Five Cities Duplicate Bridge Club

General Meeting and Board Meeting – October 20, 2011


A General Meeting was held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 to unanimously elect two new Board Members: Pete Avotins and Dick Rivera.  These two new Members are replacing the two outgoing Board Members, Doris Dunn and Richard Faust. The current budget was read and approved, meeting adjourned.


After the bridge game a Board Meeting was held to welcome the new Members (Dick Rivera was not available) and to discuss the following:


I.           The current officers will remain as Officers for the following year:

President: Bill Allen

Vice President: Heidi Boatman

Treasurer: Bill Ringbom

Secretary: Pat Orlando


II.         Both the Morro Bay and Paso Robles Clubs have now agreed with the other Clubs, that the Unit should purchase the $1500 Shuffling Machine.  The Shuffling Machine is on back-order until Oct 30th, 2011.  After receipt of the Machine, Bill Ringbom will take the responsibility of setting up the boards for each of the Thursday games.  Mike Shipsey has agreed to be Bill’s back-up.


III.      The Unit has agreed to pay the 50% of all Membership Clubs Capital Expenses.


IV.        The Unit is looking to recruit additional Directors and is offering $400 towards the expenses of becoming a Director.


V.           Holiday Bonuses will be paid the same as last year.


VI.        The Holiday/Christmas Party’s actual date needs to be determined. Alphy’s Grill will cater the event for $12.50 per person with an estimated head-count of 80 members. The Club will pay $6.50 per person and each participating member will pay $6.00 to play the day of the Party.


Alphy’s Holiday Luncheon Menu:


Cajun Salmon

Chicken Marsala

Grilled Veggies

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Dinner Rolls & Butter

Vaquero Salad – Fresh spring mix, black beans, roasted corn, chopped tomatoes & jack cheese, tossed in chipotle ranch dressing & topped w/ homemade tortilla crisps.

Oriental Salad – Fresh assorted cabbages, scallions, cilantro, toasted almonds, shredded carrots, garnished w/won ton crisps & tossed w/sesame ginger vinaigrette.


The Club needs to furnish beverages (the usual coffee, tea and water?).


The Club needs to furnish dessert – I suggest COSTCO cookies??



Bill Allen

Heidi Boatman                

Bill Ringbom

Pete Avotins         

Bob Bullock



Pat Orlando

Dick Rivera


Respectfully Submitted:

Heidi Boatman