GULF COAST BRIDGE ASSOCIATION UNIT 180
MINUTES OF MARCH 9, 2004
The Unit 180 Board met at the clubhouse March 9, 2004 at 5:20 p.m.
Attendees: Walter Lewis, Lynne Logan, Diane Oldham, Jane Moore-Baker, Polly Bridges, Jack Sullivan, Jan Hunt, Jim Crowe and Shirley Fung-a-Fat.
Minutes of the February 10, 2004 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim and seconded by Jack.
The Treasurers Report was approved following discussion. Discussion consisted of how the expenses for the month of February were distorted by showing the 50% expense to the District. The income from the Regional was reflected in the January report but no reference was made in the February report that the $8,569 expense was a split between the Unit and the District.
The 199er Tournament was an outstanding success. Impact from the Baton Rouge Sectional was minimal. The table count was up 44 tables from the 2003 tournament.
Jack commented on how clean the clubhouse was every day during the tournament. The cleaning service did an outstanding job.
Walter will notify Charles MacCracken to check with our Unit before he authorizes conflicting tournament dates.
The Seniors game held in February had an excellent turn out. The game was directed by Jane. Walter will call Peggy Hamilton to check on available Mondays to continue this game on a monthly basis.
Grand National Teams will hold qualifying rounds for Flight B & C on March 28th at 1:00 p.m. Flight A does not have to qualify and can play if they desire. This will be a double session and Jane and Jack will be Directors. Walter will order pizza for between sessions. Rebecca will send out a notice to Unit members.
The Wednesday night Board-a-Match game will be deleted from the 2005 Regional schedule.
The Mid-Atlantic District 7 has invited Unit 180 to participate in the September StaC games which will benefit their Education Program. Jacks games in Jackson County have participated in the past. Since Unit 180 does not have any Unit games it will be up to the individual directors.
The smoking room has a ceiling leak. Jim Grissom will contact Mr. Smallwood who built the addition for repair suggestions. If the cost exceeds $1,000, the Board must make the final decision.
Walter will ask Jim to get a cost estimate to install a retractable awning on the front and south side of the building.
Diane moved to donate $200.00 to the Boyce Holloman Trophy Fund to cover the shortfall of funds. Jane seconded. Following a lively discussion in which the Treasurer commented that the Unit would be responsible for the annual insurance coverage and that any shortfall should be covered by the Trophy Committee.
To alleviate further dissention, four Board members volunteered to donate the necessary monies to the Boyce Holleman Trophy Fund.
Lynne suggested we investigate different vendors for trophies and give a ways for the tournaments. This will need to be accomplished immediately with the Fall Tournament coming up in October.
The last toilet paper purchased did not fit the holders and continually fell onto the floor. Lynne stated she had purchased a different brand the last time and would go back to the original type.
Jane moved to increase the Directors fees for the Sunday and Special Games to $30.00 up to 9 tables. Directors will be paid an extra $2.00 per table for every table over 9. The motion was seconded by Polly and the motion was approved.
Don Brister has asked the Unit to take over his Friday afternoon game in Bay St. Louis if he has to give it up at some point due to health. Lynne moved to approve taking over his game as a Unit game at a future day. Polly seconded and the motion was approved with one abstention. Lynne stated she would be happy to direct.
Jack moved to approve the budget and schedule for the Moss Point Tournament as amended. Jim seconded and the motion was approved.
Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.