Unit 117 (2): Betty Mattison, Beth Reid Unit 136 (2): Georgia Banziger
Unit 122 (2): Unit 164 (1): Matt Heuser
Unit 124 (2): Potter Orr, Patti English Unit 193 (2):
Unit 130 (2): Jim Cunningham, Bob Lyon Unit 227 (1): Jim Olson
Also present: Bob Sulgrove, President; Jim Reiman, District Director; Nancy Sachs, Secretary; Annease Comer, ABA; Guests: Sharon Fairchild, ACBL President; G. S. Jade Barrett; Matt Heuser, Unit 164.
The meeting began at with President Bob Sulgrove presiding. He introduced the President of the ACBL, Sharon Fairchild and welcomed her to the meeting.
SECRETARY’S REPORT The minutes of the November 11, 2006, meeting were mailed to the representatives. (Copy attached) Beth Reid moved and Jim Olson seconded that the minutes be approved as corrected. Passed unanimously. Nancy Sachs asked for additions/corrections to the list of members and Unit Representatives to the Board of Directors, as well as their e-mail addresses
TREASURER’S REPORT. Bob Lyon, substituting for Treasurer John Hinton, distributed the Treasurer’s Report, which included the current financial statement, the current Midwest Monitor statement, and the financial
report from the GNT District
Final. (Copies attached)The balance as
DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT. Jim Reiman reported that at the meeting in
AMERICAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATION. Annease Comer reported that in 2009 we hope to have another ACBL/ABA game and encouraged our district to promote this.
REPORT. Bob Lyon, Tournament
Coordinator, distributed the 2008 Schedule.
The dates were reviewed and the District Finals of the
Membership Allocation. Jim Reiman reported on the membership
allocation as it is done now. A discussion followed. Bob Lyon moved and Beth Reid seconded that we
vote at the next meeting on the following proposed change to the bylaws. “Beginning
Jim Reiman reminded the Board that his term as District Representative ends this year. Beth Reid and Joyce Penn have declared their desire to run for this office. If an election is necessary, the ACBL Director of Elections will notify each unit with the procedures. All unit Board of Directors must have an election meeting between August 15 and September 30 and the ballots must be mailed to the ACBL. Candidates may attend the unit’s election meetings.
Insurance Status & Recommendations. Beth Reid moved and Jim Reiman seconded that the District only have the ACBL insurance. Passed unanimously.
Potter Orr asked for suggestions for the Web Site. The following were suggested: District Financial reports, 70% Club, Special unit games, and masterpoint milestones.
Susan Bullard will report at the next meeting about a District-Wide Charity competition.
G. S. Jade Barrett spoke on promoting bridge and gave suggestions. One suggestion was that units have an IMP League with each team of four be made up of four players from different master point categories. He suggested that we target families to participate and join the ACBL. He also suggested that we allow players under the age of 20 to play of $1.00. He recommended that at each meeting we have new ideas for growth. We need more interaction between the stronger and the weaker players. He reminded us that there are 10,000 members with fewer than one masterpoint.
The next meeting will be
Potter Orr moved and Beth Reid seconded that the meeting be adjourned at . Passed unanimously.
Nancy Sachs, Secretary