Minutes of Meetings


Present: Unit 181 Board Members: Shirley Galler, Barry Wolk, John Hindle, Marielle Brentnall, Bob Kuz, Doug Fisher, Marlene Pontifex, Leigh Anne Shafer, Dave West, Deloris Ankrom
Also in attendance: Carolyn Douglas

President Marielle Brentnall called the meeting to order at 5.40 PM.

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

2. Minutes of Meeting October 24, 2017 approved as printed. Moved by Doug Fisher, Seconded Deloris Ankrom Carried.

3. No Business arising out of the minutes

4. Correspondence:
Invoice from our previous Landlord 7065214 Manitoba Ltd. 2- 1460 Chevrier Blvd has been received. This is to cover costs of returning the space to its original state. This is to be disputed. Landlord has contacted again. Brian Pauls is preparing a letter week of December10 2017 to forward to 7065214 Manitoba Ltd.
The Landlord is also holding our deposit.
Joan Clasen submitted her resignation from the board effective December 31, 2017.
Neil Kimelman president of CBF passed on a letter requesting donations to their Junior Fund. Unit 181 Board of Directors declined to contribute.
There was a request received from a member for the board to review the eating of food at the bridge tables.

5. Club Owners Report. No report

6 Facility Operations
Motion moved by Doug Fisher Seconded by John Hindle that Carolyn Douglas be appointed Manager effective February 1, 2018 on a 3-month trial period reporting to Marielle Brentnall and Doug Fisher with remuneration as set by the board. Carried

7. Special Events
2018 Regional will be held commencing either October 16 or 23 2018 at Soul Sanctuary
November Sectional was not well attended. Discussion followed re this issue.
January 2018 Winter Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday January 26 and January 27 at Soul Sanctuary.
NAP final Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Lawn Bowling was successfully held.
LBIAD will be held Saturday January 20, 2018 at Soul Sanctuary.
Event Calendar will be produced by John Hindle.

8. Treasurer’s Report
Received a Profit and Loss statement to November 30, 2017.
GST is being finalized, filings for 2014, 2015, 2016 pending.
Ray Hornby will take on the position of Treasurer January 1, 2018 Leigh Anne Shafer will present the 2017 Financial Statements at the next AGM.
Presented a Budget for 2018 to be reviewed at the next meeting.

9. Membership Chair John Hindle reported on their last committee meeting.
Plans to make a presentation at 55+ Facilities in St. James and St. Vital.
Committee to make phone calls to newcomers
More communication with our members
Suggest that another Directors Course be made available

10.Long Term Planning no Report

11.Fund Raising Committee held a meeting. Plans to consult with a Professional Fund Raiser. To outline a Master Plan. Will report further at the next meeting

12.Facility Operations Committee reported on Lift status. A Structural Engineer has been hired by Soul Sanctuary will require Architectural drawings. And permits.

13.Charitable Status. Marielle will check if Unit 181 Manitoba Contract Bridge League is eligible.

Next Unit 181 Board Meeting Tuesday January 16, 2018 5.30 P.M at the New Facility Soul Sanctuary.
Meeting adjourned at 7.00 PM

To Do List
1. Blue book
2. Acknowledge Donations.
3. SWCC update on status Dave
4. Volunteer list for telephoning
5. Document Unit 181 History
6. Budget 2018
7. Long Term Planning
8. Partnership co-ordinator
9. Update on Lease Dispute
10. Charitable Status
11. GST filing

Shirley Galler
Secretary .

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