Cincinnati Bridge Association

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the August 11, 2008 meeting



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


Members present:

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

John Burpee, Debbie Cummings, Adrienne Netherwood, Gayle Keaney, Pat Newman, Jean Sturtevant, Betty Hurst, Bob VeVerka, Potter Orr


Members absent:


The minutes of the last meeting were approved.




Congrats to Melanie Onen and Mike Lipp for passing the Directors test.

Thanks to Deschapples for the continued support and $500 gift.


Committee Reports



Mike Lipp volunteered to be the Partnership chair as outline in the Educational Initiatives report. 

The board agreed to consider issue of classes over the next month. The board also agreed in principle to Summer/Winter mini-seminars as well as Game/Class for beginners



John Burpee recommends Amit Raturi as editor of Alert.  A motion of approved passed with two dissenting votes.


John also recommends that we need to spend more money on Advertising.  He has contacted the Enquirer as an alternative to the Community press, and will make a recommendation to the board.




Mike reported that there was not any progress, but will make a recommendation at the next board meeting. 




There are two free games coming up, August 18 and September 8.  The finale is scheduled for October 2 on a Thursday night.  We will discuss at the next meeting whether we should keep the season the same length or shorten it.





Mike discussed his effort to arrange partnerships, and has just started working on this new program. There was some discussion about whether the online version was needed.  Adrienne will check to determine whether the bill has been paid for the next year, and we will discuss at a future meeting whether we need this service.


Old Business


New Business


John discussed his proposal on psych bids, which contained four points. His email of clarification of the motion is attached. After some discussion and rewording, the motion was passed.


Linda Wolber will get the Lifetime Achievement Award


There will be a $1 surcharge for the Louisville National Tournament fund that will last one week.


Fred Sigler will present Dorothy Gards award.


Gary Fan wants to start a game at the NKY Airport. Patti sent a letter expressing concerns about granting him a sanction for this game.


Patti announce that two sanction that were assumed to be Bob VeVerkaís and Anise Comerís do not in fact belong to them but to Kay. She also expressed concern about one person having so much control of CBA games at the CBC.  Patti will check with the ACBL and report back, and this will be discussed at the next meeting.


The meeting was adjourned about 6:45pm.


The next meeting will be September 9, 2008


Respectfully submitted,




Gayle Keaney/

Robert F. VeVerka

CBA Recording Secretary