ACBL Unit Board Meeting, Sept 8, 2018

August 29, 2018

Unit 131 Board agenda – Saturday, September 8, 2018, 3:45 PM at the Studio

Let’s always be reminded of our priorities for the coming year:

  • Tournaments

  • More Swiss teams; more events for newer players

  • Pleasant environment at clubs

  • Grow unit

  • Focus on events for newer players

  • Engage “old guard” and newer players actively

 

3:45 PM - Well wishes to unit members who are ill and/or recovering (who has names?)

3:50 PM – guests – Lee Goodman and Tim Hays – potential improvements in the Studio

4:15 PM - Tournaments scheduled through 2019

  • Report: Summer sectional July 13-15 (Blue Springs Marriott) – Randy Klein and Alan Hierseman, Co-Chairs

  • Fall sectional Aug. 31-Sept. 2 (The J, Overland Park) – Alan Hierseman, Chair

  • NLM sectional Sept. 28-30 (The J, Overland Park) – Tim Hays, Chair

  • Winter sectional Nov. 9-11 (The J, Overland Park), with NAP District 15 finals –   Tory Billard, Chair

  • Holiday regional Dec. 26-31 (The J, Overland Park) – Marti and Chuck Malcom, Co-chairs; exciting schedule of events; review of PR about our tournament; need for someone to staff the Information Desk

    • [while we have the largest tournaments in the District, Carolina’s Holiday Regional is larger than ours - 1800 vs 1064 tables]

  • NAP unit finals Oct. 7? (Overland Park?), District finals Nov. 10 (Overland Park?)

    • GNT District finals June 9-10, Oklahoma City Sectional (Edmond, OK)

    • GNT 2019 qualifying dates? Encourage more C teams? – Vicki Muir, Chair

  • 2019 unit sectional tournaments:

    1. 2019

      1. May 31 - June 2: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO

      2. Aug. 30 - Sept. 1: JCC, Overland Park, KS

      3. Nov. 1 - 3: JCC, Overland Park, KS

    2. 2020

      1. April 3 - 5: JCC, Overland Park, KS

      2. June 26 - 28: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO

      3. Aug. 28 - 30: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO

      4. Oct. 23 - 25: JCC, Overland Park, KS

    3. 2021

      1. April 2 - 4: JCC, Overland Park, KS

      2. June 11 - 13: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO

      3. Aug. 27 - 29: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO

      4. Oct. 22 - 24: JCC, Overland Park, KS 

(Note: Depending on the Chiefs schedule, the October dates in 2020 and 2021 could shift. Also, I’m in the process of confirming all the locations, so they could shift too.)4:40 PM - Unit finances (Jim Dorman and Rajeev Bansal)

4:50 PM - Unfinished Business

  1. Bragging Rights?

  2. Unit Committees

  3. Non-profit bridge center? (postponed to next board mtg)

5:00 PM - New business

  1. Proposed changes to Policies & Procedures –Becky

    1. Remove the reference to caddie pay from the P&P.  The P&P shouldn't reflect actual dollar amounts as this is approved by the Board each time as part of the Sectional budget.

    2. Change the Webmaster's free plays from 3 to 2 per day to make it in line with every one else who receives free plays.

    3. Authorize 2 free plays per day for the Sectional tournament chair to award volunteers who have helped significantly with the tournament.

    4. Authorize 2 free plays per day for the Regional tournament chair to award volunteers who have helped significantly with the tournament.  This would replace the fill in the blank currently in the P&P.

    5. Or, it has been suggested that we increase the 2 free plays a day to 3 free plays a day for the holiday regional only. This way the Chair can give both partnership chairs a free play and still have one left over to use if she wants to.

  2. Awards and trophies

  3. Storing items at the Studio

  4. Other?

5:05 PM - Executive session: preparing for Unit 131 voting in District election

5:15 PM – Adjourn – next meeting: Saturday, Nov. 3, 3:45 PM at the Studio?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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