June 2017 Manager’s Report


  1. Our membership count is now 171 with Joey and Kurt Stiver joining.


  1. The usual Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday sessions are ongoing.


  1. The usual duties of preparing the monthly report, updating the bulletin boards and database in ACBL Score, reporting 70% games, and solving members’ master point issues have been performed. July and August calendars have been circulated.
  2. Chris Barker has notified us that she doesn’t want any more free play vouchers.
  3. We signed up for a new telephone service with Telplex at a monthly cost of $43/month with unlimited local calls, 100 minutes of domestic long distance free, call waiting and three way calling features are included at no cost. This should save approximately $20/month.
  4. Ben Paulson has been updating the website with missing minutes and club manager reports. Those are nearly complete, and other links on the website are in the process of being updated.

Our Games

  1. The May 25 Pro-Am had 12 tables, and a unit level championship game provided great points to the participants. Thanks to Bill Searcy and Joan Tobler for their hard work and to all who contributed food.
  2. A second Pro-Am will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 19.

Members’ Concerns

  1. The 399’ers did not like the 2.5 table game they played on 6/14/17.
  2. Several members on the open side complained about the 2 board movement used on 6/14/17.

June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members in Attendance

Mary Adams, Bob Knoblock, Barbara Fedder, Tim Carl, Joan Tobler, Gini Stipp, Ted Mullett, and  Margaret Lewis. Club Manager, Tricia Killeen and Head Director Bill Searcy.

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


Secretary’s Report – Margaret Lewis

Motion to approve – Gini Stipp, Second by Joan Tobler, Motion Passed


Treasurer’s Report – Ted Mullett

Recent special events and additional $1 for table fees have helped us stay afloat as ABCL fees and facility expenses continue to rise. Thanks to the anonymous donors who put $20 in the donation basket. Currently the checking account total is $6,725 and the club has $10,587 in CD’s.

The complete report is attached and posted.

A motion was made by Joan Tobler and seconded by Barb Fedder  to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed.


Manager’s Report – Tricia Killeen

Tricia commended JoAnn and Joan for their Monday lessons which are currently drawing large numbers of students.

It was suggested that a column be placed in the newsletter about the one winner movement. It will not be used unless it is a special game with seven+  tables.

Time limits are to be enforced at the end of team games. The directors will be instructed to deduct 3 IMP’s for slow play.

A motion to this effect was made by Joan Tobler and seconded by Gini Stipp. Motion passed

In an effort to reduce the noise level, Directors will try to spread out the players on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday thereby utilizing the whole room whenever possible. Bill will try this on June 22nd to see how it works.


Director’s Report – Bill Searcy

Bill and Bud will submit an article to the Newsletter explaining how the directors select movements.

Bill emphasized that the directors work hard to giver players the best game possible based on the number of tables and the number of players with mobility issues.

Directors should recuse themselves from making rulings where there may be personal issues –or relationships involved.

Bud is giving a series of lessons on the new ABCL laws. This will be a change from current laws and may take some time for players to adjust. The directors will have more responsibility in assigning adjusted scores.

The Board has directed the Directors to enforce time limits during the game.


President’s Report – Tim Carl

Players are still complaining about the noise level and slow play.

The nominating committee will be John Killeen, Joan Tobler and Lee Boser.

The purpose of adding additional team games is to increase the table count and in turn the revenue,


Old Business



New Business

  1. The idea of changing the board to five members was discussed but no change will be made at this time.
  2. Ideas from a Florida Bridge Club were discussed but deemed not appropriate for our club.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:30.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:00.


Respectfully Submitted,
Margaret Lewis