The meeting was called to order at 5:10 P.M.
Stephani, Wisner,Levinson,Meinking,Purcell,Manne, Moese and Orr as
advisor. Wilson was with on the telephone. Absent: Mess
1) Steve Moese Master Plan
was held about whether to leave the monthly activity sheet in its
present format or put it on a calendar page. Steve felt the flyer style
easier for the preparer. A request will go out to directors for their
March games and the flyer style will be repeated for that month. AJ
sent an email to all the outlying directors explaining that if they did
not respond, their games would not be included on the flyer. We will
continue to investigate other formats which should be easy to prepare
and understood by the members
2) Comer Committee
committee met informally after a request by the Comers to help them
grow their Thursday evening game. A couple of suggestions were made. An
IMP game should be tried to introduce players to that method of
scoring. Perhaps the NLM game could be restarted.
3)Relationship between Unit 124 (Cincinnati Bridge Association) and our Sanction Holders
need to be clear about what the problems and priorities are and where
we want to be in the future. Why would we consider changing the status
quo? The board brainstormed and came up with a list which is put here
in the order written and has not ben coordinated or culled. It is
basically as posted:
Sanction holders are resistant to
change -- decline in table count --- increase costs of running CBA ---
lease renewal --- we/they --- skin in the game/who bears the
risk/entitlement mentality --- no incentive for Sanction Holder growth
--- lack of involvement --- absence of an operations manager (therefore
everyone calls the President) --- lack of central coordination --- no
uniform promotion plan --- building lease expiration --- CBA/CBC finance
separation --- recruiting new members --- director skills/questionable
game management --- lack of opportunity/future director grooming ---
sanction holder demographics --- lack of flexibility --- financial dead
Weather has adversely affected our revenue. The sanction holder should
be asked to contact Potter or Steve in a timely manner to put weather
related information on the website.
CBC Event Schedule
We will plan to include all special National and extra point games in
addition or in place of regularly scheduled games.
Technology Coordinator Report - Potter
The new “Dealer Four” duplicating machine is up and running. The
computer in the director’s room is getting old and will probably need
replacement soon. We authorized expenditure if necessary. Ron Manne
and Bob Prosise were thanked for their efforts in getting the blue
Investment Committee - John Meinking
John was appointed to investigate how the CBA might invest our PNC
money for more substantial growth than we have at present,
Treasurers Report - Susan Wisner
The reports were on our website for us to print out.Susan explained
that our board has done a good job on expense control. She will report
on an accrual basis which will make it easier to compare table count
with matching revenue.
Education Committee - Mike Purcell
Mike announced the New to Duplicate program on Saturday morning
February 15th which will be repeated in May. There will also be a New
to Bridge workshop sometime in April.
Tournament Committee - Aj Stephani
The next STAC will be the week of February 17th under the Dayton
sanction. A NLM Sectional is sanctioned and at present Stephanie
Richardson will chair the event. Other future Cincinnati tournaments
include the Flying Pig Regional and the Northern Kentucky Sectional.
Mentor/Mentee (Future Master) Event - Barb Levinson
Initial plans are underway with the same format as last year. The July
13th game will be 100% sectionally rated with triple points.
The meeting was adjourned.