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,
- The idea of changing the board to five members was discussed but no change will be made at this time.
- 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.