Cincinnati Bridge Association:  Board of Directors Meeting  

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 9, 2010




The next board meeting is scheduled for Tues. April 20th to prevent a conflict with the Gatlinburg Regional



Board President Potter Orr called the meeting to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were : John Burpee, Mary Clifton, Patrick Hoffman, Gayle Keaney, Everitt Kitchen, Barb Levinson, Potter Orr, Anirudh Pandit, Mike Purcell,

AJ Stephani, John Stoppiello, and Jean Sturtevant.  Members Absent: Debbie Cummings, and Chris Schwartz


The February minutes were approved.


Potter Orr reported that our unitís bid to conduct the 2010 NAPs was approved at the last District meeting.


John Burpee reported that we are continuing to use Buy 1/Get1 Free newspaper ads for the beginnerís classes for the Spring.  Ads for our Regional have been placed in the ACBL Bulletin as well as in the ALERT.  ACBL and CBA e-mailings will also promote the regional.  John was asked to include in notices, where practical, the news that ours would be the ONLY Regional in the USA (on its weekend).


Potter reported that the Liv-Inn Suite sold out its rooms for the regional week about the beginning of March, a positive sign for attendance.


John Stoppiello announced that the Mentor Mentee program for 2010 will generally follow a schedule of second Thursday evening games beginning on May 13, plus June 10, July 1, Aug 12, and Sept 9.  Fees to play will be charged for the first and last games. The others will be free games for mentors and mentees.   


A.J. Stephanie discussed the Club Manager/Directors Rental Agreement he has written. The board agreed to circulate it to the club managers for their comments.  The board anticipates approving the agreement at the April meeting.


The board decided to make the Policies and Procedures manual available to any member requesting it, but not to post it on the website.


Mary Clifton reported on the Middletown sectional which she is chairing the last week in August.  The site has been returned to the Union Hall on St.Rt.63 near I-75.  This site is regarded as more convenient than the church site in use the last few years, and will allow Sunday Swiss teams to begin in the am rather than at 12:30.


An incident of dog doo doo at a club game was discussed and labeled disgusting.  


The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.


Everitt Kitchen, Recording Secretary