Bend Bridge Club
Board Meeting 10 AM
February 16, 2016
Meeting was called to order by Tim Carl, President
Present: Tim Carl, Barbara Fedder, Mary Adams, Tricia Killeen, Karen
Drain, JoEllen DePaepe Vic Papai, Joan Tobler
SECRECTAR’S REPORT - Maureen Trubac, No additions or corrections.
Approved by Joan Tobler.
Seconded by Barb Fedder
TREASURER’S REPORT - Vic Papai
Checking Account - $4,875
CD’s - $6,354.00, $4,189
Number of Tables: 253
Approved by: Karen Drain. Seconded by Joan Tobler
MANAGER’S REPORT – Tricia Killeen
will begin a new round of advertising with South Bend Tribune from
March through August. The ads in 2015 ran from July through
December, generated eight(8) responses and two(2) of the eight(8)
have been attending beginning lessons.
ACBL refunds 75% of advertising costs (up to $750) through
the Cooperative Advertising Program.
Plays for Joan Tobler will increase to eight(8) in recognition of
her work done in the areas of Special Events Chairperson and
the Disciplinary Chairperson. This change will be reflected
in the policy book.
Wednesday in May will be designated in honor of our Golder Age
Masters. These honorees’
have reached the age of 70 with over 300 master points and are NOT
Pro Am game will be scheduled for May, generally the Thursday
evening before the Memorial Day Weekend.
Hebron is currently cleaning our dealing machine.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT – None Provided
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Tim Carl
requested seven(7) additional wood topped tables from Tom Hebron.
Tricia will schedule an appointment with Todd of Four Winds to work
on our air movement problem.
will continue with the Commongame.
unisex bathroom painting is complete.
Hebrons’s work improving the bathrooms with shelves and
handicap-accessible accessories is appreciated.
noise level between rounds continues to be an issue.
Members are encouraged to call a director to quiet the crowd
if it is interfering with their play.
Quarter board penalties to offenders is being considered if
the problem persists.
question of using paper plates vs Styrofoam plates was asked by a
member. Concern over
seepage on our tables from paper plates was raised.
Suggestion of using coffee filters was offered.
A cost analysis should be looked into.
Carl brought up the need to amend the by-laws which presently do not
cover the issue of board members needing to be physically present at
the meetings and to limit the number of absences a board member can
have. Tricia Killeen
reminded the Board that amending the by-laws is a three(3) step
process: 1).Discussing the issue at the meeting. 2).Voting on the
issue at the subsequent month’s meeting and 3).Calling for a special
meeting of the membership to vote on the proposed change to the
by-laws. The Board discussed both of these issues and agreed to vote
on them in March.
Motion to adjourn made by Mary Adams and seconded by Barbara Fedder