Date: April 11, 2012
Location: Secretary of
State’s Office, Blue Spruce Conference Room, 1700 Broadway, Denver, Colorado
Members Present: Bishop Dan
Gincig, Vera Craven, Tom Bednark
Members Absent: Austin
Gomes, Beau Williams
Secretary of State Officials Present: Mike Hardin, Sarah Steinbeck, Rudy Johnson, Patrick
Ryan, Shannon Bee, Gary Zimmerman
Meeting was called to
order at 10:05 A.M.
The Pledge of Allegiance
A motion was made by Tom
Bednark to approve the February 8, 2012 meeting minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Vera Craven and
approved by unanimous vote of the Board.
Secretary of State
Chairman Gincig commented
on the quarterly financial statement distributed to the Board. He pointed out the increase to raffle income in 2011. Mr. Hardin stated that the office may start
to include percentages on the income/profits in future reports.
Chairman Gincig reported
he was not sure if there was a Bill for bingo/raffle, and Mr. Kyle reported a
sponsor has not been found. Mr. Kyle
also stated that the questions posed toward the bill from our office still have
not been addressed.
Chairman Gincig wanted to
start looking at going forward with a rule hearing to address changes that
could be done to the rules talked about at earlier meetings. Mr. Hardin said we would need to consult with
the Secretary on this and the Chairman may want to include this as an agenda
item for the next meeting.
Mr. Hardin also reported
on the DU internship program. Brad
Brown, a member of the research team, gave an overview of the proposed study to
the Board. Chairman Gincig suggested the
team look at both a day and evening bingo game. He further stated that
commercial halls conduct games differently depending on the time of day. Mr. Johnson stated that the office intention
was to take the team to both a commercial and non-commercial bingo game to see
the difference in operation.
Mr. Bednark stated that
to attract younger bingo players, the industry needs to somehow change the
perception of what bingo is. He felt
that what may be needed is to change the way the sessions are conducted to make
it attractive to younger potential players.
Chairman Gincig stated that
the master of ceremonies is critical to the success of “Cosmic Bingo” in other
states. He further stated that this is a
paid position and that Colorado may need to change its laws to allow it.
Mr. Johnson next updated
the Board on the e-learning program for new and renewal certification of games
managers. This system is currently under
development and testing in house.
Rick Cody, a games
manager, asked about the halls being allowed to get a liquor license. Chairman Gincig reported that halls can
currently obtain liquor licenses if they wish.
Some halls have had them in the past.
Chairman Gincig wanted to
discuss increasing fees at the next Board meeting for public advertising. The increase would be minimal. Gary Zimmerman stated that legally the
Secretary of State’s office can only increase fees to pay for the bingo-raffle
program. Fees could not be raised for
advertising costs, but the office will look into what could be done and come
back with some suggestions for the Board.
Mr. Bednark moved to
adjourn the meeting. The motion was
seconded by Ms. Craven and approved by the Board.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45
The next meeting
of the Board will be June 27, 2012 at 10:00 at Secretary of State’s
Office, Blue Spruce Conference Room, 1700 Broadway, Denver, Colorado.