Unit 157 Board of Director Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2006


Attending: W.C. Bryant, Clair Chisler, Jim Dobbyn, Frank Galloway, Eileen Hedrick, Clay Hall, Don Kemp, Aaron Maryanow, Lee Stimson, Peggy Wiegand, Robert Whiting and guest Bill Cook, District 10 Representative to the ACBL Board.


The meeting was called to order by Unit 157 Vice President, Lee Stimson.


Minutes of the last meeting were distributed by Secretary Don Kemp. The minutes were approved as read.


A treasurer's report was presented by Aaron Maryanow, showing a balance in cash, money markets, and Certificate of Deposits of $21,626.13 as of 12/31/05. Income for the year was $6,369.64 vs. expenses of $10,096.55, a loss of $3,726.91. The expenditures were in line with the unit's strategic plan of supporting projects which improve bridge in the unit.


Old Business


Clay Hall stated that we need to schedule the unit GNT events for this year. There will be two qualifying games in the unit, one in Birmingham and one in Montgomery, held on consecutive weekends.


New Business


A motion was made by W. C Bryant, seconded by Aaron Maryanow, to have a Unit-wide Championship game in mid to late June. At least three unit clubs must participate in the game.The motion was passed unanimously.


Interest was expressed in holding a Unit-wide Charity game. This was tabled until the May meeting.


Aaron Maryanow moved, seconded by Peggie Wiegand, to continue the Awards of Excellence each year. Up to five awards may be presented each year. Nominations are due by the May board meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


The executive committee will investigate the possibility of having an ACBL seminar sponsored by the unit, after investigating local interest. They will report to the board in May.


Clair Chisler reported on the District 10 board meeting. Minutes of the meeting are available on the District 10 web site, http://d10bridge.org.


There was no further new business.


Bill Cook reported to the board on the Denver ACBL Board meeting. A report of the highlights of the meeting were passed out. Of particular interest was that new rules were established spelling out how conflicts between districts will be handled. Memphis was approved for the 2012 NABC, which will be held at the Cook Center in downtown Memphis. This will be the 75th anniversary of ACBL.


Cook stated that he is open to receiving calls and communications from the membership about items which should be brought to the ACBL Board of Directors. He also suggested that the unit send him nominations for the Goodwill Committee, if there is someone in the unit we feel is deserving of this honor.


The next meeting of the unit board will be at the May sectional in Montgomery, between the Saturday afternoon and evening sessions. The annual meeting will be at the Anniston sectional on Saturday, September 30, 2006. A nominating committee will be appointed by President Bob Teel.


There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by W. C. Bryant. There being no objection the meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,


Don Kemp, Secretary

Unit 157