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June 16, 2011


Board of Director's Special Meeting

June 14, 2011

 Quick Minutes

 At 7:08 p.m. central time President Candy Weaver called the meeting to order.  Members present were Tana Shupe, Don Harwell, Wayne Lohman, Gene Goycochea, Mark Simmons, Randy Bigler, Mike Budai, Mike Lake, Arlie Bragg, Paul Kirk, and Merl Whitebook.   

  Member Skip Ramsden dialed into the meeting.

 Wayne Lohman made a motion to approve the contest in Lake Havasu, AZ.  Seconded by Mike Budai the motion passed unanimously.

 Paul Kirk made a motion to go into closed session.  Seconded by Randy Bigler, the vote was unanimous.

 Don Harwell made a motion to come out of closed session.  Seconded by Paul Kirk, the vote was unanimous.

 The ad hoc committee appointed to review the issue of reps who were drinking at a contest, brings before the BOD the following motion regarding the penalty policy component to the existing “no drinking” code of conduct, to be implemented immediately and thus include the two reps in question:

We move that if a Rep is found to have been drinking at a contest, on the first offense the KCBS contest rep will be relieved of all their duties for their next 6 contests, no less than 3 months, including their CBJ instructor duties.

 The second offense penalty will be complete termination for 12 months from the contest rep corps and the CBJ instructor corps. Their independent contractor agreement will be canceled immediately and if they choose to do so, they may apply for retraining and reinstatement (upon providing documentation of retraining) pending KCBS BOD approval.

 This is an onsite policy. However, if the rep chooses to drink offsite and after hours, and is unable to fulfill their responsibilities through the night without evidence of the influence of alcohol, the rep will be subject to the same disciplinary action.

A roll call vote was requested.

(7)  Ayes:  Harwell, Goycochea, Bigler, Simmons, Budai, Bragg, Lake

(1)  Nay:  Shupe

(2)  Abstain:  Lohman, Kirk

Merl Whitebook was absent during the vote.  The motion passed.

 Gene Goycochea made a recommendation that the banquet at the Annual Meeting be held as suggested by the KCBS staff who had reviewed the options.  The recommendation was accepted unanimously.

 A motion to adjourn at 8:13 p.m. was made by Randy Bigler.  Seconded by Mike Budai, the vote was unanimous.

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