The meeting was called to order at 10:00 by President Tim Carl.
Attendance: Board Members :Mary Adams, Ted Mullett, Margaret Lewis, Barbara Fedder, Tim Carl, Joan Tobler, Bob Knoblock, Gini Stipp and Lena Howard
Also in attendance, Tricia Killeen, Vic Papai and Bill Sercy.
Secretary’s Report: A motion was made by Bob Knoblock and seconded by Gini Stipp that the minutes be approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report: Vic Papai and Ted Mullett presented this report. Vic gave highest accolades to Ted for his continued help since October. Overall the table count is down and the ACBL fees are up 27%. The complete report is attached and posted. A motion was made by Joan Tobler and seconded by Barb Fedder that the treasurer’s report be accepted.
Manager’s Report Tricia Killeen: Slow play policy will be posted and an insert prepared for each members policy book. The policy will follow all ACBL policies. Table Movements were discussed. Tricia will ask the directors to avoid running table movements where there is only one arrow switch. Bill Sercy explained that the directors attempt to balance the playing field and provide a fair and enjoyable afternoon of bridge for all the players. This can only be accomplished when players are present and seated at least five minutes before the start of the game. The membership will be reminded that one member of the partnership must be present and seated at the table at least five minutes prior to the start of the game. A motion was made by Bob Knoblock and seconded by Gini Stipp that beginning March 1, 2017, a penalty of ¼ of board will be accessed to those teams not abiding by this rule. The advantages of setting up a Facebook page were discussed. This may increase visibility and membership. The need exists for someone to set up the page. The Recognition program will be Saturday, June 24, 2017. Golden Age Masters will be recognized with cake and punch during one of the regular games. The complete report is attached and posted.
President’s Report- Tim Carl: Tim presented the idea of a special club fund raiser to be held one Saturday afternoon. The cost would be $25 per person including lunch and a special game. The proceeds would benefit a fund to replace the carpeting in the club. No free plays will be allowed.
The date selected was Saturday April 8, 2017.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned.
The next board meeting will be March 21, 2017 at 10:00.