Cincinnati Bridge Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the December 10, 2007 meeting



President Patti English called the meeting to order at 7:45 pm at the Iron Horse Inn in Glendale. She welcomed Mary Clifton and Gayle Keaney to the board as well as returning board members John Burpee, Pat Dutson, and Potter Orr. 


Members present:

Patti English, Potter Orr, Barb Levinson, Bob VeVerka, John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Pat Dutson, Adrienne Netherwood, Mike Lipp, Pat Newman, Everitt Kitchen, Mike Purcell, Betty Hurst, Mary Clifton, Gayle Keaney


Members absent:



Election of Officers:

Patti English turn the meeting over to Bob VeVerka to conduct an election. Patti English was nominated for President. A vote was taken and she was elected for the next term. Potter Orr was nominated for Vice President. A vote was taken and he was elected for the next term. Bob Veverka was nominated for Secretary. A vote was taken and he was elected for the next term. Adrienne Netherwood was nominated for Treasurer. A vote was taken and she was elected for the next term. Pat Newman, Mike Purcell and Mary Clifton were appointed to the Executive Committee in addition to the officers.


Committee Assignments appointed at meeting:


Conduct & Ethics                     Mike Lipp, Chairpson

                                                Pat Dutson, Debbie Cummings, committee members


Historian                                   Barb Levinson


Membership                             Mike Lipp

Mentor/Mentee                        Betty Hurst and Mary Clifton

GNT                                        Barb Levinson

STaC                                       Potter Orr, Debbie Cummings, Adrienne Netherwood

Holiday Party                           TBD

Directory                                  Potter Orr and Mike Purcell


Old Business


Mary Lou will provide snacks for the CBA game.  A $10 food budget plus a free game for Mary Lou Zimmer was approved by the Board. Patti will handle the discussion with her. 






New Business


¨           The March 11 Board meeting will be changed to March 4.


¨           A Standby list was distributed to the Board members for the Tuesday Night CBA game. A free game coupon will be given to a member if he/she does not play and will be in the director’s drawers.


¨           The CBA director’s position was discussed.  Kay Mulfurd has been serving in this capacity since last year and will to continue to do so. It was agreed that Kay reports directly to the board, and should make periodic reports to the board. She will be required to report to the board all of her planned appointments for directors of games including Tuesday nights, Charity Games, Instant Matchpoint, Mentor/Menee, and STaC.


It was also agreed that Debbie will order all of the bridge supplies, since she is the Supply Manager. 


It was unclear who will obtain sanctions for special games. Patti will talk with Sandi Orr about this.


¨           New neighbors:

o       Stuart has EXPLICITLY told all our directors to lock both the front and back outside doors when they leave.  Yesterday while Debbie was talking with our new tenant appears as if we have locked them out on occasion!   Stuart was so emphatic in his demand that I will not tell the directors to do otherwise until I hear from him. 

o       The only handicapped toilet stall is in the men's room in the hall.  When Constant Companions must use one they go in the Men's room.  A female will guard the door, but unfortunately, this sometimes happens when we have a break in the game.  You know what that one point the men were threatening to use the Women's room.

o       The buses that let the new neighbors off sometimes blocking the entrance and not allowing those few that have parked up front to get out.  There is one particularly large bus that circles our lot and then sits at the front...and  was taking up quiet a bit of space.


John Burpee agreed to develop a message to send to the membership concerning the new tenants.


It was agreed that Larry Kline will have a heart-to-heart talk with Stuart about some of these issues.



¨           A phone tree was distributed and discussed. It was agreed we will not need to practice the drill.


The meeting was adjourned about 9:00. The next scheduled Board meeting is January 8, 2008.


Respectfully submitted,




Robert F. VeVerka

CBA Recording Secretary