KCBS BOD Meeting Agenda July 12, 2022



Tuesday July 12, 2022 6:00pm


Membership Requests to Address the Board:   None


Call to Order


Roll Call:  

Stan Dobosenski, David McAllister, Myron Berry, Joel Fleetwood, Chiles Cridlin, Cliff Davis, Nancy Goldsmith, Corey Linton, Jeanne Titus, Rick Wagner, Ralph Williams

KCBS Office:  Emily Detwiler 


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.


Consent Agenda

Notice concerning Committee Reports. Some committees do not meet monthly, If a report is presented, it will be included as attachments to the Agenda.

  • Minutes of 

  • Financial Report

  • Finance Committee

  • Contest Report

  • Sanctioning Committee

  • Judging Committee

  • Contest Representative Committee

  • Rules Committee

  • Foundation Committee

  • Nominating Committee


Discussion of any items removed from Consent Agenda


Chief Executive Officer’s Report


Old Business   


New Business


Closed Session Agenda:

Discussion of Legal, Financial, and Real Estate


After Closed Session:

The Board may take any necessary actions including Motions on any or all matters discussed in closed session 


Adjourn or Suspend


Attachments and Reports


Contest Report


BOD Approval – 


In-house Approval – 


American Royal World Series of Barbecue - KIDS QUE


Kansas City, KS

American Royal World Series of Barbecue - SIDES


Kansas City, KS

2022 Cameron Elks BBQ Cook Off - One Meat Ribs


Cameron, MO

BBQ on the Bay Day 2


San Diego, CA

Red, White & Blue BBQ


Topeka, KS

Reata Round Up BBQ Contest


San Juan Capistrano, CA

BooBQ BarBQ'N for Boobies


Tomball, TX

WashMo BBQ & Bluesfest


Washington, MO

Jack 9 Memorial


Ontario, Canada

Southaven Springfest


Southaven, MS

Poosa Q


Montgomery, AL

Kickin' It Route 66 BBQ


St. Robert, MO

Kickin' It Route 66 BBQ (One Meat Ribs)


St. Robert, MO

Budweiser Smoke on the Water


Winter Haven, FL

Twin Valley Fire and Smoke


Morgantown, PA


Sanctioning Committee


JULY 6, 2022


Members present:


Randy Bigler, Debbie Yopp, Beth Salzl, Karrin Murphy, Sherry Byler, Laurie Tweeten, Cliff Davis, Jeanne Titus, Alan Rothrock, Emily Detwiler and Myron Berry


Meeting began at 12:01pm


We had an application for an existing BY contest from SoCoBo BBQ Showdown for Sept 10, 2022 in Ashland, MO. This application is under 90 days which requires board approval. Our committee recommends approval for the contest.


Discussion continued this month on a Master Series 2 Meat contest as we received a survey that was sent out to cook teams in June. The survey found that 81% of the respondents were interested in a 2 Meat Master series contest with responses centered around cheaper and less time needed. A proposal will be brought back to the committee next month.


The requirement for BY contests to pay out Grand, Reserve and the top 5 places in each category was brought to the committee.. The committee changed this requirement to pay out Grand, Reserve and the top 3 places in each category. The new prize letter will reflect the change and the Organizers Guide will be updated. There have been several BY contests that have struggled to pay out the top 5 places due to the economy.


Cancelled contests were also brought to the attention of the committee. 


Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm


Myron Berry, Chair


Judging Committee


KCBS CBJ Committee Meeting Notes

June 28 th , 2022


Invitees: - Chiles Cridlin, Emily Detwiler, Stan Dobosenski, Amy Acock, Julie Poe, Nancy Goldsmith, Frank Gonzales,

George DeMartz, Kelly McIntosh, Bill Jones, Dave Druetzler, Paul Buob, Cliff Brockman, Tom Colla, Mark Gantt,

Mike Kilby, Ralph Williams

Not in attendance – Amy Acock, Emily Detwiler, Ralph Williams, Stan Dobosenski, Frank Gonzales, Mike Kilby

Old Business

? JSSP and JCUP progress review (as of 7/11/2022).

o The JSSP Program 1754 passes from 1508 unique members successfully passed!

o The JCUP Program 2450 passes from 1981 unique CBJ’s have successfully passed!


New Business

? Develop program considerations for Online Table Captain Certification Program (TCCP), CBJ not required.

o Goal will be to deliver to the CEO before end of June so voiceover and video production can be put

out for bid. Possible Go-Live before end of TOY year requested.

o Full scripting outline completed, Requested narration completed. Working on final review and

submission by 6/30 is still on target. Delivered to BOD and Rep Chair on 7/11.


? Develop program considerations for full Online CBJ course to determine if viable and how it would work.

Not a replacement for traditional in person class, but an alternative.

o Develop requirements.

? 10 to 12 modules, Initial mapping completed by Bill Jones, possibly called JOTC or Judge

Online Training Certification.

? Considerations for Code of Conduct and Anti-Discrimination to be electronically signed at

the registration / payment for class and test questions would be included in subsequent

modules. We would not include this as a module in the online class if this is acceptable.

? Reuse of the scoring, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket modules from JCUP

? Preference is leaning towards a live “zoom” type format where the class will be online, but

instructor led to answer questions or give examples.


? Develop RFP for a new, next generation CBJ seating program or “Judge Management System (JMS).

o Incorporate Judge sign in, electronic signature record, electronic chip draw, etc..

o Judges need NOT to be concerned that their scoring would influence being chosen for a contest.

o Very dependent upon statistical analysis being requested by the Tech Workgroup.

o Would rely heavily on KCBS Rep Committee input for usability and functionality.

? Initial functionality requirements started by the Reps on the CBJ committee, passed off to

Tech committee for review before sending to the Rep committee.

? First draft of requirements from the CBJ committee has been delivered to Tech and Rep



? Develop program considerations for a new KCBS CBJ Portal applet that could link cook teams with Judges

that need to cook for their MCBJ requirement. Search by geographical are and automate sending emails to

teams willing to host judges by area on behalf of the judge.

o Quote delivered to the CEO, this will remain on the list with low priority.

o Secondary functionality could be for Judges that are willing to cook with cook teams to provide

guidance (Teams searching for judges for cooking assistance).

Closing – Any additional questions or concerns that are provided.

Contest Representative Committee

KCBS July Rep Committee Meeting


July, 7, 2022


The Rep committee meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Chairman Ralph

Williams. Other members present were, Jonathan Williams, Mike Winter, Robert

McGee, Debby Gage, and Emily Detwiler.

Discussion centered around the development of the Emergency Rep Training material.

Each committee member was asked to develop a specific topic for the manual. Those

items were distributed to the Committee members for review and any suggested

changes that might be needed.

General discussion was also directed to the Master Series Table Population

Specifications chart. Committee members were asked to review the chart and make

suggestions as they feel might make the chart better serving for all contest Reps.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 pm.


Rules Committee


Finance Committee


Foundation Committee 




June 27, 2022  7:00pm CST



Nancy Goldsmith, Jeanne Titus, Matt Greer

  1. Scholarships for 2023:  

  • Any changes needed?

  • New questions needed?

  • Consider optional question(s) to better determine named scholarship winners

Full discussion deferred until August meeting

  1. How to approach people regarding end-of-life financial planning to include KCBS?

Brief discussion with some ideas presented by M. Greer who has experience in this area.  Goldsmith will draft initial ideas for Bullsheet and other social media and bring back to committee.

  1. No meeting July 25, 2022