GULF COAST BRIDGE ASSOCIATION UNIT 180
MINUTES OF JULY 13, 2004
The Unit 180 Board met at the clubhouse July 13, 2004 at 5:30 p.m.
Attendees: Walter Lewis, Lynne Logan, Richard Bryant, Diane Oldham, Jane Moore-Baker, Elaine Norcross, Rebecca McMichael, Jack Sullivan, Jan Hunt, Patsy Bell and Shirley Fung-a-Fat. Guests attending were Kurt Shook, Don Brister and Bob Loop.
Jack moved to approved the June 8, 2004 Minutes as corrected. Elaine seconded and the motion was approved.
Richard moved to approve the Treasurer's Report. Patsy seconded and the motion was approved.
Kurt gave an excellent report/update on Easy Bridge. Many public service ads will begin appearing in August. During the first two weeks of September a booth will be manned in Edgewater Mall. WLOX will tape during the August Celebration Sunday for the Sunday night news.
Jan suggested also contacting the Senior Centers and two senior's magazine for ads. Also "Women of the Gulf Coast" is another publication possibly available for ads, etc.
Lynne received a letter from the ACBL encouraging the introduction of the Audrey Grant Series during Easy Bridge. Jane stated that regular games are failing and that Easy Bridge workshops are excellent learning tools. Jack stated we should let Kurt do the program as it is set-up and stop second guessing everything. Lynne felt the Board should be more willing to include the Grant Series.
Jan moved to approve the Easy Bridge budget proposal as presented. Patsy seconded and the motion was approved.
Don Brister introduced Bob Loop, a new member of the Unit. Bob is interested in becoming a Director and is helping Don run the Bridge by the Bay game on Friday. The games have been very successful and Don will begin giving free lessons in August. Bob is also interested in teaching bridge in the high schools.
Lynne displayed the two trophies to be considered for the I/N's at the Regional. The trophy with the bridge hand is approximately $2.25 more in cost. A decision will be postponed until the August meeting. Walter asked Shirley to present the two trophies to the I/N group for a decision.
Rebecca presented the viability of having a 299'er tournament in July. Hotel rates are much higher during summer months. Charlie is against our Unit having a tournament since Metairie and Baton Rouge both have tournaments in July. No one is willing to chair another tournament. Diane suggested changing the spring 199'er to a 299er. Richard said Charlie is also against our Unit having a 299'er tournament.
Elaine moved to table the idea of a 299'er for six months. Jan seconded and the motion was approved.
Lynne will attend the Nashville Regional as our Unit's representative to the District 10 meeting. Lynne asked to be reimbursed for attending the meeting. The Board agreed to compensate her for two nights of lodging and mileage.
The two candidates for District 10 representative to the ACBL Board were discussed. The ACBL will mail each of our Board members a ballot probably in August.
Lynne received a letter informing the Unit that Doug Goss had left $3,000.00 to the Unit.
Jack thinks the membership should reconsider making the clubhouse a non-smoking building. It was voted on in December 2001. Walter asked if the 2002 committee members (Pat Bannister, Patsy Bell, Polly and Denman Bridges, Shirley Fung-a-Fat and Rebecca) could resurrect the plans for an addition to the building.
Lynne moved not to present information to the membership at the Annual Meeting in December regarding the smoking room. The motion died for lack of a second.
Elaine moved to have the original committee present to the Board at the August meeting plans and cost estimate for building an addition. Jan seconded and the motion passed with one opposing vote.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.