Fort Western Unit 183

Board Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2009







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

                         Tom Hughes, Katye Kowierschke and Margot Hirsch


Guest:              Dewitt Hudson, Nancy Anderson, Roger Parson, and Michael Heyman.





Margot Hirsch Vice-President called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm and Tom Nute arrived shortly thereafter and proceeded with the meeting.    The September 16, 2009 minutes were approved and have been posted. 


Mary Hoger presented the treasurer’s report and it was approved.  The Regional profit was $19,879.16. 


The board approved that we will pay Bonus (our present cleaning company) to clean the refrigerator for $25.00 a month


Unit 183 Board of Directors would like to thank the anonymous donor for our beautiful sign outside the building.  .


The election ballots were mailed by Tom Hughes. 


Tom Hughes gave a status of the Fall Sectional and he believes we will have to rent chairs.  The board requested Tom to get a quote from Taylor Rentals. 


The NLM Tournament food will be ordered from Riscky’s barbeque.    





Dewitt Hudson gave a presentation on Bridge Mate.  This is a system that electronically scores the game.  The advantages of having these devices at our club are to complete the games faster and there would e less scoring errors.   Nancy Anderson, Roger Parsons and Michael Heyman have experienced these devices at other clubs outside of Texas and they informed the board they are easy to use by the players and they believe it would benefit our club.  The board agreed to review the information provided and will make a decision shortly whether we want to try these devices on a free 30 day trial.




We have a nominee for the Texas Star Award. 


Max suggested that the unit game be moved from Wednesday night to Saturday afternoon.  The board discussed this and decided that we will make a final decision after gathering more information by next board meeting. 


The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Carolyn Pinto

Secretary-Unit 183