Current Minutes for D22 Board of Directors
Organization of Bridge Units, Inc.
San Diego Minutes Revision 1
District Twenty-Two Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, March 29, 2013
Town and Country Hotel
San Diego, CA
Presiding, 2013 President, Andrew Loh
Area I: Teri Atkinson, Warren Cederborg
Area II: Patrick Page, David Lodge
Area III: Andrew Loh, Bill Grant
Area IV: Fran Schwartz, John Kissinger
National Representative: Ken Monzingo
Guests: Sharon Anderson, Chair ACBL 2012, and her husband, Roger;
ACBL CEO, Robert Hartman; ACBL Counsel, Peter Rank; Orange County
Tournament Chair, Tom Shulman and Co-chair Barbara Dunkley; I/N
Coordinator, Maritha Pottenger; Director-in-charge, Gary Zeiger.
CALL TO ORDER: Loh
The minutes of the Palm Springs Regional meeting were approved. Loh
presented D22 goals for 2013.
PSW TOURNAMENT REPORT: Grant and Zeiger
As of 3/29 afternoon session, table count was up about 100 tables.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Lodge
We are in good overall financial condition, having made a $17k profit for 2012
and continuing to maintain our target financial reserve. Our books are now up
to date and our late tax returns for 2010-2011 are imminently ready for filing
before the critical April 15 deadline. We have been advised to file them
immediately and wait for an IRS letter, but to alert our insurance carrier that
this might become an Errors and Omissions issue.
Our current economic outlook is to expect rising costs from our vendors,
especially hotels. With the loss of the Riverside Tournament for 2013, we
should expect little or no profit this year. We will need to monitor our cost
trends and anticipate the need to adjust prices or spending in order to maintain
our financial reserve target.
NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Monzingo
Kudos to ACBL headquarters for the firm, businesslike, and efficient manner
in which two delicate disciplinary actions were handled. Counsel Rank
emphasized the importance of completely following the Disciplinary Appeal
process to avoid unnecessary litigation.
Board actions: 1) 10K KO events were approved and one played (81 teams); 2)
Eligibility of playing Directors to earn points in STACs is to be a District
option. (Western Conference voted “No.”)
V. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. Tournament Committee: Grant
a) Update on Ken Dischner
Strange business relationship needing clarity about who owns or does
what. He does respond to complaints. Example, he has agreed to
reimburse for damages if he is late with a confirmed delivery. D22 will
continue to improve this relationship.
b) New Tournament Manager procedure was approved as amended.
To be implemented by email: 1) Tournament Committee Chair (TCC)
notifies board members of vacancy and requests nominations within 15
days; 2) TCC polls board members and tallies results; 3) TCC announces
c) John Kissinger has looked into smaller KO groups. It seems promising,
but needs more study.
d) Results Online
Grant reported that it takes a lot of work to upload the results to Bridge
Results, however bridge players liked the ability to review everything
on-line. It would be helpful if bridge Directors would assist in up-
loading the results. Robert Hartman indicated ACBL had a successful
test of reporting results on-line in St. Louis and he expects this to be
implemented by the end of this year.
e) Director Incident Report Form
Lodge reported that the proposed form has been reviewed by Gary
Zeiger with some revisions. Hartman acknowledged the need for a
Director feedback system and recommended that these incidents go to
the DIC or to him.
f) Caddy Organization and Procedure
A suggestion to learn from the Palm Springs Regional model was
welcomed. Each caddy should be trained with proper behavior, attire,
and a to-do work list.
g) GNT/NAOPs: Kissinger
Qualifying in process at Dana Harbor club.
h) Bridge Forum: Hoersch (No report.)
i) Western Conference: Atkinson (No report.)
j) Education: Atkinson
Emphasized need for co-location with Tournaments but independent
k) Unit Relations: Cederborg (No report.)
l) Internet/Website: Wright (No report.)
m) STAC Coordinator: Michael (No report.)
n) Newer Players: Atkinson (No report.)
o) Parliamentarian: Schwartz (No report.)
p) Charity: Cederborg
Is developing a model and procedure for grant application.
q) Disciplinary Chair:Brissman (No report.)
r) Appellate Chair: McCay (No report.)
s) Recorder Chair: Cederborg (No report.)
t) Inter-District Relations: Cederborg (No report.)
NEW BUSINESS- Contained in presentations above
Next Meeting Irvine Regional, Grand Hyatt, Irvine, September 6, 2013