Board Members Present
Amy Overbey President
Mark Kenney Vice President
Lisa Dommes Secretary
Meg Ferguson Treasurer
Ercole Chila
Chiles Cridlin
Chris Schriver

Board Members Absent
Bob Trudnak
Brant Williams

Others Present
Luke Darnell

Call to Order
Ms. Overbey called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m., noting the presence of a quorum.

Executive Session: Membership Application
The Board entered Executive Session at 7:08 p.m. to consider a membership application. The Board reconvened in Open Session at 7:15 p.m.

*Mr. Schriver joined the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Ms. Overbey moved to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2020 Board of Directors meeting as submitted. Ms. Ferguson seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

President’s Report
Ms. Overbey stated that she will compose a President’s article for the upcoming newsletter.

Old Business
The Board discussed the Super Season and the logo designed by Mr. Williams. Ms. Ferguson moved to approve the Super Season logo for use in all publications regarding the event. Mr. Chila seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Committee Reports
Membership Committee: Mr. Cridlin provided a comparative review of the membership rolls from 2019 to 2020, and membership statistics for the current year. The committee may launch an email campaign to encourage renewals and new memberships.

*Mr. Darnell left at 7:34.

*Mr. Kenney left at 7:39.

Publications Committee: Ms. Dommes reported that she worked with Janet from National Barbecue News to update the membership database and member contact information. Minutes are being posted to the website after approval at the following Board meeting. Post-contest “Shout Outs” to the MABA members receiving calls are being posted to Facebook and Instagram. Mr. Calloway wrote a post-contest summary of BBQ Wythe Us that was posted to the MABA page and blog. A newsletter will be sent to the membership soon.

Ms. Overbey moved that all current Board members should have Administrative access to both the MABA group and page on Facebook. This access level should automatically be updated each time the Board members turn over. Ms. Ferguson seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Website Committee: Mr. Kenney will need to update the code for the Tier 2 teams to allow for more contests during the 2020/21 Super Season.

Finance Committee: Ms. Ferguson reported that there has been little activity.

Bylaws Committee: No report.

Membership Survey
Mr. Schriver was asked to post the Membership Survey questions to the Board Facebook page for review.

New Business
Mr. Cridlin proposed that the Mission Statement be read aloud at the start of every Board meeting to focus attention on our core mission. Ms. Overbey moved that Mr. Cridlin can read the Mission Statement at the start of each Board meeting. Mr. Cridlin seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m. The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on September 8.

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Dommes, Board Secretary