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The Unit 180 Board met at the clubhouse February 10, 2004 at 5:20 p.m.

Attendees: Walter Lewis, Richard Bryant, Lynne Logan, Diane Oldham, Jane Moore-Baker, Polly Bridges, Jack Sullivan, Jan Hunt, Jim Crowe, Elaine Norcross, Don Hopes, Rebecca McMichael, Patsy Bell and Shirley Fung-a-Fat.

Minutes of the January 13, 2004 meeting were approved as read by a motion by Jim.

The Treasurer’s Report was approved by a motion from Polly. The Unit’s net income from the Regional is $8,569.00. A check from Tourism is still outstanding.

The 2005 Regional Budget was discussed. Projected income for the 2005 Regional is $14,050.00. Elaine moved to approve the budget with a second by Jim. Motion approved.

The proposed schedule for 2005 Regional is due to ACBL for approval. A request will be made to District 10 to rename the regional (MS Gulf Coast – Boyce Holleman Regional). Jack suggested a separate IN schedule daily. Senior Events were down this year according to Olin. Times will be 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in 2005.

Patsy moved to name Lynne as Tournament Chairman for the 2005 Regional. Diane seconded and the motion was approved.

Richard moved to approve the schedule. Jack seconded and the motion was approved.

Lynne suggested having the 2005 schedule printed and distributed as soon as it is approved by ACBL.

Jack presented modifications to the 2004 Special Events Calendar. Jack moved to set April as the designated month annually for the Life Master Party. Polly seconded and the motion was approved. Party will be April 18th.

The Ace of Clubs/Mini McKinney party will be scheduled each year in March. The year’s date is March 14th.

Walter, Rebecca and Jerry Grissom will decide which trophies will be celebrated on which Celebration Sunday.

Polly moved to have All Around Cleaning do the deep cleaning in the smoking room prior to the 199’er tournament. Diane seconded and the motion was approved. Walter asked Lynne to call to set up the date and time.

Walter asked for suggestions for scheduling another game at the clubhouse. Polly suggested we submit a questionnaire to the members to see if there is any interest in adding a night game at the clubhouse. Polly, Don and Rebecca will serve on a committee to come up with suggestions on developing members.

It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to have the 2003 Federal Tax Returns completed.

Jack announced that Charlie MacCracken had moved the Baton Rouge Sectional to the same weekend as our 199’er tournament without checking with our Unit. The 2005 Gulf Shores Sectional has been moved to the weekend before our Regional. A letter will be sent to Bill Cook, President of District 10, noting our displeasure in both these changes.

Olin is sending an apology to Mark Tang regarding the director’s ruling at the Regional.

Don and other Board members would like to have as much information as possible prior to the meetings. The meetings are lasting too long.

Walter announced that Don is the Education Liaison for Unit 180.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

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