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:
More Swiss teams; more events for newer players
Pleasant environment at clubs
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
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:
May 31 - June 2: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1: JCC, Overland Park, KS
Nov. 1 - 3: JCC, Overland Park, KS
April 3 - 5: JCC, Overland Park, KS
June 26 - 28: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO
Aug. 28 - 30: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO
Oct. 23 - 25: JCC, Overland Park, KS
April 2 - 4: JCC, Overland Park, KS
June 11 - 13: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO
Aug. 27 - 29: Marriott, Blue Springs, MO
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
Non-profit bridge center? (postponed to next board mtg)
5:00 PM - New business
Proposed changes to Policies & Procedures –Becky
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.
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.
Authorize 2 free plays per day for the Sectional tournament chair to award volunteers who have helped significantly with the tournament.
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.
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.
Awards and trophies
Storing items at the Studio
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?