ATTENDEES: Randy Weston, Walt Dlugolecki, Harry MacLaughlin, Don Thomas, George Maggio, Jim Bodine, John McCarthy; BY PHONE: Mike Orlowski, Tim Marcis
ABSENT: Jim Frater
AGENDA: Regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the following items:
Year end financials.
Projected financials for 2022
Should we have a dues increase for 2022 based on the above information
Dates for the 2022 tournaments
Annual Meeting dates for 2022.
Open items for discussion.
Randy Weston opened the meeting at 1604. He began by thanking John McCarthy for his service as Member at Large for the last two years, and passed along John’s offer to continue to help out in any way needed going forward; in particular, his offer to assist as Harry’s back-up. He also welcomed our newly elected M-A-L, Tim Marcis and returning, re-elected Treasurer, Walt Dlugolecki.
Walt presented the final financial results for 2021. We ended the year with a cash balance of $1173, which was $342 favorable to budget. Walt also presented the projected budget for 2022. He presented two alternative budgets; one based on keeping the dues at $75 per member and another based on $85 (this increase was approved by the membership at last year’s annual meeting). This budget was based on a consistent membership level, six tournaments at $500 each in prize money, consistent tournament participation and similar meal costs. We discussed the high likelihood of higher food costs, recognizing inflation we’re already seeing; and the consensus was that we should go with the increased dues amount. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to proceed with $85 dues for 2022.
Randy obtained dates from Jeff for the available times to have our Annual Meeting in the Ballroom: February 16 or 23. The board selected the 23rd as the date for this meeting; at 7:00 PM. As usual, a free beer will be offered to all attendees.
Tournament dates for 2022 were revealed: Opening Day – March 12; Spring Classic – May 7; Murphy Cup – June 25; Summer Classic – August 13; Fall Classic – October 8 and Closing Day – November 19. Rain dates were discussed, but it was concluded that there are no available dates scheduled. We will have to deal with that if and when necessary. Don Thomas agreed to review the listed tournament formats and advise if there will be any changes.
Mike Orlowski was able to find out from Jeff about the away dates for 2022; they will occur on March 24, May 26, September 27 and October 13, 2022.
OLD BUSINESS: Slow play was addressed at the last meeting and is still a problem without an easy solution. Randy had asked Jeff if they had any presentation slides available from prior meetings on this topic and was informed that they do not. Harry said he would check prior presentation materials to see if any were there. (That was checked and none could be found).
NEW BUSINESS: Tim brought up the topic of membership – are there any plans to reach out to the community (outside of existing MGA members) to solicit new members? Randy advised that he has talked with Larry about publishing a letter to the community advising residents about the RLMGA program activities and benefits. Randy will draft such a letter for review by the Board, with the intent that such a letter be distributed a time or two before the season.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made, seconded and approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 1655.