Cincinnati Bridge Association:     Board of Directors Meeting

 Minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 11, 2009


Board President Potter Orr called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Members present: John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Patti English, Betty Hurst, Gayle Keaney, Everitt Kitchen, Barb Levinson, Adrienne Netherwood, Potter Orr, Mike Purcell, Chris Schwartz, AJ Stephani, , John Stoppiello and Jean Sturtevant. Members Absent: None


The October minutes were approved.


NOTE:  The next board meeting will be on MONDAY, December 7 at Sorrentos restaurant beginning at 6:00 pm.   New board members, Mary Clifton and Patrick Hoffman will be invited to attend by Potter.


A newly reupholstered grey (now black) chair was applauded by board members.  The remainder of the grey chairs will be similarly updated at a cost of $50-$60 each.


Potter reported that the date of our Regional in 2011 has been advanced a week earlier in the year to prevent the end of the week for the competition being on both Derby and Mothers Day.  The new timing will be the week following the Gatlinburg regional.


Potter mildly rebuked and congratulated Sectional Chairperson John Burpee for reporting a $500+ profit after predicting a $1,000 loss.  In his report, John gave special thanks to Gayle Kearney for her efforts on Saturday of the Sectional.  John recommended that a new policy for paying caddies be established by the board and chairman for the next sectional.  Adrienne Netherwood volunteered to investigate options for cleaning contractors for the next Sectional.


New developments concerning the next NAP were discussed that have emerged from the District 11 board meeting last week at Louisville.  At that meeting, Bill Higgins, acting as the district chair for the NAP announced that clubs/units in the district will need to make proposals to the board to conduct the NAP for 2010 and beyond.  Adrienne will attempt to check tapes from earlier district meetings at which it is her understanding that the district board had awarded the NAP to our Unit.  Potter plans to write a letter to the District Board stating our understanding that we have been selected to conduct the NAP for 2010 and the need for a confirmation to be received before the end of December The confirmation is needed because of contract requirements we have with the Union Hall if we are to conduct the NAP there in 2010.


Chris Schwartz reported on progress for the holiday party scheduled for Weds., December 9 at the club.

Tickets priced at $25/person will entitle purchasers to dinner and the bridge game for the evening.  The board agreed that the club will pay the costs for the game which will be limited to a maximum of 30 tables.  Desserts will be provided by board members. 


Mike Purcell, education committee chair, made a motion that the club exclusively promote and rent space in 2010 to Nancy Sachs, Rob Weidenfeld, and Linda Wolber for education classes for Novice/Intermediate students. After extensive discussion the motion failed with 6 Nays, 5Yays, and 1 Abstension.


Discussion of Electronic scoring and Procedures and Policy updates were tabled due to the length of the meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:54 pm.



Everitt Kitchen , Recording Secretary