May 11, 2012 Cincinnati Regional
Unit 117: Gary Peterson, Ellen Kozlove Unit 136: Steve Forsythe, Janis Gimbrone
Unit 122: Larry Jones, Cheryl Schneider Unit 164: Sandra Marlin, Terrell Holt
Unit 124: Cordell Coy, Barbara Levinson Unit 130: Maribeth Ransel, Judy Drejer
Unit 227: Unit 193: Ron Sievers
Also present: Bill Sentman, President; Georgia Banziger, Vice President; Nancy Sachs, Secretary; Christopher Overpeck, NAP/GNT Chairman; Beth Reid, District Director; Dallas Moore, Education Chairman; Annease Comer, ABA; Brad Bartol, Midwest Monitor; Potter Orr, WebMaster; Sharon Anderson, ACBL President;
A. J. Stephani, Tournament Chairman
The meeting began at 5:15 PM with President Bill Sentman presiding. He welcomed ACBL President, Sharon Anderson to our tournament and meeting. He asked that everyone introduce themselves.
SECETARY’S REPORT Nancy Sachs, Secretary, asked that everyone fill out the Attendance Sheet. The minutes of the meeting are posted on the District 11 Web site. (Copy attached) Cheryl Schneider moved and Terrell Holt seconded that the minutes be approved as written. Passed unanimously.
TREASURER’S REPORT. Potter Orr distributed the Treasurer’s Report prepared by Adrienne Netherewood.. (Copy attached). The total cash balance is $28,085.16; $1,896.31 of this total is the Midwest Monitor checking balance, and $17,000 is earmarked for future NABC’s within District 11. We received $549.00 from the Indianapolis Regional table fees. We awarded $200.00 per team to the NAP Flight A & C third place finishers. The meal expense for the Indianapolis Regional Meeting was $407.10. Larry Jones moved and Georgia Banziger seconded that the report be approved as written. Passed unanimously.
TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR A. J. Stephani distributed the report (Copy attached). He will ask Potter Orr to attach the complete Tournament Calendar to the Board meeting minutes. An electronic copy can be received by sending him an e-mail. He inventoried the boxes and we have 357 of the original 360 boxes purchased 5-6 years ago. He will arrange for the purchase on any new cards and boxes that are needed. The Louisville/Regional venue has not been determined. In 2016 Lexington/Cincinnati have a conflict because they are sanctioned for the same week. Cincinnati is trying to find a venue for moving their tournament to a mid-June date
DISTRICT DIRECTOR A. Beth Reid reminded everyone that she posts on our Web site a report from each meeting.
ABA Annease Comer reported that their Summer National Tournament is in Indianapolis July 26 – August 4. Information can be found at ABAbridge.org. (Report attached)
iggHH.NAP/GNT Kit Overpeck reported that the Flight B Team captained by Steve Forsythe wants to add a fifth and sixth person to their team. This will restore their team to the original number of six members. Kit looked into the regulations concerning this and determined that this is not permitted by our Conditions of Contest, and the ACBL and Beth Reid agreed. Nevertheless the district has the authority to not comply with our Conditions of Contest. A discussion followed. Larry Jones moved and Cheryl Schneider seconded that we permit this to happen. Passed: Ayes 12; No 1.
MIDWEST MONITOR Brad Bartol, Editor, reported that there are no problems. He is responsible for maintaining the books and records of the Monitor. The Holiday STaC was successful and he would like to ask other Districts to join with us for the StaC this year.
EDUCATION Dallas Moore, Chairman, reported that there are websites with helpful information about education. .Patty Tucker, from the Atlanta Unit, has some very helpful information on their website. Beth Reid reminded us of the grants available from the ACBL Educational Foundation. Sandra Marlin is a Trustee on the Foundation.
Sharon Anderson, ACBL President, spoke with us. She encourages everyone to communicate with the ACBL concerning problems and administration of tournaments.
Bill Sentman appointed Cheryl Schneider as Chairman of the Nominating Committee. She will present a slate of officers for election and the next meeting.
The next meeting will be at the Dayton/Columbus Regional after the afternoon session on Saturday August 4, 2012, Unit Presidents are responsible for sending two representatives to each meeting and making reservations. by August 1 to Georgia Banziger. Potter Orr will put the information on the Web site; and send members an e-mail reminder.
Terrell Holt moved and Cheryl Schneider seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 6:45 PM.
Nancy Z. Sachs