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MINUTES MARCH 7, 2015
Meeting opened at 1:15 by President
Ron Nurnberger. Invocation
given by Rev. John L. Brown followed by the Pledge to the Flag.
President Nurnberger reminded all club presidents that they are the
only voting member from their club unless they issue a proxy, in writing
to the President or Secretary prior to the meeting.
Board Members & 18 Club Presidents = 26 voting members present.
January 3, 2015, meeting were approved as posted on the web site. Jerry
Everett made motion to accept minutes as posted on web site and Nancy
Sclafani second the motion.
REPORT was given by Margaret Hartzler.
The report will be filed for audit.
A copy will be attached to these minutes.
NOTE: It is our policy not to post our financial reports to the web
site. You may talk to any
board member at any time as they each have a copy of the report.
NURNBERGER reported that he, State
Delegate Jerry Stannard and Alt. State Delegate John Brown will be
attending the FSA spring meeting on March 14. A synopsis of meeting will
appear on web site for member viewing.
VICE PRESIDENT Jerry Stannard reported
that the progress of the Masters tournaments are moving forward.
Tournament director Delores Brown has contacted all potential
participants that the need to notify her two weeks before tournament if
they will be playing in the tournament.
Sponsor money is slow in coming in but committee is still working
on this. They have begun
working on pins and plaques for the participants. Clubs who are not
involved in any of the tournaments are requested to give donations to the
Masters Tournaments. A couple
of donations have been received. Tournament
date is March 25, at Trailer Estates.
VICE PRESIDENT Dave Welsh no report but
will discuss non-profit issue later in this agenda.
VICE PRESIDENT Jim Smith reported that
$103 were taken in profit this year from the PREVIEW. That is a record for
Sclafani – no report
DELEGATE Jerry Stannard – no report
STATE DELEGATE John Brown – no report
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE /TOURNAMENT
DIRECTOR Delores Brown reported that eligible participants have been
contacted and responded with a yes or no as to playing.
We will have a full slate of participants for each level.
T.D. Brown also reported that there are four in training to become
tournament directors. This year the tournament director applied for 40
plus new FSA numbers and 12 of those were at the One Must Be A District Am
player tournament. We are
AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR Sue
Diadone reported that Mel Erb will have his operation this Thursday.
OF CLUB PRESIDENTS FOR SPONSOR MONEY FOR MASTER TOURNAMENTS may
still be turned in before March 25th.
We are encouraging clubs who do not host tournaments to help with
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MONEY President
Nurnberger reported that there are still monies available and our district
would welcome your suggestions. One suggestion made was to apply for some
monies to be used to begin our District Hall of Fame project. A second
suggestion was to apply for the monies to be used for an architect for the
HALL OF FAME Chaired by Jerry Stannard
reported committee members are Chair. Jerry Stannard, Nancy Sclafani, Jim
Baily, Pres. Nurnberger, and Dick Witaker. The committee is gathering
information and beginning to proceed forward.
OVER Pres. Nurnberger encouraged us to
begin thinking more about the roof over and discussing it with others as
to its merits.
AM MASTERS TOURNAMENT John Brown made the
motion to create a State Am Masters Tournament on the 2015-2016 schedule
with MASTERS COMMITTEE bringing to the November meeting the logistics of
the tournament. Jerry
Evertt second the motion. Motion passed 19 to 1.
TOED SHOES worn at a recent
tournament was addressed by the tournament director at the site. The
director informed the participant of the FSA rules concerning open toed
shoes and allowed the participant to continue because he was a new player
and unaware of the rule.
ELIGIBLE SWCD MASTER TOURNAMENTS PLAYERS are to give tournament director 2
week prior notice whether they intend to play or not in the tournament.
Motion made by Jerry Stannard.
Second by John Brown. Passed
20 to 0.
NEW VENUE TO A HOST CLUB to have a “Pro Only” district draw format for a SWCD tournament.
Men & Ladies would be in one draw ‘pool’ & State &
District Amateurs would be the other draw ‘pool.’ State Amateurs would
accumulate FSA move-up points when placing in this format. Motion made by
Jerry Everett. Second by Bob
Comford. Vote 8 yes. 12 Opposed. Motion
THE PRESENT 3 GAME FORMAT IN THE OPEN DIVISION of
the SWCD Masters to a 2 game format (one 12 frame game on each color),
thus OPEN division play would begin on a Thursday rather than Wednesday
(which is start day for the District Amateur Tournament. Motion made by
Jerry Stannard. Second by Gene
McCullough. Motion amended to be effective immediately. Vote 7 yes.
14 opposed. Motion
BRADENTON SHUFFLE CLUB to consider
exchanging their two no-pro tournament with the rain date on the 2015-2016
schedule. John Brown made the
motion. Margaret Hartzler
second. Vote 21 yes.
0 no. Motion passed.
TO ENDORSE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (ABC Corporation) so
that Dave Welsh may move forward on this issue.
Jerry Everett made motion. Jerry
Rahl second. Vote 24 yes.
0 opposed. Motion
passed. Dave Welsh asked for
monies to start project. Pledges
were made to this project from private donors at the meeting amounting to
$800. Dave will continue to
move forward but this is not a part of our organization.
We are under the guidelines of the FSA.
1st. Vice Pres. Jerry Stannard
Vice Pres. David Welsh
3rd Vice Pres. Jim Smith
State Delegate Jerry Stannard
State Delegate John Brown
The slate of officers were sworn in by
Al Nutall. Nominations will
continue to be
MEETING was held immediately after the regular
district meeting. Our amateur CD is coming due and our treasure asked to
roll it over to 21 month CD that will yield a minimum of 1% and rate will
raise when rates go up. Request approved.
Erwin, SWCD Secretary