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February Board Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2015

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Directors’ Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2015

Roll Call: 

Mark Simmons, Wayne Lohman, Kim Collier, Candy Weaver, Randy Bigler, Bill Capstack, Dave Compton, Mike Peters, Dennis Polson, Mike Hays, Mike Richter, Sandy Fulton

KCBS Office:  Carolyn Wells, Karrin Murphy

MMA – Megan LeBlanc/Mike McCloud

Member call in to speak:    Rufus Walker, regarding 100+ pin.

Member call in to listen:  

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.

Election of Officers: 

Carolyn Wells presides over election of president.

Minutes of January Meeting

Candy Weaver:  I move to accept minutes of the January 16th meeting.  I move to accept the minutes of the special meeting of January 28, which was concluded on February 4, 2015.

Financial Statements

Kim Collier:   Please accept the following statements for the month of January

Past President’s Report

Mark Simmons

Sanctioning Report

Karrin Murphy:  Automatic Approval

REC’D                    DATES                   NAME                                                                                                    CITY, STATE

Existing Contests 2015 – In house Approval

1/12/2015              4/10-11/2015        Smoke on the Falls                                                                             Gadsden, AL

1/27/2015              4/25/2015              13th Annual Southern Hotwings Festival                                       Memphis, TN

2/2/2015                5/22-23/2015        Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que                                                                   Evans, GA

1/12/2015              6/5-6/2015            Boats, Bands & BBQ                                                                           Pueblo, CO

1/19/2015              6/5-6/2015            Smokin-N-Rollin                                                                                  St. Joseph, MO

2/3/2015                6/26-27/2015        Covington Cork & Pork Festival                                                        Covington, VA

1/12/2015              7/3-4/2015            Back to Mayberry BBQ                                                                       Whiting, IA

1/23/2015              7/3-5/2015            Montana BQ Cook-Off                                                                        Absarokee, MT

2/2/2005                7/4-5/2015            Liberty 4th Fest Barbecue Contest                                                   Liberty, MO

12/29/2014           7/10-11/2015        Troy Pig Out                                                                                          Troy, NY

1/20/2015              7/10-12/2015        New Jersey State Barbecue Championship                                  North Wildwood, NJ

1/27/2015              7/24-25/2015        Racing for the BBQ                                                                             Lee's Summit, MO

1/19/2015              8/14-15/2015        BBQ and Fly In on the River Contest                                               Excelsior Springs, MO

2/6/2015                8/14-15/2015        23rd Annual State BBQ Championship of Nebraska                   Omaha, NE

2/2/2015                8/15-16/2015        Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival                                                    Overland Park, KS

1/12/2015              8/21-22/2015        Blues Brews & Barbecue                                                                   Birch Run, MI

2/2/2015                8/28-29/2015        Hawgin' On Lanier                                                                              Gainesville, GA

2/3/2015                8/28-29/2015        The Best BBQ Chef Competition                                                     New London, CT

2/6/2015                9/4-5/2015            Low Country Hog Fest                                                                        Charleston, SC

1/30/2015              9/5-6/2015            Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-Eye Steak Cookoff Challenge          Omaha, NE

1/19/2015              9/11-12/2015        Biggest Buck and Best Rack                                                             Alma, AR

1/20/2015              9/11-12/2015        Derby BBQ Festival                                                                             Derby, KS

1/20/2015              9/11-12/2015        7th Annual Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off                         Glen Rock, PA

1/26/2015              9/11-12/2015        Tony Stone-Cookeville Cookoff                                                       Cookeville, TN

2/2/2015                9/11-12/2015        Leavenworth Hog Wild West BBQ Contest                                    Leavenworth, KS

1/30/2015              9/18-20/2015        Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Contest & Craft Beer Festival                    St. Charles, IL

1/19/2015              9/25-26/2015        Burg Fest BBQ Contest                                                                      Warrensburg, MO

1/20/2015              9/25-26/2015        Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship                               Shawnee, KS

1/19/2015              9/26-27/2015        Red, White & Que                                                                                Cresskill, NJ

1/12/2015              10/2-3/2015          Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship                                  Sheridan, AR

2/6/2015                10/1-3/15               Hog Wild BBQ Festival                                                                       Corinth, MS

1/12/2015              10/9-10/2015        Cookin' on the Kaw                                                                             DeSoto, KS

1/12/2015              10/9-10/2015        Central Illinois Bragging Rights                                                        Arthur, IL

2/2/2015                10/9-10/2015        Smoke on the Water                                                                           Topeka, KS

2/2/2015                10/16-17/2015     Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest                                                          Woodstock, VA

1/19/2015              11/20-21/2015     The National BBQ Cup                                                                       Cumming, GA

 

New Contests  – In house Approval

 

1/19/2015              3/14-15/2015        2015 BBQ & Brew (BACKYARD ONLY)                                          Fairhope, AL

1/15/2015              4/17-18/2015        Fire at the Foothills BBQ & Chili Cook-Off (BACKYARD ONLY) Chelsea, AL

1/15/2015              4/24-25/2015        Saltwater Bre 'N' Que                                                                          Chincoteague, VA

1/20/2015              4/30-5/1/2015       Barbecue Bulls Championship 2015                              Salzburg, Austria

1/12/2015              5/2-3/2015            "Smokin Q" at Lynnwood Ranch                                      Aldersyde, Alberta Canada              

1/12/2015              5/15-16/2015        WBA Pork In The Park                                                                        Wyandotte, MI

1/30/2015              6/12-13/2015        Rock The Block BBQ Competition                                                   Grand Rapids, MI

2/5/2015                6/19-20/2015        Almost Heaven BBQ Bash                                                                                Buckhannon, WV

1/20/2015              7/24-25/2015        Arvada on Tap - A Craft Beer & BBQ Fest                                      Arvada, CO

1/26/2015              8/28-29/2015        RibStock II: Ribs & Racing                                                                  Marne, MI

1/20/2015              9/4-5/2015            Smokin in the Golden Valley                                                            Clinton, MO

2/2/2015                9/4-5/2015            Homecoming 2015 BBQ Cookoff                                                    Vernon, IN

2/2/2015                9/12-13/2015        Bohemian Bluegrass & BBQ                                             Prague, Czech Republic   

2/5/2015                9/18-19/2015        Beak Week BBQ Challenge                                                              Goldsboro, NC

1/29/2015              10/25/2015           Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship                                                 Richardson, TX

1/26/2015              7/24-25/2015        Stokin' the Fire BBQ Festival                                                             Birmingham, AL 

 

Board Approval

 

New Contests

 

2/9/15                   11/3-10/2015         World Food Championship                                                               Kissimmee, FL

 

 

Existing Contests 2015

2/3/2015            9/11-12/2015     Decatur Jaycee's 21st Annual Riverfest                          Decatur , AL

            Conflict:  Tuscaloosa, AL – 137 miles

 

2/2/2015            10/2-3/2015       Roast N' Boast                                                              Columbus, MS

            Conflict:  Corinth, MS  120-144 miles

 

12/1/2014          10/9-10/15         Downtown BBQ Showdown                                           Hattiesburg, MS

            Conflict:  Ocean Springs, MS  77-98 miles

Sanctioning Report:

Randy Bigler:  No report.

Marketing Report:

MMA Marketing Report

February 2015

Merchandise

●          Total January Sales: $2,062

●          117 - Birthday redemption

●          60 - Cookbooks

 

Web

•           Advertising sold for January: $850

•           804 members have opted in to receive Birthday emails

•           Completed Team History and Team Rankings for TOY

•           Continual work on Judges Registration portal

•           International micro-site will be added to the site as the international team sends in content

 

100KCBS Meals Mission

•           122,469 meals donated so far (4 events left for the 2014 goal)

•           Approved for 250,000 meals to start on May 1st, 2015

•           Continual PR/Social Media Updates

 

Sam's Tour:

•           Entire tournament now almost full with 739 teams

•           Judging slots almost full with 1,197 judges

•           Master Judges for National Championship to be registered on August 6

•           First event kicks off on 2/21 at a new Sam’s Club in Kissimmee, FL

 

Great American Cookout Tour

•           Logistics and planning for 2015 tour – schedule, assets, sponsor deliverables, etc.

PR

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

•           GAC: Twitter Followers (5,119) / FB Likes (24,827)

•           KCBS:  Twitter Followers (7,941) / FB Likes (32,642)

•           Updated news section on KCBS: Team of the Year announcement and Sam's Club Prize Purse unveiling, Local press release for Team of the Year: Warren County Pork Choppers

 

Miscellaneous

•           Mike attending the Board Retreat to discuss short and long-term objectives

•           Mike speaking at NBBQA about BBQ and Food Sport

•           Helped HPBA with a Super Bowl promo; working on stronger tie with them

 

IO Team

Wayne Lohman: 

2014 KCBS International Board of Managers Year End Report

The IOTeam continued to experience tremendous growth this past year with both sanctioned contests, CBJ classes and related bbq events.  Most of our International growth centered around our activity in Central Europe but has spread as far North to Sweden and Denmark and South to Spain.  The following is a listing of sanctioned contests, locations, number of teams, cooking, CBJ and Table Captain classes, all of which produced a revenue stream for KCBS this past year.

 

CONTEST

LOCATION

TEAMS

COOK CLASS

CBJ CLASS

CTC CLASS

Cattlemen’s Caribbean BBQ

San Juan, Puerto Rico

38

 

66

 

Nassau Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest

Nassau, Bahamas

24

 

 

 

Beer, Fries and BBQ

Hasselt, Belgium

29

 

32

8

Q on the Canal

Leicestershire, England

12

 

 

 

Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Contest

Hoopfddroph, Netherlands

43

 

 

 

Grill Billies BBQ

Manitoba, Canada

14

 

 

 

Porkapalooza BBQ

Edmonton, Canada

29

 

 

 

Italian BBQ Championship

Perugia, Italy

8

 

11

 

Smoke in the North

Olofstorp, Sweden

15

X

17

 

Winnipeg, BBQ

Manitoba, Canada

26

 

 

 

BBQ on the Bow

Calary, Canada

32

 

 

 

Lowlands BBQ

Diksmuide, Belgium

26

X

19

 

BBQ on the Bypass

Langley, Canada

15

 

 

 

EUregio BBQ Festival

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

21

 

 

 

Ruhrpott BBQ 2014

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

58

 

 

 

BBQ Society

Hoopddroph, Netherlands

22

 

 

 

Turino BBQ Contest

Turino, Italy

10

X

59

12

Otto Gourmet Classes

Heinsberg, Germany

 

X

25

 

Polish National Championship

Ustka, Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

A total of 422 teams competed in 18 sanctioned KCBS International BBQ Events.

We certified 229 new CBJ”s from 8 different countries in 2014.

We had an average of 21 students per class.

 

International Revenue for 2014 is broken down as follows:

  Sanctioned contests       17  x $350  =   $5,950

  Competing Teams         422 x    12   =     5,064

  CBJ Classes                 229 x   70   =    16,030

  Table Captain Classes    18 x   30   =         540

  Existing Membership      461 x   35  =    16,135

      Total Income                                   $43,719

Total expenses for 2014 amounted to $14,200, which gave the International Board of Managers a positive balance of $29,519.

In addition to the sanctioned contests listed, we have ongoing discussions with new contest organizers in the following countries:

France (2)                             Australia (4)

New Zealand (2)                  Mexico

Switzerland                          Spain

Austria (2)                            Guam

Czech Republic (2)               Japan

Netherlands                         South Africa

 

 Contest cost and sponsorship is the biggest challenge for the majority of International Contest Organizers.  Most sanctioned contests in Europe only have trophies or ribbons for the top 5 categories and most organizers would prefer to recognize the top 3 in each category only.

 The major hurdle facing the KCBS International for 2015 is the appointment and training of KCBS International Reps. Thus, the International Board of Managers appointed Harry and Linda Havinga in the Netherlands to work with the van Galen’s  on the  growing number of new contests in Europe.  Our Board also plans to appoint 2 additional reps in Italy and 2 reps in Australia by mid-summer.   We expect to have 3-5 contests in the Pacific Rim in 2015-16, base on present discussions with organizers.

2014 International Board of Managers Goals:

•           License KCBS Chapters in Scandinavia and Netherlands by the end of 2014.  Organized and sanctioned 5 new KCBS International Contests.

Result:  Our attorney’s set up KCBS International LLC which enables us to administer the KCBS Chapter Affiliation and License Agreement. 

To date, Chapter Affiliation has been slow to develop since there has been so much emphasis on sanctioning new contests.

KCBS International Board of Managers sanctioned 9 new International Contests in 2014.

 

•           Increase International Membership to 850 members by conducting a total of 10 cooking, judging and table captain  classes.

Result: International Membership at the end of 2014 is 690 active members in 29 countries.  We completed 4 cooking classes, 7 CBJ classes and 2 table captain classes.

 

•           Increase KCBS International Revenue to $45,000 with a projected Net Income of $19,500.

Result: Total International Revenue for 2014 was $43,719 which resulted in a Net Income of $29,519 after expenses.

 

W.E.S.T BBQ Contest

The start of the 2015 International BBQ Circuit did not slow down for the IOTeam since the first contest, W.E.S.T., was scheduled for the weekend of January 18, in Rein in Taufers, Italy.  This is a small resort village in South Tyrol, located in northern Italy near the Austrian Border and is one of the highest resorts in the Alps.   This area is well known for cross country ski trails, spectacular water falls and numerous glaziers. 

The “Winter Extreme South Tyrol” contest kicked off on Friday afternoon with several teams arriving and setting up in blizzard conditions with temperatures reaching -30 degrees below at night.  Twenty-four teams, representing 8 countries, checked in by Saturday afternoon and had their cooking site secure by night fall.  The judging barn was close by and easy to reach.  The snow plows had packed the contest area so that teams wouldn’t be hampered getting to the judging site in extreme temperatures and conditions.

As reps, our biggest challenge was handing out the turn in boxes to teams, one at a time.  The ink in our ball point pins would freeze before we could number 3 boxes and the boxes would then break when we tried to pull them apart to verify each box number.  To help overcome some of these conditions, the organizers provided a warm area with goulash and a hot beverage available all night for the teams.

Twenty-eight certified judges from 6 countries helped with the event that went off perfectly.  The turn in table outside the judging shed, was the real challenge for the volunteers and the ice on the floors for the table captains who transported the entries to the jury.  All four meat entries came to the judging table without any problems or complications.  The ancillary category was a combination of cheese and potatoes which is indigenous of the area.  This was one of the most creative and colorful categories that we have seen at an international contest.  We were very pleased with the consistent scores by the jury.  The teams commented on how well the contest was organized and the fairness for the teams that participated in these extreme conditions.

The only negative issue was the parking problem created by the public who came to see what a Barbecue Contest was about and how the entries were judged.  TV came to the contest by helicopter while the large number of public attendance created traffic jams in the small village of 350 inhabitants.

The IOTeam was very impressed with the organizers of this extreme bbq contest and we want to thank Haymo Gutweniger, Myrko Leitner and Michele Capano for making it a very successful event!!!

Cannot wait to see what these 3 imaginative organizers have planned for next year’s Winter Extreme South Tyrol event.

Melbourne Barbecue Festival

Six days later the IOTeam left for Melbourne officiate and teach at the first KCBS Sanctioned Contest in Australia.  Melbourne is known as a “foodie city” which supports the well known Queen Victoria Market that houses over 780 food and goods stalls in several buildings.  This market is held 5 days every week and normally has 20,000 visitors on Sunday, the date of the bbq contest. 

The IOTeam conducted 2 cooking classes, 1 butcher class and 1 CBJ class.  We had 104 participants in the cooking classes, 24 in the butcher class and 44 in the CBJ class.  The evening before the classes, the IOTeam and sponsors attended a VIP party hosted by the organizers who sold 300 tickets to the event.  They were promoting KCBS and the sponsors to the media.  Two TV channels and one radio channel covered the event which hosted 15 teams.  Queen Victoria Market only allotted 15 spaces because it was an unknown food event.  They felt it would not draw a sizeable crowd.

To everyone’s surprise, Sunday was the day of the event that usually brings a crowd of 20,000 to the market.  The organizers were prepared for that number and had placed the teams and judges close to each other so that the crowd wouldn’t be a logistical problem.  By 10:00am, we knew we had a problem when the crowd was so heavy that one could not move between the cooking sites, turn-in and the judging tent.  Judging started at 2:00 pm and the crowd had to be parted to get the entries to the judging tent.  It was absolutely unbelievably that 45,000 people would turn out to witness an American BBQ Contest that advertised “low and slow cooking”.  We believe a contributing factor to the large crowd was the event being aired live on Melbourne’s favorite morning channel “Sunrise at 7”.  We are sure the directors of Queen Victoria Market are rethinking the amount of space for next year.

In summary, we had discussions with organizers of 2 new contest locations in Australia and 2 contests in New Zealand.   Also a sponsor of the Melbourne contest is very interested in having KCBS come to Barcelona, Spain.   KCBS received maximum exposure with the two large TV stations, major bbq sponsors and a large crowd of fun food lovers who were exposed to barbeque as the American Cuisine.

The IOTeam hopes that you all will take a moment to visit their facebook page with very interesting photos of the event.  Copy and paste link below.

https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneBarbecueFestival?fref=photo&sk=photos

 

CBJ Committee Report:

No report.

Rep Committee

Kim Collier:   I want to thank the Rep committee, we got several items accomplish this year. Rep re-training in closed session.

 

KCBS Score Committee/Technology Committee

Kim Collier: I want to thank the Score Committee for all that they did to keep KCBScore updated. 

Scott Grinstead. Steve Grinstead, Stephen Smith, Kevin Keeling and Mike Budia

Judges sign up should be ready to test by the end of the month

A new link added for KCBS Reps and Organizer to be added to the KCBS web site will be added soon. This will make it easier for one location to receive all information.

Accuconferance 2015 committee call in numbers set up

 

Banquet Committee:

Mike Peters:  Carolyn and Raye toured two locations in Atlanta and provided the following report.

The greatest strength of the Hilton is its proximity to the downtown area and the complimentary shuttle service.  While location is a strength, it is also a drawback due to the fact that the city will be celebrating Martin Luther King Day, an enormous event, taken place in the heart of downtown.  One other concern was the lack of energy and lack of attention to detail from the staff whom we encountered.  One of the key elements essential to our event's success is the drive and follow-through of the hotel staff.

The second and final venue option we toured was the Atlanta Marriott NW. A little further away from the airport and the downtown area, Atlanta Marriott NW presented the best meeting space options, a luxury-at-home- feel, an amazing chef with flexibility to customize our banquet menu, and a high-energy staff that is ready to serve our members with demonstrated enthusiasm, vigor and vim.

The aforementioned are the greatest strengths of the Atlanta Marriott NW.  Further, the hotel is also located very close to Cumberland Shopping Mall as well as a large and impressive array of restaurants.  The new Braves' stadium is currently being built nearby and many of the new supporting restaurants and shopping centers will be opening their doors for business throughout 2016. 

Here are the links to the Atlanta Marriott NW:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/atlno-atlanta-marriott-northwest-at-galleria/

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/floor-plans.mi?country=&sunit=sf&sortby=area

While the Atlanta Marriott does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport, our group can get discounted shuttle service through their partner, Galleria Direct Inc. We were quoted $23.00 per person / one way.

After our most recent experience in Westminster, the committee believes that the event location and staff outweighs proximity to the airport and complimentary shuttles.

I would like to make the motion that KCBS holds their Annual banquet and award ceremony in January 2017 in Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta Marriott NW contingent upon acceptable terms.

Membership Report:

Information from Sammye Phelps, KCBS.

Below are the numbers for January, 2015

Number of Total Members= 19,582

Number of New Members= 347

Number of Renewed Members= 1315

Number of Non-renewals= 595

Number of members who signed up via the website= 206 (32 were families)

Number of New Members from Judging classes= 40

Number of Lifetime Members = 647

Number of International Members = 642

Number of Countries represented by KCBS Members = 29

 

Nominating Committee

Dennis Polson:  The results of the election of 4 Board of Directors was announced on January 17 at the 29th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

The total number of eligible voters:  18613

Number of valid online ballots cast: 3645

19.58% of the membership voted up from 18.01% in 2014.

The new Board Members for a 3 year term are:

Mike Hays

Dave Compton

Sandy Fulton

Mike Richter

 

The Amendment to the By-Laws for Regional Representation failed by not receiving the required 2/3 vote to change By-Laws.

I move to accept this report.

 

Education/Communications Committee

Candy Weaver: 

Modified goals for 2015: 

Coordinate direct KCBS to member communication when the Bullsheet is available on line.

Continue Kids' Que Corner.

Work to streamline kcbs.us in functionality and design.

Assist other committees as required.

 

Interactive, Online Bullsheet.

Bullsheet -- the interactive Bullsheet is only available through delivery or location of a direct link to the particular issue.  Currently, the last four issues of the Bullsheet are available for viewing at bluetoad.com.

Bluetoad can help us put together a form e-message to our membership advising them of the current issue and sending an auto-updating link.  This link automatically directs to the most current issue of the Bullsheet.  A fixed link to a specific issue would still be available in KCBS News on the web site.  Costs are $100 one time setup fee, deployment cost of $0.01 per email, billed in $2.50 increments.

I move that KCBS proceed with the development of membership notification email message and deploy messages to members.  Usage numbers to be re-evaluated at the June meeting, if not before.


The screen photo shows statistics for “Visits and Views By Issue” from the period of November 1, 2014 through February 9, 2015.

The KCBS office has stated that some members have dropped the digital delivery because they are not personally notified of the issue’s availability.  KCBS needs to take this next step.

Bullsheet Design and Production issues.

Currently, the Bullsheet is assembled by a past KCBS employee in her spare time.  She is not available during business hours so changes and edits are not always accomplished in a timely fashion.

I propose (and move) that KCBS seek a graphics design firm to take on our newsletter design and production with preference given to any KCBS member’s firm.  I further move that an advertisement be placed in the Bullsheet to announce the project open to bid. 

Kids’ Que corner has been built for March through April.

The Communications Committee recommends that kcbs.us be examined for revision.  Make the “members” section something special, so that a member can tell they are in that part of the web site.  Revise the web site to streamline functionality.  Eliminate links/locations which are very seldom accessed.  Build a members only communications location for Contest Organizers and Contest Reps, which works better than the Yahoo groups currently used.  This should be a joint effort of Communications, Marketing and Technology.

Please accept this report.

 

Strategic Planning Committee

Bill Capstack:  Our committee members are Bill Capstack (Chairman), Mark Simmons (ex-officio), Carolyn Wells (ex-officio), Paul Kirk, Wayne Lohman, Mike Peters and Bruce Bubacz. 

I am repeating the January 2015 report in an effort to inform the three new board members of the direction that this committee has taken in 2014 and our vision for 2015:

Expanding the Diversity of KCBS Events:

•           Progress is being made to have a collegiate-level Competitive Series contest at the University of Missouri Kansas City in September

•           We are exploring additional opportunities to expand our brand in 2015

 

History of KCBS:

•           We’re on track to have the History of KCBS completed by December 2016

2014 Strategic Planning Committee Accomplishments:

•           Updated all committee descriptions to enhance awareness improve communications

•           Implemented the initiative to document the history of KCBS

•           Reviewed the role of the Executive Director position to determine requirements for a new contract (completed) and continuity planning for the future (ongoing)

•           Expanding the diversity of events to include developing the standards for ancillary categories at our events and developing a collegiate-level competition initiative

•           Completed MMA research in preparation for their new contract

•           Obtained 501(c)(3) status for the KCBS Foundation

 

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 ways to expand KCBS participation at events

 

A big thank you to all of our committee members for making 2014 a stellar year!

Respectively submitted.

We ask the board to accept this report.

 

Philanthropy Committee Report

Dave Compton:  Last month saw the Philanthropy link on our webpage go live.  With one click a member can now access the full range of programs that fall under the Philanthropy banner, including:

Gary Wells Award

Carolyn Wells Award

Grants in Aid (scholarships)

Charitable Grants

 

Also, in the near future, members will be able to make a donation to the KCBS Foundation, our 501 (c) (3) tax deductible charitable foundation.  This will include one-time gifts, regularly scheduled donations and possibly endowments.  A PayPal account has already been established for these donations.

Over the past 10 years KCBS has given 115 college students a total of $115,000 in Grants in Aid.

Over the past 10 years,  KCBS has given 7 charities a total of $113,238 in Grant money.

 

Old Business

None.

New Business

Dennis Polson:  I move that Robert's Rule of Order be used as the basic guide to fair and orderly procedure in meetings for KCBS.

Candy Weaver:  I move that the annual banquet be located at a convention facility in Kansas City and not travel every other year.

Closed Session agenda:

Kim Collier:  Rep Re-training

Kim Collier:  Budget 2015

  

 

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