SWMO Bridge Center, Unit 101 of ACBL, District 15
1675 E. Seminole Suite F, Springfield, MO
The regular Board of Governor’s meeting of the Unit 101 ACBL bridge club was called to order by president Rod Smith on October 22, 2020 at 4:30 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: Julie Mahaffey, Teresa Russell, and Nora Burgess (virtually via Zoom), Joanne Howell, Mary Giles, and Jeanne Lins. Also present were past presidentSherrill Luckie, club manager David Giles and Rick Giles.
Treasurer Al Hunter gave the financial report. The club has $34,000 in the bank. From April to October the account went down by $2,700 each month. Once play restarted it has fallen by $2,300 a month. The lease runs through June 2022. Money will run out in approximately 15 months from now if nothing else changes. David Giles reported that the club gets back 80% from ACBL for virtualgames. David’s opinion is that $1.50 per person or a minimum $25 dollars per game would be a fair director’s pay for online games. Connie White made the motion to accept his recommendation for these fees. 2nd by Nora Burgess. Motion passed.
How to handle the current Covid 19 situation. A person tested positive to Covid 19 on Friday the 16th of October. The board requests that members notify the club if they are ill or test positive as soon as possible so that the club can make a decision about closing or not. Mary Giles made a motion that the club reopens October 30 after the quarantine period. 2nd by Jeanne Lins. Motion passed.
Becky Cooper did a presentation on safety concerning how to deal with Covid and air filtration and ventilation. MERV 13 and HEPA filters supposedly remove all particles of the size believed to be virus-laden. The cost would be approximately $1,000. Becky will contact Jon Nance and Paul Ross for their recommendations concerning the efficacy of the filters.
There is no possibility for our annual Christmas party nor the annual meeting. Mary Giles made
a motion that the board and slate of officer stays the same for the next year unless someone would like to resign, and she will be contacting all of them. 2nd by Joanne Howell. Julie Mahaffey would like for her term to not be extended. She will resign at the end of her term if her term is extended. Josh Young resigned via a previous email.
The club needs to make a decision about the 2022 October Regional Tournament. We stillhave a reservation with the hotel. Connie made a motion that we contact the Oasis to cancel our tournament. 2nd by Joanne Howell. Motion passed. Al Hunter and Rod Smith will contact Oasis.
Ideas to increase club revenue: Teresa Russell suggested that the online players pay $7 as that is what we would be paying if playing at the bridge center. She also suggested that we do a capital campaign so that members could donate what they may normally pay to play, and donate that to the club. The board decided to send a letter to the club membership asking for donations. Joan and Al Hunter volunteered to compose the letter and send it to the board for approval. Everyone will help mailing it out. David reported that increasing online games to more than 18 boards is not standard on BBO. Charging $6 he feels is best. The board decided to follow David’s suggestion.
Other business: Joanne Howell recommended that the furnace filter be changed monthly.
Al Hunter moved to adjourn. 2nd by Mary Giles. Meeting adjourned.