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Board Minutes

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September 12, 2022

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by President Connie White on September 12, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were President Connie White, vice president Joanne Howell, secretary Joan Hunter, and treasurer Al Hunter. In attendance were board members:  (2 year term, 2022 and 2023): Bill Archambo (absent), Kathy Davis (absent), Larry Halverson, Cal Hawkins, and Sylvia Neff. (1 year term, 2021 and 2022): Mary Giles, Zola Harper, and Jeanne Lins. Also in attendance were Rod Smith past president, and member Anne Hawkins, director Rick Giles and Club Manager David Giles.

Minutes were sent to all board members by secretary, Joan Hunter.  On a motion made by Cal Hawkins and seconded by Joanne Howell the minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was made by Al Hunter. The club is showing a positive balance for the year even without donations. Rent is projected to go up in the next year by at least 3% each year. The motion to approve the report was made by Cal Hawkins, seconded by Zola Harper.  Motion passed.

Education report:  Tuesday night mentor game has good attendance, 4-5 tables. Some are taking the “Play of the Hand” class. Some are also playing twice a week. Steve Olson had 18 at the first free lesson at the library. The library advertises for the club. 

End of the year meeting will be on December 4. It will begin at 1 p.m. and the game will begin at 2 p.m. The by-laws require that it is a general meeting for the club. It will be held here in the bridge center with cheese and crackers, cookies and drinks provided by the club and served after the meeting, then we will play bridge. Sign up no later than November 18 so we know how much to get. Joanne Howell will get the food and drinks, Connie White will get plates, napkins and decorations. There will be a charge of $10.

Nominating committee: We need to replace or re-nominate Mary Giles, Jeanne Lins and Zola Harper. Mary Giles will head the committee. 

Manager’s report: There are two members that are interested in becoming directors; Jeff Snyder and David Rasmussen. The current custodian has given notice to end her employment here. Jennifer Giles will be starting in October as the new custodian. A motion was made by Larry Halverson to approve the new staff, seconded by Cal Hawkins. Approved by acclamation. 

A person was chosen as outstanding volunteer for the year and approved by acclamation. 

A motion was made by Joanne Howell, seconded by Jeanne Lins that we do not have snacks at the club for these reasons: it makes a mess, gets on cards, slows play, pay for more cleaning, expense of supplies. Motion passed and approved by acclamation.

There was discussion on having tournaments. No decision was made.

Al Hunter volunteered to take on recycling. 

The defibrillator’s battery is checked by Connie White and Nora Burgess. There will be a training for those who wish to learn how to use it.  Larry Halverson will arrange a time to do it.

The emergency contact list needs to be updated. Jeanne Lins volunteered to update the birthday list and emergency contact list. 

Board meetings will be announced in the club news and on the white board.

Motion made by Sylvia Neff for the meeting to be adjourned, seconded by Larry Halverson.

Meeting adjourned at 5:50.

 

 

March 21, 2022

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Connie White on March 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were president Connie White, vice president Joanne Howell, secretary Joan Hunter, and treasurer Al Hunter. In attendance were board members:  (2 year term, 2022 and 2023): Bill Archambo (absent), Kathy Davis (absent), Larry Halverson, Cal Hawkins, and Sylvia Neff (absent). (1 year term, 2021 and 2022): Mary Giles, Zola Harper, and Jeanne Lins. Also in attendance were Rod Smith past president, and members Anne Hawkins, Nora Burgess, and director Rick Giles.

Minutes were read by secretary Joan Hunter.  On a motion made by Larry Halverson and seconded by Cal Hawkins the minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was made by Al Hunter. The rent was not increased for this year. Common area maintenance could fluctuate. The motion to approve the report was made by Mary Giles, seconded by Zola Harper.  Motion passed.

On approval by the board, President Connie White will be signing the lease tomorrow. The lease is for one year. A motion was made by Jeanne Lins to approve the signing of the lease.  Seconded by Cal Hawkins.  Motion passed. 

Connie White reported that she had discussed with club manager David Giles about changing the start of games from 1 to 12:30 due to complaints of traffic when the games ended.  If David sends out a survey and the majority of players agree to change the time to start the games, the club manager can change the start time. 

Education report:  Steve is doing a wonderful job of teaching. 11 of 13 people from September class have continued and play on Tuesday night. 7 of 9 students from the next class are also still playing. He has a wonderful retention rate. David Giles has also requested that if anyone else wants a class just let him know.  There was a discussion of different ideas for having more games. 

Connie White discussed the importance of having transparency and having club duties covered by others. By-laws and minutes are kept in the club and accessible to all members.

Desserts and snack foods can only be brought on special occasions, with manager and presidential approval.  

Issues of how to raise money.  Bidding boxes, tables, extra chairs could be sold. 

Larry asked how to get a partner at the last minute.  Connie said she would talk to David about a way to match up players. Meanwhile, call the directors and let them know if a player is available. 

Zola Harper suggested that we call some people that we know and see if we can get them back. Zola, Connie, and Mary will make a list of members to contact.  Discussion of other means to get more players. Zola will try to contact some media outlets for ways to publicize. 

A motion was made by Larry Halverson to adjourn. Seconded by Al Hunter.  Meeting adjourned.    Next meeting: Monday, June 6

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Hunter, secretary

 

December 30, 2021

SWMO Bridge Center, Unit 101 of ACBL, District 15

1675 E. Seminole Suite F, Springfield, MO

Minutes

 

A Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Connie White at 4:45 p.m. on December 30, 2021, at the bridge center. In attendance were president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, treasurer Al Hunter, and board members: Jeannie Lins, Bill Archambo, Kathy Davis, Larry Halverson, Mary Giles, and Sylvia Neff. Also in attendance was past president Rod Smith and director Rick Giles.The purpose of the meeting was to acquaint the new board members regarding the covid policies used by the club and to discuss them.

David Giles, club manager, suggested changes in the mask policy. He handed out a chart evaluating the table counts from August through December 2021. After discussion about implementing the optional use of masking, Jeanne Lins made a motion to have the club adopt an optional masking policy.  The motion was seconded by Sylvia Neff.  Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 5:15.

 

December 5, 2021

A Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Connie White at 4:45 p.m. on December 30, 2021, at the bridge center. In attendance were president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, treasurer Al Hunter, and board members: Jeannie Lins, Bill Archambo, Kathy Davis, Larry Halverson, Mary Giles, and Sylvia Neff. Also in attendance was past president Rod Smith and director Rick Giles.The purpose of the meeting was to acquaint the new board members regarding the covid policies used by the club and to discuss them.

David Giles, club manager, suggested changes in the mask policy. He handed out a chart evaluating the table counts from August through December 2021. After discussion about implementing the optional use of masking, Jeanne Lins made a motion to have the club adopt an optional masking policy.  The motion was seconded by Sylvia Neff.  Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 5:15.

 

October 21, 2021

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Rod Smith on October 21, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were president Rod Smith, vice president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, and treasurer Al Hunter. In attendance were board members: (1 year) Nora Burgess, Joanne Howell, Joan Hunter, Teresa Russell (2 year term): Mary Giles, Al Hunter, Jeanne Lins. Also in attendance was club manager was David Giles.

Treasurer’s report was presented by Al Hunter. Earnings are still negative and projected to remain that way through the rest of the year. The club needs 200 tables a month to break even at an increased rate for play. Al made the motion that the rate for play is increased by $1 effective January 1, 2022.  Seconded by Connie White.  Motion passed. 

Club Manager’s report:  Mentor game needed for Thursday night if there are enough players and a director. 

Connie White reported that the lessons at the library was successful.  11 people are taking lessons and want a night game. Steve Olson has agreed to have an evening game for the new players. Classes are being outlined for next year.

Mary Giles asked Zola Harper and Peggy Dwyer to serve on the nominating committee.  Their proposed slate of board members for 2022: President, Connie White. Vice-president, Joanne Howell. Treasurer, Al Hunter. Secretary, Joan Hunter. 

Returning board members: (1 more year) Mary Giles, Zola Harper, Jeanne Lins

Proposed 2 year term board members: Bill Archambo, Kathy Davis, Larry Halverson, Cal Hawkins, Sylvia Neff. 

Joanne Howell reported on the annual business meeting.  Dessert will be served starting at one, then business meeting, then bridge play at two.  This will be the first Sunday in December.

Connie White made a motion the meeting be adjourned. Seconded by Joanne Howell. Meeting adjourned.

 

August 5, 2021

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Rod Smith on August 5, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were president Rod Smith, vice president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, and treasurer Al Hunter. Introduced and in attendance were board members: (1 year) Nora Burgess, Diane Davis, Joanne Howell, Joan Hunter, Teresa Russell: (2 year term) Mary Giles, Al Hunter, Jeanne Lins, and Zola Harper. Also in attendance was club manager David Giles.

Financial report was given by Al Hunter. He presented different scenarios of cost for table play as the lease is ending in July of 2022. Rent went up $50 per month as of July 1, 2021 as well as combinary maintenance. Connie White made a motion to approve the report.  Seconded by Teresa Russell. Motion passed.

David Giles recommended that the club purchase a new computer and a new printer. Currently he is using his personal printer. He is recommending a Canon Printer. Joan Hunter made a motion that David buys a new printer as needed. Seconded by Connie White. Motion passed. David is going to research the problems with the computer rebooting on its own. He will have a computer expert diagnose the problem. Nora Burgess made a motion to have the expert in. Seconded by Connie White. Motion passed.

David Giles wants to have a Unit Final on October 2 and have two sessions that day. That way members could get gold points. It would be stratified. No meal would be served. 

There was discussion on changing the games to include more people depending on points.  David was given the discretion to solicit member’s input and also to try different games in September.

The Board decided that snacks will still not be served. 

Joann Howell suggested that if we can have the Christmas Party that we just have dessert. December 5 would be the date. 

The board needs to decide whether to carry on the tradition of presenting the trophy for the outstanding club volunteer. Think about it and make some recommendations to Rod Smith. 

Continue to follow city guidelines concerning Covid protocols.

Mary Giles is heading the nominating committee. She will submit the new nominees to the board in October and follow the guidelines per the by-laws. 

Connie White made the motion to cancel the contract with the Oasis for all tournaments. Motion seconded by Jeanne Lins.  Motion passed.

Discussion was held about raising the salary of David Giles, club manager.  A motion was made by Zola Harper to raise his salary to $500 a month.  Seconded by Nora Burgess.  Motion passed unanimously.

Motion was made to adjourn by Al Hunter.  Seconded by Connie White.  Meeting adjourned.

 

May 6, 2021

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Rod Smith on May 6, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were president Rod Smith, vice president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, board members (1 year term): Diane Davis, Joanne Howell, Joan Hunter; (2 year term): Nora Burgess, Mary Giles, Jeanne Lins, and Teresa Russell. Zola Harper and Al Hunter were not able to attend. Also in attendance was director Rick Giles.

The financial report was presented by Rod Smith. The motion was made by Connie White to accept the report, 2nd by Mary Giles. Motion passed.

Old business: Minutes were read from our last meeting on October 22, 2020. The motion was made by Connie White to accept the report, 2nd by Teresa Russell. Motion passed.

Rod reported that the Oasis rental was cancelled for the tournament per recommendations of last board meeting. He also explained the relationship between ACBL and local clubs and tournaments.

The board discussed current issues with Covid. It was decided that it will no longer be necessary to continue taking temperatures and having the sign-up sheet, but the club will continue to observe city, state, and applicable requirements regarding all Covid protocols.

There was discussion about kibbutzing and that it is not always comfortable for all players. David Giles will be asked to put out a statement that each table has the right to say no. Mary Giles will discuss this with the club manager.  Discussions of hands should not be done between games and the directors will be asked to remind the club of these protocols.

End of year business meeting/election of officers/Christmas party.  Discussion of party and ideas.  Box lunch, suggested, or bring your own. Waiting to see what regulations are at that time. December 5, 2021will be the date of the party. Eating, then meeting, then bridge. Joanne volunteered to be in charge of organizing this. 

All board members should recommend to Rod their choice of nominee for the Jim McKinney outstanding volunteer trophy.  At the next board meeting we will vote on the recipient.

The chairperson for recruiting nominations for new board members will be appointed by the president. Following the by-laws this should be done by August.

The next board meeting will be Thursday, August 5, following the game. 

Motion made by Nora Burgess to adjourn. 2nd by Joanne Howell.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 





 

July 15. 2020

SWMO Bridge Center, Unit 101 of ACBL, District 15

1675 E. Seminole Suite F, Springfield, MO

Minutes

 

The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Rod Smith on May 6, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. at the bridge center. In attendance were president Rod Smith, vice president Connie White, secretary Joan Hunter, board members (1 year term): Nora Burgess, Diane Davis, Joanne Howell, Joan Hunter; (2 year term): Mary Giles, Jeanne Lins, and Teresa Russell. Zola Harper and Al Hunter were not able to attend. Also in attendance was director Rick Giles.

 

The financial report was presented by Rod Smith. The motion was made by Connie White to accept the report, 2nd by Mary Giles. Motion passed.

 

Old business: Minutes were read from our last meeting on October 22, 2020. The motion was made by Connie White to accept the report, 2nd by Teresa Russell. Motion passed.

 

Rod reported that the Oasis rental was cancelled for the tournament per recommendations of last board meeting. He also explained the relationship between ACBL and local clubs and tournaments.

 

The board discussed current issues with Covid. It was decided that it will no longer be necessary to continue taking temperatures and having the sign-up sheet, but the club will continue to observe city, state, and applicable requirements regarding all Covid protocols.

 

There was discussion about kibitzing and that it is not always comfortable for all players. David Giles will be asked to put out a statement that each table has the right to say no. Mary Giles will discuss this with the club manager. Discussions of hands should not be done between games and the directors will be asked to remind the club of these protocols.

 

End of year business meeting/election of officers/Christmas party.  Discussion of party and ideas.  Box lunch, suggested, or bring your own. Waiting to see what regulations are at that time. December 5, 2021will be the date of the party. Eating, then meeting, then bridge. Joanne volunteered to be in charge of organizing this.

 

All board members should recommend to Rod their choice of nominee for the Jim McKinney outstanding volunteer trophy.  At the next board meeting we will vote on the recipient.

 

The chairperson for recruiting nominations for new board members will be appointed by the president. Following the by-laws this should be done by August.

The next board meeting will be Thursday, August 5, following the game.

Motion made by Nora Burgess to adjourn. 2nd by Joanne Howell.

Meeting adjourned.


 

  Fall 2022 Bridge Classes

Fall 2022 Bridge Classes

What:     Beginning Bridge Lessons

Where:    Library Center (4653 South Campbell)

When:    Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM (Sept 8, 15, 22, 29)

Cost:        Free

Contact:    Call the Library Center to register - 417-882-0714

What:    Play of the Hand

Where:    Bridge Center

When:    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM (Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9)

Cost:        $80 for the first-time students, $40 for        second time

Contact:    Connie White - 417-830-1591

What:    Bidding in the 21st Century

Where:    Bridge Center

When:    Thursdays time TBD (Oct 6, 13. 20, 27, Nov 3, 10. 17, Dec 1)

Cost:        $80 for the first-time students, $40 for        second time

Contact:    Steve Olson - 417-379-3125



 

 

  70% Club - 2022

2022 70% Club (most recent listed first)

8/10 - Bev Stenger & Neil Stenger - 71%

8/2 - Jeff Snyder & Mimi Snyder 72%

8/2 - Charlotte Bayliff & Bonnie Bridger - 72%

8/2 - Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 73%

7/28 - Jon Nance & Paul Ross - 76%

7/26 - Bunny Bridger & Jeff Snyder - 72%

7/26 - Natalie Moon & Lisa Ovens - 71%

7/12 - Jeff Snyder & Mimi Snyder - 72%

7/8 - Sharon Gilden & Jerry Proctor - 71%

6/20 - Ev Beguin & Jerry Proctor - 70%

6/16 - Bev Stenger & Neil Stenger - 74%

6/10 - David Giles & Rick Giles - 72%

5/16 - Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 71%

5/10 - Joann Hyde & Lisa Ovens - 71%

3/18 - Richard Cameron & Larry Halverson - 72%

3/15 - Natalie Moon & Dave Running - 75%

2/4 - Dan Goodwin & Larry Halveron - 71%

1/25 - Charlotte Bayliff & Bonnie Bridger - 78%

1/13 - Arlie Rotenberry & Bobbie Bridger - 75%

1/9 - Rick Giles, Mary Giles, David Giles, Tim Luce - 78%

  70% Club - 2021

70% (or higher) Scores - 2021 (most recent listed first)

12/28 - Jim McKinney & Lloyd McKinney - 73%

12/20 - Neil Stenger & Bev Stenger - 70%

12/16 - Martha Odom & Janet Simmons - 78%

10/14 - Ev Beguin - 71% (Individual Game)

10/14 - Jon Nance & Paul Ross - 71%

10/12 Carolyn Ahart & Sherrill Luckie - 71%

9/7 Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 76%

7/27 Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 74%

7/19 Nora Burgess & David Giles - 83%

7/11 John Door, Bill Goetze, Tim Luce, and Steve Olson - 81%

7/5 - Tim Luce & Steve Olson - 72%

6/27 Rick Giles, Mary Giles, David Giles, and Tim Luce - 75%

6/12 John Door, Tim Luce, Becky Cooper, Jane McKinney - 82%

6/1 Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 70%

5/29 Nancy Tiller, Bernie Webster, Jane McKinney, Carol Pinegar - 78%

5/21 Doug Bloch & Nancy Tiller - 74%

4/22 Jon Nance & Paul Ross - 72% 

3/30 Jim McKinney and Jon Nance - 77%

3/14 Bill Archambo, Peggy Dwyer, Alan O'Neal, Judy Voris - 70%

2/24 Doug Bloch & Jan Bloch - 73%

2/11 Don Bates & Frank Washburn - 75%

2/9 Gary Cunningham & Rod Smith - 71%

1/30 Rick Giles, Mary Giles, David Giles, Tim Luce - 76%

1/26 Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 70%

1/10 Rick Giles, Mary Giles, David Giles, Tim Luce - 74%

1/4 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 72%

 

  70% Club - 2020

2020 Winners with a 70% or higher score (most recent listed first)

12/27 - Don Bates & Frank Washburn - 70%

11/16 - Bill Archambo & Peggy Dwyer - 73%

11/6 - Rick Giles & Jeanne Lins - 72%

11/3 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 73%

11/3 - Carol Haynes & Bernie Webster - 78%

10/20 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 73%

10/16 - Doug Bloch & Nancy Tiller - 79%

10/5 - Bev Stenger & Neil Stenger - 73%

10/1 - Jill Hannum & Sylvia Neff - 70%

9/28 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 70%

9/18 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 71%

8/25 - Nancy Tiller & Bernie Webster - 70%

8/11 - Carol Haynes & Bernie Webster - 70%

7/21 - David Giles & Rick Giles - 70%

7/14 - Mary Giles & Rick Giles - 71%

7/1 - Rod Smith &Nancy Yancey - 70%

3/10 - Bill Archambo & Larry Pitts - 70%

3/4 - Peggy Dwyer & Dan Goodwin - 72%

2/28 - Sylvia Neff & Florence Williamson - 70%

2/20 - Charles Coller & Rena Coller - 72%

2/17 - Gary Cunningham & Eric Merritt - 71%

2/10 - Virginia Chace & Bobbie Chartier - 71%

2/7 - Vinay Garg & Rick Giles - 70%

2/7 - Jim McKinney & Jon Nance - 73%

2/3 - Richard Bender & Jon Nance - 71%

1/15 - Susan Cohen & Theresa Russell - 70%

1/10 - Richard Cameron & Larry Halverson - 71%