Below are the minutes of the Board of Directors
meeting. Each set of minutes is subject to the next month's
SOUTH BEND BRIDGE CLUB, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY MAY 20, 2014
The meeting was called to order by Maureen Trubac,
Members present were Karen
Drain, Vic Papoi, Tim Carl, Bill Searcy, Barbara Fedder. Mary Adams,
JoEllen DePaepe and Maureen Trubac. A quorum was present.
Minutes were approved.
The checking account has a
balance of $13,586. Recognition day cost $450. Profit last month was
Maureen would like to see a comparison on table cost last summer to
this year. Last years average was about 300 tables/month. So far
this month we are at 199 tables. JoEllen distributed a list of
prepaid vouchers bought for
each month this year and a year to date number of 417. January's
vouchers were sold at $5. All
others were at the $7. Tim Carl wanted to bring up the issue of
table fees again next month
and discuss how vouchers are accounted for. Tim Carl will be the
cosigner for our checking account. Vic will investigate getting a
SBBC credit card. It was felt that we needed backups for and
certain duties that are vital to the
Directors Issues- Bill Searcy
Due to illnesses of directors(Tom
Hebron and Paul Silberman) we are short of directors. Dennis David
will now work the Fridays game. Hugh Metzger volunteered to help if
needed. Bud Hinkley will be
directing 1-2 days a month. This is in addition to the regular
directors. In reply to a
question on who sets directors fees, Bill Searcy said the fees are
set by the board.
Bill Searcy discussed the temperature
setting issue. Directors now have access to a key to the
thermostat to adjust the temperature
Locks on the restrooms are
not functioning correctly. Tom Hebron will be asked look into.
Marian David and Maureen
Trubac will be learning the monthly report as backup to the Club
Manager. Tricia will do the
calendar and monthly report with Maureen and Marian up to September.
This was moved by Bill Searcy.
Vote to accept was unanimous.
Elaine Delaney was
appreciated for doing the monthly report when Tom Hebron and Paul
Silberman were not available due to illness.
Lessons-We tabled the issue
of new beginner lessons for the present.
The Thursday night 599 game with
lesson by Elaine Delaney was canceled for lack of participation.
We will still have the 4th Thursday
Swiss game for 599 ers. We will look into having a Swiss on the
2nd Thursday night of the month also.
It was felt this would be more popular. We are tabling the
discussion of college student lessons and games.
The fall SBBC Sectional will
be on August 1,2, and 3. We are having a hard time securing a
location. So far we are looking at a location in Elkhart. Bill
Searcy asked the board for suggestions on locations that would be
closer to South Bend.. He told the board the parameters of a
Bill Searcy mentioned that he
has been nominated to run for president of our Unit for a 2 year
It was decided to not charge
the extra dollar per person for the International Fund ACBL Game.
The extra dollar will be
absorbed by the unit.
Bill Searcy talked To Steve
Bibler about possibly writing an article on the bridge club for the
Tribune. He said he was unable to do this at the moment. Bill asked
the board if anyone knew a contact at the
SB Tribune that could help us out. So
far nobody knew anyone.
Karen Drain, Secretary