UNIT 157 Board Of Directors Meeting

February 24, 2007

Birmingham, Alabama



Attending:  Clair Chisler, Alan Freeland, Frank Galloway, Eileen Hedrick, Mary Jo Howard, Judy Johnson, O. T. Johnson, Don Kemp, Ann Lilly, Aaron Maryanow, Linda Randall, Lee Stimson, and Jerri Taylor.


The meeting was called to order by Unit 157 Vice President, O. T. Johnson.


Minutes of the last meeting were distributed by Secretary Eileen Hedrick.  Jerri Taylor moved, seconded by Aaron Maryanow, that the minutes be approved.  The minutes were approved as presented.


A treasurerÕs report was distributed by Treasurer, Aaron Maryanow.   Aaron reported that Unit 157 would not receive any money revenue sharing for last year due to the regional being held.


Old Business


Funding to the Tuscaloosa Bridge Club for educational expenses in the amount of $400 has not been paid.  Ann Lilly made the motion that this amount be paid when the expenses are formally incurred.  Don Kemp seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


New Business


Reimbursement of funds to the Birmingham Bridge Club for EasyBridge expenses was discussed.  Expenses to be reviewed by Unit 157.  Clair Chisler has this report and will give to appropriate person for handling.  Motion was made by Aaron Maryanow to reimburse 50% of approved expenses upon receipt of expense report.  Frank Galloway seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


A Unit Championship game was proposed to be held at the Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club (BDBC) on April 21.  O. T. Johnson will coordinate this will Bill Cook. 


In conjunction with the Unit Championship game, a planning session of the Unit 157 will be held from 9am Š 12 noon at the Bridge club facility.


The Grand National Team game was discussed.  It was reported that Clay Hall will get with Bill Parrish to decide on a date for this game to be held prior to April 15.  Frank Galloway will confirm with Clay Hall.  This date will need to be coordinated with Jerri Taylor from Montgomery.


In accordance with the Unit 157 Strategic Plan, stipends of $200 ($100 to each player) would continue to be paid by Unit 157 to help defray expenses incurred by the District 10 winners in flights A, B, and C, namely Clay Hall/Doug Wagner, Perry Richardson/Frank Cook, and Joe Primm/Abe Zanayed.


Frank Galloway requested reimbursement for new carpet at the BDBC according to the Unit 157 reimbursement policy.  This will be discussed at the April 21st Planning Session.


It was reported that the $2,000 loan made to the BDBC for expenses for the 2006 Regional have been repaid.


The next Unit 157 Board of Directors meeting will be at the Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club on Saturday, April 21, 2007.  This will be a planning session.


There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting was made.  The motion passed without objection.


Respectfully submitted,



Eileen Hedrick, Secretary

Unit 157