Saturday, October 27, 2018
Council Bluffs Regional
Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA
President Nancy Wittwer called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
The following delegates were present:
G. S. Jade Barrett*
The District 14 Board Meeting Minutes for Saturday, July 21, 2018 were approved.
Sharon Anderson reported and distributed the District 14 income and expense report for Jan-September, 2018.
Steve Gaynor moved that all IN Regionals pay a $1/table fee to District 14. Seconded. Carried.
Nancy Wittwer introduced Richard Freedman as our new District 14 Webmaster.
Diane Henson was unable to attend the meeting and sent the following report:
2018 NAP District Final
Table Count was down slightly in 2018; 7.5 tables in A, 8 tables in B, and 11.5 tables in C. for a total of 27 tables versus 2017 which had 6.5 tables in A, 10.5 tables in B, and 12.5 tables in C for a total of 29.5 tables. There continues to be a good level of interest by C players and the district subsidy helps sustain that interest. The winners of the C flight have never been to an NABC so we continue to get more people exposed to those tournaments which should encourage more tournament play in the District and for the ACBL. Net funds to the district were $2873.56.
2019 NAP District Final
Iowa Bridge unit 216 will discuss holding the 2019 NAP Finals at the Des Moines Bridge Club at their next board meeting in November. The dates for 2019 are October 5-6. The fees will be increase to $14 per person per session; which matches the GNT entry fees.
I will be resigning as District 14 NAP coordinator after the 2019 District Finals or sooner if someone else wants to take over for 2019. I will be happy to help with the transition.
2018 NAP Accounting
|Entry fees/lunch fee||$6034|
|Site Rental||$ 450|
|ACBL Sanction fees||$ 788|
|Property Rental/Supplies||$ 254|
|Net to District 14||$2873.56|
GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS (GNT)
Mike Cassel reported and distributed a written report.
Mike took some time to give the Board an overview of the Grass Roots Fund games and how they impact payments back to the district.
A reminder that the District 14 GNT District Finals will be May 4-5, 2019 at the Bridge Center of Des Moines.
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Terry Beckman reported and distributed a committee update.
Terry moved to approve the 2020 Regional Tournament Schedule (Mpls, Coralville or Coralville/Fargo split, Council Bluffs and Sioux City. Seconded. Carried.
The 2021 Schedule should be confirmed in mid-2019. A tentative schedule was distributed at the spring 2019 meeting. It will be discussed and approved at a 2019 Board Meeting.
Please let Terry know if any units are interested in either a full District Reginal or District I/N Regional. (Districts are allowed only three per year.)
Anyone interested in having a future I/N Regional is encouraged to communicate with previous I/N Regional committees in order to learn how these tournaments are different from regular regionals. Terry can provided contact information.
DISTRICT 14 TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR
Larry Brobst reported.
2019 SPRING MEETING
Gopher Regional, Saturday, dinner meeting, Saturday, May 265, 2019.
2019 FALL MEETING
Council Bluffs Regional, Saturday, August 10, 2019
A motion was made to adjourn. Carried.
Sharon Roe Anderson