Cincinnati Bridge Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the October 9, 2007 meeting



President Patti English called the meeting to order at 5:33 pm.


Members present:

Patti English, Tom Deddens, Potter Orr, Carolyn Ahlert, Barb Levinson, Bob VeVerka, John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Pat Dutson, Adrienne Netherwood, Mike Lipp, Pat Newman, Everitt Kitchen


Members absent:

Mike Purcell, Betty Hurst



The minutes from the last meeting were approved.


Treasurer’s Report

No Report



¨      President English announced that Sandy and her committee did an outstanding job of working toward a new Constitution, however expressed her concerns about some key differences between the old and the new. There are many changes that have been made.  The Trustees agreed that a special meeting is necessary to review and discuss these changes and attempt to reach a consensus on issues and differences. All trustees are responsible to review both new and old constitutions before the meeting. They will submit questions to Bob VeVerka who will summarize all the specific discussion points and create an itemized agenda with questions and issues for each section.  A meeting date will be set in the next three months.


¨      Adrienne Netherwood distributed a letter that she sent to Nancy Sachs and Linda Wolber expressing her sentiments about the way Nancy and Linda responded to the table fees issue after she just took over the Treasurer’s position.


¨      John Burpee discussed plans for the sectional.


¨      Adrienne discussed plans for the charity game and distributed tickets for board members to sell.


¨      Patti discussed plans for the holiday party. It will be either December 16, 2007 at the Bridge Center. The cost will be $20 per person.




¨      “The Alert” publication was discussed. After some discussion some Trustees felt that we should move toward an electronic version on a more frequent basis. This could be handled by the Promotions Committee, and used more as a vehicle to publicize events and happenings at the bridge center on an as needed basis. The Board requested that the Promotions committee study the issue and come back to the Board with a recommendation.


¨      The Board of Trustee’s organizational meeting will be December 10 or 12.


Old Business


¨      President English expressed her desire to have a facilities manager for the CBC.  After some discussion most felt that things are working now, but there is no plan in place nor is there one person to coordinate all of these activities.  It was agreed that we need to detail responsibilities in several key areas including: kitchen, cards, building, and supplies.  Further discussion will take place at the next meeting.


New Business

¨           Patti asked us to review compensation fees currently being paid to members and others.

¨           All agreed that both Duplimates will be refurbished for a fee of $300 each plus shipping and parts.

¨           A motion was made by Pat Dutson concerning the Steve Shamroy Memorial Awards. The motion was passed.


The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 12.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 pm.


Respectfully submitted,




Robert F. VeVerka

Recording Secretary