GULF COAST BRIDGE ASSOCIATION UNIT 180
MINUTES OF JUNE 8, 2004
The Unit 180 Board met at the clubhouse June 8, 2004 at 5:30 p.m.
Attendees: Walter Lewis, Lynne Logan, Richard Bryant, Polly Bridges, Jane Moore-Baker, Elaine Norcross, Rebecca McMichael, Jim Crowe, Jack Sullivan, Jan Hunt, and Shirley Fung-a-Fat. Guests attending were Louise Echavarria and Kurt Shook.
Kurt advised the board about his "Easy Bridge" plans. About ten (10) people will be working on it and they need money for ads. He also wants a booth in Edgewater Mall for approximately two (2) weeks. He plans to have an organizational meeting at the clubhouse on Tuesday, June 15th.
Walter thought the plans were good and the Board should support him financially; Lynne wanted to know in advance "how much money". The books cost the club $7.00 each. The ACBL will reimburse the club 75% of what is spent if we document everything.
Richard moved to give Kurt $1,000 up front money. Rebecca seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.
Jack gave Kurt a lead on GCCC college students. Lessons should start min-September. Kurt will report back to the Board in July.
Louise listed the nights when there are no games in the clubhouse. The clubhouse could be rented on those nights. Property Management in Louise's office could manage this and would charge the club for their efforts.
Jane moved to look into the possibility of renting the clubhouse for special events. Jan seconded. The motion did not pass.
Jim moved to approve the Minutes of May 11, 2004. Jack seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.
Lynne presented the treasurer's reports as they appeared on our web site. Jack moved to approve the reports. Richard seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.
Walter thanked Lynne on the great job she did on the new club directory.
Lynne read the letter from our web master suggesting web site advertising for tournaments. He recommended we refer people to ACBL web site. Walter suggested Lynne contact someone to see if we could reciprocate by adding links. Lynne prefers contacting players in the eastern half of the U.S.
Lynne presented two examples of trophies for the Novice/Intermediate group. Board members requested seeing one with playing cards also.
Lynne received a "yes" from the hotel for liquor (champagne) prizes for the 2005 Regional Tournament. Menu will be the same as 2004 Tournament with meat being added to the pasta sauces. Champagne will be given for prizes.
We will be unable to have a 299'er tournament this summer. Rebecca will chair a committee to investigate and will recommend dates and rates at a later Board meeting.
Jack said game results are on the new website and suggested closing the old website by August 1. Richard moved to close the old website by that date. Rebecca seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.
Meeting adjourned following a motion by Jane and second by Jack.