CALL TO ORDER
The Annual Meeting of the Ruidoso Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) was held today at the Ruidoso Community Center. The meeting began at 2:30 PM and was presided over by Club President Kathy Choice with Club Secretary Dan Anthony recoding the Minutes of the Meeting.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Kathy Choice, President
Gene Templeton, Vice-President
Secretary, Dan Anthony
Treasurer, Jo Neeley
Members: Keith Estep, Jean Gilliland, Gaye Miller (absent due to illness)
Joan Anthony Louise Estep Kaye Kernodle Gary Sawyer Jeanie Pagel
Allen Pagel Jule Sterchi Evelyn Kennedy Jane Logan Neil Goodman
Mike Shattner Patricia Swindler Barry Martin Connie Martin Kathy Ranne
Jenine Hemphill Martha Poss Priscilla Thompson Robert Wood Ann Dodson
Charles Dodson Jane Hoover Jean Gilliland
Karl Beach Barbara Beach Carol Bayless Geraldine Douglass John Douglass
Barbara Pyszkowski Ted Pyszkowski
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
No Minutes from prior meetings were presented for approval.
- 2017 Christmas Party was announced by Kathy Choice
Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 12:45 PM
Location: Community Center Dining Room
Game: 01:30 PM
- Election of Board Members
Kathy Choice reported that this year’s Nominating Committee, consisting of Charles and Ann Dodson, had presented a recommendation that the current members of the Ruidoso Duplicate Bridge Club Board (RDBC) continue to serve for an additional year.
A motion was made from the floor and accepted to reappoint existing RDBC Board Members to serve an additional one-year term. All members present voted in the affirmative to elect the slate of nominated Board Members.
Note: As provided by the RDBC By-Laws, Board Members will meet, either electronically or in person, at the discretion of the President and officers for the coming year will be determined.
- Update to RDBC By-Laws
Kathy Choice brought to the attention of the Membership two changes to the By-Laws that have been made by the Board in recent years that need to be formally approved by a vote of the Membership, subject to the presence of a Quorum.
After a reading of the proposed changes to the current By-Laws, last adopted and approved
September 2010, a motion was made and seconded to approve the suggested updated and all
Members present voted in the affirmative to amend the By-Laws as suggested by the Board.
Changes are highlighted in RED on the attached copy of the Official By-Laws of the RDBC.
- Charitable Donations
Kathy Choice reported to the Membership that the Board has voted, in its last meeting on Thursday, September 28. 2017 to approve the following charitable donations:
- $250.00 to the ACBL for Match in favor of the American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief.
- $100.00 to the Lincoln County Humane Society for the purchase of needed supplies.
- An unspecified donation, suggested at $100 to Santa’s Helpers in December 2017.
- Donation of a Washer & Dryer for the benefit of homeless High School Students.
- Game Attendance Incentives
Kathy Choice opened for discussion suggestions made in the last Board Meeting that consideration be given to incentives and efforts to increase attendance, especially during the slow Winter Months. Connie Martin suggested serving food was a proven incentive for the membership.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM