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Meeting Notes 05/11/16

Minnesota BBQ Society Board Meeting
May 11, 2016
Broadway Pizza, Minneapolis
In attendance: Dave Londeen, John Scharffbillig, Stan Dobosenski, Don Bickford, Janelle Willard, Lu Holter, Randy Appelgren, Dan Salzl, Ross Bowen, Nora Gallagher, Chuck Anderson, Mark Noordsy, Lilly Bowen
Motion by Janelle, 2nd– Lu to start the meeting
Meeting called to order at 6:08 pm.
  1. Financial Report – Dave Londeen:
  1. Membership Report – Mark Noordsy:
    1. 192 Paid members.
    2. Notes: 25 New Members since last report. New membership cards have been sent out.
  1. Website and Facebook Report – Chuck Anderson:
    1. Would like to add to the Recent Events. Nora to supply text for Judges/TC class, Spring Training and Minnesota in May.
  1. Spring Training Recap – Dave Londeen
    Final payment to U of M is not complete. Dave Anderson was a large draw, in order to get other known names we would need to spend a portion of that profit for speaking fees and travel expenses.
    Survey results will be distributed once we get them back from the U.
    Discussion of possible speakers. John working with the U of M and Texas A&M
  1. Minnesota in May Contest – May 13-14 – John Scharffbillig:
    1. Have 71 KCBS teams, 21 Backyard teams
    2. Discussed logistics of Breakfast, t-shirt and raffle ticket sales
  1. Charitable Events in 2016:
Battle of the Badges – 9/10/2016 – local chefs to work with MPD/Fire teams. BBQ Society being asked to cook hotdogs/hamburgers and help serve.

 

Wounded Warriors event- turns out this is also 9/10/2016. Ross is working with Roseville VFW.

 

Motion by Janelle, 2nd by Ross to Adjourn
            Meeting Adjourned 7:18 pm

 

(This is the last scheduled meeting until August)
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Meeting Notes 04/13/16

Minnesota BBQ Society Board Meeting
April 13, 2016
Broadway Pizza, Minneapolis
In attendance: Dave Londeen, John Scharffbillig, Stan Dobosenski, Don Bickford, Janelle Willard, Dan Salzl, Dan Maley, Ross Bowen, Nora Gallagher, Chuck Anderson, Mark Noordsy
Meeting called to order at 6:02 pm.
  1. Financial Report- Dave Londeen
  1. Membership Report- Mark Noordsy:
    1. 167 Paid members
    2. 91 Individual
    3. 30 Family
    4. 36- Undetermined
    5. 5 New since last report
    6. 95 with Cook Team names associated
    7. 53 with KCBS Judges numbers associated
    8. Three mailings were done: to those about to expire, to those already expired, and to the list from the Judges/Table Captains class.
Discussion: Mark suggests incorporating a member benefit on events- discounting entry fees for members.
Motion: By Stan, 2nd by Janelle: Add a statement to the website that there is a reduced rate for Members for Spring Training and the Annual Banquet. Mark will provide the text to Chuck.
  1. Website and Facebook Report- Chuck Anderson:
    1. There are no known issues currently
    2. We have spent $90 for promotions on Facebook, Chuck requests an additional $50 to promote the Backyard event. Approved.
    3. Lu is starting a YouTube channel for BBQ, which allows posting of videos
  1. Spring Training Recap- John Scharffbillig
    1. Website and Facebook promotion of the event was very successful
    2. First look at survey results was extremely favorable
    3. Dave Anderson was a large draw, and was very positively received.
  1. Minnesota in May contest- May 13-14- John Scharffbillig:
    1. Targeting 70 KCBS teams, 30 Backyard teams
    2. Camping- there will be a charge for electricity/dumping: $25 Non-members, $20 Members per night per site.
    3. T-Shirts sales will be pre-sale if possible. Staff shirts in bright color will be ordered.
  1. Additions to Agenda:
Stan was approached by a group that wants to do a YouTube episode of Chop-n-Brew. They are asking for permission to film at Minnesota in May, interview the Board and Cook Teams.
Discussion: Want to be certain that all teams are represented, that KCBS rules concerning no photos in the judging area, and Waivers from all teams are obtained.
Team of the Year: Brian Brandt is willing to take charge of this for 2016. Mark will provide up to date lists. Brian has agreed to do a mid-season posting.
Charitable Events in 2016:
            Battle of the Badges- still under consideration by the organizers
            Wounded Warriors event- Ross will be working with the Roseville VFW
  1. Meeting Adjourned 7:51 pm
Motion by Janelle, 2nd by John to Adjourn