Cincinnati Bridge Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the April 8, 2008 meeting



President Patti English called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm


Members present:

Patti English, Potter Orr, Barb Levinson, Bob VeVerka, Mike Purcell, Everitt Kitchen

John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Adrienne Netherwood, Mike Purcell, Gayle Keaney


Members absent:

Pat Dutson, Betty Hurst, Pat Newman, Mike Lipp



Patti thanked Everitt Kitchen for his work on the Awards party.


She also thanked Bob VeVerka for his work setting up the Mentor Mentee Program, and the kick off game this past Sunday. There were 27 tables. 


She also thanked John Burpee for his article in the Midwestern Monitor and his continued work to promote CBA.


The minutes of the last meeting were approved.


The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved. Bob asked Adrienne if she could include last year’s performance on the same report for comparison.


Committee Reports



John Burpee mentioned that Helen Ogle was interested in the Duplimate for her club, after he extended an offer to her.  After much discussion, it was agreed that any CBA club could use the Duplimate, provided that they purchase and use their own cards and boards. CBA would provide an authorized representative of the club with training on how to use the Duplimate.



Patti discussed some of the details of the upcoming Regional. Everything is ready.



John Burpee asked whether he should proceed faster to replace the empty seat on the CBA Board of Trustees.  Jean Sturtevant’s name was proposed, and John will talk to her to determine her interest.



Mike reviewed his committee’s progress, and reported that they are working on curriculum for CBC. He promised a report by the July meeting.


Old Business


The new constitution was reviewed by ACBL with proposed changes. Also Steve Megerle reviewed the constitution and said that it was acceptable.  The board approved the ACBL modifications. The constitution will be posted on the web site, and two meetings will be scheduled to let members ask questions.


New Business


Melanie Onnen has agreed to do the Christmas party, and it is scheduled for December 10, 2008.


The June meeting may be moved due to the Indianapolis Regional and other board member’s Commitments.


The Trustees approved changing the name of the Steve Shameroy Award to the Gery & Stevel Shameroy Award.


The Trustees approved giving $1000 from the charity game to Constant Companions.


The meeting was adjourned about 6:50pm. The next scheduled Board meeting is May 13, 2008.



Respectfully submitted,



Robert F. VeVerka

CBA Recording Secretary