GulfCoast Bridge Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Meeting was called to order by Vice-President, Walter Lewis @ 4:45pm.
Members present: Members absent:
Betty OBrien, Secretary Joyce Dozier, President
Don Hopes Lynne Logan, Treasurer
Frank Battaile Jim Crowe
Ed Guardanapo Daryl Gahm
Jane Hardin Anne Mahafey
Minutes were read by the secretary. Motion made by Ed Guardanapo to accept minutes as read, seconded by Jane Hardin. Treasurer's report copy was read by all. Walter Lewis made a motion to accept report as presented, seconded by Frank Battaile.
Problems were discussed with monies. Some classes were supposed to be free and were charged. There was some disappointment in overall attendance. Table total was 1607. Tournament before storm was 4 tables short of 2000. Complaints were heard from those in attendance of "temperature control", being too cold. Lack of coffee especially at the evening sessions was another complaint. Entrance and registration places not clearly marked. One couple complained about too many events going on at the same time. Dinner for the 199er's ACBL was very good and well attended.
Ed Guardanapo made a motion to give special recommendation and THANK YOU to Lynne Logan, Tournament Chair and all the workers for a job well done, seconded by Jane Hardin, all agreed. A special mention to Kelly Moses for hiring boys to help haul and set-up the tables. She paid the boys for the job and donated the money to the club.
Don Hopes gave the up-date on the By-Laws committee. He has called a meeting for next Tuesday, February19, 2008.
Building committee gave a report. Survey report is completed. Need the drainage report and a site prep plan, then the bidding process can begin. Don Hopes stated that we need a comparison quote from at least 3 builders.
2009 Regional Tournament: Coliseum is reserved but no contract has been signed. Discussion followed with pro's and con's.
Don Hopes gave a report on an Easy Bridge tournament to be held in Diamondhead in March. Easy Bridge player tournament with one match in Gulfport and one match in Diamondhead. Player's status need to be members of ACBL.
Ed Guardanapo made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dick Weaver.
Meeting adjourned at 5:12pm.