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December 10th Board Meeting Quick Notes

December 12, 2014

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Directors’ Meeting Quick Notes

December 10, 2014

Roll Call: 

Mark Simmons, Wayne Lohman, Kim Collier, Candy Weaver, Randy Bigler, Bill Capstack, Dave Compton, Steve Farrin, Don Harwell (JOINED LATE), Mike Peters, Richard Preston , Dennis Polson, Carolyn Wells, Karrin Murphy

MMA – Megan LeBlanc

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 November Meeting

Candy Weaver:  I move to accept minutes of November 12th regular meeting.  2ND LOHMAN.  PASSED.

I move to accept THE minutes of THE SPECIAL MEETING OF November 20, 2014.  2ND PRESTON.  PASSED.

Financial Statements

Kim Collier:   Please accept the following statement for the month of November.  2ND PRESTON. PASSED.

President’s Report

Mark Simmons:  SEEING GOALS FROM SOME COMMITTEES, PLEASE HAVE READY FOR THE JANUARY MEETING TO AID PLANNING FOR 2015.  THANKS TO ALL DIRECTORS FROM THE KCBS STAFF AND MEMBERS. 

Sanctioning Report

Karrin Murphy:  Automatic Approval

REC’D                   DATES                  NAME                                                                               CITY, STATE

Existing Contests 2015 – In house Approval

12/1/2014              3/14-15/2015         NKC MO State Championship BBQ                                North Kansas City, MO

11/10/2014            3/20-21/2015         4th Annual Santa Anita Winners'                                      Arcadia, CA

                                                            Circle BBQ Championship

12/1/2014              3/20-21/2015         3rd Annual Smokin At The Run                                        Miami, OK

12/1/2014              3/21-22/2015         2nd Annual Smokin At The Run Shootout                       Miami, OK

12/1/2014              4/10-11/2015         New York City BBQ Cookoff                                           Staten Island, NY

11/17/2014            4/17-18/2015         7th Annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest                         Washington, MO

11/18/2014            4/17-18/2015         High on the Hog Festival                                                  Winchester, TN

12/1/2014              4/17-18/2015         Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ & Brews Festival              Cornelia, GA

11/10/2014            4/24-25/2015         Rock N Ribs BBQ Festival                                               Springfield, MO

12/1/2014              5/1-2/2015             Columbia Elks Lodge #594 BBQ Contest                        Columbia, MO

12/2/2014              5/1-2/2015             Elk Grove Western Festival and BBQ Championship     Elk Grove, CA

12/4/2014              5/2-3/2015             Smokin' on the Water                                                       Liberty, IN

11/17/2014            5/8-9/2015             Wild West BBQ                                                                Lamar, CO

12/1/2014              5/8-9/2015             Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival           Green Lane, PA

12/5/2014              5/8-9/2015             Boots & BBQ Festival                                                       Claremore, OK

11/17/2014            5/15-16/2015         Buckeye State BBQ Championship                                 West Chester, OH

12/1/2014              5/15-16/2015         Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cookoff                                            Hartselle, AL

12/1/2014              5/23-24/2015         Smokin' in the Junction                                                    West Des Moines, IA

12/1/2014              5/23-24/2015         Lewisburg Rotary Club BBQ Cookoff                              Lewisburg, TN

11/17/2014            5/29-30/2015         4th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition  Valley, NE

11/19/2014            5/29-30/2015         Carnivores Classic                                                            Missoula , MT

11/13/2014            6/5-6/2015             Big Blue Barbeque Championship                                    Marysville, KS

12/1/2014              6/5-6/2015             Variety Children's Charity BBQ Bash                Memphis, TN

12/1/2014              6/5-6/2015             2015 Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest                            Mayetta, KS

11/17/2014            6/12-13/2015         3rd Annual Hog & Steer Barbecue                                   Oconomowo, WI

                                                            Competition and Festival 

11/24/2014            6/12-13/2015         Smoke on the Prairie                                                        Brimfield , IL

11/26/2014            6/12-13/15             TBD                                                                                   Hays, KS

11/24/2014            6/19-20/2015         7th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-off                    Auburn Hills, MI

11/26/2014            6/19-20/2015         State Center Rose Festival BBQ                                      State Center, IA

12/1/2014              6/19-20/2015         Knights of Columbus "Smokin Good                                Quincy, IL

                                                            Time BBQ Challenge"

12/1/2014              6/19-20/2015         Northern Arizona BBQ Festival                                        Williams, AZ

11/18/2014            6/20-21/2015         Smokin' at the Ball Park BBQ Fest                                  Old Orchard Beach, ME

11/10/2014            6/26-27/2015         Battle of the Bones                                                           Central Point, OR

11/13/2014            6/26-27/2015         Blount County BBQ Bash                                                 Maryville               , TN

12/1/2014              6/26-27/2015         Smoke on the Square: In Memory of David Harness      Franklin, IN

11/20/2014            6/26-27/2015         Silicon Valley BBQ Championships                                 Santa Clara, CA

12/1/2014              6/27-28/2015         National Capital Barbecue Battle                                      Washington, D.C. 

11/25/2014            7/3-5/2015             Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship                           Rio Rancho, NM

11/19/2014            7/10-11/2015         Johnson County Fair BBQ                                               Warrensburg, MO

12/1/2014              7/10-11/2015         Wine Country Big Q                                                          Rohnert Park, CA

12/1/2014              7/10-11/2015         8th Annual Wellsville BBQ Cookoff                                  Wellsville, MO

12/1/2014              7/17-18/2015         BBQ'Loo & Blues Too!                                                      Waterloo, IA

11/17/2014            7/24-25/2015         Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ                                                  Iola, KS

11/17/2014            7/31-8/1/2015        Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition                          Oakland, CA

11/24/2014            7/31-8/1/2015        Laurie Hillbilly BBQ                                                           Laurie, MO

11/24/2014            8/7-8/2015             Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show                       Franklin, NC

11/24/2014            8/7-8/2015             Smokin' in McMinnville                                                     McMinnville, TN

12/1/2014              8/7-8/2015             Grab, Root, & Growl BBQ                                                Woodward, OK

11/17/2014            8/14-15/2015         Atlanta Bar B Q Festival                                                   Atlanta, GA

12/1/2014              8/14-15/2015         Stand By Your Grill                                                           Fulton, MS

12/1/2014              8/14-15/2015         Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge                                    Conifer, CO

12/1/2014              8/14-15/2014         Classic City BBQ Fest & Tailgate Show                          Athens, GA

11/25/2014            8/15-16/2015         Hudson Valley Ribfest                                                      New Paltz, NY

12/1/2014              8/21-22/2015         Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ                                             Hill City, SD

12/1/2014              8/21-22/2015         Smokefest                                                                        Marshall, MN

11/20/2014            9/5-6/2015             City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival                             Bedford, TX

12/1/2014              9/5-6/2015             Smokin' Brew BBQ                                                          Parker, CO

12/1/2014              9/11-12/2015         Bama Brew & Que                                                           Tuscaloosa, AL

12/1/2014              9/12-13/2015         Harvard Fall Festival BBQ Contest                                  Harvard, MA

11/24/2014            9/18-19/2015         Smokelawn                                                                       Hot Springs, AR

12/1/2014              9/18-19/2015         Marshall County Blazin' BBQ & Bluegrass                       Plymouth, IN

12/1/2014              9/18-19/2015         Tri-City BBQ Fest                                                             Denison, IA

12/2/2014              9/18-19/2015         Battle of the Brisket                                                          Mission, KS

11/24/2014            9/19-20/2015         Table Rock Boats and Bones                                           Kimberling City, MO

11/25/2014            9/19/20/2015         Que by the Sea                                                                 Seaside Heights, NJ

11/24/2014            9/25-26/2015         Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge                                     Newton, NC

12/2/2014              9/25-26/2015         Bikes Blues & BBQ                                                           Fayetteville, AR

11/20/2014            9/26-27/2015         2nd Ruhrpott BBQ 2015                                    Herten, NRW, Germany     

11/17/2014            10/9-10/2015         Slab O Rama Barbeque Challenge                                  Bullhead City, AZ

11/24/2014            10/9-10/2015         Eastern Carolina BBQ ThrowDown                                 Rocky Mount, NC

11/12/2014            10/16-17/2015       Harper County Bullseye BBQ                                          Harper, KS

11/20/2014            10-16/17/2015       Balloons blues and Barbecue                                           Parsons, KS

12/1/2014              10/23-24/2015       Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Leaf Festival          Cleveland, GA

11/17/2014            10/30-31/2015       Smokin' the Fort - BBQ & Bluegrass Festival                  Fort Gibson, OK

11/24/2014            11/6-7/2015           Hog Happnin'                                                                    Shelby, NC

12/1/2014              11/13-14/2015       Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown                          Mount Pleasant, SC

New Contests 2015 – In house Approval

11/17/2014            2/27-28/2015         Fire on Ice Barbecue World                               Isle          MN

                                                            Championship (Competitor's Series)

12/3/2014              5/1-2/2015             Smokin' on the Water 2                                                    Liberty    IN

12/3/2014              6/12-13/2015         Marietta River City BBQ                                                   Marietta  OH

BOD Approval

Existing Contests 2015

11/14/2014            9/11-12/2015         Butler Chamber of Commerce BBQ & Huckster's Day  Butler      MO

               Conflict: Leavenworth, KS  - 102 miles – sanctioning not received for 2015.  LEAVENWORTH PAPERWORK NOT RECEIVED.  SIMMONS:  IS BLUE SPRINGS, MO COMING BACK FOR THAT WEEKEND?  COLLIER:  YES, BUT NO PROBLEM THOUGH.   CAPSTACK MOVES TO ACCEPT SANCTIONING FOR BUTLER.  2ND POLSON.  PASSED.

Sanctioning Committee Report

Randy Bigler:  No report.

Marketing Report:

MMA Marketing Report

December 2014

Merchandise

●          Total November Sales: $1,360.31

●          104 - Birthday redemption YTD

●          54 - Cookbooks YTD

Web

•           Advertising sold for November: $700

•           760 members have opted in to receive Birthday emails YTD

•           Completed BBQ Scores data updates

•           Set to complete Team history and tracking judges scores by Jan 1

100KCBS Meals Mission

•           47 out of 54 events completed 

•           95,129 meals donated so far (96% of completion within 214 days)

•           Between the KCBS pork butt donation, 400 competitors and the food drive at WFC 8,000 pounds of food were collected. This completed 25% of the KCBS meal mission in a single event.

•           Continual PR/Social Media Updates

NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE READY TO GO 12/11 AND WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEB SITE.  TRACKER WILL BE UPDATED WITH CURRENT COUNT.  AT PRESENT 112,000+ MEALS.  LOHMAN: HAS PUERTO RICO SIGNED UP?  LEBLANC:  YES.

Sam's Tour:

•           2015 Planning underway

•           Release of the schedule is set for December 17.  DISCUSSION HELD IN CLOSED SESSION

Great American Cookout Tour

•           2015 Planning underway; one major sponsor already secured

PR

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

•           GAC: Twitter Followers (5,109) / FB Likes (24,792)

•           KCBS:  Twitter Followers (7,625) / FB Likes (31,744)

•           National press release in the works for 501c3 status and 100KCBS Meals

Miscellaneous

•           Mike continues working with Strategic Committee on new contract

•           New KCBS International website is being developed oversees. We will work with Wayne on integration into the KCBS website.

Wayne Lohman:  I make a motion to the Board to add a "tab" for KCBS International on the KCBS.us Landing Page.  Details to be worked out with the Webmaster.  2ND WEAVER.  PASSED.  HARWELL:  LOOK AT REDO OF ENTIRE WEB SITE.

IO Team Report:  I’m pleased to report that the IOTeam is starting the year off with a busy first quarter schedule that includes classes and contests in three different areas outside the US borders.

The second week of January, the Lohman’s will rep a sanctioned contest in Tyrol, Italy in the Southern Alps.  This event will be held at a ski chalet with extreme temperatures at -40 degrees at night, 4800 ft. on the side of a mountain.  To date we have 24 teams competing with 28 CBJ’s in the jury.  This contest will also host two other potential contest organizers from Italy and the Czech Republic who will attend to observe the event.

We return from the Italian contest in time to meet the rest of the IOTeam for a two week trip to Australia where we will do several CBJ and Cooking classes for cookers and judges who will be competing and judging in the Queen Victoria Market for a three day period.  This contest has been hampered by a space problem in the location which forced us to limit the number of teams that can compete.   We initially had 151 apply for the CBJ class and over 139 in the cooking class. 

After our return from Australia,  the  IOTeam gets a few weeks at home before the Lohman’s leave for San Juan, Puerto Rico for the third year sanctioned contest.  This event has gotten bigger, bigger and better each year and the organizers Mike Compton and Alex Garcia have done an excellent job of promoting KCBS in the Carribean.  Mike and Alex are also the organizers on the Nassau, Bahamas contest and working on several other events in the Carribean.

Since our last report we have received a sanctioning request for a new contest, our first in Austria with Karl Helmut as the organizer.  Karl has represented Austria at The Jack for many years and is well known as a talented chef in his country.  The IOTeam is excited and looking forward to working with Karl and his staff in bringing KCBS to Austria.

DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IN CARRIBEAN.  TIMELINE FOR GETTING TAB ON WEB SITE.  LEBLANC: JANUARY CAN DO THIS QUICKLY. DISCUSSION REGARDING OTHER WEB EDITS, INCLUDING PHILANTHROPY AND 501(C)(3).  SIMMONS:  KIM PLEASE TAKE THIS ON.  CAPSTACK: WHO ARE MEMBERS OF IO TEAM?  LOHMAN: BILL AND DEBBY GAGE, BECKY AND JIM JOHNSON, WAYNE AND MARIA LOHMAN.

CBJ Committee Report:

Don Harwell:  No CBJ Committee meeting held this month.

The rewrite of the CBJ manual was tested with a class.

2015 rules and updates will be updated in the new manual and ready for 2015 use.

The optional online CBJ review is being completed and will be ready this month

No Motions from the CBJ Committee this month.

The next CBJ committee meeting is scheduled for December the 30th, 2014.

PETERS: WILL THE NEW 50 QUESTIONS REPLACE THE CURRENT QUESTIONS UNDER CONTINUING EDUCATION TAB?  HARWELL:  YES.  PETERS: IS JUDGE PARTICIPATION TRACKED?  HARWELL BELIEVES SO BUT WILL FIND OUT FOR SURE.

ACCEPT REPORT. 2ND CAPSTACK.  PASSED.

Rep Committee

Kim Collier:  No report.

KCBS Score Committee/Technology Committee

Kim Collier:  contract with BBQscorecard signed.  KARRIN WORKING WITH WILL NOW ON ISSUES.  TEAM NAMES VS. MEMBER NUMBER AS IDENTIFICATION. WORKING ON A FIX.

HARWELL: DOES SIGN UP PROGRAM FOR JUDGES START IN JANUARY?  COLLIER:  THAT’S THE PLAN FOR THE SIMPLE VERSION TO BE UP.  MORE ROBUST WILL HAPPEN WITH BBQSCORES.

ACCEPT REPORT.  2ND LOHMAN.  PASSED.

Banquet Committee:

Mike Peters:  The banquet committee met on 11/24 and 12/8.

 We are finishing up conference schedule and dinner program.

 We have received information from Helms Briscoe concerning the 2017 banquet and hope to bring a motion to the BOD at the Jan meeting.  WILL BE REACHING OUT TO MEMBERS IN THE ATLANTA AREA FOR INFORMATION ON VENUES AS WELL.

DISCUSSION REGARDING KCBS PAYING FOR SPOUSE BANQUET EXPENSES.  COMPTON:  OKAY TO BUY DINNER.  HARWELL:  DIRECTORS ALLOWED TO BLY 4 TIMES TO ATTEND BOARD MEETINGS IN PERSON.  WHY NOT PAY FOR SPOUSE TRAVEL?  WEAVER: OBJECTIONS REGARDING DOING THIS WITHOUT MEMBER NOTICE. SINCE AUGUST OF 2010 BOARD MEETINGS EXCEPT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ARE DONE BY PHONE.  THIS ALLOWANCE IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE.  PETERS: THIS IS JUST SOMETHING TO LOOK AT GOING FORWARD.  HARWELL: REMEMBER THE FEBRUARY MEETING IS VALENTINES WEEKEND, SHOULD COVER SPOUSE AS WELL FOR THAT. KCBS HAS PAID FOR SPOUSES MEALS PLUS DRINKS WHEN BOD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN PRESENT. CAPSTACK:  I WOULD PROPOSE A MOTION THAT WE SUSPEND THE 72 HOUR RULE TO VOTE FOR PAYING FOR SPOUSE MEAL AT THE BANQUET CAPSTACK:  I WOULD PROPOSE A MOTION THAT WE SUSPEND THE 72 HOUR RULE TO VOTE FOR PAYING FOR SPOUSE MEAL TO ATTEND BANQUET.  2ND LOHMAN. 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  YES – LOHMAN, COLLIER, CAPSTACK, HARWELL, PETERS, POLSON.  NO – WEAVER, BIGLER, COMPTON, FARRIN, PRESTON.  PASSED.

PETERS:  I MOVE THAT KCBS PAY FOR SPOUSE DINNER AT BANQUET.  2ND CAPSTACK. 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  YES – LOHMAN, COLLIER, CAPSTACK, HARWELL, PETERS, POLSON.  NO – WEAVER, BIGLER, COMPTON, FARRIN, PRESTON.  PASSED.

FARRIN WHY FOR BOARD AND NOT MEMBERS.  COMPTON: IN FAVOR OF THE CONCEPT OF PAYING FOR SPOUSE DINNER, JUST NOT DOING IT WITHOUT MEMBERS KNOWING.  HARWELL:  USED TO BE NOT TOO LONG AGO THAT DIRECTORS HAD TO PAY FOR THEIR MEAL AS WELL.

ACCEPT REPORT.  2ND POLSON.  PASSED.

Membership Report:

Richard Preston:  Below are the numbers for November, 2014.

Number of Total Members= 19,292

Number of New Members= 183

Number of Renewed Members= 549

Number of Non-renewals= 344

Number of members who signed up via the website= 81 (5 were families)

Number of New Members from Judging classes= 60

Number of Lifetime Members = 625

Number of International Members = 641

Number of Countries represented by KCBS Members = 27

No Membership Committee meeting last month due special BOD meeting.

ACCEPT REPORT.  2ND COMPTON.  PASSED.

Nominating Committee

Dennis Polson: All candidates' responses to questions are in the Bullsheet.

Votnet is in the process of being set up for the voting process.

The deadline for all members wanting to vote, need to be in good standing by December 15th.

I would encourage all KCBS members to vote for the candidates of their choice and voice their opinion on the Bylaw change.

I move to accept this report. 

2ND BIGLER.  PASSED

WEAVER: DON’T WE LIST CANDIDATES INFORMATION IN THE KCBS NEWS ON THE WEB SITE?  POLSON:  YES.  WEAVER WILL DO THIS.

Education/Communications Committee

Candy Weaver:  There was no committee meeting in November and it's not likely that there will be a December meeting.

The Bullsheet's December issue was available to members on Bluetoad on November 27th.  From 11/27 to 12/5, there were 411 total visits (204 of these unique) to the publication.  Next project is to get member e-mail notifications active as approved by the board in November.  This should be completed this month.

New advertising rates for the Bullsheet will be fully implemented approximately after first quarter 2015.  This is due to advertiser’s commitments prior to increase.

REPORT ACCEPTED.  2ND LOHMAN.  PASSED.

Strategic Planning Committee

Bill Capstack:

KCBS Foundation 501(c)(3) Status:

•           APPROVED by the IRS on November 20, 2014  WE ARE AWAITING HOW TOs FROM THE ATTORNEYS.

Expanding the Diversity of KCBS Events:

•           Paul Kirk has developed a rough draft of the approved categories for ancillary contests

•           We anticipate that this initiative will be in place no later than the start of the 2nd Quarter 2015

History of KCBS:

•           We are currently evaluating a book proposal

Executive Director/Succession Planning:

•           The preliminary job evaluation has been prepared and is currently being reviewed

2015 Goals:

•           Review all prior board decisions for their origin, justification and continued relevance

•           Permanent home for KCBS

•           Finalize the job requirements of the Executive Director position

•           Finalize implementation of the ancillary category initiative

•           Explore additional opportunities to expand our presence at contests

ACCEPT REPORT.  2ND BIGLER.  PASSED.

Philanthropy Committee Report

Dave Compton:  All of the nominations are in for both the Gary Wells and Carolyn Wells awards.  For the first time this was all done electronically and everything seemed to go very smoothly.  I've forwarded all of the nominations to Carolyn for her opinion and should hear back from her before the Board meeting this month - if there's any discussion needed on these awards we can deal with that during Executive Session.

Right now we are planning on using the same criteria / requirements as last year for the Grants in Aid and Charitable Grants programs with only the dates being changed.  For the Charitable Grants we propose an opening date of February 1, 2015 at 12:01 am and a closing date of April 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm.  For the Grants in Aid we propose an opening date of February 1, 2015 at 12:01 am and a closing date of April 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm.  All times are to be Central Standard time.

ARE WE ON SCHEDULE?  COMPTON:  ABOUT A MONTH LATE

We are planning on having the new electronic application programs up and running, hopefully by the first of the year or very shortly thereafter, and everything can be done paperless. 

COLLIER WILL SET UP PHONE CONFERENCE WITH MMA WEB AND DAVE.

I ask that the Board accept this report.  2ND FARRIN.  PASSED

Regional Representation Committee

Randy Bigler:   No Report.

Rules Committee

Candy Weaver:  In light of prior issues with determining the start and end of a contest for team infractions, the following addition to the 2015 rules is proposed:  I move to accept this change.

 

 CAUSES FOR DISQUALIFICATION & EVICTION of a team, its members and/or guests: A cook team is responsible jointly and severally for its head cook, its team members and its guests.

a.        Excessive use of alcoholic beverages or public intoxication with a disturbance.

b.        Serving alcoholic beverages to the general public.

c.        Use of illegal controlled substances.

d.        Foul, abusive, or unacceptable language or any language causing a disturbance.

e.        Excessive noise, including but not limited to that generated from speakers, such as radios, CD players, TVs, public address systems or amplifying equipment, will not be allowed during quiet time, designated to start at 11:00 p.m. on contest nights and will last until 7:00 a.m. unless otherwise determined by the event.

f.         Fighting and/or disorderly conduct.

g.        Theft, dishonesty, cheating, use of prohibited meats, or any act involving moral turpitude.

h.        Use of gas or other auxiliary heat sources inside the cooking device.

i.         Violation of any of the KCBS Cook’s Rules above, save and except #9 – 13.

For the purpose of this rule, a contest's duration is deemed from 9:00 am the day prior to the awards until the end of the awards announcements.

 

2ND BIGLER.  DISCUSSION ON MERITS/DISADVANTAGES OF SETTING SET TIME PERIOD.  FARRIN:  WE ARE OVERTHINKING THIS.  HARWELL:  NEED AN END TIME MAYBE.  IS THIS NEEDED IN THE RULES?  DECISION IS NO, MOTION AND 2ND RETRACTED.  ISSUE TO BE HANDLED AT THE SANCTIONING AND REP LEVELS.  MOTION FAILED.

Old Business

Mike Peters:  Explanation - In sitting in on the CBJ committee meeting, in the early days, KCBS required a 30 question test prior to an individual being confirmed as a CBJ. There was no recollection as to why the test was eliminated but with the variance in judging it is important to help bring the standards back to the forefront and try to get people back on the same page of the current judging rules and standards. A paper form is the easiest to implement and track. It would be best to also offer this test online and make it update current CBJ status. This would be something for the technology committee.

DISCUSSION REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION DATE AND STAFFING ISSUES.  HARWELL SAYS OPTIONAL ONLINE TEST WILL BE DONE NEXT MONTH.  SIMMONS REFER ROLL OUT TO CBJ COMMITTEE.  LIKES AN OPTIONAL TEST FOR 1ST YEAR.  DO AN OPTIONAL ONLINE TEST FOR A YEAR BEGINNING 1/1/5 WITH SHOW TO MEMBERS AT ANNUAL MEETING IN DENVER.  PETERS WILL TABLE MOTION PENDING RESULTS FROM CBJ COMMITTEE.  2ND PRESTON.  PASSED.

PETERS MOVED TO TABLE CURRENT MOTION.  2ND PRESTON.  PASSED.

ABOVE MOTION RESCINDED.

New Business

Mike Peters:  I make the following motion: KCBS change TOY bonus points from a maximum 50 points for contests with 50 plus teams to a maximum of 35 points for contests with 35 and more teams.  2ND FARRIN.

ROLL CALL:  YES – CAPSTACK, COMPTON, FARRIN, HARWELL, PETERS, POLSON, COLLIER.  NO – WEAVER, BIGLER, PRESTON, LOHMAN.  PASSED.

This year, the average team count as of 12/1/14 was 38.79 while taking out the contests under 25 teams, International contests and the AR Open. Of the 427 contests, 85 of these had 50 or more teams (19%). Teams chasing points for TOY will often skip local contests that might not get 50 teams for maximum point benefit and travel. Teams that would not normally chase points might possibly cook additional contests because they would have an equitable chance to finish in the top 25 in TOY placings. Both of these should help contests from canceling due to a lack of teams.

This suggestion was brought to me by a cook team. After asking a number of other cooks, the consensus was that this was a great idea to help local contests, help some mid level teams cook more to take advantage of TOY monies while also sending a message to struggling organizers that the BOD is instituting changes that benefit not only organizers but their local teams as well.

In reviewing the current TOY overall status, there are only 6 teams of the top 25 that have placed in the top 25 in each of the 4 meat categories and overall.  8 teams have only one or no top 25 category calls. This change should also reward the consistency of a cook team in the overall TOY standings and bring the TOY numbers closer at the end of the year.

UNTIL TOY PROGRAM (POSTS ON WEB SITE) IS CORRECTED WITH THE ABOVE LIMIT, THERE WILL BE NO TEAM OF THE YEAR STANDINGS POSTED AT KCBS.US.

Closed Session agenda:

Lohman: Discussion of release of Sam’s Club Tournament dates.

Weaver:  Failed commitment of organizers to pay awards to cook teams.

Compton:  Any needed discussion on the Wells Awards.  Philanthropy web issue.

BIGLER MOVES TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.  2ND COMPTON.  PASSED.

OPEN AFTER Closed Session:

Dave Compton:  MOTION TO spend $159 annually on the program FOR PHILANTHROPY. 2ND PRESTON.  PASSED.

BIGLER:  MOTION TO ADJOURN.  2ND LOHMAN.  PASSED.

 

 

 

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