Cincinnati Bridge Association

Minutes January 9, 2007



Meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm by President Patti English.


Members present:


Pat Dutson, Patti English, Tom Deddens, Mike Lipp, Pat Neuman, Potter Orr, Sandy Orr, Carolyn Ahlert, Mike Purcell, Barb Levenson, Bob VeVerka, and Debbie Cummings.


Members absent:


Adrienne Netherwood

John Burpee

Alex Pappas


The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.


Committee Reports

Potter Orr presented the Finance report and answered questions. Our profit was $35 for the fiscal year 2006. Potter explained changes in the accounting methods that reflected higher revenue of $22822. He explained that he shifted some of the expenses. The report was approved by the board.


Pat Dutson of Promotions Committee reviewed the survey in summary format. It was decided that there would be initially three areas of focus including: Facility (Debbi) , Unfriendly Competition,(Potter & Mike P.) and Partnerships (TBA possibly Lora Davis.) It was also decided that we would look at the survey in detail before the next meeting to investigate other areas (e.g. night games). Potter agreed to post the survey on the web site and to make format changes to the comments.


Old Business

We discussed the pros and cons of the holiday party and agreed to make a reservation at Kenwood for 2007 holiday party. However, a discussion needs to take place at the next business meeting regarding what to do and how to fund the membership appreciation meeting and the holiday party.


The CBA directory will be distributed at the STaC.


New Business

Bob VeVerka discussed advertising options for lessons. The board agreed the larger ad at $289, and will be placed in strategic community press papers around the city. We anticipate advertising in February for classes beginning in March.


Patti asked for three board member volunteer each night of the Regional to help with hospitality.


We also discuss providing recognition for individual achievements given the recent party for Dotti Slaughter. Nothing was decided, and the topic will be discussed at a future meeting.


Awards Party Everett will head this committee


Patti needs help with the GNT.


Debbie needs a director for the STaC on Wednesday night and will approach Otto.


Mike Lipp advised that the ice maker will be removed and will look into options to add an ice maker to the refrigerator.


The meeting concluded at 6:30


Respectfully submitted,


Robert F. VeVerka

Recording Secretary