Cincinnati Bridge Association

Minutes – May 8, 2007



President Patti English called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.  There was a handout provided called “Flying Pig Regional Participant Survey Summary – Preliminary.”


Members present:

Patti English, Tom Deddens, Mike Lipp, Pat Newman, Pat Dutson, Sandy Orr, Carolyn Ahlert, Mike Purcell, Barb Levinson, Bob VeVerka, John Burpee, Adrienne Netherwood, Potter Orr


Members absent:

Debbie Cummings, Everitt Kitchen,



The minutes from the last meeting were approved.


Treasurer’s Report

A preliminary treasurer’s report from the regional tournament was presented and everyone approved then realized it did not need to be approved.  A treasurer’s report was not available.


Guest Presentation

Nancy Sachs and Linda Wolber attended the meeting and Linda read a letter of resignation to the board.  There was a concern that Matthew Granovetter did not pay appropriate fees. After some discussion, Potter clarified that it was his mistake.  Adrienne said that Matthew now is current with his payments. There was no intention of favoring one teacher over another.  Nancy said she is losing money teaching bridge and does not want to teach at the bridge center any longer. Several board members asked her to discuss the situation, and she declined.


Committee Reports


¨         Pat Newman thanked everyone for their participation in the regional, and all agreed that it was a very successful tournament. A postcard will be sent to out-of-towners inviting them to next year’s event. Potter suggested that we buy ten sets of boards and cards for future tournaments. There were a lot of complaints about the cards used during the tournament. Pat has made tentative commitments for the Sharonville Convention Center through 2009. It was recommended that a book be created to outline job duties and procedures.

¨         Mike Lipp advised that Joe Lutz sent a letter of apology to the board for his demeanor at the hospitality suite during the regional. It was agreed that the matter is closed.

¨         Carolyn presented the STAC report. It was agreed to raise the entry fee to $9 a table. First place N/S and E/W will get a free entry card. She also mentioned that another Alert will be coming soon, and she would get us a deadline for stories/news.

¨         John Burpee of Promotions Committee discussed the Senior Expo. He has five volunteers to staff the booth. ACBL has donated a display and brochures. There will be handouts there for lessons.






New Business


¨         It was reported that George is having trouble with the team game. It was suggested that either Nancy or Kay try to help him, switch the date, or help him run the session.


¨         There is no Library committee currently. Barb Levinson agreed to be the board member who will help the chairperson.


The next Board meeting is scheduled  June 12, 2007. The meeting concluded at 6:40pm.


Respectfully submitted,




Robert F. VeVerka

Recording Secretary