt began a report on the location question of
the Louisville/Lexington Regional. He
reported that many of the complaints about the location have been
addressed. The new smoking laws of
Indiana will prohibit smoking in the common area outside of the playing
area. There were complaints about the
lack of hospitality and he pointed out that they did have one evening of
hospitality last year. Many local
players have complained about the drive to the venue the Louisville unit is considering
providing a shuttle for those players to avoid late night driving.
At present there is a contract with the casino through
2015 but it can be corrected. This year
will definitely be at the casino.
Lexington and Louisville at present are having difficulty deciding on an
alternate site. The Ramada Inn being
considered is not acceptable to all concerned.
It was pointed out that the sanctions for all regionals belong to the
district and if they can not come to an
agreement then the District will decide.
A motion was made by Terrell Holt and seconded by Steve Forsythe to have
Bille Sentman send a letter to Louisville explaining the situation.
Director in Charge:
Ken Van Cleve was here to give some opinions on
scheduling. He stated that having Flight
A at 3000 was to high and should probably be 2000. The new and popular Gold Rush Pairs should
not be held everyday and are best planned for the days when no new KO is
starting. Georgia and Cheryl were very
interested in his thoughts and will have a plan for changes at the next
Election of President and Vice President:
Terrell Holt nominated Bill Sentman for another term as
President. It was seconded and there
being no other nominations it was passed by acclamation.
Susan Bullard nominated Georgia Banzinger for Vice
President It was seconded by Terrell
Holt and there being no more nominations it was passed by acclamation.
Cheryl Schneider reporting for Brad Bartol passed out a
summary sheet for the financials of the Midwest Monitor. It was noted that when we added four more
pages to the Monitor the cost was far more than expected because of the way
printing processes work. We will not be
doing that again because of the expense.
The sanction for the STaC held as a fundraiser for the
Midwest Monitor between Christmas and New Year has been applied for and
There being no more business, Terrell Holt moved and
Georgia Banzinger seconded that the meeting be adjourned.