UNIT 157 Board Of Directors Meeting
May 19, 2007
Attending Board Members: Clair Chisler, Frank Galloway, Clay
Hall, Eileen Hedrick, Mary Jo Howard, O. T. Johnson, Ann Lilly, Aaron Maryanow,
Kristina Oliver, Linda Randall, and Jerri Taylor.
The meeting was called to
order by Unit 157 President, Kristina Oliver.
Minutes of the last meeting
were distributed by Secretary Eileen Hedrick. Aaron Maryanow made a motion, seconded by Jerri Taylor, that
the corrected minutes be approved.
A Treasurer’s Report was
distributed by Treasurer, Aaron Maryanow.
The report was approved as presented.
Following Kris Oliver’s
apology for missing the Montgomery tournament, a discussion of a policy of
keeping clubs open or closed during tournaments for clubs in the 157 Unit was
held. Frank Galloway shared survey
information he had done based on comments he had received from Don Kemp
regarding the decreased attendance at the Montgomery Sectional held May 4-6,
2007. Frank sent a questionnaire to 26 of the 30 members of the Birmingham club
who, Don Kemp told him, attended the Montgomery sectional tournament in 2006,
but not in 2007. He did not send
questionnaires to three members who were out of the U.S. during the tournament
or a member who had moved to Texas.
Frank reported that all of the members who responded to the
questionnaire (22 of 26) stated that their not attending the tournament in
Montgomery had nothing to do with the Birmingham club being open during the
tournament. Most of them reported
that they did not play at the Birmingham club that weekend. Frank reported that only one of the
members who responded expressed the opinion that the Birmingham club should
have closed during the tournament.
Clay Hall suggested that
the timing of the tournaments for Montgomery and Birmingham could be the cause
for decline in attendance. The
closing of a club in the unit has been done in the past as a courtesy to
hosting club and is not a rule of the unit. It was agreed that more communication should be done with
clubs in Unit 157 to promote goodwill among the clubs.
Clay Hall gave a report for
GNT and the subsidizing of funds to unit members who attend these games. He and his committee were charged with
the task of coming up with ideas for raising these funds. There was a discussion of holding a GNT
Week of games the week of January 20-26, 2008, and charging an additional $1
per person for these games to benefit the GNT Fund. The idea was approved and would be further discussed and detailed
at the October meeting in Oxford.
Clay also noted that Unit 157
has 16 Unit Championship games a year.
They could hold split games at different clubs. All games would need to be “Open” games
at all sites.
In regard to revenues from
Regional tournaments held in Unit 157, Clay Hall made a motion that the hosting
club would receive the first $2,000 of profit and that the Unit would receive
20% of all profits over the $2,000.
This resolution would be effective January 2009. The motion was seconded by Jerri
Taylor. Motion passed
those present, with exception of Eileen Hedrick, Kris Oliver (who did not vote)
and Frank Galloway, voted in favor of the motion.
Kris announced that Stella
Ramey would be the new Education Chairman for Unit 157.
The meeting was
adjourned. The next Board Meeting
will be held in October in Oxford.
Secretary Unit 157