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Approved Minutes - March 2018

April 12, 2018

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Quick Notes - Final

 

Meeting called to order at 7:05 Central

 

Roll Call: Mike Peters, Wayne Lohman,  Dennis Polson, Mike Richter, Arlie Bragg, Randall Bowman, Phillip Brazier, Jason Cole, Alan Sellers, Michael Kalny, Jay Amsbaugh, Eric Burkhart

 

KCBS Office: Carolyn Wells, Kim Collier

 

Request to Speak: None

 

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.

 

Minutes of Last Meeting

            Mike Peters: I move to accept minutes of the February meeting.

            2nd - Phillip Brazier - Passed unanimously

 

Financial Statements

            Phillip Brazier: Attached is the January financial report. Pleased accept this report.

President’s Report:

Thank you to KCBS office and staff for stepping up over the last couple of weeks filling some gaps.

Sanctioning Report:

In House Approval

 

EventName

StartDate

EndDate

ContestLocation

*10th Annual Gillett Heritage Days Festival BBQ cook off

5/25/2018

5/26/2018

Gillett, AR

Chuckwagaon BBQ Cook-off

5/26/2018

5/27/2018

Los Angeles, CA

*CSU BBQ Showdown

5/26/2018

5/27/2018

Estes Park, CO

*Kentucky's Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-Off (COMPETITOR'S SERIES)

6/8/2018

6/9/2018

Harrisburg, KY

*Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition,At The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

6/9/2018

6/10/2018

Morton Grove, IL

*Cambridge Rib Fest at the Keystone Grill

8/5/2018

8/5/2018

Cambridge, WI

Smokin on The Dock of the Bay

8/17/2018

8/18/2018

Chrisfield, MD

DE Bortoli Woodfired BBQ Championship

8/31/2018

9/1/2018

Victoria,Australia,

The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

6/22/2018

6/23/2018

Lenexa, KS

*Jonesboro Downtown BBQ Festival

9/28/2018

9/29/2018

Jonesboro, AR

*Carlton Landing's 3rd Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition

6/15/2018

6/16/2018

Carlton Landing, OK

*Indiana Bacon Festival

8/24/2018

8/25/2018

Delphi, IN

*Indiana Bacon Festival (BACKYARD ONLY)

8/25/2018

8/25/2018

Delphi, IN

Wild West BBQ Cook Off

5/11/2018

5/12/2018

Lamar, CO

*Spring out to Sunset

5/18/2018

5/19/2018

Valparaiso, IN

The Stith Family Farms BACKYARD BBQ Contest(BACKYARD ONLY)

5/25/2018

5/26/2018

Elizabethtown, KY

*Friends Of OBR Pitmaster Challenge(COMPETITOR'S SERIES)

6/1/2018

6/2/2018

Louisville, KY

*Pit at the Park

8/3/2018

8/5/2018

Macungie, PA

*Thrillin & Grillin at Aquaboggan Water park

8/11/2018

8/12/2018

Saco, ME

*Harvest On Fire at The Winery

9/7/2018

9/8/2018

Marshall, IL

Roast N Boast

9/21/2018

9/22/2018

Columbus, MS

America's Finest BBQ State Championship

9/14/2018

9/15/2018

San Diego, CA

*1st Annual Cameron Elks BBQ Cook Off

7/13/2018

7/14/2018

Cameron, MO

Westland Area Jaycee's All American BBQ Throwdown

8/3/2018

8/4/2018

Westland, MI

*Rockin BBQ

5/11/2018

5/12/2018

Warsaw, IN

Granite State BBQ Championship

6/9/2018

6/10/2018

Hancock, NH

*Wolf BBQ FEst Richmond 2018

6/15/2018

6/16/2018

Richmond, Quebec,

*Tunes, Brews & BBQ's

9/14/2018

9/15/2018

Penn Yan , NY

*BBQ & Blues on the Levee

10/5/2018

10/6/2018

Helena, AR

*Rib's and Bibs

10/6/2018

10/7/2018

Topeka, KS

Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition And Festival

10/19/2018

10/20/2018

Lenoir, NC

*Border War Barbeque

10/26/2018

10/27/2018

Osawatomie, KS

*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off

11/9/2018

11/10/2018

Concord, NC

Q for a Cause

4/20/2018

4/21/2018

Papillion, NE

*Brandywine Backyard Barbeque Festival (BACKYARD ONLY)

4/29/2018

4/29/2018

Landenberg, PA

*Quebec City International BBQ & Music Festival

6/1/2018

6/2/2018

Quebec City,

*Big Kahuna Wing Festival (COMPETITOR'S SERIES)

6/16/2018

6/16/2018

Knoxville, TN

*Taste of the Ozarks (BACKYARD ONLY)

8/4/2018

8/4/2018

Warsaw, MO

*Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival Saucy and Glazed BBQ Competition(BACKYARD ONLY)

8/19/2018

8/19/2018

Newton, KS

Green Mountain BBQ Championship- CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES

9/8/2018

9/9/2018

Randolph, VT

Grilling & Chillin BBQ

9/21/2018

9/22/2018

Owensboro, KY

*Smoking in the Golden Valley

9/28/2018

9/29/2018

Clinton, MO

Jim Beam BBQ Classic

10/5/2018

10/6/2018

Springfield, KY

Bay State BBQ Championship- CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES (DAY 1)

10/12/2018

10/13/2018

Monson, MA

Back to BAYsics Primitive Contest-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES ( DAY 2)

10/13/2018

10/14/2018

Monson, MA

Ocean Sate BBQ Championship-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES

10/20/2018

10/21/2018

West Kingston, RI

LuLu's Brew & Que

4/28/2018

4/28/2018

Brighton, Co

Smoke on the Diamond (BACKYARD ONLY)

5/18/2018

5/19/2018

Brookwood, AL

*Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championship

8/24/2018

8/25/2018

Lubbock, TX

*Big Muddy Brew N Que

9/1/2018

9/2/2018

Winona, MN

Squealin in the Square

10/5/2018

10/6/2018

Laurens, SC

Need BOD Approval

American Royal Vs Kearney MO 

and 11 other contest nationwide 3 contest have already changed their date 

Committee discussed and is in favor of sanctioning the American Royal contests.

In discussion, would hope that AR would set date at least a year out so other events can schedule around. With the current date change, 3 events changed dates and others are holding firm to their dates. In talking with Kim, the AR did inform the conflicting events of the date, have to balance weekends with other AR committees and events. Having the event at the Speedway also is a challenge with scheduling with their events.

Galax VA vs  Wise VA July 21,2018, 154 miles difference 

Committee discussed and is NOT in favor of sanctioning the Galax, VA contest.

In discussion, Galax missed their Dec 1 “save the date”. In addition, over the past 2 years, both contests have existed right at the 25 team mark and the concern is if both contests are on the same date, it would hurt them both. The sanctioning committee also received information from 3 cooking teams concerning experiences at both events.

Motion by Mike Peters to sanction the American Royal - 2nd Alan Sellers. Passed unanimously

During discussion, Michael Kalny encouraged the committee and Kim to sit with the AR folks to encourage them to attempt to negate any negative impact on other events by setting their date as much in advance as possible.

Motion by Mike Peters to NOT sanction the Galax, VA event - 2nd Mike Richter. Passed unanimously

During discussion, Alan Sellers asked about the downside to not sanctioning Galax. Jay Amsbaugh also asked about the distance rule and what set guidelines are for sanctioning conflicting events. Team density is taken into account in addition to distance.

 

Sanctioning Committee Report

Sanctioning committee met via phone on Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm.

Committee Members include:

Sanctioning Committee Members

Mike Peters - Chair

Charlie Barrineau Organizer - Greenwood, SC. 18 year event

Graham Wilson

Robert Stouffer Organizer - California. 2nd yr on Sanctioning committee.

Debbie Yopp

Tonya Lecuru Organizer - Shawnee, KS. 24 yr event

Corey Linton Organizer - Osage City, KS. 15 yr event

Charlie Brinza Contest Rep, 100+ MCBJ - Granite City, IL

Randall Bowman - KCBS President

Carolyn Wells - KCBS Executive Director

Kim Collier - Contest Sanctioning Coordinator

The committee accepted the committee description for board approval:

SANCTIONING:  Shall be responsible for, but not limited to, mentoring and providing information concerning the sanctioning of contest to prospective organizers, make recommendations to the Board regarding the sanctioning of contests, as well as any identifying deficiencies at any sanctioned contest.  (Bylaws)

The committee discussed conflicting events and make the following recommendations to the board:

American Royal Vs Kearney MO and 11 other contests nationwide.

Committee discussed and is in favor of sanctioning the American Royal contests.

In discussion, would hope that AR would set date at least a year out so other events can schedule around. With the current date change, 3 events changed dates and others are holding firm to their dates. In talking with Kim, the AR did inform the conflicting events of the date and have to balance weekends with other AR committees and events. Having the event at the Speedway also is a challenge with scheduling with their events.

Galax VA vs  Wise VA July 21,2018, 154 miles difference 

Committee discussed and is NOT in favor of sanctioning the Galax, VA contest.

In discussion, Galax missed their Dec 1 “save the date”. In addition, over the past 2 years, both contests have existed right at the 25 team mark and the concern is if both contests are on the same date, it would hurt them both. The sanctioning committee also received information from 3 cooking teams concerning experiences at both events.

There is the possibility of another conflicting event in CA but there was not enough information to fully discuss at this time.

Discussion of two contests being held on the same day as Master Series events.

There is currently a rule that states a cook team can only receive points for one contest per day. This rule was established so a team could not game the system and gain points at two different contests on the same day in different locations. That was the “intent” of the rule. Should this rule be changed/modified, the committee suggests the following:

There should be strict guidelines implemented and enforced:

Both contests must be held on the same day/weekend,

Both contests must be held at the same address,

Both contests must  have the same organizer,

If a cook enters both contests, the head cook must be the same,

Each contest must have separate contest representatives,

Each contest must be open for a cook to be able to just cook one of the two.

Both contests must have board approval instead of office approval.

Contests should not be approved for an inexperienced organizer.

Very experienced contest reps should be assigned by the KCBS Rep Chair.

1 event must not be dependent on the other event.

The committee is not making a recommendation at this time.

Just for thought, if an organizer is ambitious enough to do two events on the same day, when will someone try to do more than two? Should rules be expanded past two?

The committee also briefly discussed requiring membership of cook teams and how it would affect events. Certainly more discussion will be had but with the new platform being developed, different membership levels will be planned where cook team membership might be a requirement. Balancing out all the pro’s and con’s will require much more discussion.

 

Marketing Committee Report

Marketing committee consists of:

Jason Cole - Chair

Arlie Bragg,

David Stidham,

Heather Sinyard,

Kelley Crecelius

No committee additional report at this time.

 

International Committee Report

2018 March Board of Managers Report

KCBS held two contests, two CBJ classes and one Table Captain class in Australia in February.

The first contest, was the 4th year it was held, in Melbourne with Matt and Margaret Vitale. We also had a CBJ class. We are developing a great base of judges in the Melbourne area …and are getting people ready to move beyond judging into being table captains.

The teams are enthusiastic and continue to ask us to have more contests in Australia.

Garth Welsh, our rep in Australia, and Debby Gage trained David Ong as a rep at this contest and the following contest in Gosford.

The next weekend we traveled to outskirts of Sydney for a first-time contest in Gosford (again with Matt and Margaret Vitale). It was a beautiful city on the coast. We had 19 teams-many of them cooking KCBS for the first time. It was great seeing them appreciate all that KCBS has to offer. We also trained a great new base of judges and table captains for the Sydney area.

David Ong (out of Perth-West coast)) is ready to join Garth Welsh (out of Adelaide-South-central coast) as our second rep in Australia. We are taking on more contests there with two now listed on the website and we are in talks with organizers for at least two more contests for 2018. With a complete set of reps firmly in place we are ready to take on these new contests. We are working with several other excellent, potential rep candidates in other parts of Australia. Remember, Australia is a huge country so we will need to be finding and training new reps to help out not only with the growth of number of contests, but also to make rep travel affordable for organizers. Garth also completed his CBJ and TC instructor training at these contests.

This growth also means we are seeking out printers for plates, scorecards and comment cards. New contests mean also more judging classes. So, our need for materials is growing quickly as our business spreads in both Australia and Europe.

Mike Peters Tech Committee alerted the IOTeam that our operations in Europe may need to be in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 25, 2018 for all EU Countries.  Park Road will report how this new law may affect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that we collect on our EU Members and will report back to the Board.

Discussion of the ABA group in Australia. That group basically “owns” their events where KCBS is involved with organizers of events at other Australia contests.

           

Rules Committee Report

The Rules Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 Central. The committee is responsible for reviewing the rules in competition and judging to make any recommended changes to the board.

The committee currently consists of:

Mike Richter, chair

Charlie Brinza

Barry Johnson

Bill Moon

Larry Voth

Mike Wozniak

 

CBJ Committee Report                                           

KCBS CBJ Committee Meeting

February 26, 2018       7 pm CST

Members Present: Dennis Polson, Chair; Jason Cole, Co-chair; Linda Polson, Recording Secretary; Carl Parrish, Maxine Kilgore, Ralph Williams, Brian DeCoud, Frank Gonzales, Marge Plummer, Jon Amedei, Phillip Brazier, KCBS BOD and Alan Sellers, KCBS BOD (Guest).

Dennis called the meeting to order, thanked committee members for their willingness to serve and introduced new committee members.

The first agenda item was suggestions for encouraging CBJs to attend the annual banquet:

-Door prizes for attendees at CBJ meeting including gift certificates or portable items including KCBS gear, “Jack” items, donations from KC BBQ store, free banquet tickets for following year, etc.

-Dated pins that are given only to banquet attendees.

-FREE Table Captain's Class.

-Educational Workshops -topic ideas included: International contests, how to become a Rep, the Ambassador Program, history of BBQ, etc.

-Round Table or panel of CBJs discussing CBJ issues.

-Information available prior to the banquet about host city attractions: museums, art galleries, BBQ restaurants, shopping, etc.                                                                                                               

The next item for discussion was the “CBJ Above & Beyond” Awards Program with the following ideas discussed:

1)  Committee members are to think about content of the application for further discussion at March meeting. Also consider a) how many awards to be given each year b) whether an individual can receive the award multiple times.

2)  Most feel that applications should be submitted by KCBS Reps, possibly with input/suggestions from Organizers and/or Judge Coordinators.

3)  Types of recognition: Certificate, pin, other wearable, etc.

4)  Biography of recognized CBJs in the Bullsheet.

5)  Selection committee made up of Ad Hoc Committee of CBJ Committee members.

6)  Availability of recognition application: PDF, printed form, Rep resources section of website, Organizers packet, etc.

Other items discussed were the Judges' seating program and access to CBJs names and numbers for verification of active membership status.

The next meeting will be March 26th at 7 pm CDT.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Submitted by:

Linda Polson, Recording Secretary

I ask the board to accept this report.

Rep Committee Report:

Rep Committee Meeting met on December 7th, 2017

The meeting began at 7:00 PM Central Time

Members present: Dennis Polson, Bill & Debbie Gage, Alan Rothrock, Steve Alvarez, Steve Grinstead, Mike Eberle, Kim Collier, Bob McKinnon & Ralph Williams

Phillip Brazier, Rep Chair, conducted the meeting.

Brazier started the meeting by thanking the group for agreeing to stay on the committee for 2018.  A lot of good things were accomplished by the committee in 2017.

Brazier, then, gave a brief report on the BOD’s meeting in February as to things in the works for KCBS and a couple of items that the Rep Committee may want to review in the coming year.  But, mainly, the Committee should continue to address issues that arise throughout the year.

The Committee, then, reviewed a statement that Brazier had sent to each member, prior to the meeting, that addressed particles within sauce versus rub.  After a lengthy discussion, it was approved as written and he is to send forth to all Reps.

The Committee, then, had a general discussion about Independent Contractor vs Employee and where some items fall.  It was determined that this should be tabled and discussed further at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM Central.

Motion that the following rewrite of Advisory 2.16 be accepted.

Mike Richter 2nd - Motion passed unanimously

Discussion - Alan Sellers - do we take into consideration Kosher events? NO, Kosher events have their own separate rules. Jay Amsbaugh - What if a team chooses to not use sauce? Would this still apply? Ultimately rule #1 would apply - rep decision.

Here is the existing advisory:

 

2.16  Sauce  vs. Foreign Object

Question: Is it Sauce or Foreign Object?

Opinion:

A sauce violation is controlled by rule # 13

13) Sauce is optional. If used, it shall be applied directly to the meat and not be pooled or have a puddle in the turn-in container.  No side sauce containers will be permitted in the turn‐in

container. Chunky sauce will be allowed.  Chunks are to be no larger than a fine dice, approximately 1/8 inch cubed.  Sauce violations shall receive a score of one (1) on Appearance.

A foreign object violation is controlled by rule #15

15) The turn-in container shall not be marked in any way so as to make the turn-in container unique or identifiable. Aluminum foil, toothpicks, skewers, foreign material, and/or stuffing are

Not allowed in the turn-in container. Marked entries or turn-in containers with the above listed material will receive a one (1) in all criteria from all Judges.

To help Contest Reps further understand these rules, the Board issued the following Rep Advisory:

If an objectionable object is found in the turn-in container of a team, the Contest Rep should first determine if the objectionable item is from sauce or is a foreign object. If the object is mixed with sauce it should be considered part of the sauce and Rule #13 should be applied. If the objectionable item is not mixed with sauce, then it should be considered a foreign object and Rule #15 should be applied.

KCBS Board of Directors November 10, 2010

Here is the rewrite:

 

2.16  Sauce vs Rub vs Foreign Object

Question: Is it Sauce, Rub or Foreign Object?

Opinion: A sauce violation is controlled by rule # 13 - Sauce is optional. If used, it shall be applied directly to the meat and not be pooled or have a puddle in the turn-in container.  No side sauce containers will be permitted in the turn‐in container. Chunky sauce will be allowed.  Chunks are to be no larger than a fine dice, approximately 1/8 inch CUBED.  Sauce violations shall receive a score of one (1) on Appearance.

If a chunk or particle is brought to the rep’s attention that it may be larger than 1/8th inch cubed, do not go looking for a ruler or tape measure to measure it.  If it is that close, give the team the benefit of the doubt, but the Rep may want to speak with the team afterwards and let them know it was close enough to be questioned. If there is no doubt that it is larger than the 1/8th inch cube AND you know it was part of the sauce not the rub, handle it as a sauce violation and save the piece to show to the team, if possible.

There is no rule governing the size of particles in rubs. The BOD has decided that we DO NOT want to limit sizes of materials in rubs.  That would be a very difficult thing for the reps to try and control. Therefore, if a piece of herb or seasoning such as thyme, rosemary, etc. is on the meat and covered with sauce, no matter its size, it is legal because #1 it was, probably, in the rub and #2 it is not CUBED.

However, if a large piece of said material is laying dry on top of the meat and looks like it is being used as a garnish, address it as such.

A foreign object violation is controlled by rule #15- The turn-in container shall not be marked in any way so as to make the turn-in container unique or identifiable. Aluminum foil, toothpicks, skewers, foreign material, and/or stuffing are Not allowed in the turn-in container. Marked entries or turn-in containers with the above listed material will receive a one (1) in all criteria from all Judges.

This does not address every situation that will ever come up, but, there could never be enough rules, or any one rule, written that would cover EVERYTHING.  That is why Reps should use common sense in their decisions and remember to, always, err on the side of the team. 

 

Technology Committee Report

KCBScore is on version 12.6.5

Since the last report, the RFP has been sent out to a number of qualified companies. Some have withdrawn their interest. RFP process is still running and we should have a decision soon per timeframe. We did have to extend the RFP process due to GDPR inclusion which affects our International membership.

KCBS Scholarship website is now active and available for applications.

There was a cyber security incident that affected a small portion of our membership. We have reached out to the affected members directly with remediation steps and procedures. We have executed a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan as follows: 1. Identify and diagnose the vector used and the extent of the breach, 2. Quarantine all corporate accounts & systems, 3. Remediate all known intrusions, 4. Re-Secure corporate environment, 5. Identify affected parties, 6.Notify affected parties 

Had a conference call with Park Road concerning GDRP and how this will affect KCBS and our International outreach/membership.

Scheduled an onsite visit with ParkRoad for late March.

Randall Bowman - received 6+ RFP responses. Phillip - rep response to KCBScore - very happy with current version.

Strategic Planning Committee Report

No report at this time.

Considering 5-7 former productive board members to serve for guiding our 5 and 10 year plan.

Banquet Committee Report

The Banquet Committee will meet on the last Tuesday of the Month at 3:30 PM CST. 

The committee will generate ideas for board approval on auction donations, trade show vendors, classes and seminars to increase attendance and enhance the overall experience. 

The committee will work with other committees, such as TOY, for expanding recognition (with board approval) of other KCBS sanctioned events, judges, organizers and teams that compete in a smaller number of contests.

There was no committee meeting for February.

Committee requests a copy of the banquet agreement with Argosy.

GAC partner will be sending full bottles of brand name partner products.

Issue with flyers and taking product back. Checked luggage should not be an issue.

The committee currently consists of :

Mike Kalny   Co-Chair (1st) Host

Alan Sellers  Co-Chair

Eric Burkhart  Co-Chair

Jason Cole  Co-Chair

Kim Collier

Karrin Murphy

Marty Bodine

Greg Macaleer

Randall Bowman

Carolyn Wells

 

Membership Committee Report

Active Members 19,819

New Members 321

New from CBJ Class 131

Renewed Members 1179

Non- Renewed 729

New from Website 180

Total Lifetime Members 1570

International Members 1515

Countries Represented 33

Members “auto” renewed 579

Membership committee has completed work on the plan to call lapsed members.  We will start recruiting volunteers this month and work with Sammye to get a list of members and phone numbers to start calling.  We will have a short training session for the volunteers before we start calling.

Jay - who to work with for e-blast and securing volunteers. Will discuss in closed session.

Alan Sellers - survey monkey? Yes, surveys have been sent out. Automated platform should help.

Mike Peters - 45 day lapse? As long as we add to notifications, along with judge retraining, we should be covered. Alan Sellers - what are we trying to solve? If they know the rules, rules need to be followed. Auto renewal with new platform will be a benefit.

Mike Richter - transition of issues? Nothing has changed - renewal information has been sent out. Regular mail is only for opt out.

Alan Sellers - hard to believe that 729 members just forgot to renew… multiple reasons why.

Suggested that no change until new platform rolls out as things will be changing again with the new system.

Nominating/Election Committee Report

No report at this time

Karrin will work with committee about system using as time gets closer. Will try to up voting percentage moving forward.

Education/Communication Committee Report

Meeting was held on line on 3/6/18 at 3:30 pm local Kansas City time

Attending: Carolyn Wells, Karrin Murphy, Jason Hardee, Debby Gage, Alan Sellers

Communications: 

1. Suggestion was made to have a email blast of "hot and smoking" topics sent out weekly. Maybe the Wednesday after the weekend events so everyone could contribute their inputs.  Issues would include contest reports, photos from events, tips for cooks, tips for judges.  Making this a "eblast" that can reach out to more than just our current members. There are hundreds of other groups in the cooking and BBQ world that would love to hear all the great stuff that is going on at KCBS. second part of this request would be to have a very easy"opt out function" that way we could spread KCBS news to everyone cooking out this weekend and may need some help.

2. Bullsheet: group felt that we have paper lovers and we may just want to charge them as soon as we get ready.  Side note was included that our new Bullsheet be electronically formatted to 8 1/2" X 11" so any printer at any public printer can print the paper for anyone wanting paper.  Maybe this will be a motion.

3.Website: Changes in navigation logic.  make it easier to move around in the website. This was tables until on new website is presented, but is should be a note for up stream notification.

4. Education: We are working on developing a focus for the group.  Our first thought, was to look for a listing of Culinary schools and offer a BBQ training module.

5. We have received report that we have someone wanting to give to KCBS many historical pictures and reports of BBQ activities over the years for Our historical records.  More details may be needed.

Next meeting is planned for April 3, 3:30 pm local KC time.  

Bull sheet is already formatted for 8 1/2 x 11.

 

Building Committee Report

The air handler will be installed this coming week

The building has been viewed several times in the last few weeks and hope to get the rest of the upstairs leased soon

The agent has agreed to work on the sale of the old office

Please accept my report

 

Philanthropy Committee Report

The Philanthropy Committee will consist of the following:

Mike Kalny - Chair

Nancy Goldsmith

Dave Compton

Dave Edyburn

Carolyn Wells

Will meet as needed.  Would like to thank Dave Edyburn, Nancy Goldsmith and Karrin Murphy for their help in updating 2018 application on website. Will contact Karrin Monday to request E-Blast informing members of on line application and eligibility requirements.  This is now posted on the KCBS website.

KCBS Challenge Grant for 2018 is on hold.

Old Business

TOY committee

Several teams have sent to me both old and new ideas

This month the bod will accept an amount of funds for 2018 which will include prize money, trophies etc

The committee will decide on the process and be posted as soon as possible on the website

I request for closed session a discussion to decide the amount for TOY

Please accept my report

New Business

 

Closed Session Agenda

TOY Amount discussion

Marketing Partner Updates

Executive Committee Report

2018 Philanthropy Amount

Eblasts

Event discussion concerning conduct unbecoming of KCBS expectations.

Motion to move into closed session

Motion by Mike Peters, 2nd by Mike Richter,

10:37pm back in open session

Arlie Bragg - motion to request $40,000 for TOY prize purse including all expenses. Al Sellers - 2nd

Motion passes unanimously

New business - Phillip Brazier. John Busch is retiring after this year. Don Mueller is limiting contests due to health issues, Fords have asked to be pulled from Rep list. Board decision is ultimate.  Need reps in NorthEast. WV and North. Michigan area. Colorado and AZ could use more help.

Motion to adjourn. Phillip, 2nd Dennis. Motion approved unanimously

 

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