Unit 131 Board agenda – Saturday, August 3, 3:30 PM, the Studio

July 22, 2019

ACBL Unit 131

Unit 131 Board agenda – Saturday, August 3, 3:30 PM, the Studio            

Let’s always be reminded of our priorities:

  • Great tournaments

  • More Swiss teams; and more events for newer players

  • Pleasant environment at clubs

  • Grow unit

  • Engage “old guard” and newer players actively

 

  1. 3:30 PM - Well wishes to unit members who are ill and/or recovering (who has names?)

    1. Remembering Jerry Mandelkehr and Marion Taylor

 

  1. 3:35 PM – Tournaments scheduled through 2021

    1. GNT and NAP 2019 qualifying. Encourage more C teams? – Vicki

      1. NAP -

Club competitions in June, July and August; Q = any pair scoring 50% or more

Unit qualifying Sept. 8 at the Studio - Q = any pair scoring 50% or more

District finals Sat. Nov. 16 in Midwest City, OK (OKC) - 2 sessions; qualifiers for NABC = top 3 "A" pairs and top 4 "B" and "C" pairs

NABC NAP competition is in Columbus: Flight A = March 18-19, flights B and C March 28-29

 

  1. GNT -

Club competitions from Sept. 1 through Jan. 30, 2020

Unit finals between Jan. 31 and Feb. 22, 2020 (may buy-in if not played or qualified in club competition)

District GNT finals at OKC Regional March 7-8, 2020 (may buy-in)

NABC GNT finals in Montreal, July 16-26, 2020

 

  1. Future Unit 131 tournaments – Tory, Alan, Richard

    1. 2019

      1. Aug. 30 - Sept. 1: The J, Overland Park, KS

      2. Sept. 27-29: I/N, at the Studio

      3. Nov. 1 - 3: The J, Overland Park, KS

      4. Dec. 26-31, Regional, Sheraton OP

 

  1. 2020

    1. April 3 - 5: The J, Overland Park, KS

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

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

    4. Oct. 23 - 25: The J, Overland Park, KS

 

 

  1. 2021

    1. April 2 - 4: The J, Overland Park, KS

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

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

    4. Oct. 22 - 24: The J, Overland Park, KS 

 

(Note: Depending on the Chiefs schedule, the October dates in 2020 and 2021 could shift. Also, we are in the process of confirming all the locations, so they could possibly shift, too.)

 

  1. 3:45 PM – Recommendation (if any) from Tournament Committee (Purple Pass?) - Tory

 

  1. 3:50 PM - Unit finances - Jim Dorman and Rajeev Bansal

    1. Financial results from Spring Sectional: Jim, Bar

  2. 4:00 PM - Unfinished Business

    1. Should we print a directory?

    2. Posting meeting summaries and financial statement: our website, bulletin board?

    3. The Common Game?

    4. Visiting other Unit 131 clubs: Norm, Robert, Bar

      1. Studio

      2. John Knox Village

      3. Blue Springs

      4. Independence

      5. Northland

      6. Liberty

      7. Lee’s Summit

      8. St. Joe

      9. Warrensburg

      10. Sedalia

      11. Chillicothe

      12. Marshall

      13. Columbia

      14. Jeff City

      15. Kirksville

 

  1. 4:10 PM - New business

    1. New timers – Alan

    2. Growing Unit 131 membership – focus groups (A players, C players, Club owners/directors): report from Robert, Bar and Norm

    3.  It is not to early to think of Unit Members that might be interested in running for the Board.  The 2020 Board Election will be held at the Spring Sectional.  Please send names of potential candidates to Robert.  I will contact them to secure their interest and get their permission to place their name on the Election Ballot.  We especially need “A” player candidates! Thank you, Robert Weaver, Chair, Election Committee

    4. Contact with local ABA unit – Lee Marks and Ivan Smith

    5. Engaging A players

      1. Mentoring game? On a Saturday? Sunday?

 

  1. 4:30 PM – Adjourn – next meeting:  Saturday, Oct. 5? at 3:30 PM at the Studio

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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