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†††††††††††††††††† Louisville/Lexington Regional†††††††††††† Saturday, November 10, 2007

Attendance - 23

Unit 117 (2):Betty Mattison, Beth Reid†††††††††† ††††††† †††Unit 136 (2): Georgia Banziger, Gay Miller††††††

Unit 122 (2)†† Linda Rice, Jeanne Griffin††††††††††††††††††††††† Unit 227 (1): Bill Sentman ††††††† †††††††

Unit 130 (2):Jim Cunningham, Brad Bartol††††† †††††††††† Unit 164 (2): Richard Newtz, Jill Ohlson

Unit 124 (2): Potter Orr, Adrienne Netherwood††††† Unit 193 (2): Marshall Miller, Marci Harding†††††††††


Also present:Bob Sulgrove, President;Jim Reiman, District Director;Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator;Rob Weidenfeld, Education Chairman;Annease Comer, ABA;John Hinton, Treasurer; Susan Bullard, Charity Chairman; Nancy Sachs, Secretary


The meeting began at 5:00 PM with President Bob Sulgrove presiding. He asked each person to introduce himself to the other members.

DISTRICT DIRECTOR††† Bob Sulgrove announced that Beth Reid has been elected our District Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors to replace Jim Reiman.Jim was thanked for his nine years of dedication to this position.

SECRETARYíS REPORT††The minutes of the August 5, 2007,meeting were mailed to the representatives.(Copy attached)Marci Harding moved and Marshall Miller seconded that the minutes be approved as printed ††Passedunanimously.Nancy Sachs asked everyone to fill out a form with their name, Unit number, and e-mail address.This will be posted on the Web site.


TREASURERíSREPORT. Treasurer John Hinton, distributed the Treasurerís reports,whichincluded the current financial statement, the current Midwest Monitor financial report, and

North American Pairs report†† (Copies attached)††† The balance in the treasury as of 11/10/2008

Is $26,422.41, showing a profit $6079.41The North American Pairs report shows a profit of $3,556.00, but the rent and hospitality for the finals has not been paid.The Cincinnati Treasurer will submit a bill.Georgia Banziger moved and Gay Miller seconded that the reports be approved as written.Passed unanimously.


MIDWEST MONITOR. †††Betty Mattison reported that the publication is running smoothly. She remindedall units to send in their articles and ads prior to the deadline..


AMERICAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATION.††† Annease Comer reported that the ABA Spring National Tournament will be March 24-28, 2008, in Cleveland.Cincinnati is planning a joint CBA & ABA event. She will put the information on the Web site.


TOURNAMENT REPORT.†† Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator, distributed the 2008, 2009and 2010 Schedules. (Copies attached)††† He informed the units of the sanctions that have not been submitted.He reminded that all sanctions, including STaCís, must be sent in on time or the dates could be lost.He is attempting to work out some conflicts with the scheduling.Indianapolis has requested a change of date for a sectional. In an attempt to improve attendance, Potter Orr reported that Cincinnati wants to change their 2010 and 2011 regional from Derby Day weekend to Matherís Day.A discussion followed.Jim Reiman reported that a tournament that had a regional on Mothersí Day had a decrease in attendance and he warned about a potential financial loss.The board gave Cincinnati the option of changing the dates.


NABC LOUISVILLE 2011†† Beth Reid reported that our Treasurer is transferring the $10,000 from the Cincinnati NABC to be used for this tournament. She reminded everyone that the $1 per table surcharge begins January 1, 2008.It does not include games held at the clubs and STaCís.Louisville has plans for fund raising. The NABC Treasurer and our Treasurer will work out the details for collecting the surcharges.The tournament will be held at the Galt House, which has been completely remodeled.


NAP/ GNT†† Betty Mattison reported on the NAP District Finals.There were 53 tables in attendance and the Cincinnati space was not equipped for that many people.However, with some rearranging and purchasing chairs everyone had room to play. Betty was congratulated for a job well done.Potter Orr reported that the extra space at the Cincinnati Bridge Center has been rented.They are attempting to get more space for next year and will notify Betty by December 1.Cincinnati is the preferred location because it is most centrally located.If space is not available, Betty will contact Dayton and Indianapolis about using one of their facilities .They both volunteered to host the event

WEB SITE†† Potter Orr reported that he will update the site to include the web sites of all the units and asked that this information be sent to him.It was moved by Jill Ohlson and seconded by Jim Cuningham that we eliminate the notification by e-mail for the meetings and post the minutes, meeting notification, and agenda on the Web Site.A discussion followed.Passed unanimously.. Beth Reid will post her reports from the ACBL meetings on the Web Site.


EDUCATION†† Rob Weidenfeld reported that he is trying to get a local column in the Cincinnati paper and encouraged all units to do this.He asked that all units send him the name of their Education Chairman.He urged all units to have a Mentor-Mentee program.


CHARITY†† Susan Bullard, Chairman, moved that we hold a District-wide Charity Game on Tuesday evening, July 1, 2008. Overall winners from Flights A, B, and C will receive a free entry to the next District Regional. The entry fee will be $1 extra for the charity.The motion was seconded by Nancy Sachs.A discussion followed. The motion passed with 8 ayes and 7 nays.The charity will be decided at our May meeting.



Jim Reiman asked for recommendations for the National Goodwill and Charity Committees.

††††††††††There was a question about whether the district and/or the units must file the IRS Form

990-N.Adrienne Netherwood will look into this and inform the treasurer and all the units.

†††††††††† Don Florida applied to transfer from Unit 208 in District 8 to Unit 130 in District 11.Bob Lyon moved and Rob Weidenfeld seconded that approve this request.Passedunanimously.




Our next meeting will be May 3, 2008 In Cincinnati.Our subsequent meetings in 2008 will be August 2 in Dayton and November 8 in Louisville.


Jill Ohlson moved and Richard Newtz seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 7:20 PM. Passed unanimously.



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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nancy Sachs, Secretary


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