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January BOD quicknotes

January 20, 2014


Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Director's AGENDA

 Annual January 17, 2014

*The following Quick Notes reflect the actions taken at the Board of Directors Meeting on January  17, 2014 and will become the official minutes of that meeting approved by the board at its next scheduled meeting




Attendance:  Candy Weaver, Mike Budai, Mark Simmons, Tana Shupe, Don Harwell, Mike Peters, Wayne Lohman, Kim Collier, Steve Farrin, Randy Bigler, Dave Compton

Other Attendee

Carolyn Wells

Mike McCloud

Karrin Murphy

General KCBS Members



Kim Collier:

Approval to accept minutes of last meeting

Dave Compton second

All say aye, No opposed

Karrin Murphy

 Sanction report


Status   Date R'cvd           Date of Contest                Contest Name   City        ST

New contest 2014            1/2/2014              2/21-22/2014     The Guinea Pig  Indio      CA

New contest 2014            11/25/2013         3/27-29/2014     BBQ Throw Down 2014 @ Windcreek      Atmore                AL

New contest 2014            12/10/2013         2/28-3/1/2014   Havasu Landing California BBQ Championship     Havasu Landing CA

New contest 2014            12/30/2013         4/4-5/2014          Pickin' and Pullin' Festival             Lenexa VA

New contest 2014            12/19/2013         7/11-12/2014     Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay        Green Bay           WI

New contest 2014            12/30/2013         8/1-2/2014          Oaktown Throwdown    Oakland               CA

New contest 2014            12/9/2013            8/9-10/2013        Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons            Huntington Beach            CA

New contest 2014            12/30/2013         8/30-31/2014     Northwest Barbeque Music Festival        Couille  OR

New contest 2014            12/9/2013            9/12-13/2014     Masters Manna Annual Cook-Off             Meriden              MA

New contest 2014            1/6/2014              10/10-11/2014   Slam O Rama Barbeque Challenge            Bullhead City      AZ

New contest 2014            12/10/2013         10/17-18/2014   Mid-South Barbecue Festival      Mount Pleasant                TN

New contest 2014            1/10/2014            11/14-15/2014   Smokin' Up The Saddle Club        Chatsworth        GA


Existing contest 2014      12/17/2013         3/14-15/2014     NKC MO State Championship BBQ           N. Kansas City    MO

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         4/25-26/2014     Bynum Schools Best of the Basin BBQ Championship       Midland                 TX

Existing contest 2014      12/18/2013         4/25-26/2014     Smokin' N the Vill             Edwardsville       KS

Existing contest 2014      12/19/2013         5/2-3/2014          Apple Blossom Barbecue Contest             St. Joseph           MO

Existing contest 2014      1/8/2014              5/2-3/2014          North Platte Honky Tonk BBQ Festival    North Platte       NE

Existing contest 2014      1/8/2014              5/2-3/2014          Battle of Brandon BBQ Challenge              Brandon               MS

Existing contest 2014      12/9/2013            5/9-10/2014        Wild West BBQ  Lamar    CO

Existing contest 2014      1/10/2014            5/9-10/2014        BBQ in the Bluffs              Council Bluffs     IA

Existing contest 2014      12/10/2013         5/16-17/2014     Buckeye State BBQ Championship           West Chester    OH

Existing contest 2014      12/27/2013         5/16-17/2014     Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cookoff         Hartselle              AL

Existing contest 2014      12/17/2013         5/23-24/2014     Lewisburg Rotary Club BBQ Cookoff        Lewisburg           TN

Existing contest 2014      11/12/2013         6/6-7/2014          Beltway BBQ showdown              Ft. Washington MD

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         6/6-7/2014          Bourbon City BBQ Festival Cookoff          Bardstown          KY

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         6/7-8/2014          Boats, Bands & BBQ        Pueblo  CO

Existing contest 2014      12/9/2013            6/13-14/2014     Smokin' On the River      Jeffersonville     IN

Existing contest 2014      12/13/2013         6/13-14/2014     21st Colorado BBQ Challenge      Frisco    CO

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         6/13-15/2014     Rock'n Ribfest - NH State BBQ Championship      Merrimack          NH

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         6/14-15/2014     Hayden Sunflower BBQ Championship   Topeka KS

Existing contest 2014      1/6/2013              6/20-21/2014     State Center Rose Festival BBQ Championship   State Center      IA

Existing contest 2014      12/13/2013         6/27-28/2014     Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - Kansas State Championship   Lenexa KS

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         6/26-28/2014     Legacy State BBQ Championship Cook-Off           Effingham           IL

Existing contest 2014      12/11/2013         7/10-12/2014     SC Festival of Discovery Greenwood       SC

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         7/11-12/2014     8th Annual Ohio Veterans BBQ Cookoff Kettering             OH

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         7/18-19/2014     Wakefield Rotary Campus Cook Off & State BBQ Championships                Kingston              RI

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         7/18-19/2014     Blues, BBQ & Bargains    Hays      KS

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         7/18-19/2014     Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que Too!   New Palestine   IN

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         7/19-20/2014     Troy Pig Out       Troy       NY

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         7/25-26/2014     Foothills Country Fair BBQ Bash Cleveland            TN

Existing contest 2014      1/8/2014              7/25-26/2014     Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off       Dodge City          KS

Existing contest 2014      12/11/2013         8/1-2/2014          Wheels 'N' Squeels BBQ Challenge           Olathe  KS

Existing contest 2014      1/6/2013              8/1-2/2014          Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival     Dillard   GA

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         8/8-9/2014          Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show                Franklin                NC

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         8/8-9/2014          Smokin' in McMinnville McMinnville       TN

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         8/8-9/2014          MD State bBQ Bash, Presented by Mars SuperMarkets  Bel Air   MD

Existing contest 2014      1/2/2014              8/8-9/2014          Balloons, Barbeque & Battle of the Bands             Kansas City         KS

Existing contest 2014      12/11/2013         8/8-10/2014        Dam Good BBQ Championship   Newaygo             MI

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         8/8-11/2014        Smokin Eagles International BBQ Festival              N. Tonawanda   NY

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         8/15-16/2014     Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival              Madison              IN

Existing contest 2014      12/19/2013         8/15-16/2014     Smokefest          Marshall               MN

Existing contest 2014      12/18/2013         8/22-23/2014     Smokin' on Oak Bonner Springs KS

Existing contest 2014      12/27/2013         8/22-23/2014     Blue Ridge Music and BBQ Festival           Harrisonburg      VA

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         8/22-23/2014     Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff              Amelia Island     FL

Existing contest 2014      12/17/2013         8/22-23/2014     Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival   Kennesaw           GA

Existing contest 2014      1/6/2013              8/22-23/2014     East Central State BBQ Cook Off Paola Roots Festival       Paola     KS

Existing contest 2014      1/3/2014              8/29-30/2014     Hawgin on Lanier             Gainesville          GA

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         9/5-6/2014          10th Annual Recovery Fest          Richmond            VA

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         9/12-13/2014     Black Dog Music and Que Festival             Floyd     VA

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         9/12-13/2014     Derby Barbeque Festival              Derby    KS

Existing contest 2014      12/9/2013            9/19-20/2014     Blazin' BBQ & Bluegrass Plymouth            IN

Existing contest 2014      12/9/2013            9/19-20/2014     Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships    Sprearfish           SD

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         9/19-20/2014     20th Annual Decatur Jaycee's Riverfest  Decatur                AL

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         9/20-21/2014     Oinktoberfest   Clarence              NY

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         9/20-21/2014     Que by the Sea Seaside Heights                NJ

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         9/26-27/2014     Porktober Que  Dothan AL

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         9/26-27/2014     Taste of Downtown Danville BBQ Competition   Danville                IL

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         9/26-27/2014     Grillin N Chillin BBQ         Owensboro        KY

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         10/3-4/2014        City of Earlington Octoberfest    Earlington            KY

Existing contest 2014      11/25/2013         10/10-11/2014   Eastern Carolina BBQ ThrowDown            Rocky Mount     NC

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         10/10-11/2014   Cookin on the Kaw          DeSoto KS

Existing contest 2014      12/23/2013         10/10-11/2014   Central Illinois Bragging Rights    Arthur   IL

Existing contest 2014      1/7/2013              10/10-11/2014   4th Annual High Point BBQ Battle              Clarksburg           MD

Existing contest 2014      12/12/2013         10/17-18/2014   Roast N' Boast   Columbus            MS

Existing contest 2014      12/16/2013         10/17-18/2014   Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest      Woodstock         VA

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         11/7-8/2014        When Pigs Fly South       Lakeland              FL

Existing contest 2014      12/30/2013         11/14-15/2014   Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown Charleston          SC

Existing contest 2014      12/18/2013         12/5-6/2014        Calhoun KOA's "Smokin Up the Campground"    Calhoun               GA


BOD Approval

Status   Date R'cvd           Date of Contest                Contest Name   City        ST           Conflicting Contests        Additional Information

Existing Contest 2014     12/10/2013         6/6-7/2014          Smokin on the Summit  Lee's Summit     MO        McLouth, KS - 62 miles    

Existing Contest 2014     12/18/2013         6/6-7/2014          Okfuskee Firefighters Wildfire Cookoff  Okemah               OK                Tecumseh, OK - 48 miles              

Existing Contest 2014     1/3/2014              6/6-7/2014          Big Blue BBQ Championship        Marysville           KS           McLouth, KS - 120 miles          

Existing Contest 2014     12/16/2013         9/19-20/2014     Battle of the Brisket        Mission                KS           Kearney, MO - 35 miles    

Existing Contest 2014     12/27/2013         9/19-20/2014     Fiddle-N-Pig Shindig       Fort Mill               SC           Salisbury, NC - 59 miles     In 2013, Fiddle-N-Pig was a Competitor's Series.

Approval to accept

Steve Farrin Motion approve

Tana Shupe second

All say aye, No opposed

Motion pass


 Tentative Sam Club Locations

Tampa, FL

Daphne, AL

Ft. Worth, TX

Tucson, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Seattle, WA

Salt Lake City, UT

Thornton, CO

Las Vegas, NV

Overland Park, KS

St. Charles, MO

Nashville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Marietta, GA

N. Charleston, SC

Asheville, NC

Lexington, KY

Indianapolis, IN  

Traverse City, MI

Madison, WI

Woodbury, MN

Des Moines, IA

Rockford, IL

Scarborough, ME

Harrisburg, PA

Laurel, MD

 Richmond, VA

Memphis, TN

Kansas City, MO

Midwest City, OK

Bentonville, AR (national championship)

Accept schedule

All say aye, No opposed

Schedule accepted


Wayne Lohman

January Marketing Report:


In summary, the KCBS IOTeam reviews 2013 as a very exciting and productive year.  The team traveled over 44,000 miles, visited 8 different countries, several more than once, conducted 6 sanctioned contests, and instructed 6 CBJ classes in countries such as Denmark, Estonia, England, Holland, Germany and Canada.  Today, our International Membership totals 346 members in 22 countries as far north of Kansas City as Sweden, south as South Africa, west as Australia and east as the Ukraine.

KCBS International was fortunate to have Mayco and Marianne van Galen, based in the Netherlands, joins us as our first International Reps.  They will be instrumental in establishing and developing new contests throughout Europe where they are well known by teams, judges, and organizers.  They have been in attendance at every CBJ class and contest that the IOTeam has held in Europe.

2014 brings a lot of challenges and excitement for the IOTeam as we have bbq event discussions on- going in 23 countries, 10 contests sanctioned for the year so far and the addition of two new reps in the UK.  In addition, we are reviewing the legal aspect of establishing KCBS Chapters outside the US in such locations as Scandinavia, Netherlands and the Caribbean.  For example, locations in the Caribbean would include Puerto Rico, Bahamas (already scheduled and sanctioned), Dominion Republic, Antigua and Aruba.  We also expect to conduct teaching classes in new countries to KCBS such as South Africa, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand where there is a strong interest in the American way of cooking “low and slow”.

Report accepted

All say aye, No opposed


Mike McCloud

KCBS/MMA Marketing Report

January 2014


●             Total December Sales: $2,220

●             5– 15% off coupons redeemed from Birthday emails

●             14 – Cookbooks: $280


•             Advertising sold for December: $700

●             776 members have opted in to receive Birthday emails


•             Social Media, using KCBS, and GABT Facebook and Twitter pages to promote KCBS-related events/promotion

•             GABT: 3,918 Twitter Followers / 6,808 FB Likes

•             KCBS:  4,873 Twitter Followers / 20,158 FB Likes

•             Updated News section of KCBS website as necessary

•             Bullsheet Content – Sam’s Tour, Smithfield, Reser's, GABT, Rancher's 

•             Promoting contest on each platform (Big Green Giveaway and Backyard Celebrity BBQ Bash)


•             Present check to board for 2013 sponsor proceeds

•             Update and review Sam's Club 2014 schedule; approval sought

•             Consideration of marketing program with American Pie Council

•             Other new sponsor programs for 2014

•             2014 GABT – strategy and sponsor update; tentative schedule for review

•             KCBS Backyard Bash winner: David Hawley in Austin, TX and Johnny Trigg has agreed to be the pitmaster

•             Discussion and plans for marketing to new database developed during Backyard Bash program

MMA Gave KCBS a check for sponsor proceeds

American Pie council wants a partnership with KCBS making Pie the Official desert as KCBS. Work with establish contest as a test for 2014.


Tana Motion to suspend  72 hr. rule so Wayne can make a motion to accept an American Pie test program with KCBS for 2014.

Mike Budai second

9 aye, Mike Budai, Mike Peters, Randy Bigler,  Wayne Lohman, Dave Compton, Kim Collier, Don Harwell, Tana Shupe, Mark Simmons

Steve Farrin opposed

Motion pass

 Wayne Lohman Motion to that the BOD to accept to test program with American Pies for the 2014

Tana seconds

9 aye, Mike Budai, Mike Peters, Randy Bigler,  Wayne Lohman, Dave Compton, Kim Collier, Don Harwell, Tana Shupe, Mark Simmons

Steve Farrin  abstain

Motion pass


Reser coming back with potato salad challenge, BBQ guru, mixology,

GABT is now going to be GACT Great Am. cookout Tour.

Celebrity pit master data base 22k people 88% were not KCBS member.


Mike Peters

Members Committee


Below are the numbers for December 2013.

Number of Total Members= 17,620

Number of New Members= 188

Number of Renewed Members=781

Number of Non-renewals= 321

Number of members who signed up via the website= 139 (20 were families)

Number of New Members from Judging  classes= 23

I sent out a report based upon team participation over the last 5 years.

Team participation is also up this year from last.

Accept report

All say aye, No opposed

Mark Simmons

Finance Committee


The finance committee moves that the financials for KCBS for December be approved and admitted into the permanent record.

It is my please to express appreciation for those who have served faithfully on the finance committee. Thank you Mike Budai, Kim Collier, and Mike Peters.

This concludes the report.

I ask the board to accept this report

All say aye, No opposed


Mike Budai

Technology Committee Report

Activity since last report:

1) Posted the December 11, 2013 board meeting recording to our website.

2) Made requested changes to our email groups as required.

3) Updated the office CMS, "Team" section to produce annual Team participation reports as requested.

4) Completed the office gateway firmware upgrade as required.

I want to thank Joe Boettcher with MMA for all his help and great service managing our website and database throughout my term on the board.

I ask the board to accept this report.

All say aye, No opposed



Mike Budai

KCBScore Committee Report


The 1st update to Score began shipping to the reps Monday, 1/13/2014.

It's planned to go over the changes in the update and answer questions at the annual rep meeting.

I want to thank everyone at InDevX for all their help getting KCBScore from planning to deployment and now the first update.

Started next update already

Many thanks also to the entire committee listed below. Everyone has spent many hours getting Score into service.

Scott Grinstead

Steve Grinstead

Kevin Keeling

Stephen Smith

I ask the board to accept this report.

Report accepted


Tana Shupe

 Education committee


Articles regarding Kids Ques and Backyard contests have been sent for publication in the upcoming issue of The Bullsheet. These articles are attached.  Thanks to information from KCBS contest reps and some of the organizers, we've found there are over 30 Kids Ques and the same number of Backyard contests across the U.S.  With support from teams and organizers, these two sectors of the barbecue community are important to our members and can ensure continued growth for KCBS.  I suggest that one of the KCBS office staff be given the responsibility to keep a record of the Kids Ques and Backyard contests so anyone interested in participating in them have someone to contact as these events continue to increase.

In order to encourage the growth of Kids Ques and Backyard contests, I suggest we facilitate a way for organizers to indicate, possibly on their sanctioning agreement, that they plan to hold a Kids Que and/or Backyard contest, and that announcements of and the scores of these contents appear on the KCBS website and in The Bullsheet

I move that the directive that Contest Reps will be terminated if they accept or enjoy a beverage containing alcohol while working a contest be rescinded, and replace it with the following directive that covers ANY inappropriate behavior:

From the time a contest rep arrives at an event site and until he/she departs the site after completion of the event, he/she is expected to conduct him/herself in a professional manner befitting his/her position as a representative of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. If, after investigation, a contest representative's conduct is deemed by the Board as inappropriate, that rep will be reprimanded and/or terminated as determined by the Board.

No second motion

Motion did not pass


On a personal note as I complete six years of serving on the KCBS board, I would like to thank the many members of KCBS who have given me their encouragement through the years and to commend the board members with whom I've served for their diligence and passion for the Kansas City Barbeque Society.  I commend Candy Weaver for the three years she has lead the board as an exceptional and dedicated President, and especially thank her for her support and input during my tenure as Secretary.  And, above all, I give special thanks to Carolyn Wells, for the many years she has supported me as both a mentor and friend.

I ask the board to accept this report as submitted

I ask the board to accept this report-Accepted


Kim Collier

Rep  committee

Common senses/unwritten rules

Some examples are.  To have a file or note book for all contest that you rep.  For Documenting contacts date, team update, etc….

Change the Alternate number for each contest.  With the new Score program there is no reason to use the same Alt. number

Be sure to order supplies in advance so they can be shipped ground. Expedited shipping is very expensive.

I would like to make a motion that following New competition Cook   pamphlet be approved , to work on the final pamphlet for the Reps to hand out.

Possible, make it a book for the reps to carry, Possible make it available on the web site 

Second Steve Farrin

All say aye, No opposed

Motion pass


Mark Simmons

Finance Committee

The finance committee moves that the financials for KCBS for December be approved and admitted into the permanent record.

It is my please to express appreciation for those who have served faithfully on the finance committee. Thank you Mike Budai, Kim Collier, and Mike Peters.

This concludes the report.

I ask the board to accept this report as submitted

Report accepted.


Mark Simmons

Strategic Planning Committee

Annual Summary for 2013


This year’s committee consisted of Mark Simmons (Chairman), Carolyn Wells (ex-officio), Candy Weaver (ex-officio), Wayne Lohman, and Paul Kirk. Averaging more than one meeting per month, this committee has worked very hard to look at a number of strategic issues related to the Kansas City BBQ Society.

Although motions were not routinely brought before the board of directors due to the fact that many of the issues involve quite in depth discussions and insight, the committee was very helpful and I think enjoyed taking the long look ahead.

The intent of the committee was to look at future needs of the KCBS that will probably surface due to our consistent growth year in and year out. We talked about infrastructure, marketing, philanthropy, among other things.

The committee’s first consideration was a discussion revolving around a permanent home for KCBS. Knowing we do not speak for the Board, only the BOD can do that, we considered various options but came to no conclusions to bring before the Board. The prevailing opinion of the committee was that since we are the Kansas City BBQ Society, and our permanent home should be in Kansas City. This discussion included the recommendation to purchase our existing facility which was accomplished. Knowing that a move will be a long term project, probably at least a year and possibly longer, we do feel that this is a matter to be settled in the reasonable future.

We established initiatives that we wanted to discuss. We discussed initiatives on possible ways to recruit additional cooks, talked about developing a systematic description of ways to engage the public at KCBS events, how we could advance the marketing of KCBS and lend our wholehearted support to a “Big Event” to raise the exposure and awareness of KCBS across the country, what could be done to advance the international aspect of KCBS, how can we advance the backyard competitions across the country, and the importance of developing a philosophy that guides our decisions for the future.

I believe in the strategic planning function. The strategic plan for KCBS would be one where all the Board members are engaged and have the opportunity to offer their input. We hope that the Board will set that as one of their priorities in the future.

It was our pleasure to serve you.

Second Tana Shupe

I ask the board to accept this report

Report accepted.



Don Harwell

 CBJ Committee Report

For the year 2013, sixty six Certified Barbeque Judging (CBJ) classes were taught in 2013, six of those being international (Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, and the Netherlands).   From these classes, 2841 people have received certification from KCBS to be Barbeque Judges.  Also, within these classes, we had 1972 of these people being new KCBS members.

KCBS has also had 22 Certified Table Captain (CTC) Classes with a total of 317 students. 

I would like to thank the CBJ Committee for all that has taken place in 2013. The members of this committee have had great input in each of our monthly meeting and providing guidance to the Board of Directors.

I again want to thank the KCBS office and Sammye Phelps for all the hard work in 2013 making the CBJ portion of KCBS, my role, and monthly reports easier. 

No CBJ Committee meeting was held before this report. 

I ask the board to accept this report as submitted

Report Accepted

Dave Compton

Philanthropy Committee

We have posted in the BullSheet the applications for Grants and Grants in Aid.  There is an e-blast going out Wednesday,  January 15th reminding members about the applications and also to vote. The response so far has been slow but it should pick up this month.

 I have enjoyed being on the Philanthropy committee for the last two years and I wish the next committee the best of luck.

I ask the board to accept this report as submitted

Report Accepted

Old/New Business

Candy  Weaver

I move that for KCBS Team of the Year points all contests are eligible if the four criteria meats are cooked regardless of whether the contest has specific modification of garnish or other standard KCBS rules. 

No second motion

Motion fails

There is a novel concept on the table in California that prompts this motion.  B2BBQ is a competitor series where for an entry fee of $400 all meat is provided.  The provided meats will be KCBS-eligible meats.  Part of the contest rules is that you cook the meat provided.  This pushes this contest concept to a competitor series with no team recognition.  CBBQA is giving points, shouldn't KCBS?

Tana move to move to go into close session

Second Mike Budai


Close session

Kim Collier Rep

I would like to make a motion to accept the following persons to start their Rep in training

Charlie Brinza-East St. Louis, Mo

Cindy and Tom Juhl- Norwalk, IA


Steve Bedwell-Norwalk Ct

Robert Pace-Norwich England

Dave Compton second

All say aye, No opposed

Motion pass


I would like to make a motion to have the Rep computer /supplies fee increased from $50.00 to $60.00,

and when additional computer needed per 100 team intervals be given $30.00 fee.

Table till next meeting

Mike Peters

Work is done on GABT truck and trailer, waiting for invoice to be sent to KCBS.

Candy Weaver

BOD code of conduct

BOD responsibility

Mike B second

Call for vote, Roll call

 7 Aye, Mike Budai, Mike Peters, Randy Bigler,  Wayne Lohman, Dave Compton, Kim Collier, Mark Simmons

 I Abstain Tana Shupe

2oppose, Steve Farrin, Don Harwell,


Mark Simmons

2014 budget

Accept 2014 budget

Second Mike Budai

All say aye, No opposed

Budget pass


Mike McCloud

 Great American BBQ tour is now going to be called Great American Cookout

Fully funded, sponsor looking for more media coverage, more sampling stops,

 Feed 100k meals, work with local food banks and soup kitchen organizations to help reach a goal of 100k  meals supplied by BBQ competition team, contest organizer, KCBS

Tana Shupe adjourn meeting

Mike Budai second

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+