District 11 - ACBL
Board of Directors Meeting
November 10,2012 at Louisville-Lexington Regional
Unit 117: Gary Peterson, Veana Goldberg Unit136: Steve Forsythe, Janis Gimbrone
Unit 122: Larry Jones
Susan Bullard, Terrell Holt
Unit 124: Barbara Levinson, Mike Purcell Unit 130:
Unit 193: Ron Sievers, John Lawler
Also present: Bill
Sentman, President; Georgia Banzinger, Vice President; Cheryl Schneider,
Secretary; Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer; Beth Reid, District Director; Brad
Bartol, Midwest Monitor; Anita torrence, Ethics Chairman; Sondra Holt,
Tournament Coordinator; Hannah Davis, Tournament Coordinator; Dallas Moore,
Education; A.J. Stephani, Tournament Coordinator.
The meeting was called to order by Bill Sentman. Everyone introduced themselves at his
request. He then announced Cheryl
Schneider would be the new secretary.
It was requested that everyone sign the attendance
sheet. The minutes had been e-mailed to
all prior to the meeting. Terrell Holt
requested that the spelling of his name be corrected. With that correction, Larry Jones moved and
Terrell Holt seconded that the minutes be approved. Passed unanimously.
Adrienne Netherwood distributed the Treasurer’s
Report. Total cash balance is
$23,342.67. $1,020.13 is the Midwest
Monitor checking balance and $17,000 is earmarked for future NABC within
District 11. We received $624.12 for
meals reimbursements. Disbursements were $1,000 to GNT team, $443. 74 for Meal
expense at Dayton Regional, $47.29 for fuel reimbursement to Louisville, and
$25.00 to the State of Ohio. Larry Jones
moved and Anita Torrence seconded that the report be approved as written. Passes unanimously.
District Director’s Report:
Beth had no real new report since there had not been a
national held since the last meeting.
However she did comment on the fact that she had received some
complaints about STaC Directors not being eligible for overall awards. She does
not see any reason to revisit the issue at this time.
Tournament Coordinators Report:
A.J. Stephani reported he likes the plan of distributing
our calendar along with the minutes but said he would be happy to provide them
to anyone that requested them at an earlier time.
Cincinnati has agreed to split their 2015 Regional with
Evansville and Evansville has accepted.
The conflict with the Dayton/Columbus Regional and the
Fort Wayne Regional for 2013 has been remedied.
Fort Wayne has moved their date.
The Louisville/Lexington venue problem has been solved by
agreeing to hold the regional at the Ramada Inn off Hurstbourne Road one year
and at the casino the next through 2015.
All those involved will be listening to the players opinions during this time.
The Cincinnati and Toledo conflict is still
unresolved. Toledo has decided to take
the issue to arbitration. Based on the
rules and regulations governing sanction applications, A.J. Is confident the
board will rule in our favor.
The subject was now brought up about the strats for A/AX
events at the Dayton/Columbus Regional.
They need to be changed. After
some discussion it was moved by Susan Bullard and seconded by Brad Bartol that
2500 be the lower limit in a stratified game when the Gold Rush Pairs are also
being run. Motion passed unanimously.
Midwest Monitor Report:
Brad requested that all articles be sent to him in a
He reported he was considering changing the size to 81/2
by 11 because there would be more room for reporting as well as ads. It would also make it possible to have an
electronic version available for the I-pad.
He made note of the fact that Northern Indiana which pays
only half our regular fee to be included in our publication seems to have lots
GNT/NAP Coordinator’s Report:
Kit Overpeck has resigned from the board so we will be
looking for a replacement.
The GNT qualifier is scheduled to be held in January in
Dayton. The qualifying sessions will be
held on Saturday with the finals on Sunday.
There was a discussion about the times for the GNP pairs
qualifier. Starting too early would be
difficult for those out of town and yet
if it was played later then it might necessitate the out of town players to
spend the night. It was suggested that
if they were trying to hold three sessions at the sectional they might consider
10, 2:30 and 7:30. This might solve both
Dallas Moore and Mike Purcell presented a program called
Learn Bridge in a Day. The program can
be purchased for $150.00 per year. It is
a one day workshop that has been successful when there is a good coordinator and
the membership at the club does a good job recruiting. It should be followed up with a plan to offer
a new game and classes as well as a guaranteed partner.
A discussion was held regarding the Evansville split
regionals in the future. Evansville
reported that they had 432 tables and their regional and that 237 tables were
from their unit. It was suggested that Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati take the
issue to their own boards and report back at the next meeting. We seem to need
to gather more information to make a good decision.
It was noted that the Louisville/Lexington Regional was
already up 121 tables.
There being no more business Terrell Holt moved and Veana
Goldberg seconded that the meeting be adjourned.