Cincinnati Bridge Association

Minutes Ė June 12, 2007


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


Members present:

Patti English, Tom Deddens, Mike Lipp, Pat Newman, Carolyn Ahlert, Mike Purcell, Barb Levinson, Bob VeVerka, John Burpee, , Potter Orr, Debbie Cummings, Everitt Kitchen,


Members absent:

Pat Dutson, Sandy Orr, Adrienne Netherwood



The minutes from the last meeting were approved.


Treasurerís Report

The treasurerís report was presented and approved. The regional report was presented, and it was mentioned that the table expense and ads were not included in the report.


Committee Reports


®         Mike Purcell sent a letter to Nancy and Linda thanking them for their contribution in the past. He also will make a recommendation at the next meeting about table fees for lessons, as well as some of his ideas about lessons in the future at the CBC.

®         The Alert has been published and will soon be mailed.

®         Bob VeVerka will be a backup for Potter on the web site if needed.

®         Carolyn Ahlert announced that at the upcoming StaC the overall winners for each game will receive a free entry to a future CBA game.  This practice will be in effect for all of the StaC games run by CBA and will be optional and recommended for the games run by other directors.

®         Discussion of a proposal for holding a recognition day for selected members was tabled until the next board meeting.

®         Gayle Keaney presented a CBA Library report with current status and requests.


New Business


®         A motion was made to buy eight sets of boards, cards, and cases for next yearís regional.The estimate is about $1000.The board unanimously approved the motion.

®         The board approved a $350 budget for the library.Matthew Granovetter will be asked to donate books he has authored. The board unanimously approved the motion.

®         A motion was made eliminate the directorís evaluation committee. The board unanimously approved the motion.


The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday July 10 beginning immediately following the afternoon StaC game (about 4:30) and will conclude by 6:45 p.m. Dinner will b e provided.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.


Respectfully submitted,



Robert F. VeVerka

Recording Secretary