Minutes of RABA Board Meeting
Present: G. Ride, W. Marsland, B. Rosenthal, L. Sanders, P. Clark, L. Meacham, C. Adrion, P. Cherin, K. Toole,
P. McFadden, M. Atwell
Absent : B. Bardeschewski
Guests : R. Mittleman, D. Wilson, Ed Reppert
The meeting was called to order by President Liz at 4:55 PM
The meeting was held at Temple Brith Kodesh
Motion by B. Rosenthal
Second by Peg Clark to accept the minutes of the last meeting as posted on the website
The treasurer's report was accepted -- there were no changes since last board meeting.
The RABA board mission statement was on the agenda for the board members to read it and perhaps "refresh" our memory as to what the statement said.
The intent was not to change it. The statement was not altered or replaced.
Charlie Adrion presented the results of the audit held 5/10/10
All of our finances, financial records and financial procedures are in order
Charlie commended Warren on the excellent work Warren does as treasurer
The audit committee suggested that the treasurer's report be sent to all RABA board members before each board meeting
The dates for the summer sectional to be held in Geneseo will be July 10th thru July 11th
Liz Meacham will chair this event with Sue Barocas as her co-chair
There will be a separate 299er section on July 10th and a single session 299er team event on July 11th
On July 11th there will be a lesson for 299ers on how to play teams -- i. e. -- the differences between teams and pairs
The dates for the fall sectional to be held in Lakeville will be September 10th thru September 12th
Charlie Adrion is the chairperson
Friday, September 10th, will be two sessions - open pairs -- 11AM and 3PM
Saturday. September 11th, will be three sessions - open pairs -- 10AM, 2PM, and 7PM
Two of the three sessions would count in the overall and you must specify which two befoe you start play
Sunday, September 12th, will be a two session Swiss team event with a one session 299er Swiss team event
There would be lunch on Friday with players asked to bring a "dish to pass" similar to our life master parties
The fee for the sectionals will increase to $9.00
Motion by Charlie Adrion
Second by Bob Rosenthal
To hold the spring sectional for 2011 at a new location -- a Shriner's Temple on Bay road in Webster
The dates will be March 25, 2011 thru March 27, 2011
Charlie will contact the Shriners and finalize the dates
The tentative dates for the 2011 fall sectional will be October 15, 2011 and October 16, 2011
Ron Mittleman and Dick Wilson gave an update on the progress of finding a bridge center
There has been a decrease in the attendance at our games since September 2009.
This translates into finding a building ready for us to use and increasing the cost of our games to cover the rent or finding a building where the rent is lower.
The building with the low rent would most likely need renovations which would be an added cost. Based on our attendance, in order to afford a bridge center, the
cost to play at our games would increase. It is possible that an increase in the cost would have some players playing fewer games than they now play which would
decrease our attendance further.
Ron's point was that a bridge studio is not economically viable at present attendance levels.
Lois and Sue McCartney are working on the phone directory
Charlie suggested that one copy of the RABA board minutes be made available at each game. This copy would be for the players that do not have access to our website.
Motion by Warren Marsland
Second by Peg McFadden
to buy 100 sectional award pins at a cost of 80 cents per pin
Liz asked Gerry to form and chair a nominating committee
The next meeting would be 8/23/10 at Temple Brith Kodesh
Motion -- Marshall Atwell
Second -- Peg McFadden
Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM