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December 2012 Committee Reports

December 10, 2012



MINUTES - Tana Shupe:

Request Minutes of meeting on November 14, 2012, and special meeting on November 28, 2012 be approved.


Emailed to members of the board, it is recommended by the finance committee that the financial report be approved as presented.



- Total November Sales: $5,138

- Cyber Monday led to record merchandise sales in a November


- Advertising sold for November: $950

- Uploaded December Bullsheet

- Uploaded MP3 of November’s BOD

- 2013 continual Banquet Registration

- Partner Programs Update:

- Tyson Best Wing on the Planet, 2-day People’s Choice: WFC in Las Vegas, NV

- Reser’s America’s Best Potato Salad Championship: WFC in Las Vegas, NV

- Smithfield Ribs Super Series: The National BBQ Cup in Cummings, GA


- Final activation stop in November: WFC in Las Vegas, NV

- GABT Financial Update from Mike

Sam’s National BBQ Tour

- 2013 Sam’s Club Tour Schedule submitted to KCBS for review/approval

- Working on 2013 Sam’s Club Registration Improvements and technical support; Mike to explain


- Social Media, using MMA, KCBS, and GABT Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms to promote KCBS-related events/promotions

- GABT: 2014 Twitter Followers / 1565 FB Likes

- KCBS: 2014 Twitter Followers / 11,438 FB Likes

- Updated News section of KCBS website as necessary

- Bullsheet Content – Sam’s Review, Tyson Recap, Reser’s Review, Smithfield Review

- GABT Blog post reviews

Sponsorship Activities

- Have a new Seal of Approval applicant that requires an NDA restriction; KCBS attorney is reviewing

- 2013 KCBS Banquet: Sponsorship and Booth Prospecting and Sales

Sam’s Club, Kingsford, Tyson, Creekstone Farms, BBQr’s Delight, Pig Out Publications, The Kansas City BBQ Tour, Wusthof-Trident of America, Inc.

- Currently working with Smithfield to apply Seal of Approval brand to their packaging

- Need final board answer/approval/disapproval on the Destination America agreement


Existing 2013:

2/22-23 6th Annual Kansas Winter Q Great Bend KS

3/15-16 2nd Annual Santa Anita Winners' Circle

BBQ Championship Arcadia CA

4/5-6 Smokin' On Big Creek Pleasant Hill MO

4/12-13 Grilling on the River '13 Columbus MS

4/19-20 Kings Mountain Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off Kings Mountain NC

4/19-20 Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival Cornelia GA

4/19-20 Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival Salisbury MD

4/19-20 Smoke Over Veishea Ames IA

4/26-27 Smokin 'N' the Ville Edwardsville KS

4/26-27 Char-Broil Pig Bowl Columbus GA

4/26-27 R'Kansas City State BBQ Championship Arkansas City KS

5/3-4 North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival North Platte NE

5/10-11 Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence KS

5/10-11 West Coast BBQ Classic Long Beach CA

5/10-11 Green Lane Fire Co's "Fire in the Village

BBQ Competition and Festival Green Lane PA

5/17-18 Great Mall BBQ Contest & Festival Olathe KS

5/17-18 "Hawgin" on Lanier Gainesville GA

5/17-18 Minnesota in May Faribault MN

5/17-18 Middletown BBQ Cook-Off Middletown DE

5/17-18 Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ

Championship Bakersfield CA

5/17-18 Lake of the Ozarks BBQ & BBQ Weekend Lake of the Ozarks MO

5/17-18 Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-Off Hartselle AL

5/18-19 The Lexington Battle-Green BBQ Festival Lexington MA

5/18-19 Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Championship Hoofddovp Netherlands

5/24-25 Lewisburg Rotary Club BBQ Cook-Off Lewisburg TN

5/24-26 Red, White & BBQ Westmont IL

5/25-26 The Memorial Day Pignic Fort Richie MD

5/25-26 Smokin' in the Junction West Des Moines IA

5/31-6/1 Okfuskee Volunteer Firefighters

Wildfire Cook-Off Okemah OK

5/31-6/1 Variety Children's BBQ Bash Memphis TN

5/31-6/1 Original SD BBQ Championship Huron SD

5/31-6/1 Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown Canon City CO

6/7-8 Poor Que Montello WI

6/14-15 Blue Mountain BBQ Championship Blue Mtn. Ontario Canada

6/14-15 The Desoto Shrine Club 5th Annual

2013 BBQ Cookoff Hernando MS

6/14-15 Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams AZ

6/14-15 Smokin' on the River Jeffersonville IN

6/14-15 Central MD Swinetastic BBQ Festival Frederick MD

6/21-22 Peak City Pig Fest Apex NC

6/22-23 Safeway National Capital BBQ Battle Washington DC

6/28-29 Silicon Valley BBQ Championship Santa Clara CA

6/28-30 Boston Hill BBQ Fest Hamburg NY

7/5-6 Crossroads BBQ Cook-Off Cameron MO

7/12-13 6th Annual Wellsville BBQ Cookoff Wellsville MO

7/13-14 Heart of Illinois Fair BBQ Cookoff Peoria IL

7/13-14 Troy Pig Out Troy NY

7/19-20 Que & Cruz Louisa VA

7/19-20 Cookin on Kampeska Wing Fling & BBQ Thing Watertown SD

7/19-20 9th Annual WildBlue BBQ Burlington KS

7/19-20 Smokin' on the River Glasgow MO

7/26-27 Morton BBQ Throwdown Morton IL

7/26-27 The Harpoon Championships of New England

BBQ Windsor VT

7/26-27 Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off Dodge City KS

8/2-3 5th Annual Vista Smokin' Q Classic Vista CA

8/9-10 Smokin in McMinnville McMinnville TN

8/9-10 Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit Dillon CO

8/9-10 Cass County "Cookin' at the Fair" Weeping Water NE

8/16-18 Hudson Valley Ribfest New Paltz NY

8/16-17 Stand By Your Grill Fulton Ms

8/23-24 6th Annual Big Island BBQ Albert Lea MN

8/23-24 Flinthills Beef Fest BBQ Emporia KS

8/23-24 Nevada Kiwanis BBQ Contest Nevada IA

8/23-24 Smokin' on the Water Lakeport CA

8/23-24 Music City Festival & BBQ Championship Nashville TN

8/31-9/1 Septemberfest BBQ & Ribeye Steak Cookoff

Challenge Omaha NE

8/31-9/1 Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship Mesquite NV

8/31-9/1 Smokin' On The Bay Tracys Landing Md

9/6-7 Ribs, Rods & Rock'n Roll Vermillion SD

9/6-7 Pickin' in the Panhandle Hedgesville WV

9/6-7 Smoke On The River Quincy IL

9/6-7 Puckaway Pigfest Montello WI

9/6-7 Cookeville Cookoff Cookeville TN

9/13-14 Atlanta BarB-Q Festival Atlanta GA

9/13-14 KTS Smokin' Gobbler Cook-Off Worthington MN

9/13-14 Jug Tavern Festival Winder GA

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