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July BOD Agenda

July 6, 2008
WEDNESDAY, July 08, 2008

Review of Audit, Management Letter and Management response
John Stolte, MNVC attending

Introduction of Jennifer Palmer Director of Operations

Minutes Approval of Minutes of June 11, 2008 and June 24, 2008

Financial Reports
Finance Committee Report Wayne Lohman
Finance committee is working with MBN concerning the Service agreement.

Contests Past A review of any issues presented at contest which were held in the past 30 days.

Sanction Committee Report Tana Shupe

Organizers Handbook and Sanction Request Form (tabled from last month)

Committee Reports

New Ideas Merl Whitebook
Presentation and discussion of issues concerning licensing of non KCBS meat contest associated with a KCBS sanctioned contest or stand alone, including fee structures.
It is requested we discuss this matter and adopt the above fee structure.

Discussion of the CBJ list on the KCBS, how to update and keep a list of current CBJís.

Discussion concerning the status of New Organizer packets and Organizer marketing and press supplies.

Rules Rod Gray No Report

CBJ Ed Roith No Report

Contest Rep Committee Carol Whitebook

Discussion of Contest Rep duties, responsibilities and pay.

Discussion of Contest Rep coverage of existing and anticipated contest.

Discussion of continuing Contest Rep education with the implementation of a test as the tool to deliver ongoing training for all reps. As recommended by the Rep committee, Contest Reps will have 90 days to comply. This is a pass only, open book test for educational purposes.

Education Paul Kirk No report

Marketing Troy Black
Discussion of the 2009 KCBS Annual Banquet with discussion of a traveling event to various geographical regions of the country each year.

Membership Steve Ownby No Report

Research & Development Linda Mullane No Report

Technology Don Harwell No Report

Old/New Business
Each committee will present a review of the goals (as developed at the 2008 Strategic Planning Conference and provide the progress toward identifiable progress toward the achievement of each goal.

Conflict of Interest Policy Paul Kirk

Discussion regarding the response from a competition team regarding an alleged incident and possible action by the board.

Discussion concerning Rep Advisory concerning Contest Reps spending time with teams, and including travel, and possible action by the board.

Discussion concerning a possible Rep Advisory concerning participation of a cook team competing in a contest where the Organizer has been or will be a member of the cook team.

Discussion re Trademark Applications memo

Any other matter that may come before the Board which could not reasonably be anticipated at the time of the posting of the agenda.

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