SMA Bridge Studio Board Meeting, Feb 7, 2018
Bridge Board Meeting Minutes 2/5/18
Woody M called the meeting to order. Present, Mary Katherine Wainwright, Colleen Berk, Tom Chambers, Melissa Hirsch, Woody McHarg and Ellen Snyder.
The Minutes of the January meeting were approved unanimously.
Tom gave the Treasurer’s report. A motion was made by Mary Katherine to increase the food fee paid to Sherry McHarg to 5 pesos per person. Melissa seconded. It was approved unanimously.
The Board discussed consolidating the position of facilities and club manager and make it a paid position. General consensus favored this idea and it will be addressed further.
Mary Katherine gave the Facilities Manager report. She moved that we adopt a no dog policy and Colleen seconded, it was approved unanimously. Colleen will investigate purchasing hands free garbage containers for the bathroom.
1800 pesos was raised from the sale of the old chairs, 62 were sold.
Colleen made a motion that the Board appoint a Social Chair. MH seconded the motion. The Motion was approved unanimously. Lynn Chambers agreed after the meeting to serve as Social Chair.
Sherry McHarg gave 10900 pesos to Tom C to cover the 10000 balance due from the Unit and 900 to cover the cost of incidentals from the Sectional tournament.
Tom will calculate the amount of actual loss of income to the club during the Sectional.
Ellen gave the Club Manager report. Ellen proposed we participate in an ACBL charity game and each player pay the extra 10 pesos to upgrade to extra red points.
Woody discussed coordinating a special event in honor of Jerry Siskin and will pursue.
The Annual Meeting of the Bridge club will be Wednesday March 28 following the game at The Studio with a party following.
The Board will have another meeting on March 12 at noon at The Studio to discuss the budget and final preparation for the annual meeting. Tom is going to prepare a proposed budget to present at the annual meeting.
The nominating committee that the Board has approved is Susan Cumming, David Rowe, and Wendy Valentine. The committee will report before March 1.
Ellen will organize a Bylaws Committee for proposals before the Annual Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned
SMA Bridge Board Meeting 12/13/17
The Meeting was called to order at 11 am by Woody McHarg.
Present: Woody McHarg, Tom Chambers, Colleen Berk, Ellen Snyder, Mary Katherine Wainwright, Melissa Hirsch
The minutes of the October 2017 were approved.
Tom gave the treasurers report. Ellen moved that the treasurer’s report be approved. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
The Board discussed Ellen’s report that the extra costs for charity and special ACBL games average about $1 per person per game. A discussion was had as to any special games the Club may want to schedule for 2018.
Colleen moved that the Club add an additional game on Saturday afternoons for players with 0-299 master points beginning January, 2018, the motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
Woody made a motion that the Club add a team game once a month. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously. These games will be held on Sundays at 1:30 pm and will begin January 7. The price will be determined based on the cost of lunch that will be provided at the team game.
A discussion was held regarding a raise for Isabel who keeps the Club clean etc. The Aguinaldo for Isabel was approved at 1600 pesos and her weekly pay will be raised to 900 pesos beginning January 2018. Emilio will be given 350 pesos Aguinaldo. This was approved unanimously.
The Board approved that Ellen may buy a new printer for the Club up to $300.00 USD.
Mary Katherine moved that the Board continue to abide by the policy regarding playing vs. non-playing directors adopted by our previous Board at the January 2016 meeting. The Policy reads as follows:
Mainly we have chosen to go with the ACBL guideline which does not prohibit playing directors, but states:
“It is preferable for a game to have a non-playing director. A non-playing director can give more objective rulings concerning disputes and infractions of bridge laws and regulations than one who is personally involved in the session. Even when no rulings are called for, the non-playing director can give more attention to maintaining the quality of the game. Some special games require a non-playing Club or higher-rated director. Non-playing directors are encouraged, but not required for games having not more than one section of 17 tables or less. “
The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
Mary Katherine further moved that the Board add to the policy the caveat that no director will be required to direct and play at any time. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
Old Business was discussed. Woody noted that there will be extra expenses associated with the Sectional tournament and the Unit will reimburse the club for the additional expenses.
New Business was discussed. Mary Katherine moved that the Club have a Christmas party on December 18th at the Club after the game and this was approved unanimously. La Frontera will supply food. There will be no game on Christmas Day. Ellen moved that the Club have an open game on December 26 (Boxing Day) at 1:30 pm, and the motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
The next Board meeting will be scheduled and announced.
Melissa moved the meeting be adjourned and it was seconded and approved unanimously.
August - September Newsletter - Submitted by Melissa Hirsch