Cincinnati Bridge Association  Board of Directors:   Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 11, 2011

Board President Stephani called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. Present were: Cordell Coy, Patrick Hoffman Gayle Keaney, Everitt Kitchen, Barb Levinson, Potter Orr, Mike Purcell, Chris Schwartz, and A.J. Stephani. Members Absent:. Mary Clifton, Debbie Cummings and John Stoppiello.

The December minutes were approved.

The Board passed a resolution thanking Anirudh Pandit for his dedicated service as CBA Treasurer over the past year. His resignation was accepted by the Board because he was unable to devote the additional time the Board required from the position going forward. The Board thanks him for his grace, his service, and a job well done.

The board then unanimously elected Gayle Keaney as the new treasurer .

The board decided to ask Mike Lipp to secure sanctions for tournaments from ACBL beyond those already scheduled.

A motion was received from the Education Committee to revoke the teaching privileges of Bob VeVerka at the CBC following the winter teaching term. The motion passed unanimously.

Potter Orr reported that he will arrange a meeting of the club managers to ask them to develop a policy for uniform discipline of members for infractions for items including lack of courtesy to other members and violations of zero tolerance policies. Later in the meeting three recent and one older situations of disruptive behavior by members at games were discussed, adding emphasis to the need for more uniform applications of discipline. Club managers will also be asked to consider the need for training more directors.

AJ discussed volunteer duties for the Louisville nationals. Nancy Leutke is our unit coordinator. For the 5 days of March 12-16, our unit is responsible to provide 10 volunteers each day to serve 1 hour before the morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. Duties end as the game sessions begin.

Cordell Coy and AJ are preparing a 1 hr. Power Point Presentation for our Unit to review items helpful for playing at the Nationals. They expect to present it at the CBC and the Northern Kentucky Club and possible to other clubs in the Unit.

AJ will also establish a partnership desk function at CBC for the nationals to help members find partners, shared lodging and car pooling.

The board set Tuesday, April 5 as the date for the awards party for this year.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:48.

Everitt Kitchen
Recording Secretary