Brevard Duplicate Bridge Board of Directors
Andy Stratton, Chairman
Linda Burrell, Treasurer
and Pam Harpootlian, Director.
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Brevard Duplicate is a small, friendly club formed in March 2015, now in our third year. Our club is located in Brevard, North Carolina--home of the white squirrel. Yes, you can sometimes see white squirrels in the parking lot. Generally we host 4 to 6 tables and 6 to 8 in the summer months. Brevard Duplicate holds its sessions in the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad Street. This center belongs to the City of Brevard. Parking at the Center is limited, so come early for the best spots. There are coffee and snacks at the games. Although small, the club welcomes all newcomers.
BREVARD DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB ADVISORY GROUP MINUTES
Meeting held 14 September 2018 at the French Broad Community Center
Members present: Andy Stratton, Pam Harpootlian, Linda Burrell, Jan Graham and Joan Neemann
Member absent: None
Minutes of August 2018 meeting
Reviewed and approved
Have purchased a new computer; cost approved by member communication since last meeting.
Received as information
For now, will offer
..Free beginner classes/pay instructors, but still solicit donations for advanced classes
..Free play on Tuesdays
..Periodic free play on Thursdays and Fridays
Will revisit this plan when our bank balance sustains below $5,000
Conversation with Bob Fritz about pros and cons of seeking tax exempt status
"Tips for the Day"
Has been working well, with many voicing appreciation
OLD BUSINESS (Cont.)
No specific interest was voiced in the membership coordinator, secretary, or chairman positions open for replacement. Will take no further action in terms of holding an election now and revisit in a year. Jan will take over treasurer responsibility, and Linda B will continue in her "hostess" role.
Will try on Tuesdays with a sole roving mentor, paid instructor fee, until next meeting
Addition of second Friday game
Will explore interest in adding an open game to our usual restricted Friday game. Would need 2 1/2 tables in each section to be able to award points
Periodic Swiss Team Play
Some have expressed interest in playing this method maybe once a month. Is pretty complicated to set up and execute. Pam needs to investigate further; it may take a good while.
Mike has asked us to find a replacement, and has provided a job description. Andy will draft an email asking for volunteers and Pam will send it out.
Pam and Andy
Christmas Parade Float
Board agrees to pay the entrance fee if someone agrees to organize this effort
Adjourned at 1212. Next meeting 10/12, starting at 10:45 AM.