Meeting Notes 11/18/15


Minnesota BBQ Society Board of Directors Meeting

November 18, 2015, 6pm at Broadway Pizza


In attendance: Ross Bowen, Dave Londeen, John Scharffbillig, Janelle Willard, Chuck Harding, Randy Appelgren, Dan Maley, Stan Dobosenski


Ross Bowen stated that he feels the Board’s greatest need is to take control of the membership list. He would like to focus on that, and suggested John take over the duties of the Presidency.

Motion: Stan, 2nd by Dave: Nominate John Scharffbillig to take over the Presidency for the remainder of Ross’s term. Passed.

Motion: John, 2nd by Janelle, Nominate Stan Dobosenski to be Vice President. Passed.


Volunteer Event: Dec. 19, 2015- Second Harvest Heartland, Saturday from 9-11:30 am. The BBQ Society has committed to filling volunteer positions. The event will be posted on the website and FaceBook, looking for volunteers outside of the Board.


Board Elections: There are two open positions. Janelle will write up a notice to send to general membership


Website: The Events calendar is up. Also plan to list the current Board members and their titles.


Annual Banquet: January 23, 2016. Melissa Fisher has agreed to work on the Banquet which is at the RedRossa Italian Grille in Bloomington. Board members committed to asking for raffle items.


Team of the Year: Banners will be ordered for four categories and overall winner.


Minnesota in May contest:  May 20-21, 2016. Motion-Randy, 2nd John: To participate in KCBS 100,000 Meals program again this year, and to have Anoka for Youth be the beneficiary. John will get the price of the Judge BBQ software and then determine which contests are interested in participating in that program this year.


Judges and Table Captains Classes: March 12, 2016- Classes will be held at the University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab on the St. Paul campus. Need team willing to cook. Three of the meats will be cooked offsite, Chicken will be done onsite.


Spring Training: April 9, 2016- We have confirmed Dave Anderson, Rib King as one of the speakers, along with Dr. XXXX from the University of Wisconsin XXX



Next Meeting Dates: December 16, 2015; January 13, 2016. Will try to reserve Broadway Pizza again.


Motion to Adjourn: Janelle, 2nd Randy. Meeting Adjourned 7:45pm.