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July 26th, 2018 Minutes
Unit 216 Agenda Thursday, July 26, 2018

Unit 216 Board Minutes
Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

President Carolyn Sabroske called the meeting to order.

Board Minutes: Bill Wallace moved to accept. Rich Newell seconded. Approved.

Treasurer’s Report: The proceeds from the Mentoring Games will be deposited in the Education fund. The Longest Day sent $2,293.00 to the Alzheimers Association. Kate Reynolds moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Rich Newell seconded. Approved.

Education Report: The request for funding from the Unit Board and the Corporation was withdrawn before the start of the meeting. A revised request for audio-visual funding has been presented to the Gustafson-Byers board.

Old Business:
NLM Regional Tournament: We might need the bridge pads from Ames & Marshalltown. We have 45 at the Bridge Center, 4 of which need to be repaired.

Cornbelt Sectional: Elese Johnson and Jean Friedrich are co-chairing this event. Rich Newell will create a short survey about Swiss Team participation to be handed to people on the Friday of the Sectional.

Grand National Teams: Will be the first weekend in May, 2019. Sections A, B, and C will be held at the Bridge Center. It should be about 20 tables. Gregg Walsh will chair and Rich Newell will co-chair.

2019 Regional: The Sheraton has been secured for the event. Rich Newell has suggested using the Knockout format similar to the Gopher Regional.

New Business:
Nominating Committee: Bill Wallace will chair. There will be five openings on the Unit Board.
Rich Newell, Kate Reynolds and Penny Rittgers will not be running.

There is concern about people finishing play early and then hovering over and around people still play the boards before the time is up. The Directors could address this concern before the games.

Next Meeting: Monday, August 27 at 3:30. Bill Wallace moved to adjourn. Kate Reynolds
seconded. Approved.

Minutes prepared by Penny Rittgers.