Minutes of the District 18 Board
Present: President Ron Hemeon, Vice President Karen Eble, Treasurer Floyd Hawley, Secretary
Ian Martindale, Kay Reese (Utah), Barry Pritchard (Alberta), District 18
Representative Dick Anderson, District 18 Head Tournament Director Roger Putnam,
Tournament Directors Steve Bates and Marie Jolley, and District 18 Tournament
Coordinator Bob Donaldson.
President Ron Hemeon called the meeting to order at 5:00
1: The minutes
of the previous meeting were read. Moved Ian Martindale 2nd Kay Reese
to approve the minutes as read. Carried.
2: Business arising from the minutes:
--Bob Donaldson agreed to continue as D18 Tournament Coordinator.
--Barry Pritchard and Kay Reese reported the results of the surveys regarding the Wasumi question. The poll results were heavily against paying extra entry fees to publish the newsletter. In SLC, 95-27, in Edmonton, 168-12. The board discussed ways to help make the Wasumi website a more convenient substitute.
3. Floyd Hawley
presented a verbal Treasurerís Report. The current cash position is
approximately US$35,000. The Canadian GST has eroded the margins of the
tournaments held there. The board discussed ways to offset the effects of the
tax. Moved Floyd Hawley 2nd Kay Reese to accept the Treasurerís
4. The Board
discussed at length the exchange differences from Canada to the U.S. Moved Ian
Martindale 2nd Dick Anderson to set Regional Tournament entry fees at
US$9.00 in the U.S. and C$13.00 in Canada. Carried.
5. District 18
Representative Dick Anderson reported on the ACBL recruitment campaign and
incentive. The national board proposed to subsidize the first year membership
fee of new members by US$6.00 if the District or Unit involved will also
subsidize by $6.00, making the cash outlay for a new recruit only US$12.00. He
moved, 2nd Barry Pritchard, that District 18 participate by
subsidizing new recruits by US$6.00 or the equivalent in C$. Carried.
Pritchard reported on daily bulletins produced at the Edmonton and other
regional tournaments. The guidelines were reiterated that up to $300.00 was
allowed for a bulletin. Any excess cost should come from the hospitality budget
or from contributions.
7. The Board discussed correspondence from Paul Graham regarding conduct and ethics controversies.1 The Boardís reply is to refer the matters in hand to the appropriate Unit(s).
8. The board
listened to a presentation by Larry Chow of PDI, the contractor for tables and
supplies. Moved Kay Reese 2nd Floyd Hawley to increase the table
payment to $2.75 for the duration of the present contract. Carried.
9. Head Tournament Director Roger Putnam estimated that with the NAOP included this tournament attendance would come to 950 tables. The next scheduled tournament in Helena is 2010. Tournament chair M.J. Brown offered some comments and advice for other regional chairs:
-print many extra programs
-schedule more KO team events
-publish a daily bulletin
-free coffee in the morning was very popular
-have a sponsor for a novice party
The board commended MJ for a job well done and a very
coordinator Bob Donaldson summarized the tournament schedule and commented on a
perceived conflict in schedules between Kalispell and Edmonton.
11. The Board
discussed the NAOP event again. The ACBL conditions are that if unit qualifying
events are not held the District must hold a 4 session final. Club qualifying
must be complete by January 31. Units can hold a single-session final and award
red points, or a 2-session final and award some gold. The Board chose to defer
to the May 2003 meeting any further discussion of the NAOP.
The meeting was adjourned sine die.
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