April 30, 2011        Cincinnati Regional                                               

Attendance - 24

Unit 117:  Chris Overpeck, Vangie Smith                   Unit 136: Jan Gimbrone, Georgia Banziger

Unit 122:  Anita Torrence, Cheryl Schneider             Unit 164:  Richard Newtz, Terrell Holt

Unit 124:  A. J. Stephani, Barbara Levinson              Unit 130:  Maribeth Ransel, Judy Drejer                   

Unit 227:                                                                     Unit 193:  John Lawler, William Allen

Also present:  Bill Sentman, President; Nancy Sachs, Secretary; Beth Reid, ACBL District Representative; Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator; Bill Higgins, NAP/GNT Chairman; Brad Bartol, Midwest Monitor Editor;

Annease Comer, ABA;  Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer; Potter Orr, Web Master, Recorder; Susan Bullard, Charity Chairman.


The meeting began at 4:55PM with President Bill Sentman presiding. He asked that everyone introduce themselves. 


SECRETARY’S REPORT    The minutes of the last meeting are posted on the District 11 Web site. (Copy attached)  Terrell Holt moved and Georgia Banziger seconded that the minutes be approved as written.  Passed unanimously


TREASURER’S  REPORT.  Adrienne Netherwood distributed the Treasurer’s Report; (Copy attached). The current total cash balance is $17,409.60, of which $3,192.23 is the Midwest Monitor check balance.  Cash increases are: 2010 NAOP proceeds - $1.095.46; 2011 GNT proceeds - $1021.00; Louisville/Lexington Regional proceeds - $766.00. We received the loan repayment from the Louisville NABC of $10,000.00. Cash Decreases:  November District Meeting Meals - $321.00; NAOP Subsidy to third place in A- $200.00; Transfer to Midwest Monitor Checking - $3000.00. The 990 tax return has been filed. A. J. Stephani moved and  John Lawler seconded that the report be approved as written.   Passsed unanimously.


DISTRICT  DIRECTOR’S  REPORT   Beth Reid posted her report from the  NABC on the District Web site and the Midwest Monitor.  She congratulated Louisville on a superb job hosting the NABC; she received many compliments, and is very proud of our District.  The number of tables was good for a Spring NABC.  The National events were well attended.  The numbers were not as good for the Regional events and the ACBL believes they need to work to improve that attendance.  One suggestion was to award more points. The NABC Committee in Louisville proposed than an additional $7,000.00  be given to the District for seed money for the next Unit to host an NABC.  Cheryl Schneider moved and Georgia Banziger seconded that we adopt this recommendation.  Passed unanimously. The remainder of the profit will be divided among the Units in the District proportionate to the amount each raised.  Beth cautioned that each Unit note the purpose of the

funds  raised and insure it conforms with current tax laws.


 MIDWEST MONITOR   Brad Bartol, Editor, distributed the Financial Statement.  He changed printers, because of many problems.  The new printer was very efficient and the cost is lower. Brad moved that we have a Holiday STaC using the  Unit 227 sanction to benefit the Monitor.  The units can set the entry fee with $1 per table going to the Monitor. In exchange for this Unit 227 will not have to pay their Monitor dues.  Brad will be the Tournament Coordinator.  A. J. Stephani moved and Kit Overpeck seconded that we accept this proposal.  Passed unanimously.


TOURNAMENT REPORT    Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator, distributed 2011-2015 Schedules.  (Copies attached)  He asked that these be given to the units asap. The dates for 2016-1017 will be distributed at the Dayton meeting.  He reminded everyone to send sanctions directly to him, not the ACBL   He reviewed the sanctions that have not been received and those that need to be changed.


2011 SPRING NABC – LOUISVILLE   A Financial Report was distributed (Copy attached). The Total Sources of Funds as $225,170.54; the Total Uses of Funds was $145.214.29; the Excess of Sources over Uses is $79.956.25.

NAP/GNT   Bill Higgins, District Chairman, reported on the use of Mid-Chart Conventions.  Cheryl Schneider moved and Vangie Smith seconded that our District has blanket use of Mid-Chart Conventions at our Regionals, as long as they comply with the ACBL Regulations. Passed  unanimously. Kit Overpeck has some suggestions for averaging points in strati-flighted and stratified events. The Lexington and Louisville Units would like to see the  GNT District Finals on two different weekends, so that players could try to qualify in different flights and possibly increase attendance. Bill Sentman appointed a committee of Bill Higgins, Kit Overpeck and himself to discuss these issues and report at the next meeting.


Beth Reid reported that each year she is given $1,000.00 to donate the charity and the amount rotates between Units.  This year we were given $30,000 to allocate.  She will break down the amount in accordance with the ACBL Charity Foundation rules and the designation of charities as each Unit chooses.

Nancy Sachs announced that the positions of First and Second Alternate Directors are up for election.  If there are two or more candidates for either position, we must hold an election.  Cheryl Schneider and Nancy Sachs will be filing for reelection.

The next meeting will be at the Indianapolis Regional on June 18, 2011.


Richard Newtz moved and Kit Overpeck seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 6:40 PM.  Passed unanimously.



                                                                     Respectfully submitted,




                                                                     Nancy Z. Sachs

                                                                     Recording Secretary