Fort Western Unit 183
Board Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2009

Present: Tom Nute, Mary Hoger, Kay Jones, Max Jackson, Steve Shirey,
Margot Hirsch, Katye Kowierschke, (Guest) Bob Marvin,
Absent: Tom Hughes

Tom Nute called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm. Our guest Bob Marvin presented a plan to become our new Webmaster. The plan included updating the site and requested that any changes/suggestions be provided to him no later than 30 January 2009. Bob plans to have a revised website by 1 April 2009.

Mary Hoger gave the Treasurer’s Report. She reported that the NLM Tournament did not operate at a loss that we actually made a very small profit. The Treasurer’s Report was approved.


Carolyn Pinto presented a janitorial report and the board approved the services of Bonus. We will have services 3 days a week at a cost of $365.00 a month.

The board authorized the issuance of keys to all board members and each Director and Teacher.

Margot reported that our dumpster will cost $72.88 a month and they will pick up every Tuesday.

Thanks to Ivan Uys the telephone, internet, cable and gas will be ready when we move to our new location.

Diane Washabaugh provided a written status report on the new building and other than a few open items we should have the final inspection sometime on Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd January 2009. After we received this final city inspection we can move.

The board was informed that an opinion poll was taken and 95% of our players wanted the Unit to continue to provide plates and forks. Therefore, this motion passed without a vote.

There was no motion on this issue - we simply let the current policy remain in effect

We will have a special board meeting on 4 February 2009 to continue with the following items:

Purchase Clock for Studio and Tournaments
Juanita McLean $200.00 contribution to our Unit.
Standing Committee Assignments
Revise Standing Rules
Smaller games pay less rent
GNT Qualifying Dates
Fort Worth Sectional Date

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolyn Pinto
Secretary-Unit 183