Board of Directors Meeting
President Patti English called the meeting to order at .
Adrienne Netherwood, Mike Lipp, Pat New man, Mike Purcell, Betty Hurst
Everitt Kitchen, Mary Clifton, Gayle Keaney, Bob VeVerka
The minutes from the last meeting were approved.
The financial report was approved.
Patti English thanked Nancy Luetge and Melanie Onen for a great holiday party.
Patti English thanked Debbie Cummings and John Burpee for their hard work and the improved duplimate room.
Patti English reported Larry Klein is doing great in his new role as facilities manager.
Patti English reported Tom Deddens received the Lifetime Goodwill Award from the ACBL.
John Burpee reported the UAW lease for the sectional is 99% done.
Patti English reported the following in reference to the regional
There will be a wide screen TV and special Derby Day dinner
Jerry Mirus is pursuing the Princeton HS Key Club for set up and caddies
Promotions - Regional
John Burpee reported the budget for promotion of the regional is $4000.
There will be Ads in the Midwest Monitor and the ACBL bulletin.
There will be a direct mail/email to surrounding units. It will be broadened from I/N members to all members.
There will be a poster displayed at other units.
Promotions – Bridge Classes
Our bridge classes were promoted in the newspaper!
There will be three ads promoting Bob’s upcoming classes.
Rob’s class will be promoted in the
Promotions – Last Alert
The last printed Alert will explain the transition to the new electronic format. Future Alerts by email will be more flexible timing wise. Alerts will be done when we have something to promote and will be more customized to what we are promoting.
Mike Purcell reported his committee is in a transition. There will be crossover and coordination with the Promotions committee. Pat Dutson volunteered to be a member of this committee.
Mike Lipp shed some light on Zero Tolerance vs conduct and Ethics.
All board members should have their comments to Bob VeVerka by the end of January. Each board member should review the old constitution to make sure nothing is missing in the new constitution.
A chairman is needed. Annease Comer will direct the game on June 26th.
Nancy Sachs and Linda Wolber Recognition
Pat Dutson proposed and it was accepted that Nancy and Linda would receive a Life Time Achievement Award – It would be in the form of something that they will be able to take home and display such as something from Sterling Cut Glass.
Bridging the gap between classes and playing was discussed. A second session of lessons to give the students a more complete understanding of the game was suggested. Several board members were interested and volunteered to help, Pat Dutson, Mike Purcell, Mike Lipp, and Barb Levinson.
Contract with GSOs
Statistics on Attendance
Pat Dutson provided a report on attendance.
Barb Levinson needs help for the GNT on February 2nd and 3rd.
The meeting was adjourned.