Minutes of Meetings




Present: Unit 181 Board Members:  Shirley Galler, Doug Fisher, Deloris Ankrom, Liliane Tremblay, Marsha Kimelman, Ray Hornby, Gloria Woloshyn, Marielle Brentnall, Gerri Hewitt

Absent:  David Kirby, Dave West, John Hindle

Also attending Bill Treble

Meeting held via Zoom


President Doug Fisher chaired the meeting. Called to order 7.05 PM


Added to agenda Joe Tharayil Memorial Game

Unreceived Master Points Saturday Games

Milestone recognition


1.     Minutes of Meeting April 29, 2022 approved as printed Moved by Marielle Brentnall, Seconded Deloris Ankrom  Carried

2.     Update on Live Games Unit 181 are running games Wed Aft, Sat Aft, Bill Treble has games Thurs Aft and Wed. Eve.  Attendance has been dismal attending, for example this week there was no Saturday Game. Wed Aft had 4 tables, and Thursday 9 tables

3.     Update on Virtual Games again participation has dropped off.  It was stated a lot of our members are playing on Palm Springs and on ACBL Tournaments on BBO sites and not in our games. There was a suggestion we look into the possibility of combining our virtual games with Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert to enable more master points to be earned.  Bill treble will report back to the Board.

4.     Supervised Play A new game Tuesday Evening set up by Jeff Gosman started on May 24 with 5 tables. Games will continue until June 14, 2022 when there will be a summer break and will restart in September.

5.     Learn Bridge in a Day is planned for September 2022, dates will follow. Marielle to coordinate. Supervised Play games and Lessons will follow.  We need to set up a Daytime game for Supervised Play and Beginner Lessons to allow the attendees to have options to continue their pursuit of bridge.

6.     AGM will be held June 11, 2022 starting at 11.00 AM Doug will present the 3 years of awards 2019,2020,2021.  Shirley will coordinate Covid Friendly Sandwiches, Marielle will present a Slate of Officers

7.     Bill Treble to organize Bridge Lessons that will commence in Fall of 2022

8.     Financial Report Ray presented a snapshot of our position, with the present attendance and even with our reduced rent we will be running at a loss. He will provide statement for the 3 years 2019, 2020,2021 at the AGM

9.     Re Noise control Doug checked with Soul Sanctuary the design of their building will not allow acoustic tiles to be installed in the ceiling. The building is not designed to allow this. We will request that our directors remind our players to keep the noise level down to enable a more compatible playing environment.

10.   Kirkfield Westwood have applied to ACBL for a sanction for a new game on Monday Afternoon .  To date the Unit has not received any notification of the status of this request from the ACBL. The only item that is covered by our Unit with this request is there is a 30 day waiting period for this sanction to take effect which we could waive.

11.   Mentoring Gerri Hewitt will coordinate a program that will commence in September. Only games played at Unit Games will be honoured.

12.   Mrs Tharayil has approached the Unit she would like to sponsor a Memorial Game in November for Joe Tharayil

13.   Motion that Unit 181 hold this Memorial Game  for Joe Tharayil in November on a  Saturday Afternoon at the Team game details to be announced.  Moved by Shirley Galler, Seconded by Deloris Ankrom Carried

14.   Unreceived Masterpoints these were last October and November on several Saturday Team Games.  Sanctions for these games have been paid.  ACBL has been approached and they will research these games and process the points.  This is a time consuming process so points will not be available for some time.

15.   Milestones there was a request for the Unit to celebrate a milestone for a “Member” who has not been actively taking part in Unit games.  The points to achieve this milestone were achieved on BBO. The decision of the Board was that this request will not be honoured.

16.   Next meeting date to be determined after the AGM


Meeting adjourned 8.15 PM Moved Gerri Hewitt, Seconded Deloris Marsha Kimelman.  Carried.


Shirley Galler, Secretary

























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