January 2018 Board Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 10:15 by Gini Stipp.



Gini Stipp, Ted Mullett, Leslie Garvey, Marty Martin, Margaret Lewis and Bill Searcy.


Secretary’s Report

It was moved by Marty Martin and seconded by Bill Searcy that the minutes be accepted. Motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report – Ted Mullett

The checking account balance is $12,091 and the CD is $10,000.

It was moved by Leslie Garvey and seconded by Bill Searcy that the treasurer’s report be accepted. Motion passed.

Ted will develop procedures for auditing and monitoring membership and voucher payments.


Manager’s Report

There were no questions regarding the manager’s report. It was requested that further information be provided regarding the mentor program at the February meeting.


Director’s Report – Bill Searcy

The directors continue to discuss the new ACBL laws at their meetings so that they will all understand and apply these new laws fairly.Directors will monitor both the open side and the limited side of the room.

The goal continues to be to give the membership the best game possible.


Old Business

Amending the by laws

It was moved by Bill Searcy and seconded by Marty Martin that the amendments to the By Laws be approved as submitted. Motion Passed. Additional discussion reiterated the need to develop a procedure for reducing the number of board members.

Carpeting – the board will move forward with the selection and ordering of new carpet. It is the preference of the board that installation of the carpet be delayed until April.


New Business



The meeting was adjourned at 11:30.

The next meeting will be held on February 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM.


Respectfully Submitted,
Margaret Lewis


January 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 by president Tim Carl.

Present: Tim Carl, Joan Tobler, Gini Stipp, Mary Adams, Bob Knoblock, Ted Mullett, Margaret Lewis, Barb Fedder, Lena Howard and Tricia Killeen.

Secretary’s Report: Motion that the minutes be accepted as distributed was made by Ted Mullett and seconded by Gini Stipp.

Treasurer’s Report: Ted Mullett presented the treasurers report. The table count continues to be down but we finished the year strong. 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: There was a discussion of Friday afternoon’s lesson and game and how the fees and funds should be handled. The proposal is that for two and a half tables, the club would be paid $10, $15 for three tables and $20 for a four table game. A recommendation was made that Ben Paulson replace John  Nicholas as webmaster for a fee of $50 a month, A parting gift will be sent to John Nicholas who has performed these duties cost free for six years.

Full report is posted and attached.

Discussion on slow play produced the suggestion that a penalty can be imposed without a warning at the director’s discretion. The current policy will be presented the directors at the meeting on the January 30th. The penalty is 1/4 board after the first time and 1/2 board the second time.

President’s Report: The President initiated a discussion on the use of Psych bids. The rules state that a questionable bid must be within one card
of bid or one Queen. A player may not use the Psych bid as often as he/she wishes. Using psych bids three or more times during a session disrupts the enjoyment of the game. If a bid is questionable, the director should be called. The reinstitution of the Psych log book will be discussed at the director’s meeting.

It was suggested that an article be placed in the Newsletter regarding Psych bids.

Player are reminded to call the director for any irregularity.

There being no new or old business, the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be February 21, 2017 at 10:00.

Respectfully Submitted,
Margaret Lewis