Unit 117 (2):Betty Mattison, Beth ReidUnit 136 (2): Georgia Banziger,
Unit 122 (2) Wayne O’Connor
Unit 130 (2):Jim Cunningham, Bob Lyon Unit 164 (2): Matt Heuser, Jill Ohlson
Unit 124 (2):Patti English, Nancy SachsUnit 227 (1): Bill
Unit 193 (2):Richard
Also present:Bob Sulgrove, President;Jim Reiman, District Director; Annease
Comer, ABA;John Hinton,
Treasurer;Pamela Feldhoff,Tiberiu Univeran,Serran Agarwal
The meeting began at with President Bob Sulgrove presiding. He asked that everyone introduce themselves.
SECRETARY’S REPORTThe minutes of the May 5, 2007,meetingwere mailed to the representatives.(Copy attached)Beth Reid moved and Jim Olson seconded that
the minutes be approved as corrected.Passedunanimously. Nancy Sachs asked each person to fill out a
form with your name, address, Unit number, telephone number, ande-mail address.
TREASURER’S REPORT. Treasurer John Hinton,
distributed the Treasurer’s Report, which included the current financial
statement and the current Midwest Monitor financial report(Copies attached) The balance as of 8/4/2007 is $20,343.00, showing a profit of $247.69.The Monitor continues to make a small profit
each quarter.Beginning today each Unit
Treasurer will receive all the bills and distribute them to the proper person
in his Unit for payment. Richard Cornett moved and Georgia Banziger seconded
that the reports be approved as written.Passed unanimously.
DISTRICT DIRECTOR’SREPORT.Jim Reiman reported on the meeting at the NABC in St.
Louis. A Report
is attached. The IRS has changed the rules for non-profit organizations
exemption.Each Unit should check on
this. Masterpoint awards at clubs will change to a maximum of 2.5 by offering
an overall award if there are more than 16 tables in play.Special foundation or fund games held at
clubs (the $1.00 extra per player games) will have a cap of 6.0
masterpoints.The awards for KO events
at tournament will be based upon the strength of the field within each bracket
instead of the number of tables in the event.Overall awards for 2-session events will be increased to more places by
a change in the formula.The format of
the GNT Finals at the NABC’s will be changed to a swiss quuualification on
Wednesday to qualify 16 teams in each flight for KO finals starting on
Thursday. Because of small participation,
the 49er team competition will be eliminated.
MONITOR.Betty Mattison reported that the publication
is running smoothly.The next deadline
is August 29 and she reminded all units to send in their articles and ads
before the deadline.
AMERICAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATION.Annease
Comer encouraged our District and every Unit to hold
combined ABA/ACBL events.
TOURNAMENT REPORT.Bob Lyon,
Tournament Coordinator, distributed the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Schedules. (Copies attached) He thanked everyone who sent in their
sanctions early.Indianapolis and Dayton have not finished with their 2008 schedules. Regional sanctions for 2010 should be
submitted now. Cincinnati will wait until after this year’s NAP District Final to decide about the date and location for 2008. There
are some questions about the Indianapolis-Evansville Split Regional in 2009. Owensboro will not be having their sectional two weeks before
that.Louisville would like that date for their sectional. Bob Lyon
suggested that we reconsider restrictions about overlapping sectional dates
when the tournaments are in opposite ends of the District.There was a discussion concerning the &
starting times.Some people prefer the
traditional times and others do not.For
this reason it is practical for us to have different starting times at
different tournaments. Patti English, Cincinnati, reported that the schedule for the 2008 Regional
will be similar to last year.Jim Reiman
moved and Betty Mattison seconded that Bob Lyon be authorized to approve the
schedule Passed unanimously.
NABC LOUISVILLE 2011 Beth Reid asked about the
surcharge to raise money for this event.Jim Cunningham moved and Betty Mattison seconded that the surcharge
begin January 1, 2008.Passed unanimously.Previously we collected $.25 per player, or
$1.00 per table at sectionals.There is
$10,000 from the NABC in Cincinnati 2000 in our
General Fund.Beth Reid feels we need $25,000.The Tournament Treasurer will be at our next meeting and we will decide how to raise
NAP/GNTThere is a problem with the
format of the GNT if there are only three teams in a flight.Betty Mattison will discuss this at the next
meeting.The reimbursement for players
in the nationals finals of the NAP from the ACBL is as follows:FlightsA, B and C – 1st place $700 per person;2nd place $300 per person All
entrants receive free entries. Betty Mattison proposed that District 11
compensates the players as follows:Flights A, B, C – 3rd place winners received !00 per person.Jim Cunningham moved and John Hinton seconded
that we reimburse the players in this way.Passed unanimously.
WEB SITESomeone from each unit should be
appointed to contact Potter Orr with information about their clubs.His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.The Club Link needs work.
District Director Elections.Jim Reiman reminded each unit to follow the
voting instructions carefully and check the ballots to be sent to the
ACBL.Questions about the election
should be addressed to Jim Miller at the ACBL.
Nancy Sachs sent the proposed amendment to the
District 11 Bylaws to all members. “Be it resolved that ARTICLE IV< Section
B (1) of the District 11 Bylaws be amended to read as
follows effective 1/1/2008:
– BOARD OF DIRECTORS
of Directors shall be the governing body
Each Unit shall appoint or elect two persons to be
members of the District Board.
Nancy Sachs moved and Patti English seconded that we
approve this amendment.Passed unanimously.Please send a current list of the representatives to Nancy.
Rob Weidenfeld, Education Chairman, is requesting
information from each unit about their education program.
Jill Ohlson, reporting for Susan Bullard, suggested
that we have the International Fund Games andACBL Charity Games.A discussion followed and the money from
these games is earmarked for the specific charities.Susan would like to have a District Charity
Game with monetary prizes.
Betty Mattison reported that she has a source where
we can buy quantities of bidding boxes and cards for very reasonable
prices.If one unit would take over the
responsibility of ordering for all the units, there would be a considerable
Our next meeting will be November
4, 2007, at the Louisville/Lexington Regional.
Betty Mattison moved and Jill Ohlson seconded that
the meeting be adjourned at 7:20 PM. Passed unanimously.