Cincinnati Bridge Association:     Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 14, 2009




Board President Potter Orr called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.


Members present, John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Patti English, Betty Hurst, Everitt Kitchen, Gayle Keaney, Barb Levinson, Adrienne Netherwood, Mike Purcell, Potter Orr, Chris Schwartz, AJ Stephani, John Stoppiello, and Jean Sturtevant.


The June minutes were approved.


Treasurer Adrienne Netherwood provided revisions of the Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet for 2008.  A rental expense for December 2008 has been added.  Copies of the new statements will be filed with the minutes.


President Orr reported that Bob VeVerka has transferred his Monday night games to Mike Lipp. A motion was made and passed by the board to approve Mike as the tenant for Monday evenings.


Mike Purcell reported for the education committee that the fall schedule for NLM and LM classes has been established.  Future class schedules will likely present the desirable problem of more offerings than attractive time slots for classes.


Progress for the Sectional to be held 10/23-10/25 was reviewed by John Burpee.  The UAW Auxiliary will be encouraged to provide sandwiches for sale for Sat. and Sun. lunches. A motion was made and passed to drop fees from $9 to $8 per session and promote the lower price.


A motion was made and passed to adopt the schedule for the Regional presented by Patti English.


Chris Schwartz volunteered to consider chairing the December Holiday party after consulting with Melanie Onnen, past conductor of the event.


A discussion of election of board members indicated that the terms for English, Hurst, Netherwood and Purcell end this year.  Only Purcell stated he plans to run for re-election.  Three slots need to be filled for 2010. A nominating committee was established composed of board members Burpee (chair), English, Hurst and Netherwood.


The Northern Kentucky bridge club will begin a 30 day trial of Bridgemate Scoring Machine about August 1.  Board members and directors are encouraged to play during that interval to gain experience with the experience.


A committee composed of board members Burpee, Cummings, Levinson and Stephanie (chair) was established to review board agreements and relationships with directors.



The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm


Everitt Kitchen

Recording Secretary