Minutes of Meetings

JUNE 5, 2014

Present: Doug Fisher, Shirley Galler, Marielle Brentnall, Bill Treble, Barry Wolk, Paulette Migie, John Hindle, Ray Hornby, Marlene Pontifex, Gerri Hewitt, Deloris Ankrom, Jerry Cohen, Maureen Marsch, Sekhar, Brian Dixon, Sue Treble, Deborah Gnoinski, Lorraine Serlin, Andrew Petrick, Bernia Brandstaedter.

No new items to be added to the agenda.

Motion: moved by Shirley Galler, that the minutes of the May 22, 2014, meeting, be adopted as printed, seconded by Deloris Ankrom. Carried.

Minutes of the May 31, 2014, - capital “R” for the name Raizen, spelling of the word “carried”. These minutes are not adopted at this meeting, this will be done at the Annual General Meeting, 2015.

Election of Officers – Doug Fisher welcomed the new members, John Hindle, Paulette Migie and Bill Treble to the Board.

Motion: moved by Shirley Galler that with acceptance, the Board keep the positions of the president Doug Fisher, secretary Deloris Ankrom, treasurer Marielle Brentnall, vice-president Marlene Pontifex, seconded by Deloris Ankrom. Carried.

The Board members for 2014 are Doug Fisher, Shirley Galler, Marielle Brentnall, Deloris Ankrom, Ray Hornby, Gerri Hewitt, Marlene Pontifex, John Hindle, Paulette Migie, Bill Treble, Len Doerksen, Mike Shaw.

Tuxedo Bridge Studio – The meeting was attended by other members of the community besides the Board members. Doug Fisher reported that the Tuxedo Bridge Studio will be closing shortly. Len Doerksen gave his notice to the owner and will be vacating the premises at the end of June. This meeting has been called to discuss how it will affect the Unit who has used this as headquarters since the opening. Discussion followed. Discussion revolved around views that were expressed regarding the role the Unit has in looking for other places, and also the view that it is not the Unit’s job. Discussion was held about club owners being interested in participating in a group environment. Lorraine expressed her view that she would be interested. Bill expressed interest and would hope that games could be run without having more than one game on the same night. Brian Dixon mentioned that he had approached Ming and that Ming wanted $6000 per month for the facility. Doug suggested that we as a Board, don’t want to get into the business of running a bridge club. The Board could be interested in running a building as a facility to rent out to others who would be running their own business. The Unit Board is run by volunteers and there will be some effort to be pro-active in looking at sites that might be available. Events, like the NAP, GNT, can be run at existing sites. The Unit has rented the Tuxedo Bridge Studio to run events in the past.

It was decided that the Unit needs to come up with alternatives for running its sectionals, finding storage for tables and the equipment. All board members were encouraged to think of solutions and to communicate any findings to other board members. In view of the urgency of this matter, the board agreed to meet again in two weeks in order to make a decision about what to do at the end of June.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 19, 2014.

Meeting adjourned at 7 p.m. Moved by Gerri Hewitt, seconded by Deloris Ankrom.

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