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Unit 157 Board of Director Meeting Minutes
March 30, 2003

Attending: Edith Bowler, Martha Brandt, Clair Chisler, Jack Hadder, Doug Hoadley, Don Kemp, Jo Ann Maddox, Aaron Maryanow, Kris Oliver, Joanne Rierson, Charlotte Rueschenberg, Lee Stimson, and Jerri Taylor

The meeting was called to order by Unit 157 President Jerri Taylor.

Minutes of the last meeting were distributed by Secretary Don Kemp. A motion to approve the minutes as amended was passed unanimously.

It was noted by President Jerri Taylor that board members are encouraged to report on board meeting proceedings to their club members.

Treasurer Aaron Maryanow distributed the balance sheet, income statement and budget to the Board. The Treasurer’s report was approved as submitted.

President Taylor noted that the Unit 157 By-laws permit the addition of at large members to the board as full voting members. It was moved by Doug Hoadley, seconded by Aaron Maryanow, that Edith Bowler, Clair Chisler, Jo Ann Maddox be added to the board as at large members. The motion passed unanimously.

Old Business

Doug Hoadley distributed a strategic plan worksheet for the purpose of determining how well the Unit had met the goals set out in the strategic plan. A copy of the strategic plan review is attached to these minutes as an addendum.

New Business

Kris Oliver informed the board that Audrey Grant is coming to Birmingham on June 29, 2003 to conduct a “Better Bridge Teacher Training Program.” Unit 157 will cover the fee for Unit 157 members.

Kris Oliver moved that travel expenses of up to $200 each for the District 10 Delegate and Alternate be allowed for attendance at District 10 board meetings, retroactive to the last Biloxi meeting. The motion was seconded by Lee Stimson and passed unanimously.

Kris Oliver moved that Birmingham be reimbursed by the Unit for Easybridge! III expenses totaling $915.85. The motion was seconded by Charlotte Rueschenberg and passed unanimously.

Kris Oliver advised the board that a gift to the Birmingham Club had been made by Frank Stewart of a number of bridge books for the club library. A storage room at the club was converted into a library room and a 10 X 14 storage building was purchased to house the items which were formerly in the storage room. Total expenses related to this were $2,587.00. Aaron Maryanow moved, seconded by Lee Stimson, that the Birmingham Bridge Club be reimbursed 50% of the $2,587.00 expenses plus $200 for Sectional Tournament supplies. The motion passed unanimously.

Aaron Maryanow moved, seconded by Martha Brandt, that the Unit provide $2,000.00 toward advertising and prizes for the Baton Rouge/Birmingham Split Regional which will be hosted in Birmingham July 28 – Aug. 3rd, 2003. The motion passed unanimously. Maryanow will apply for any matching funds available for reimbursement from District 10.

Charlotte Rueschenberg moved, seconded by Aaron Maryanow, that clubs be reimbursed up to $1,000 per Easybridge! I, II, or III program for advertising, books, etc. A roster of students, table count and receipts for expenses must be provided to the Unit treasurer for reimbursement. The motion was passed unanimously.

Charlotte Rueschenberg moved, seconded by Joanne Rierson, that the entry fees for the next level (Unit 157 Final, District 10 Final, and National Final) be reimbursed to members of Unit 157 in flights B & C who qualify for the next level with the highest percentage score and play in the finals at that next level. An honorarium of $150 will be paid toward the expenses for each pair who qualify in the District 10 finals, flights A, B, and C and play in the national NAP or GNT, retroactive for 2003 expenses already incurred. The motion passed unanimously.

Dates for the Unit finals in Birmingham and Montgomery will be set at the May 3rd board meeting in Montgomery.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Kemp, Secretary
Unit 157