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Quick Notes - January 2018

January 16, 2018

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Directors’ Quick Notes

January 12, 2018

4:02 PM CST


Call to Order and Roll Call:  Mike Hays

Mike Peters, Dennis Polson, Mike Hays, Mike Richter, Wayne Lohman, Arlie Bragg, Randall Bowman, Phillip Brazier

Not Present:  Sandy Fulton (due to family crisis)

KCBS Office:  Carolyn Wells, Kim Collier

Board pledge:

                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. I accept my duties as a KCBS director to further the KCBS mission so that truth, justice, excellence in barbeque and the American way of life may be strengthened and preserved forever.

Call In:  Justin Howard

Secretary’s Report:

Sandy Fulton:   I move to accept the minutes of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting.

  Seconded by Wayne Lohman.   Motion Passed

  I move to accept the minutes of the Special Board Meeting on December 26, 2017.

  Seconded by Dennis Polson.     Motion Passed.

Financial Statements

Randall Bowman:  KCBS December financials have been forwarded to the Board. I ask these be entered into the record. 

Randall Bowman, Treasurer

Chair Finance Committee


Presidents Report:

Sanctioning Report-Kim Collier:


Event Name                Start Date      End Date           Contest Location

*Bud & BBQ       2/9/2018              2/10/2018            Meridian, MS

Smoke on the Falls          4/13/2018            4/14/2018            Gadsden, AL

*RED, WHITE and BAR-B-Q ( DAY 1)         5/25/2018            5/26/2018            Westmont, IL

*RED, WHITE and BAR-B-Q ( DAY 2)         5/26/2018            5/27/2018            Westmont, IL

*Our Lady of Victory Holy Smokes BBQ Competition        8/3/2018              8/4/2018              CINCINNATI, OH

Dickson County Smokefest          3/23/2018            3/24/2018            Dickson, TN

Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown (DAY1) CAMPGROUND BBQ SEREIES               4/20/2018            4/21/2018            Plymouth, MA

Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown (DAY 2) CAMPGROUND BBQ SEREIES              4/21/2018            4/22/2018            Plymouth, MA

New Jersey KnoQ-out-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES          4/28/2018            4/29/2018            Blairstown, NJ

Smoke In the Woods CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES             6/23/2018            6/24/2018            Galway, NY

Het 5DE BBQKampioenschap Van Het Waasland                9/15/2018            9/16/2018            Sint Niklaas,

Wild West Fest On Fire  8/11/2018            8/12/2018            Zbilje, Medvode,

Del Mar BBQ Championship        8/17/2018            8/18/2018            Del Mar, CA

*Pigs in the Pit  10/12/2018         10/13/2018         Alton, VA            

Grills N Grills       10/12/2018         10/13/2018         Penn Valley, CA

Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship(COMPETITOR'S SERIES)               10/27/2018         10/28/2018                Dallas, TX            

*Pig and Swig (COMPETITORS SERIES)    4/20/2018            4/21/2018            Kansas City, MO

Boats, Bands, & BBQ       5/18/2018            5/19/2018            Pueblo, Co

Smokin' On The Summit                6/1/2018              6/2/2018              Lee's Summit, MO

*Dadfest BBQ Cookoff (BACKYARD ONLY)            6/17/2018            6/17/2018            Kansas City, MO

*Northwoods Triple Crown(BACKYARD ONLY)    8/11/2018            8/11/2018            Antigo, WI

*East Central State BBQ Cook-Off, Paola Roots Festival  8/24/2018            8/25/2018            Paola, KS             

Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge               9/7/2018              9/8/2018              Grand Jct, CO

*Dells BBQ Bash(BACKYARD ONLY)          9/28/2018            9/29/2018            Wisconsin Dell, WI

*Independence Fire & Ice BBQ  10/5/2018            10/6/2018            Independence, MO

Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ cook-off    10/12/2018         10/13/2018         Waxhaw, NC

*Cookin On Kampeska  7/20/2018            7/21/2018            Watertown, SD

*White Street Barbeque Experience(BACKYARD ONLY) 3/10/2018            3/10/2018            Wake Forest, NC

Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon  4/6/2018              4/7/2018              Stillwater, OK

Smokin' in the Creek BBQ Contest -Re-Boot        4/27/2018            4/28/2018            Sugar Creek, MO

*Tasty Expo BBQ Battle of the Grill (BACKYARD ONLY)    5/19/2018            5/20/2018            Overland Park, KS

*Grillin and Chillin            6/29/2018            6/30/2018            Chillicothe, MO

Johnson County BBQ Challenge 7/6/2018              7/7/2018              Warrensburg, MO

*Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown              7/20/2018            7/21/2018            Peoria, IL            

The Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival         7/28/2018            7/29/2018            WINDSOR, VT

New Holland Summer Fest          8/24/2018            8/25/2018            New Holland, PA

*Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY 1)        8/24/2018            8/25/2018            Brandon, MS

*Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY 2)        8/25/2018            8/26/2018            Brandon, MS

*Smokin in The Hills        9/21/2018            9/22/2018            Hillsboro, OH

*First Tennessee Bank Bluegrass & BBQ (COMPETITOR'S SERIES)               9/21/2018            9/22/2018            Columbia, TN

The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival     10/12/2018         10/13/2018         Lyons, GA

*Southern Hot Wing Festival (COMPETITOR SERIES)        4/21/2018            4/21/2018            Memphis, TN

Rose Festival KCBS BBQ Competition      6/15/2018            6/16/2018            State Center, IA

Regahfest 2018 8/25/2018            8/26/2018            The Hague,

Table Rock Boats and Bones        9/15/2018            9/16/2018            Kimberling, MO

*Bikes, Blues and BBQ   9/28/2018            9/29/2018            Fayetteville, AR

*Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que      10/13/2018         10/14/2018         Muskogee, OK

*Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival        10/19/2018         10/20/2018         Nelsonville, OH

Rock'n N Ribs BBQ Festival           4/20/2018            4/21/2018            Springfield, MO

*Big Blue BBQ Championship      6/1/2018              6/2/2018              Marysville, KS

*Chillin & Grillin in the Glades     7/20/2018            7/21/2018            Wise, VA             

SMSU Smokefest             8/17/2018            8/18/2018            Marshall, MN

International Goat Days Championship BBQ Contest-SMOKIN IN THE GOAT PEN                9/7/2018              9/8/2018                Millington , TN

Smoke in the Park           9/28/2018            9/29/2018            Lemoyne, PA

Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship           10/5/2018            10/6/2018            Harrisburg, PA

*Harper County Bullseye BBQ    10/19/2018         10/20/2018         Harper, KS

Suncoast Credit Union Plant City Pig Jam               11/16/2018         11/17/2018         Plant City, FL

TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest(formerly Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest)               4/13/2018            4/14/2018                Savannah, TN

Wild Wild West BBQ Showdown                4/20/2018            4/21/2018            Wildomar, CA

Pickin N Pullin BBQ competition 4/27/2018            4/28/2018            Lenexa, VA

*Covington Cork & Pork Festival               6/22/2018            6/23/2018            Covington, VA

*Gilroy Garli-Que Challenge        7/28/2018            7/29/2018            Gilroy, CA

Hudson Valley Ribfest    8/17/2018            8/19/2018            New Paltz, NY

*Vine Street BBQ Competition (BACKYARD ONLY)            8/18/2018            8/18/2018            Park Ridge, IL

*Montana Pitmaster Classic        8/24/2018            8/25/2018            Bozeman, MT

Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ            8/24/2018            8/25/2018            Hill City, SD

*Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-eye Steak Cookoff Challenge             9/1/2018              9/2/2018              Omaha, NE

*Hot Pursuit BBQ             9/7/2018              9/8/2018              Shawnee, OK

Puckaway Pigfest             9/7/2018              9/8/2018              Montello, WI

Hog Wild West BBQ Contest        9/7/2018              9/8/2018              Leavenworth, KS

Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge 9/21/2018            9/29/2018            Newton, NC

*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival           10/5/2018            10/6/2018            Chelsea, MI

*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival(BACKYARD ONLY)      10/6/2018            10/6/2018            Chelsea, MI

OC BBQ Competition(JUDGES FULL)        10/12/2018         10/13/2018         Costa Messa, CA

2018 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q                 10/19/2018         10/20/2018         Independence, MO

9th Annual Vista BBQ Classic(JUDGES FULL)         7/13/2018            7/14/2018            Vista, CA             

*Redwood Coast Grills Gone Wild            9/1/2018              9/2/2018              Crescent City, CA                                                     


Sandy Fulton, Chair 

There was no meeting in December.  Tasks for the year were completed. 

Special thanks to all who helped with this committee this year.


Marketing Committee:  Randall Bowman, Chair

No report for this month.


International Committee: Wayne Lohman

January 2018 Board of Managers’ Report

2017 was a year of growth for KCBS International Operations in the number of contests, classes and BBQ related events.  The following is a summary of the KCBS Board of Managers activities for the past year:

Number of IOTeam (6 members) total trips taken outside the US Borders: 38

Number of Sanctioned Contests: 41

Number of Contest Countries: 17

Number of CBJ & TC Classes: 26

Number of cooking classes, demo’s, culture exchange: 24

Number of International Members: 1524

Number of International Member Countries: 34

Number of registered International Teams: _____

Number of Outside US International Reps: 9 Trained, 5 in Training 

Please accept this report. 

Thank you,

Wayne Lohman 

KCBS CBJ Committee Minutes-Dennis Polson

CBJ Committee December 2017

The meeting for December 26th was rescheduled for January 8th.

There was no meeting on January 8th.

The next meeting will be January 29th.

I would like to thank the CBJ Committee members for their time and input on CBJ issues this past year.

The members were: Co-Chair Phillip Brazier, Recording Secretary Linda Polson, KCBS President Mike Hays, KCBS Executive Secretary Carolyn Wells, International Reps Bill and Debby Gage, Judge Marge Plumber, Judge Maxine Kilgore, Rep Ralph Williams, Judge Jon Amidei, Judge John Sharffbilling, Judge Carl Parrish, Judge Frank Gonzales and KCBS Board Member Mike Peters.

I move to accept this report.

Dennis Polson Chair

Rep Committee – Philip Brazier, Chairman

Rep Committee Meeting

A November/December meeting of the Rep Committee was held in early December and reported in the December Board meeting.

A phone conference was held with the International Committee and some of our International Reps to present and explain the Judge Seating program.


No Report 

Tech Committee- Mike Peters – Chair

Technology Report January 2018

KCBScore is currently on version

We are still moving forward on the website and systems project. RFP is currently in process with expectation to send out for bids by 2/1/18.

BANQUET MEETING- Sandy Fulton-Chair

Banquet Committee-Sandy Fulton, Chair-November 28, 2017

Committee members:  Sandy Fulton, Barbara Richter, Chris Peters, Randy Bigler, Rich & Bunny Tuttle, Randy & Carol Bigler, Bill Capstack, Karrin Murphy, Mike Hayes, Carolyn Wells, Kim Collier

Finishing touches were addressed for the Banquet.  It was decided to only have the Tour on Friday due to number of people who have signed up.

Barbara Richter was unable to be at the meeting, so she will send to the Committee the report on the hotel and the requirements that we are in need of.

Several items have been collected for the Goody Bags, we thank all who contributed and to Chris Peters for chairing this subcommittee.

As of today we have 120 contests to raffle off.

Karrin will have list of volunteers ready next week.

Trophies will be ordered this week.

We look forward to a successful Banquet and I thank all the committee members for their hard work.  Special thanks to Kim and Karrin because so much of this work had to be done from the office.  And to Barbara Richter, who because of her vast knowledge of the hotel business it made this Banquet easier to plan.

Membership Chair: Mike Peters: 

Membership Report January 2018

Active Members 20028

New Members 144

New from CBJ Class 22

Renewed Members 794

Non- Renewed 477

New from Website 98

Total Lifetime Members 1515

International Members 1524

Countries Represented 34

Members “auto” renewed 509

I would like to thank the members of the Membership Committee who participated in 2017.

There was no January meeting, but we are still working on the Renewal Call campaign and computer generated new member welcome letter.

Rules Committee:   Mike Richter

The rules committee did not meet in December.  The next meeting is the annual open meeting in Kansas City during the annual meeting /awards banquet.

Nominating Committee:  Arlie Bragg:

Voting is live now and winners will be announced at banquet

Education/Communications Committee:  

No Report

Philanthropy Committee

No Report

Strategic Planning Committee: 

No Report

Old Business

No Old Business

New Business

No New Business

The Board decided to table the decision on Justin Howard’s request due to needing additional answers to some questions the Board has.

Motion made by Mike Richter to go into closed session and seconded by Randall Bowman at 4:29 PM CST.  Motion passed.

Motion made by Phillip Brazier and seconded by Arlie Bragg to go in to Open session. Motion passed.

No action taken on Closed Session Agenda.

Arlie Bragg moved and Wayne Lohman seconded that the meeting adjourn at 6  PM CST. Motion Passed.

Arlie Bragg moved and Wayne Lohman seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Agenda:

Sandy Fulton:  Conflict between Teams contact and cooking team

Randall Bowman-Executive Committee Update

Mike Peters:  AdHoc Committee-Steak Contest

Dennis Polson:  BOD December 13, 2017 Motion

After Closed Session:




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