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Unit Board 216 Meeting
March 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Present: Margie Brennan, Barb Maas, Carolyn Miller, Rich Newell, Penny Rittgers, Carolyn Sabroske, Gregg Walsh, and Dee Wilson.
Absent: Bill Long, Bonni Newton, Kate Reynolds, Bill Wallace.
President Carolyn Sabroske called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken. January minutes were discussed. Margie moved to approve them. Dee seconded. Motion carried. Carolyn Miller gave the treasurer’s report. She noted we had to pay ACBL a required District Assessment fee of $499 stemming from table count at our 2017 Regional tournament. Margie moved to accept the report. Penny seconded. Motion carried.
Education: The Unit plans to offer beginning bridge classes this fall. Nancy Wilson will teach one through the Ray Society called Learn Bridge in a Day. The Education and Byers-Gustafson fund committees are looking into purchasing an electronic whiteboard. Teachers, directors, tournament DIC could use it to display valuable information. No action was taken.
Old business: Plans for Spring Festival tournament have been finalized. Iowa Gold-NLM is being promoted at other tournaments and trying to reach an agreement with the Corporate Board as to their charge for using the Bridge Center site. Gregg is going to discuss the fee with the Corporate Board. Carolyn Sabroske has signed a favorable contract with the Sheraton for being the venue for our 2019 Greater Des Moines Regional.
Gregg is still attempting to get in writing that we have a $500 credit with Subway. Subway says they will take 25% off our orders until the $500 is reached.
Penny made a motion to keep the By-laws as written since it was agreed that having the vice president succeed the president would be too restrictive. There is no need to amend them. Dee seconded motion. Unanimous approval.
The 24 Unit games given us this year will be used: 10 Dee, 10 Gregg, and 4 Unit.
New business: Holly Terndrup has designed a business card listing our upcoming tournaments and our site location. Penny made a motion to allow Holly to order 500 to be given out to interested players and at other tournaments. Dee seconded. Motion passed.
After discussion Margie made a motion to cease publication of The Hawkeyer. Rich seconded. Motion passed. Our new website has the capability of putting all information and articles on it.
Kate Reynolds will plan the Medallion Party and send letters to award recipients. It will be Saturday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. The Unit will provide the meat and members whose last name starts from N-Z will be asked to furnish a side dish. Game will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Gregg moved to adjourn. Penny seconded it. Motion carried. The next meeting will be Monday, April 30. Please mark your calendars.
Submitted by Barb Maas