ACBL Unit 426 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes 12 September 2004 CALL TO ORDER The Annual Membership Meeting of Unit #426 of the American Contract Bridge League was called to order at 1:00pm on September 12, 2004, by Gordon Bower, President. In the absence of the Secretary, Michael Schmahl was appointed to act as Clerk for the meeting. Twenty-three persons were present. Four of the five members of the Board of Directors were present. FINANCIAL REPORT (I. Grondin) Ivan Grondin, Business Manager, reprted that the Unit currently has $11,572.61 available, of which approximately $6,900 is cash, and $4,400 is invested in a certificate of deposit. The annual Sectional made approximately $700 profit. The twice-weekly club games are close to breaking-even. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS President Bower thanked Shirley Liss, Pat Dubbs, and Sue Cox for donations of computers and equipment to replace the club's previous computer, which had crashed. NEW PLAYERS / TEACHING PROGRAM President Bower reported that there continues to be a weekly supervised-play class. The beginners' class, hosted by Adventures in Lifelong Learning, has 25 students. J. Werda moved that the unit have a party [to attract and socialize with new players]. The motion was amended to include a committee, with J. Werda as chairwoman, and P. Wakefield as a member. As amended, the motion was adopted viva voce. K. Collier moved that the unit appropriate money to donate books to the [Noel Wein?] library, with P. Wakefield as liason. The motion was adopted viva voce. READING OF THE MINUTES (M. Schmahl) The minutes from the meeting of September 7, 2003, were read by M. Schmahl. K. Collier moved to approve the minutes. The motion was adopted without objection. ANNUAL SECTIONAL President Bower thanked Ivan Grondin, Buzz Wilkinson, Renee Kappen, and Shirley Daniel for their work in making the Sectional successful. M. Johnson requested that it be noted in the minutes that the standard date for the Sectional is the weekend of the second Sunday in August.