Minutes of Meetings


Present: Unit 181 Board Members: Shirley Galler, Barry Wolk, John Hindle, Marielle Brentnall, Bob Kuz, Doug Fisher, Ray Hornby, Gerri Hewitt, Marlene Pontifex, Leigh Anne Shafer, Dave West
Also in attendance: Bill Treble, Sekhar

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

1. Adoption of the agenda: Moved by Doug Fisher Seconded by Gerri Hewitt Carried.

2. Minutes of Meeting July 25, 2017 approved as printed. Moved by Bob Kuz, Seconded John Hindle Carried.

3. No Business arising from the minutes.

4. Correspondence:
CBF cheque for reimbursement of expenses from the CNTC’s has been received and deposited. Letter from the Landlord re the lease at 1460 Chevrier has been received. Marielle advised that we are different tenants than the lease that the Tuxedo Bridge Studio had, and we took over as is .We feel we have no obligation to return the space to its original empty state.
Donation has been received ear marked for a building fund for our Facility. Marielle will thank the donor.
A Building Fund has been opened at the Steinbach Credit Union and will be used strictly for that purpose. We will now actively start fund raising to augment this generous start to our own building campaign.
Letter received from one of our members re the problem of finding partners to play in our games. Discussion followed on how we could set up a partnership pool. This will be addressed at a later meeting.
RE Facility run games, Shirley Pearlman is resigning from Directing on Fridays. Carolyn Douglas will take over this game. Alexa Campbell has stated she would like to split the directing duties on Wed Afternoon.

5. Club Owners Report. A schedule will be required to enable all to make up the boards for the games. With only one computer which will be encased in a media cabinet there will not be the flexibility we had at the old location.

6 Facility Operations Committee: Move has been coordinated for August 30, 2017 An outside firm has been hired. Doug Fisher is coordinating. Volunteers are required for take down and set up at the new premises.
Key Fobs and Keys need to be returned. Shirley Galler will email all and collect these items.
We will not have a telephone line at the new Facility Shirley will also get a listing of Board Members and Club Owners Cell Phone numbers and have Ray publish on the Web Site

7. Special Events As we cannot run our normal September Sectional the week of September 10 we will run specials. CNTC Qualifying Wed Evening Sept 13 and Saturday Sept 16 COP games Thursday Sept 14 and Friday Sept 15
Members were polled by email re the renting of the Lawn Bowling Facility to host the NAP Sunday November 5 2017. This was approved.
Motion To ratify email approval of the lease of the Lawn Bowling Facility for the NAP game November 5, 2017 Moved by Bob Kuz seconded by Ray Hornby. Carried.
Our annual celebration will be held as a Welcome to our New Facility. Saturday October 21, 2017. Details to follow on the Web Site.
Learn Bridge in a Day will be held Saturday September 23 2017.10.00 AM contact Marielle Brentnall

8. Treasurer’s Report
Received a Profit and Loss statement to July 31, 2017.
Next Unit 181 Board Meeting September 26, 2017 5.30 P.M at the New Facility Soul Sanctuary.

Meeting adjourned at 7.00 PM

To Do List

1. Blue book status Paulette Migie will publish Fall 2017
2. Acknowledge Donations.
3. Directors/Club Owners advised to announce Hand Discussion and Noise Level etc. before every game
4. Grant Reporting Bob Neudorf/Freddie Mykytyshyn
5. SWCC update on status Dave West
6. Passages volunteer required
7. Volunteer list for telephoning
8. Document Unit 181 History
9. Budget 2017
10. Regional Chair 2018
11. Long Term Planning
12. Relocation Committee Doug Fisher1
13. Partnership co-ordinator

Shirley Galler

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