Unit 216 & Des Moines Area Bridge
January 1st, 2018 Minutes
January 1st, 2018 Minutes

Special Unit 216 Board Meeting January 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Present:  Bill Long, Barb Maas, Carolyn Miller, Rich Newell, Bonni Newton, Kate Reynolds, Penny Rittgers, Carolyn Sabroske, Bill Wallace, Gregg Walsh, and Dee Wilson.  Absent:  Margie Brennan

Vice-president Kate Reynolds called the meeting to order.  Roll call was taken.  Priority on agenda was to elect a board president due to the tie vote in December.  Carolyn Sabroske added her name to the list of candidates which included Bonni Newton and Gregg Walsh.  Bonni spoke first and withdrew her name.  Gregg followed withdrawing his name.  Carolyn became president.

Carolyn’s ambitions for the year are:

    • to see more members involved in running our tournaments                         
    • establish a predictable(permanent) schedule for our sectionals to attract more out          of town players
    • identify a coordinator for I/N
    • refine our website to include finding partners for club games

Since Carolyn Sabroske had been elected vice-president in December, Barb Maas nominated Kate Reynolds as vice-president.  Bill Long seconded nomination.  Unanimous vote.  

Barb and Kate asked Unit Board to earmark $150 immediately so advertising can begin on the NLM Regional in August.  Money will be used for flyers and Save the Date business sized cards taken to other tournaments advertising the August Regional.  Bonni Newton moved to use $150 for advertising.  Bill Wallace seconded motion.  Board approved motion. 

The heat in our building is a problem.  After discussion Barb Maas moved to send a written formal request to the Corporate Board to promptly handle the problem.  Bonni seconded motion.  Motion passed.  Carolyn Sabroske will write letter.

Carolyn Sabroske reminded the board to come to the AED training on January 16 at 7:30 pm at the Bridge Center.

Carolyn Miller identified those contributing money to our unit and feels they need thank yous.  After discussion the idea was accepted and thank you notes to those contributing and future contributors will be sent out, and it was added to the list of responsibilities of the secretary.   

                                                        

Penny Rittgers moved to adjourn.  Carolyn Miller seconded it.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Barb Maas