District 11 - ACBL
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 9,2013 at Louisville/Lexington Meeting
- NOT YET APPROVED - SUBMITTED MARCH 3, 2014
Unit 117:Verna Goldberg, Gary
Peterson Unit 136:Donna Moore, Georgia Banzinger
Unit 122:Larry Jones, Judy
Auer Unit 164: Terrell Holt, Susan Bullard
Unit 124: Mike Purcell,
Barbara Levinson Unit:130:Liz Brown,
Unit 193: Billie Brown, Doris Mills
Also Present: Bill Sentman, President; Anita Torrence, Vice
President; Cheryl Schneider, Secretary;
Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer; Beth Reid, District Director; Brad Bartol, Midwest Monitor; A.J. Stephani, tournament coordinator; Sondra Holt; Potter Orr, Web Master; Steve Moese; Isaac Stephani; Steven Blank.
The meeting was called to
order by president Bill Sentman. He
introduced Isaac Stephani as our new Youth coordinator. Everyone else introduced themselves and was
asked to sign the attendance sheet.
There was a correction to the
minutes regarding the question asked about closing clubs during
tournaments. The Treasurer’s report was
not included and the minutes will be amended to include that information. Larry
moved and Terrell seconded that the minutes be approved as corrected. Passed
Beginning Balance was
$21,919.98. Increase in cash included
Dayton Regional Table Fees plus $250 of $587;
$1014 for 2013 NAP; Meals reimbursements of $843.69. Expenses were
Dayton meals, $385.13; New pass and one club cards, $278.14; Web Hosting,
$72.35. The new checking account balance
is $23,629.05 of which $17,000 is earmarked for a future NABC held in District
11 and $2,116 is earmarked for ACBL Grass Roots. Midwest Monitor balance is $509.49. Larry
moved and Mike seconded that the report be approved. Passed unanimously.
There was no new report but
she will be in Phoenix and expects we will have some District Reps there also.
A.J. Stated that he will send
Copies of the Tournament Schedule to the Unit Tournament Coordinators. Since
there is nothing really written about the procedural policies for tournaments
he is preparing a manual for the next meeting.
Sondra Holt reported that the
regional is down about six and one half percent. Caddy fees are up.
Larry reported the GNT will
be held in Lexington just before the Super Bowl. The Nap will be held the second week in October
Potter Orr and Steve Moese,
who was a guest today, will be updating the District Web site.
Isaac presented three ideas
he hopes to accomplish.
1. Develop a policy for youth players within the
2. Possibly add a youth game at our regionals.
3. He plans on contacting the
youth chairman in each unit.
A vote was taken concerning
the Midwest Monitor becoming an on line publication. Units 117,122,227,136, and 130 all voted
yes. Unit 124 voted no. Unit 164 voted yes, but still has
questions. Unit 193 abstained.
A committee was formed to
study the details for a contract with Brad Bartol. Bill Sentman, Adrienne Netherwood, Cheryl
Schneider and Bill Moese were appointed.
Adrienne distributed a letter
she wrote to the board that addressed her concerns about the financial contract
we would be entering into with Brad in order to move forward with this plan.
Brad reported that he had
sent his proposal to five companies and had gotten one response. His intent was to see what the value of his
services would be. He noted that the
first few editions of the online publication would require a great deal of work
so he felt he would need a commitment from the board for a specific period of
time. Potter noted that even with that in mind we can move forward with this
plan knowing it can be changed at a later date.
Potter plans to update the
web site with e-mail addresses for district members.
A motion was made by Georgia
saying that from the time Brad switches the Midwest Monitor to online, the
agreement will be for two years and will include the details worked out by the
new committee. Passed unanimously.
Larry mentioned again that we
need to discuss how we will determine the distribution of our Grass Roots
Anita moved for adjournment
and Susan seconded.