BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

                                    September 10, 2011   Dayton, Ohio                                                                      


Attendance: 22

Unit 117:  Vangie Smith, Christopher Overbeck         Unit 136: Jan Gimbrone, Steve Forsythe

Unit 122:  Larry Jones                                                  Unit 164:  Susan Bullard, Terrell Holt

Unit 124:  Barbara Levinson, A. J. Stephani                Unit 130:  Maribeth Ransel, Brad Bartol         

Unit 227:   Bessie Haley                                               Unit 193:  John Lawler

Unit 122: Cheryl Schneider

Also present:  Bill Sentman, President; Georgia Banziger, Vice President;  Nancy Sachs, Secretary;  Treasurer, Adrienne Netherwood;  A. Beth Reid, ACBL District Representative; Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator; Bill Higgins, NAP/GNT Chairman;  Annease Comer, ABA.


The meeting began at 5: 30 PM with President Bill Sentman presiding. He asked that everyone sign-in and  introduce  themselves.


SECRETARY’S REPORT    The minutes of the last meeting are posted on the District 11 Web site. (Copy attached)  Cheryl Schneider moved and Susan Bullard seconded that the minutes be approved as written.  Passed unanimously.  Nancy asked that everyone send her or Potter Orr the e-mail addresses for new officers or delegates.


TREASURER’S  REPORT.    Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer, distributed the Treasurer’s Report.  (Copy attached) The current cash balance is $27,588.19. The total increase in cash is $588.00 from the Indianapolis Regional table fees and $250.  The decrease in cash were:  Cincinnati Regional meeting meals; $705.46;  GNT A and B awards $2000.00; Indianapolis Regional meeting meals $600.00.  She will be billing for the meals.  Terrell Holt moved and Cheryl Schneider seconded that the report be approved as written.  Passed unanimously.


DISTRICT  DIRECTOR’S  REPORT     Beth Reid, District Director, posted her report on the Web Site (Copy attached)   She announced that the ACBL has a new CEO.   She urged all units to contact their local media about the charity grants that we give to the charities in the Units in our District.   She reviewed the charities selected.  The larger units will each receive $6000.00 and the smaller Units will divide the private donation given by Beth. She also encouraged people to contact her with their opinions and concerns about the ACBL


 MIDWEST MONITOR   Brad Bartol, Editor, distributed the Monitor Financial Statement (copy attached).  He discussed the possible improvements.  He showed everyone a copy of the latest issue.  He recommends we change to a glossy finish which would save us $200.00 per issue. The  Board thanked him for doing an outstanding job and  told him to make whatever changes he thinks best.  He also discussed the possibility of increasing the size of the Monitor.  The Clerkin brothers will be writing a column for each column.  Bill Sentman reported that some of our members believe Brad should be given a raise.  Adrienne Netherwood, Treasurer, will look into this and report at the next meeting.


.TOURNAMENT REPORT    Bob Lyon, Tournament Coordinator, distributed the 2012-2017 Schedules.  (Copies attached)  The dates were reviewed.   Indianapolis wants to change their 2013 time slot to June. This must be coordinated with the Dayton/ Columbus Regional.   A discussion followed.  There was some concern about our Regionals and District meetings being close together, because ideally we have a Regional each quarter.   It could be possible to hold a meeting at the GNT District Finals instead of one of the Regionals.  Maribeth Ransel and Georgia Banziger will meet concerning the dates of their Regionals and prepare a presentation at the next meeting.  The Gold Rush pairs have increased our attendance.  Bob Lyon wants to resign as Tournament Coordinator and suggested  A. J. Stephani as his replacement.  Bill Sentman, who makes these appointments, asked that Bob complete this year and A. J. Stephani begin as coordinator in 2012.  Split Regionals must follow the ACBL guidelines.


ABA  Annease Comer reported that there was an ABA-ACBL game at their National Tournament in Scotsdale.  


NAP/GNT   Bill Higgins, District Chairman, reported  that we need more participation in the Flight C events in the NAP and GNT and urged all units to encourage their players to participate.  Lexington would like to host the District Finals of the GNT.  They will prepare a formal proposal for discussion at our next meeting.  Dayton does not want to give up the event.   A discussion followed concerning the dates for these events, the importance of proximity to other units, and the possibility of having different dates for the different flights.  Starting times were also discussed.  He reported that it is now possible to hold these events on the internet.  This could be a help to the larger units.  He as not received the GNT sanction  for 2013.

OLD BUSINESS   Bill Sentman reported that we need a replacement for the Education Chairman.  The person we recommended will not accept the appointment.  He asked for other recommendations.

The next Board Meeting will be November 12, 2011 in Louisville.


Larry Jones moved and Chris Overpeck  seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 7:15 PM.  Passed unanimously.



                                                                     Respectfully submitted,




                                                                     Nancy Z. Sachs

                                                                     Recording Secretary