KBC Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of January 11, 2023

KBC Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 4 pm after the bridge game at the club house.  In attendance were Pat Pearlman, Scott Church, Sharon Weber, Lew Brentano, Dan Sabo, Marlene Sabo, Cheryl Blatt,  Jean Zoeller and Penny Kallaus.

Minutes from the October 19th meeting were reviewed and approved.

Reports:

Treasurer:  Scott read a letter from Makua Lani thanking us for our $1000 donation.  He reported that as of the end of November our bank balance was $20,961 but that it is approx $20,200 at present.  There was a discussion on whether we needed to increase the price of our games from $5 to $7 to cover the actual cost of running our games and it was agreed that we should do so starting next Wednesday, the 18th.  ( There has been a large drop in income that we receive from BBO and we are presently operating at a loss).

Club Manger:  Jean reported that ACBL will be increasing their table fee for clubs and will also be increasing the amount of points paid to players based on the amount of boards in play (over 18.)  We agreed that we will play at least 24 boards at our future games (beginners 18)

She also reports that we really need more directors.  Patrick says he will not be available till after he is done at the Four Seasons (next spring) except for special games or tournaments.  She could also use help with the email partnership job she’s doing.  

All the games between now and June will be special games (more points).  

Unit Pres:  Dan reported that the BBO tables numbers are dropping steadily but we are still able to keep our Saturday and Monday games going (a lot of Honolulu players like to play in our games)

He gave a report on our upcoming Kona Sectional.  We lost $ last year but have raised the prices for this year’s games to $15 and we are expecting more tables.    Lunch will be every day with a small breakfast.  Different committees could use help with set up and breakdown.  We will have a 299r section at each game, even during the Swiss.  Cheryl is doing hospitality, Penny is doing partnership, Dan is doing safety.  Although ACBL does not require masks,  people will be asked to wear masks if requested by others at the table.  Sharon is in charge of boards but we need to train others that aren’t players since if you make boards you are not eligible for the overall awards.  

Education:  The Saturday beginner group is almost done and they can hopefully start playing in some 0 – 25 point games (one scheduled this next Wednesday at the regular game). 

 Patrick will be doing 3 intermediate classes starting the last Saturday in January and first 2 in Feb. mornings before the open game.   The club needs to publicize and schedule these classes.

Meeting was adjourned at 4:50 pm.