Unit 356 Board of Directors Meeting

February 1, 2009

Adobe Bridge Club


Meeting called to order at 10:30 A.M. by Vice-President, Julie Abrahams

Present: Christie McDougall, Marge Curvin, Betty Compton, Barry Abrahams, Don O’Bryan, Bob Simrak, Julie Abrahams

Absent: Brenda Sonderegger, Prudy Cain

1.       Report of Officers:

Minutes of the January 18, 2009 meeting were read and amended to read (page 3 ) Desert Diamond Casino rather than Diamondback Casino.  The Unit to provide free play to people who volunteer at the tournaments was voted on and passed at the January 18, 2009 meeting.  A motion was made by Christie McDougall to accept the amended minutes, was seconded by Barry Abrahams, voted on and approved.

  Treasurer’s Report:  Too early in the month, bank statements not in as yet.  Christie made a motion to allow the amount of dollars spent on Hospitality for individual Unit games be held between $80.-$100.  Lunch will be served at a two session event where an extra $1.00 will be charged to cover the cost. Barry Abrahams made a motion to accept this action, seconded by Betty Compton, voted on and passed. Dealing Machine:  Christie and Gene Mc Dougall set up the boards for the Unit game on February 1. Took less than 1 hour to set up but we don’t have the proper boards and cards. Christie researched the cost to be $160.00 per set.  A motion was made by Marge Curvin to purchase 10 sets or less (amount to be determined by Barry Abrahams, Tournament Chair) seconded by Barry Abrahams, voted on and passed.

V ice President’s Report: The ByLaws state the Board should be made up of 10 members, one of whom is appointed. In 2008 Marge Curvin was the appointed member as I/N Representative. Since then Marge Curvin was elected to the Board as Secretary and the appointed seat became vacant. Janet Andrews name was put forth by Marge Curvin to become the new appointed I/N Rep,seconded by Christie McDougall voted on and passed.


District 17 Representative:  There was a meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 24, 2009. See attachment for report.


Tournament Chairperson Report: See attachment for report.


Club Manager: All sanctions are in place for Unit games.


Hospitality:  Prudy Cain has recruited Joan Merrill to assist her on the Hospitality Committee.


Membership:  2009 Telephone Directory is ready for distribution to membership.


Education Chairperson: Don O’Bryan will conduct 2 classes at the 299er Regional. Saturday AM Swiss Team Lessons, Saturday Lunch, Captaincy Lessons. Free Bridge Mentors will be available Thursday noon, Barry and Julie Abrahams.


Publicity: Anne Kuperberg and Bill Schlestrate will be committee members to assist Chairperson Julie Abrahams.


I/N Representive: See Vice President’s report.


Unfinished Business: None


New Business: Leonard Hall will be Caddy Master for the upcoming 299er Regional. Julie Abrahams made a motion to use plastic garbage bags instead of buckets at tables for trash. The motion was seconded by Christie McDougall, voted on and passed.



                Next meeting will be Sunday March 1, 2009 at Las Candelas Bridge Club 10:30 A.M.


                Betty Compton made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Marge Curvin. Meeting

                 adjourned at 11:30 A.M.


                Respectfully submitted,

                Marge Curvin, Secretary