Miracle of miracles, the January 2013 meeting of the CBA
board was called to order at exactly 5 PM with all nine board members in
The minutes of the previous meetings were briefly
discussed and approved. As a matter of policy it was decided that the recorder
of minutes would email a draft to every board member and allow for days for
comments before posting the minutes on the website.
President Stephani next covered some housekeeping items
for the upcoming year:
He asked for volunteers to serve as
representatives of unit 124 to the district board meetings. Mike Purcell and
Barbara Levinson volunteered.
Education committee: Mike Purcell agreed to
continue as chairperson with committee members Steve Moese, Phyllis Bishop and
Bob Fiske (subject to their approval)
Finance committee: Treas. Susan Wisner as
chairman and Gayle Keaney with the addition of others as needed.
Executive committee: made up of the four
officers as per our bylaws
Membership committee: Sonya Wilson and Gerri
Tournament committee: AJ as chairman, Patty
English, Gerri Mirus, Potter Orr, Gayle Keaney, Barb Levinson, Mike Lipp and
Audit committee: not set yet.
Disciplinary committee: AJ as chairperson other
members selected as needed.
Unit recorder: Potter Orr.
Promotions committee: Steve Moese, Susan Wisner,
CBA coordinator: Mike Lipp.
Unit secretary: Mike Lipp.
Partnership chairperson: Mike Lipp although with
his full-time job he has his hands full and we will seek another person to take
Mentor mentee: Barb Levinson and Bob Fisk.
Bridge library: Gayle Keaney.
Awards party: Everett Kitchen. Date set for
April 2, 2013.
Holiday party: Melanie Onnen and Diane Thaller
(subject to their agreeing to do it again).
Awards party date set for April 2, 2013. We will continue for now awarding pewtter cups
to new life master’s.
The call for volunteers to assist with standby
duties was very successful and the year is now set.
The old fridge will be unplugged shortly.
We will investigate the purchase of a trailer to
hold our tournament tables and tournament supplies in place of the current
storage locker. We will need to acquire insurance for the trailer and assure
that we continue to have access to the Viox parking lot.
A link to a new version of the CBA website
homepage will be emailed to board members for their review and comment. Steve Moese
has put this together.
A short discussion of the usage of the CBA
website and policies for inclusions of items therein was discussed. Potter Orr
will present a draft policy for review of the board.
Gayle had sent a copy by email of the 2012 financial
report (subject to a few minor corrections). The report was discussed in
several questions answered. It was decided that we would post a condensed
version of the income statement on the website on a quarterly basis. Gayle also
presented a summary of what we have been paying to Coverall and to Tonya for
cleaning services. No specific action came from this discussion, but we would
try and find a time when Tonya can tackle some major cleaning projects that are
beyond the scope of the daily work.
Mike Purcell discuss the Saturday beginners game. At present Kay Mulford
is not receiving the entry fee for this game. This is allowed the education
committee to fund certain activities related to the game including a small
remuneration for the person giving the novice lecture on Saturday and also for
the person supervising the game. We’ve not had the same arrangement with the Comers,
but Mike has gotten them to agree to at least contribute seven dollars for the
lecture and seven dollars for the person running the game. Mike also mentioned
the 99 or email newsletter and asked about sending it to all members instead of
just those in this category. We decided to leave it at just 99 are group to
receive this newsletter.
Topics for the Saturday board retreat:
Future of the Tuesday evening CBA game.
Need for additional game directors.
Sanction holders rental agreement.
Chairs - again.
In spite of the prompt start, it was about five minutes
before seven for the meeting was adjourned.