JUNE minutes

Cincinnati Bridge Association: Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 8, 2010

Board President Potter Orr called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. Present were: Anirudh Pandit, Treasurer, John Burpee, Mary Clifton, Debbie Cummings, Patrick Hoffman, Gayle Keaney, Everitt Kitchen, Barb Levinson, Potter Orr, Mike Purcell, AJ Stephani, John Stoppiello, and Jean Sturtevant. Members Absent: Chris Schwartz

The May minutes were approved.

Potter provided clarification that we have a contracted rate for the Convention Center for our next Regional with no increase.

Concerning Sectional tournaments this year, articles and ads have been submitted to the Midwest Monitor. Input for the Alert should be sent to Amit Raturi. Mary Clifton reported that all is in order for the Middletown Sectional. Flyers will be available to promote the sectional at the Dayton Regional in early August.

To expand the ranks of standbys for Tuesday night games, Potter will ask for volunteers for 2011 from among the membership to supplement the board members. Steve Moese currently is one such volunteer.

Treasurer Anirudh Pandit provided a P/L statement for the 2010 Regional showing a profit of about $15,900, which is about $2900 higher than for 2009. Tables played were 1183 vs. 1068 for 2009.

Signed rental agreements for calendar 2010 have been received from all sanction owners.

A lengthy discussion ensued about the pros and cons of implementing Bridgemate electronic scoring machines at the bridge center. A resulting motion passed unanimously to start negotiations to purchase 40 units. The implementation plan will include a 30 day trial and a paper survey for people who play during the trial. Initially the new scoring units will be used at the games directed by the Comers on Thursdays and Saturdays and at the games directed by Mike Lipp on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Monetary costs for the 40 machines are expected to be about $6000 plus battery and software expenses. A significant investment in training time also will be required to train willing directors and members in the use of the system.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Everitt Kitchen
Recording Secretary