Lake County Duplicate Bridge Club
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
January 11, 2023
Present: Directors: Jim Carpenter (JC), President; Virginia Parker (VP), Secretary; Barbara Benedict (BB), Treasurer; Ralph Dolan (RD), Joan Mager (JM). Absent: Linda Edwards (LE), Vice President. Guests: Denise Erwin (DE), Club Manager; Lindley d’Ouville (Ld) Club Accountant.
Call to Order and Determination of a Quorum
The meeting was called to order by President Jim Carpenter (JC) at 11:05 am. A quorum was established.
Approval of December 14, 2022, Board Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the December 14, 2022, meeting were unavailable. They will be distributed when prepared and approved at the February Board meeting.
Club Accountant Lindley d’Ouville (Ld) presented the December balance sheet and profit and loss statement. She highlighted the club netted $3,000 from the Christmas party and $1,245 from classes due to the generosity of donations. The monthly report was approved (motion JC/second RD). Ld will present the 2022 year-end report at the next meeting.
President JC presented, in the absence of any additional candidates, Joan Mager and Ralph Dolan as renamed to the Board for three-year terms (2023-2025). The Board approved (motion JC/second BB). VP moved officers remain as for 2022, and the Board approved (Motion VP/second BB).
Club Manager’s Report
DE distributed a proposed calendar of games for the January-April period and asked for Board confirmation of the Club’s participation in the Junior Fund and Education Fund games in January and February, respectively, for which ACBL charges an additional $5/table. Board consensus was we will support these educational efforts.
DE said 16 of our 2022 members have not yet renewed for 2023. Several new members have joined.
There have been complaints about the condition of some decks of cards and bidding box cards. JC said he will check on the cost of replacements.
The Club Manager’s report was approved (motion JC/second VP).
Chair Joan Mager (JM) reported classes offered by Walter Bogaerts are in progress, with 15 enrolled in the 2/1 class. The Slam Bidding class will follow it immediately. She has not yet talked with Jane Carusone about the possibility of resuming the popular mentoring program.
RD volunteered to create a substitutes list for the afternoon and Friday morning games.
Facilities Manager Report and Standing Committees/Programs Reports
There were no reports from the Facilities Manager, Ethics or Sunshine.
Friday Morning Game has limited attendance. Its fate will depend on turnout in the coming few weeks.
There was no new business.
The meeting adjourned at 12:05 (motion JM/second BB).
Virginia Parker, Secretary