Fort Western Unit 183

Board Meeting Minutes

June 17, 2009







Present:           Tom Nute, Mary Hoger, Kay Jones, Max Jackson, Steve Shirey,

Katye Kowierschke, Margot Hirsch


Absent:           Tom Hughes




Tom Nute called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.  The May 20, 2009 minutes were approved and have been posted.  Mary Hoger presented the treasurer’s report and it was approved. 


The board voted to offer Keith McCall $50.00 for preempting his regular Saturday game for the 20 June 2009 Grand Opening to be held at the studio.  Tom Nute will make this offer to Keith McCall and inform him this is not a unit policy to pay for the use of the studio for unit sponsored games.  The Standing Rules will be revised to state that any game held at the studio can be preempted for unit functions without offering payment to the Owner of the game.  


The Landlord wants us to put a sign on the outside of the building.  In accordance with the lease a sign is not required.  Tom Nute will ask Diane Washabaugh to inform the Landlord. 


Tom Nute will send out a letter reminding directors of some their tasks to ensure that the studio is secured and operate efficiently. 


Margot Hirsh will investigate what the Jacoby Service Award is and if it is appropriate for our selected candidate.      


The Standing Committee Assignments was reviewed and approved by the board.  The board also decided no outside groups can use the facility.


Statuses on the following events were reviewed by the board with the following outcome:


Grand Opening – Grand Opening seem to be on schedule.  The board agreed that in the future we will do what is necessary to make sure if the unit is holding a special event this will be communicated to anyone that is impacted by this decision. 


September Regional – Kay  Jones reported that everything for the Regional is moving as scheduled.  The Directors have been assigned. 


Fall Sectional – The board recognizes we need to start working on the unit elections.  Tom Nute will review the Standing Rules and will report next board meeting.


Prizes and Trophy’s – The board agreed that we will continue to have prizes and trophy’s for the upcoming tournaments. 





Grady Fuller’s appeal  for being expelled from the Thursday afternoon game - The board decided Grady’s appeal  is non appealable by the board.  Tom Nute will notify Grady of this decision. 


Hospitality Chair is vacant.  Katye has provided some suggested duties for this position. 


Sunshine committee inputs – Marilyn Farris had knee surgery. 


The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Carolyn Pinto

Secretary-Unit 183