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Agenda May 12, 2009

May 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Request to address Board Ken Dakai
Kathie Dakai
Minutes Merl Whitebook

Accounting (attached)

Conflict of Interest Statement Review (Goycochea)
Review of past contest

Sanctioning Requests

Committee Reports

Sanctioning Committee Wayne Lohman

Proposed rules to handle compliance with the sanctioning agreements as to guaranteed prize money letters and certificates of liability insurance and procedures.

Membership Committee Gene Goycochea
Request for the Board and MMA to determine if there is going to be a charge to the bbq industry purveyors.

Rules Committee Linda Mullane No Report

Education Committee Paul Kirk No Report

Philanthropy Committee Tana Shupe
Approval of forms and reports to be used by the Philanthropy Committee and the Board in reviewing grant requests.

New Ideas Merl Whitebook
Approval of an editorial and publication policy for the Bullsheet and establishment of a publication committee.

Technology Committee Don Harwell No Report

Contest Rep Committee Carol Whitebook

1)Would like an update on TOY revisions for 2009.
a)Discussion regarding TOY input and calculations
2)Many advisory clarifications
a) DQ regarding not seeing 6 pieces
3)Tip of the month for ongoing training
Common mistakes will be placed on the Yahoo site.
4)Questions annual testing on new advisories

CBJ Committee Ed Roith
Approval of a policy for payment for CBJ classes.

Research & Development Linda Mullane
Discussion of revisions to sanctioning agreement for 2010 as to the required number of reps utilizing 1 Rep per 25 teams after 49 teams.

Marketing Committee Steve Ownby

MMA Report

Finance Committee Report Rod Gray No Report

Old/New Business

Grant Applications tabled from March meeting

Possible Executive session to discuss a personnel appeal.

And any other business that may come before the Board

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