Minutes of Meetings


Present: Unit 181 Board Members: Shirley Galler, Barry Wolk, Leigh Anne Shafer, John Hindle, Marielle Brentnall, Dave West, Deloris Ankrom, Joan Clasen, Marlene Pontifex, Bob Kuz, Doug Fisher, Ray Hornby.
Also in attendance: Shirley Pearlman, Jenna Tichon, Bill Treble

President Marielle Brentnall called the meeting to order AT 5.10 PM.

1. Adoption of the agenda: Moved by Dave West Seconded by Deloris Ankrom Carried.

2. Minutes of Meeting March 28, 2017 approved as printed. Moved by Shirley Galler, Seconded Deloris Ankrom Carried.

3. No Business arising from the minutes.

4.Presidents Report
Top Priority
Lease of premises at 1460 Chevrier Blvd will expire August 31, 2017 and will not be renewed.
Board is actively pursuing alternatives. Possibilities St Norbert Eagles Club availability Wed Evening to Fri. Afternoon. Doug has a list of 30 Halls not used during the day. Other suggestions were Churches and Schools Handicap and ample parking is required. Board members will actively pursue possibilities, and report back to Doug, Marielle and John with any that should be looked at. 888 Bradford Street premises not a possibility.

Sue Treble has applied for a sanction to run a 0-200 Thursday Afternoon Game at Shalom Temple site. ACBL has approved her request.

5. Facility Operations
Dave West reported no progress on resolving the no parking ban on Chevrier Blvd. City Councillors have not replied to his enquiries.

6.Special Events
Bridge Week plans progressing. A Beer Sponsor is on board. Volunteers are still required for many facets. Fund raising has one more Texas Holdem Tournament Event to be held.
Logistics are in place for transport of tables etc to the playing site.

7. Long Term Planning is to be back on our agenda, Fund raising will be required to ensure our goal of a designated premise. A Chair Person is required.

8. It was reported to the Board that Kirkfield Westwood Bridge Club is in need of a Manager, and if not in place by August 31 will probably cease operations.
Note Secretary Shirley Galler due to prior commitments left the meeting.

9. Treasurers Report:
A financial Statement for operations to March 31, 2017 was distributed.

10. Subsidies for CNTC
Motion No Card Fees subsidies for regular or playoffs will be paid. Moved by Joan Clasen, Seconded by Deloris Ankrom All other members abstained due to conflict of interest.
8. Regional 2018 is now a top priority and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Next Meeting Annual General Meeting Saturday May 27, 2017 at 3.00PM at the Facility.

Meeting adjourned at 7.00 PM

To Do List
1. Facility Premises Marielle, Doug, John
2. Blue book status Paulette Migie will publish Spring 2017
3. Directors/ Club Owners to announce Car Pooling at every game.
4. Acknowledge Donations.
5. Directors/Club Owners advised to announce Hand Discussion and Noise Level etc. before every game
6. Grant Reporting Bob Neudorf/Freddie Mykytyshyn
7. SWCC update on status Dave West
8. Passages volunteer required
9. Membership status on University and High Schools John Hindle
10. Mentoring Leigh Anne Shafer
11. By Laws Review Shirley Galler
12. Volunteer list for telephoning
13. Document Unit 181 History
14. Budget 2017
15. Regional Chair 2018
16. Long Term Planning
17. Fund Raising Chair required

Shirley Galler

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