November 2005 - Marin Unit #508

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November 2005 - Marin Unit #508

UNIT 508 – Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2005Roll Call: President Richard Goldberg called the meeting to order at 3:50 p.m. at theUnity Center at Hamilton AFB, Novato. Also present: Fred Stout, Bob Greenwood,Nancy Herzog, Bob Liss, Ann Reed, Barbara Cooper and Mayday Card. Absent: PaulaJaffe and Bill Dietrich.Richard welcomed Mayday Card, Hospitality Chairperson, as a new Board Member.Secretary’s Report: Minutes of the October 17, 2005 meeting were approved aftermaking the following revisions. “Membership Report” should state that Julie Coffin hasresigned as Membership Chairman and that Ann Reed has volunteered to take her place.In the same report, the number of copies printed of the Unit membership roster should bechanged from 20 to 10. It was noted that Robbie Lyon’s name was misspelled in theminutes under New Business. The minutes were approved with the above changes noted.Education Report: Nancy Herzog reported on the mentoring program. She reportedthat there is some confusion as to who the mentors are and who are mentoring groups ontheir own. It was agreed that an article would be written for the next Double Dummy toclarify who is part of the program and to request feedback from the membershipconcerning mentoring.Treasurer’s Report: Paula Jaffe was absent and no report was available.Membership Report: Ann Reed reported that the Unit has 513 members. RichardGoldberg distributed the latest roster to Board members. Peggy will be given the disketteso that she can make the roster available to Unit members for the cost of $1.00.Tournament Report: Bob Liss reported that the flyer for the Marin Sectional has beencompleted and sent to ACBL for approval. An ad for the event will be published in theMarch and April issues of the District 21 newsletter. Bob requested that Barbara Cooperattempt to find two volunteers to be the Spring Sectional Hospitality Co-Chairs.200 Unit Game calendars for 2006 have been printed, but it is unclear as to where theyare at this time. Peggy has been given a supply, but other game directors apparently havenot received the calendars. It was suggested that Sylvia Ross be given the calendars todistribute to the various clubs.Unit Games: Bill Dietrich was not in attendance so no report was given. The Boardexpressed concern that Unit Game attendance continues to go down and that the Boardneeds to look for ways to bolster interest in the game. It was noted that many Unitmembers are unaware of the purpose of the game and of the benefits of attending.It was suggested that directors be asked to promote the Unit Games at their clubs. BobGreenwood has volunteered to make up posters about the Games and distribute them tothe various clubs for posting.


Newsletters: Bob Greenwood distributed the latest Double Dummy to the Board. Hestated that it would be distributed to the clubs on November 28th. The deadline for theFebruary edition is the middle week of January 2006.Hospitality Report: Mayday Card was welcomed to the Board. She reported on UnitGame Hospitality. It was decided that some guidelines should be established for theproviding of food for the Games. The average number of tables is 14, and volunteers aretold to plan accordingly. The Unit would like “hearty snacks” provided for each UnitGame and would give the provider(s) chits for four free games, the equivalent of $32.00.Old Business: The Board discussed the Holiday Christmas Party. Since the new fee of$10 approved in last year’s October minutes was not posted this year, the Unit will againcharge $9 for the game. All money collected above the $9 per person charge will go the“Katrina Relief.” The Unit gives $1 for each person attending, and Richard will talk toPeggy about how she wants to handle asking for additional funds at the party.Richard reported that Beverly Goldberg is in charge of the main course, cutlery, etc. forthe party. He asked Board members to make announcements at the club games duringthe next week about the Holiday Party and to post signup sheets for determiningattendance numbers and food volunteered.Two Certificates of Recognition will be given at the party to the life master and non-lifemaster who scored the most number of master points in Unit Games during 2005.New Business: Ellen Schiller recommended that the timeframe for winning the UnitGame Master Point Contest each year be changed From December 1 st to November 30 thto January 1 st to December 31 st . It was decided to keep the timeframe as is, fromDecember 1 st to November 30 th of each year.A new Board Member Roster has been requested to reflect the addition of Ann Reed andMayday Card to the Board. Barbara Cooper will prepare this and email a copy to Boardmembers as well as provide hard copy at the January meeting.The next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 16, 2006.The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.Respectively submitted by Barbara Cooper, Secretary, for the meeting on November 21,2005.

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