November 12, 2011 Louisville/Lexington
Also present: Bill Sentman, President; Nancy Sachs,
Secretary; Treasurer, Adrienne
Netherwood; A. Beth Reid, ACBL District
Representative; Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator; Bill Higgins, NAP/GNT
Chairman; Potter Orr, Recorder; Anita Torrence, Unit 122
Unit 117: Vangie Smith, Christopher Overbeck Unit
136: Jan Gimbrone, Dallas Moore
Unit 122: Larry Jones, Cheryl Schneider Unit 164: Susan Bullard, Terrell Holt
Unit 124: Barbara Levinson, A. J. Stephani Unit
130: Judy Drejer, Brad Bartol
Unit 227: Unit 193:
John Lawler, Ron Sievers (omitted from sign-in sheet but did attend)
The meeting began at 5:15 PM
with President Bill Sentman presiding. He asked that everyone sign-in and introduce themselves.
SECRETARY’S REPORT Nancy Sachs stated the minutes of the last meeting
are posted on the District 11 Web site. (Copy attached) Vangie Smith moved and Anita Torrence seconded
that the minutes be approved as written.
TREASURER’S REPORT. Adrienne Netherwood reported that the total cash balance is $25,156.78.
The District balance is $22,687.87 and the Midwest Monitor checking balance is
$2,468.91. We had a total of $2,109.62
increases in cash and a total decrease
of $536.26. Cheryl Schneider moved and
Terrell Holt seconded that the report be approved as written. Passed unanimously. (Copy attached)
Reid does not have a report, because there has not been a meeting of the ACBL Board
of Directors since the last District Meeting.
She discussed the “Strength of Field” issue, which is a masterpoint reward
change. This information is listed on
the District web site.
MIDWEST MONITOR Brad Bartol, Editor. It was recommended that we increase the
salary, which is $700 per
quarter. Adrienne Netherwood reported on
this. The new format requires a great
deal of work and there has not been a raise in salary since 2003. He is also running STaC to
benefit the Monitor. There is a possibility
that if we raise the salary, the Unit fees may have to be increased. A discussion followed. Terrell Holt moved and Anita Torrence
seconded that we raise the salary $300 per quarter to $1000. Motion passed.
.TOURNAMENT REPORT Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator,
distributed the 2012-2016 schedules. (Copies
attached) The dates were reviewed and
there were many conflicts. He requested that all Units check the district schedules and the ACBL Web Site
before applying for a sanction. Indianapolis
wishes to change the time of year for holding their Regional. This was discussed and the Board felt that we
can’t do this, because we need to have a
Regional in each quarter. Also, there
would be too much time between the fall and spring regionals. Kit Overbeck submitted a report on the
Regional Events and recommendations for the stratifications (Copy attached). It is recommended that we have one primary
event each day. There should not be two
Intermediate/Novice events on the same day. Brad Bartol discussed the upcoming
Midwest Monitor STaC. Cheryl Schneider recommended that the strats be the same for
all sites throughout our District. It
was suggested the following strats for the NLM games: A- 200-500; B - 50-200; C- 0-50. It is recommended
that we consider running the Gold Rush Swiss on a Win/Loss format so that a
greater number of teams win points. A.J. Stephani moved
and Brad Bartol seconded that these suggestions be implemented, whenever
possible. Passed unanimously. There
was a discussion concerning the number of teams in each Flight in a Knockout
event. There is a concern about the top
flight having considerably fewer teams than the other flights. A. J. Stephani will be the Tournament Coordinator
beginning after this meeting. He
asked for your cooperation and recommendations during this transition. Bob Lyon was thanked for his dedication and
hard work as Tournament Coordinator.
Higgins, District Chairman reported that Cincinnati will continue to host the
NAP District Finals. There was a
discussion concerning the host for the GNT District Finals and having it be
hosted on a rotating basis. Terrell Holt
for the Lexington Unit distributed a proposal for their site. In addition Dayton, Indianapolis, and
Columbus are interested in being part of the rotation. Units who want to be a part of this rotation should
notify the GNT Coordinator and the sites will be determined at the next
meeting. Vangie Smith moved and Terrell Holt seconded
that we begin the rotation in 2014 in Lexington. Passed
unanimously. Bill Higgins announced that
he is resigning from this position and it needs to be filled. Bill Sentman
appointed Kit Overbeck to this
position beginning in 2012. Bill Higgins
was thanked for his dedication and hard work.
attendance at this tournament is down approximately 10%. The Gold Rush Pairs are very successful.
OLD BUSINESS Bill Sentman asked for suggestions for the District
Education Chairman. Bill Sentman will
send a description of this position to anyone who is interested.
Starting Times and Events. Beth Reid
reported that the national trend for
starting times is 10:00AM and 2:30PM for the main events and 7:30 for
the secondary events. Split Regionals must
have the same schedules. It was
also recommended that we decrease the number of events held at the same time. A discussion followed. Units should consider these recommendations
when planning their Regionals.
The next Board Meeting will
be between sessions on March 10, 2012, at the Indianapolis Regional.
Barb Levinson moved and Judy
Dreijer seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 7:00 PM. Passed unanimously.
Nancy Z. Sachs