Cincinnati Bridge Association: Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 13, 2010
NOTE: The next Board meeting is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 14. NO August meeting.
Board President Potter Orr called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m.
Present were: John Burpee, Mary Clifton, Debbie Cummings, , Gayle
Keaney, Everitt Kitchen, Barb Levinson, Potter Orr, , A.J. Stephani,
John Stoppiello, and Chris Schwartz. Members Absent: Patrick Hoffman,
Mike Purcell, and Jean Sturtevant.
The June minutes were approved.
The board discussed starting times for games at STAC tournaments. Most
board members appear to favor returning to an 11:00 start from the 1:00
start we have been using in recent years. The major advantage appears
to be that our attendees will be part of a larger district-wide
competition for earning points when the game is designated as a morning
September 13 was chosen as the starting date for the month long trial
use of Bridgemate electronic scoring machines at the bridge center. Pat
Newman, director for Deschapelles, has volunteered to participate in
the trial of the machines.
A motion was approved to ask Don Etson to replace Larry Kline who is retiring as the site Facilities Person.
John Burpee called to the board’s attention that our procedures manual
calls for the use of only one type of free play coupon after June 1,
2010. Potter agreed to check with the treasurer about the logistics and
timing to implement the single coupon.
The audit committee of Gayle Keaney and Patrick Hoffmann expect to complete an audit by the end of August.
John Burpee and A.J. Stephani will meet with UAW representatives in
early August to negotiate an extension of the lease for the use of the
UAW building for sectional tournaments.
Potter was asked to encourage directors to balance stratification for
games so that less experienced members have increased opportunities to
The board approved a committee consisting of Gayle Keaney, Barb
Levinson, Chris Schwartz, and Debbie Cummings to screen ideas and make
recommendations for spending more unit funds for the benefit of
The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.