UNIT 228 MINUTES of April 10, 2017 (draft)
A meeting of Unit 228 was held at West Thunder C.C. and was called to order by President Denis Parsons.
Denis Parsons, Mel Johnsen, Shirley Bent, John Barber, Fraser Coull, Carolle Armour.
Nancy Jacobson, Francis Gaudino, Steve Russo.
The minutes for January 9, 2018 were read and adopted by John Barber and seconded by Carolle Armour. Carried.
There is $7,274.54 in the Credit Union. Moved to be adopted by Shirley Bent and seconded by Carolle Armour. Carried.
Shirley Bent gave this report from the District 2 meeting held in Toronto March 30 - 31:
Sault Marie will not be holding their regional tournament. In 2021 they will have split regional with unit 249 and will be held in July.
The ACBL is thinking of doing away with splitting regionals.
The World Bridge Federation (WBF) are raising senior rates. To have a WBF in Canada you have to put up $300,000 up front.
The ACBL is not happy with "cheaters" they are not able to bring them to justice other than barring them.
There are four regionals at sea; they could get eight with kick backs.
We can apply for up to $1,000 to be given to a charity in our area once per year from District 2. CBF have kick backs for charity.
Jr. fees -- under 25, for ACBL members are $5.00 per person at regionals.
Youth Program: I played against grades 7's and one girl was only 9; they played in 199ers, open games and Swiss teams; look out they are good.
Regionals are on a six year rotation: starting in 2021( subject to change). The following are Units with Regionals.
2020 units 249--181--238
2021 units 249--246--255
2022 units 166--246--238
2023 unit 249
2024 units 166--246--238
2025 units 249--246--255
2026 units 166--181--238
Regionals: 166--9 every 6 years, they have one every Easter. Unit 249-- 4 every 6 years.
They reimburse one member per district to attend meetings. Next year planning committee 10:30 am. Meeting at 1 pm this means they only have one day so they don't miss as much bridge.
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT :
Carolle Armour reported that anyone with an expired ACBL membership will have to pay an additional $4.00 per session and if you never had an ACBL membership you will have to buy one for $10.00 from the director and it's good for one month.
A sign up sheet will be passed around by Doris Rowe at each game.
West Thunder will supply coffee, tea and water at $1.75 per person each day. Hall rental will be $825.00 for the tournament and lunch will be $7.50 per person with pizza on Sunday.
A hotel is booked for the director. Moved to accept the report by Shirley Bent seconded by Denis Parsons: Carried.
Next meeting will be June 12 2018 at West Thunder Community Center.
Moved for adjournment at 12:10 by Carolle Armour seconded by Denis Parsons: Carried.
Unit 228 Board Meeting January 9, 2018
A meeting of UNIT 228 was held at West Thunder Community Centre on Tuesday January 9,2018 at 11:23am. The meeting was called to order by the president Denis Parsons.
Denis Parsons, Mel Johnsen, Shirley Bent, Fraser Coull, Nancy Jacobson, Francis Gaudino and John Barber.
Carolle Armour and Steve Russo
Shirley Bent moved the minutes of December 7,2017 be adopted and seconded by John Barber. Passed.
There is $6,301.71 in the Credit Union. All executives are to go to Algoma Credit Union and sign up for signing authority. Mel Johnsen, Denis Parsons, John Barber and Shirley Bent have signing priveleges.
Approved minutes of December 7, 2017 will be posted on the bridge site.
Length of Terms:
Denis Parsons and Steve Russo one year.
Mel Johnsen and Carolle Armour two years.
Nancy Jacobson, Shirley Bent and John Barber three years.
District 2 Meeting:
Shirley Bent and Francis Gaudino will be attending the meeting on March 30 - 31 in Toronto.
Motion by John Barber for the second representative to have their airfare paid at a reasonable cost. Seconded by Nancy Jacobson. Carried.
A discussion about the January 17 and 24 NAP having a sign-up sheet available.
To receive gold points you have to play both sessions with the same partner
The GNT team schedule by Fraser Coull will be held February 14 and 21. Each team can have up to six players on a team. If there are enough 499ers we can run a separate section.
The Sectional Tournament on May4-6 will need someone from the open side to assist with the tournament. All sanctions have been approved and the director will be Nancy Strachan.
Moved for adjournment at 12:30pm by Shirley Bent.
UNIT 228 MINUTES DECEMBER 7, 2017
A meeting of Unit 228 was held at West Thunder Community Centre at 10:00am on December 7, 2017.
The meeting was called to order by Francis Gaudino.
Mel Johnsen, Joy Warkentin representing Thunder Bay Bridge Club, Denis Parsons, Shirley Bent, Carole Armour, John Barber, Nancy Jacobson and Francis Gaudino.
Executives Positions were formed:
President: Denis Parsons
Vice President: Shirley Bent
Secretary: Mel Johnsen
Treasurer: John Barber
NAP&CNTC. Steve Russo
Tournaments: Carolle Armour
Discipline: Nancy Jacobson
Past President: Francis Gaudino
Club President: Joy Warkentin
Club Manager: Fraser Coull
The sectional tournament will be held on May4-6,2018 at West Thunder Community Centre.
All stacs dates are done by the club manger Fraser Coull. The unit receives money for these games.
The North American Teams & Pairs will be held in January and February and are gold point events.
When the Pat Courtis Memorial game is played our annual meeting is held at the same time.
Unit 228 sponsors the Helen Shields and Rookie Masters games.
Anyone interested in cancelling their ACBL Bridge Bulletin can do so by calling 1-800-264-2743. If you do so the only way to find your master point total is to go online to ACBL.org and go ACBL log in.
The unit would like to try running a 0-499 Swiss Team game with the help from players from the regular section, with scoring and strategy.
There was a discussion on having a Rookie Team game on a Wednesday afternoon with a master point range of 0-5 points.
The bank statement shows a balance of $6038.59. The Unit receives $3.45 from ACBL memberships, grass roots games and the Sectional tournament.
The length of executive terms and a Regional Tournament will be discussed at the next meeting
The next meeting will be held on January 9, 2018 at 11:00am in the board room at West Thunder Community Centre.
The meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.
Unit 228 AGM Pat Courtis
Sunday 8 November 2015
1030 am Columbus Centre
Francis Gaudino called the meeting to order and stated it was nice to see 50 attendees.
An invite went out to Dick & Helen of the Courtis family; unfortunately neither were able to attend.
A Moment of Silence was observed for those who had passed away in the last year: Linda Parsons; Phyllis Stinson; John Hitchman
Last year’s Minutes were read by Francis; Move to accept Minutes by Denis Parsons, seconded by Sharon Merits; Carried.
Treasurer’s Report – Marj Elliott stated we have a Balance of $5595 as per the Unaudited Balance Sheet provided; Harvey Loewen reviewed the Financial Statement provided; our May Sectional provided $440 net profit; our Split Regional in September incurred a net loss of $3800, due to the exchange on U.S. funds; Move to accept Report by Marj, seconded by Lois Lagadin, Carried.
NAP Steve Russo & Tim Toderash
GNT Roland Laframboise, Ross Cody, David McLellan Mel Johnsen
Pat Courtis Judy Loewen & Tom Kawahara
Don Henry Don Domansky & David McLellan ..?
Helen Shields Overall at Sectional Roland Laframboise ..?
New Life Masters Fraser Coull, Gabe DeProphetis
The 2016 Sectional will probably be held at the Oliver Road Rec the last weekend of April (29th,30th May 1st). Fraser Coull suggested Francis direct the Sectional, and will send a letter on behalf of the Club.
Don Cattani suggested the Tuesday night game have a 50/50 draw and the funds be used towards the next Regional; he is to bring his suggestion to the Club board.
Fraser congratulated Tim McCormack on the successful lessons provided; they were well done & had great participation. Thank you to the Unit & Club for its support. There was a surplus of funds at the end of the course so Gift Certificates were bought for the volunteers and $350 went to the Club to the Unit.
Call for Nominations for the Unit board: Al Houston & Denis Parsons volunteered and were acclaimed; many thanks to Marj Elliott & Tracey Fuhr for their contributions.
Adjourned at 11am.
1) Financial Report – Marj stated we have $11,415 in account less $3277.50 for Travel Fund to Club back to Unit for Regional; less $2000 towards Dealing Machine moved by Tim, seconded by Marilyn, passed
4) Old Business – where are all the old Minutes from previous years ..? Also Tracey suggested that Unit Minutes should stay on the website for at least two years.
7) Annual Meeting – Francis to ask Jim Hobson to head our Nominating Committee and/or to ask Members to put their name forward to come on the Unit; Marilyn & Tracey said they would stay on
8) Next meeting to be end of October.