December 2017 Manager’s Report


1. At present we have 117 members (last year’s max was 176). Letters and e-mails went out to members who had not renewed. An updated phone and email directory will be published in February.


  1. The usual duties of filing the monthly report with ACBL, updating the bulletin boards and database, and settling members’ master point issues have been performed.
  2. We will give Chris Papai a Christmas bonus of $75.
  3. While I am gone 1/3-1/23/18, Joan Tobler will take over the club manager duties.
  4. Greenway Heating made a service call to replace a blown fuse which was causing the thermostat to malfunction. We signed up for them to provide filter changing twice a year, and they provided a supply of filters for us. Three more service calls were needed to fix the problem.
  5. A handout of Special Games in 2018 is being prepared to hand out to the membership in early 2018.
  6. Special ACBL-wide games for 2018 have been sanctioned. The extra sanction fees for these games are being generously picked up by some of our members.
  7. We had 71 tables for StaC week in November, and we sent $497 to District 8 to cover the table fees.
  8. Tom Hebron installed a new faucet in the kitchenette area.
  9. The lease extension is in the process of being signed, and John Becker, the manager of Town & Country Shopping Center authorized the purchase of the carpeting. Gini Stipp, John Killeen, and Tom Hebron are working out the details.

Members’ Concerns

  1. One member asked that the Board and Directors consider using the Eight is Enough format for some or all of our team games.
  2. Law 40B addresses the ACBL policy of whether or not the players must keep their matching convention cards on the table. While it does not require this, our Policy Book does.
  3. A question came up concerning the type of movement in which the table card is rotated during the match (the pseudo-stationary pairs movement). Does the ACBL require the players to get up and physically move or can the card be turned instead? Bud Hinckley looked into this and could not find any requirement for the players to move.

December 2017 Board Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by Vice President Barbara Fedder.



Board Members: Gini Stipp, Bob Knoblock, Barb Fedder, Leslie Garvey, Bill Searcy, Ted Mullett, Marty Martin, Margaret Lewis and Club Manager Tricia Killeen.


Secretary’s Report

The minutes were corrected to state that Bob Knoblock will be compensated $30 a week for making all of the game boards.

A motion to approve the minutes with the necessary correction was made by Gini Stipp and seconded by Marty Martin. Motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report – Ted Mullett

Account balance $9,548  – cash $10,000 CD

It was moved by Bob Knoblock and seconded by Gini Stipp that the report be accepted. Motion passed.


Manager’s Report – Tricia Killeen

Current membership is 109. Forty five letters were mailed to members who have not renewed.

The board voted to give Chris Papai a $75 bonus.

The cracked heat exchanger will require major work.

 STAC week will be the week of February 5-11. Team games will not be a part of STAC.

January 3 through January 23 the manager will be out of town and Joan Tobler will substitute for Tricia.


Old Business

There will be a vote during the January board meeting on the proposed changes to the bylaws. If the board votes to reduce the number of board members by 2, (5.1) a process will need to be in place on how to cycle members off the board.

After reviewing the free play policy, a motion was made by Marty Martin and seconded by Leslie Garvey that the President will get unlimited free plays.


New Business – None


Directors’ Report – Bill Searcy

  1. Convention Card – Each partnership must have identical convention cards. There is no procedural penalty. The partnership will have until the end of the round to correct the problem.
  2. Slow play – directors will continue to monitor this concern.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.

The next meeting will be January 16th at 10AM.


Respectfully Submitted,
Margaret Lewis