Deland Bridge Club
Board of Directors Meeting
September 21, 2020
President Paul Moniz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am. In attendance were Nancy Sharff, Lynn Martin, Lynn Sorensen, Nancy Zook, Linda Kehoe, Joan Ravede, Joan Lee, Kathy Cappy, Lynn Berg and Amy Whitmarsh.
The minutes of the July 20th meeting were approved after the motion by Joan R. was seconded by Lynn M. Future minutes will be approved via email and posted on the Club’s Website. The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted after a motion by Lynn S. which was seconded by Lynn M. This report will also be posted on the Website in the future.
Lynn Berg reported on a canvas of other Clubs in the state as to their plans for reopening. She reported that the number of players in the Virtual Club games continue to grow slightly. But we need to find a way to get other members playing. She is continuing the lessons to encourage members to play.
Membership. No new members since the July Meeting.
Supplies. Nothing to report.
Facilities. New carpeting has been installed and outside trimming completed. Lynn B. brought up the condition of the outdoor carpeting on the entryway into the Club. She will check how to change and get an estimate of costs.
Sunshine. Two cards were sent since the previous meeting. (Note, please let Joan Ravede know when members need to be remembered by us with a bit of sunshine.)
The Club continues to basically break even with the Virtual games and continue to receive donations from members which are helping the Club meet its expenses.
After discussion, the Board agreed to set aside selection of a date for reopening the Club and will address the issue at the Board Meeting on December 8th at 10:00 am.
That will also be the date for the Annual Meeting as required to retain our Charter. This was per a motion by Joan L. seconded by Kathy which passed unanimously.
The Board also unanimously passed a motion by Paul and seconded by Lynn S. which reads as follows: “Club members will not be asked to pay Membership Fees for 2021 until such time as the Club can reopen. Individual members will continue to remain in good financial standing until that time.” (All donations are greatly appreciated and acknowledged as they continue to help the Club through these tumultuous times.).
The Nominating Committee is comprised of Nancy S. and Lynn S. The Board gave much attention to the issue of the increasingly difficult responsibilities that the Board faces due to the COVID 19 situation. And after a motion by Nancy Z. seconded by Lynn M., the Board unanimously voted to retain the current group of officers until such time as an acceptable transition can take place. Linda Kehoe said that she probably will not be able to finish her term.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 am by unanimous vote after a motion by Joan R. with a second by Paul.