Nov 22, 2022 BOD Meeting Agenda

Kansas City Barbeque Society
Board of Directors’ Meeting Agenda
Tuesday November 21, 2021 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:  Rod Gray
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
  • Discussion and Consideration of 2023 Turkey Smoke Rules
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 –    
Lakeland Pig Festival 1/27/2023 Lakeland, FL
Dr. George Smith BBQ Crawl (COMPETITOR SERIES) 5/12-13/2023 Murfreesboro, TN
Bloomin' BBQ Music & Food Festival 5/19-20/2023 Sevierville, TN
SJV Winter Rub 1/27-28/2023 Omaha, NE
Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que Music Festival - One Meat Chicken 10/14-15/2022 Grovetown, GA
BBQ Gives Back (Day 1) 3/24-25/2023 Urbanna, VA
BBQ Gives Back (Day 2) 3/25-26/2023 Urbanna, VA
BBQ Gives Back (One Meat Chicken) 3/25/2023 Urbanna, VA
BBQ Gives Back (One Meat Ribs) 3/25/2023 Urbanna, VA
Americamps BBQ Masters Throwdown Day 1 8/11-12/2023 Ashland, VA
Americamps BBQ Masters Throwdown Day 2 8/12-13/2023 Ashland, VA
Americamps BBQ Masters Throwdown (One Meat Ribs) 8/11/2023 Ashland, VA
Americamps BBQ Masters Throwdown (One Meat Chicken) 8/11/2023 Ashland, VA
Jimbo's Annual BBQ Competition 4/7-8/2023 Stem, NC
Big BBQ Bash 6/23-24/2023 Maryville, TN
Art of the Que 7/8-9/2023 Spencer, IA
Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown 7/14-15/2023 Eureka, IL
Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown (One Meat Ribs) 7/14/2023 Eureka, IL
Revolutionary BBQ Brawl - Battle on the James (Day 1) 4/28-29/22 Williamsburg, VA
Revolutionary BBQ Brawl - Battle on the James (Day 2) 4/29-30/2023 Williamsburg, VA
Riverland Smokers BBQ Contest 6/24-25/2023 Dodewaard, Netherlands
When Pigs Fly, Ford City BBQ Cook Off 6/30/7/1/2023 Ford City, PA
King of the Corn 5/19-20/2023 Ottumwa, IA
11th Annual Deaths Door Barbeque (Day 1) 8/24-25/2023 Washington Island, WI
Smoke on the Mountain 7/21-22/2023 Galax, VA
Smokin' in the Pines 4/28/2023 Pinehurst, NC
BBQ & Fly-In on the River 8/18-19/2023 Excelsior Springs, MO
O'So Good BBQ Festival (One Meat Ribs) 9/23/2023 Oneonta, Al
O'So Good BBQ Festival (One Meat Chicken) 9/23/2023 Oneonta, Al
Smoke in the Grove (Day 1) 7/28-29/2023 Spring Grove, PA
Smoke on the Grove (Day 2) 7/29-30/2023 Spring Grove, PA
W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest 2/5-26/2023 Rein in Taufers, BZ, Italy
Marietta River City BBQ 4/28-29/2023 Marietta, OH
Marietta River City BBQ (ONE MEAT RIBS) 4/28/2023 Marietta, OH
Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle 6/24-25/2023 Washington, DC
Maryland State BBQ Bash 10/13-14/2023 Bel Air, MD
Minnesota in May 5/12-13/2023 St. Peter, MN
Minnesota in May (ONE MEAT RIBS) 5/13/2023 St. Peter, MN
The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival 10/6-7/2023 Lyons, GA
Holiday in Hell 12/3-4/2023 Hoepertingen, Belgium
Original SD BBQ Championship 6/2-3/2023 Huron, SD
Original SD BBQ Championship (One Meat Ribs) 6/1-2/2023 Huron, SD
Meat Inferno 10/6-7/2023 Edgerton, KS
Meat Inferno (ONE MEAT RIBS) 10/6/2023 Edgerton, KS
BBQ Boogie & Blues 10/28-29/2023 Calhoun, GA
Iowa State BBQ Championships 3/31-4/1/2023 Altoona, IA
Cedar Fest BBQ Cookoff 3/31-4/1/2023 Cedar Park, TX
Keating Tractor Antique Tractor Show 8/25-26/2023 Liberal, KS
BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay 5/27-28/2023 North Bend, OR
Tri City BBQ Fest 9/15-16/2023 Denison, IA
Embers and Ice Pitmaster Championship (formerly Porkapalooza BBQ Festival) 5/27-28/2023 Sherwood Park, Canada
Longhorn BBQ 5/13-14/2023 Denmark
Kennett Jaycees Show Me State BBQ Cook Off 5/5-6-2023 Kennett, MO
Smoke in the North Edition Q in the Swamp 8/26-27/2023 Rolfstorp, Sweden
3rd De Vliegende Hollander BBQ Contest 5/6-7/2023 Terneuzen, Netherlands
Pending- none  
Sanctioning Committee
Judging Committee
KCBS CBJ Committee Meeting Notes
October 25th
Invitees: - Chiles Cridlin, Rod Gray, Stan Dobosenski, Julie Poe, Nancy Goldsmith, Frank Gonzales,  George DeMartz, Kelly McIntosh, Bill Jones, Dave Druetzler, Paul Buob, Cliff Brockman, Tom Colla, Mark Gantt, Mark Bucksbaum. 
Not in attendance – Rod Gray, Stan Dobosenski, Nancy Goldsmith, Frank Gonzales,  George DeMartz, Mark Gantt,
Old Business

  • JSSP and JCUP progress review (as of 11/19/2022).  
    • The JSSP Program 1873 passes from 1609 unique members successfully passed!
    • The JCUP Program 2930 passes from 2370 unique CBJ’s have successfully passed!
      • Time to consider a boosting awareness, CBJ committee has a few ideas to review.

  • Outstanding CBJ Nominations complete.  
    • Five US based awardees have been selected as well as one international CBJ.  There will also be one additional “special mention”.  Notifications have been delivered, banquet recognition complete. 

  • 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.
    • Final CBJ Committee draft completed, sent to the BOD for review and also sent to the CBJ Instructors (worldwide) for their feedback.  No written feedback has been received to date. 
New Business 

  • Develop RFP for a new seating program on hold, developing an RFP for a new SCORE program takes precedence. This needs to ramp up for a faster timeline. 
    • Two year project, where it is estimated to take three months to develop the RFP, three months to shop and award the RFP, Three months for funding and another three for the awarded company to develop.  Beta testing, Rep training and rollout will take another, or the second year to complete. 
    • Recommendation is to not invest in a separate judge seating program until SCORE is updated, add seating functionality to the new SCORE program so Reps will have all features in one program. 
    • Current SCORE program utilizes Microsoft CE 4.0 that was built in 2012, end of life in 2016 and end of support in June of 2021.  .  
    • Would rely heavily on KCBS Rep Committee and our technology provider for input for usability and functionality.  Have requested $1,250 to work with Park Road Technologies to develop RFP. 
    • Initial conversations held with Technology Committee are VERY encouraging.  Currently gathering requirements from Reps and KCBS Office.  

  • 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.  
    • Quote delivered to the CEO, this will remain on the list with low priority. 
    • Secondary functionality could be for Judges that are willing to cook with cook teams to provide guidance (Teams searching for judges for cooking assistance). 
  • The following items have been received by the CBJ committee and require further review, perhaps by the Rules committee and then BOD review.  
  • NO Finger Licking, wiping ungloved hands and Covid guidance in the CBJ manual could use a little more clarification.  Action for Chiles to send to the Rules committee for their review and perhaps the Reps committee as well.  
  • Comment cards.  The CBJ committee will take it as an action item to see if a different font and or font size can be used to make the card easier to read in less than ideal lighting.   
  • Both written and audio Judge meeting MP3 mention undercooking and overcooking.  The instructor committee has already recommended removing this wording as it suggests the judge should make the determination as to if the protein was over or undercooked.  Action item for Chiles is to send this to the Rules committee for their review to remove the sentences around over and undercooking. 
Closing – Any additional questions or concerns that are provided.       
Contest Representative Committee
The Rep Committee Meeting was held on Monday November 7, 2022.  Meeting started at 18:30 and ended at 19:08.  In attendance: Jeanne Titus and Michael Winter.
Discussion of Contest Representative Per Diem increase from $46 to $59, which will take effect January 1, 2023
Discussion of 180 pins with respect to the different pins for different contests.  Maybe keeping the same pin for all 180's and creating different stickers was discussed.
Discussed an increase in Contest Rep salary.
Rep Advisory 1.18 was discussed again about a family member of an Organizer cooking their contest.
Rules Committee
The Rules committee met on November 16th, 2022. Discussion was 2023 Turkey Smoke rules, and a rule set was created to bring to the board at the November meeting.
Finance Committee
Foundation Committee