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February 20, 2011

To members of KCBS:  Following is the agenda for a special meeting of the board called for Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  I apologize for not posting this in a more timely manner and will endeavor to do so in the future.  Tana Shupe

 Agenda of Special Meeting – February 21, 2011

 1.  Sam's BBQ Series -  Description of application procedure for jobs of Event Director for Sam's BBQ Series

   Motion 1:  The Board of Directors charges the Event Director Committee to implement Event Director applications and selection of such persons to act on behalf of KCBS.

 Motion 2:  The Board of Directors charges the Event Director Committee to work with the Sanctioning and Rep assignment person at the KCBS office to select Contest Reps for the Sam's BBQ Series based upon availability, proximity and skill.

 Motion 3:  For purpose of KCBS sanctioning and the KCBS Team of the Year program, a contest is considered to be a sanctioned open contest if one of the following requirements met:

   A.  The contest is open to all competition teams, subject to space and other safety concerns,  or

   B.  The contest is open to all KCBS members' competition teams, subject to space and other safety concerns.

 2.  Appointment of Committees -  In order to further cooperation between all directors of the Board the following appointments to committees are offered:

1-Mike Budai, 2-Mark Simmons -- Finance

1-Mark Simmons, 2-Randy Bigler -- Contest Representatives

1-Merle Whitebook, 2-Randy Bigler -- Nominating

1-Don Harwell, 2-Mike Budai -- Elections

1-Paul Kirk, 2-Tana Shupe -- Education

1-Tana Shupe, 2-Gene Goycochea -- Marketing

1-Gene Goycochea, 2-Mike Lake -- Membership

1-Randy Bigler, 2-Arlie Bragg -- Rules

1-Wayne Lohman, 2-Mike Budai -- Sanctioning & Mentoring

1-Don Harwell, 2-Mike Budai --Technology

1-Don Harwell, 2-Mark Simmons -- Strategic Planning

1-Mike Lake, 2-Randy Bigler -- CBJ’s & Judging

1-Arlie Bragg, 2-Paul Kirk -- Philanthropy

 3.  Acceptance of Revised Mission Statement

  Motion that KCBS adopts the following mission statement:

 Recognizing barbeque as America's Cuisine, the mission of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is to celebrate, teach, preserve and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form.

4.  Proposed Rules Survey

5.  Consideration of Stockton Decision



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