BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 2, 2022
Board Members Present
George DeMartz, President
Greg Boggs, Vice President
Shannon Turner, Secretary
Bill Jones, Treasurer
Norris “Syd” Sydnor
Lisa Dommes (Advisory)
Board Members Absent
Call to Order
George DeMartz called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m., noting the presence of a quorum. Chris Schriver read the Mission Statement.
Approval of Minutes
Chris Schriver moved to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2022 Board of Directors meeting as submitted. Dave Travis seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
Banquet – General
The menu for the banquet was provided. A final count of attendees will be required 10 days before the banquet. All board members should continue to promote the banquet via social media. George DeMartz moved to accept the proposal from the caterer including the headcount cost, the inclusion of a non-alcoholic drinks and a cash bar for alcohol. Theresa Bell seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. It was agreed that board members should arrive at the banquet at 10am.
Banquet – Slideshow/Raffle/Trophies
The slideshow presentation with highlights and accomplishments has been drafted. Greg Boggs will provide a list of business members for the slideshow and website. There was discussion on how the raffle will be managed. Chris Schriver moved to set up a separate call to discuss the raffle and George Demartz seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The deposit for the trophies has been sent and final payment will be sent once the invoice has been received.
The board is waiting on a response from Smithfield.
Maryland: Maryland State BBQ Bash – 10/15/2022
Chris Schriver moved to agree to this contest being the Maryland State Cup and Travis Murphy seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Syd Norris indicated that this contest may be on the same date as the Royal Oak Invitational but the group agreed there were no other viable options so would keep the Maryland State BBQ Bash as the State Cup contest.
New Jersey: New Jersey KnoQ-Out Que Day 1 – 4/23/2022
Dave Travis moved to agree to this contest being the New Jersey State Cup and Greg Boggs seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
New York: I Love BBQ & Music Festival – 9/4/2022
Greg Boggs moved to agree to this contest being the New York State Cup and Theresa Bell seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Pennsylvania: Smoke in the Grove – 7/30/2022
George DeMartz moved to agree to this contest being the Pennsylvania State Cup and Greg Boggs seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
West Virginia: Almost Heaven BBQ Bash – 6/18/2022
Bill Jones moved to agree to this contest being the West Virginia State Cup and Theresa Bell seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Virginia: Wise Chillin’ and Grillin’ – 7/16/2022
George DeMartz moved to agree to this contest being the Virginia State Cup and Theresa Bell seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
North Carolina: Kings of Q – 5/21/2022
Shannon Turner moved to agree to this contest being the North Carolina State Cup and George DeMartz seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
George DeMartz will reach out to organizers to let them know they will have the State Cup.
Membership: Greg Boggs will continue to lead the committee and provide the membership report.
● Backyard ToY: Dave Travis and David Dick will work on Backyard ToY. David Dick has a spreadsheet to share with the committee.
● Steak Toy
Publications: Chris Schriver will co-lead this committee with Dave Travis. Chris Schriver provided an update on the Publications Committee activities.
Website/Tech: Chris Schriver continues to publicize MABA activities/announcements via the website.
Finance: Bill Jones provided the financial report. The Board discussed providing a high level view of the MABA financials to the MABA organization. This will be tabled so that the Board can discuss and agree what will be provided, i.e., will this be added to the Members-Only portion of the MABA website?
Bylaws: No update provided.
Strategic Planning: No update provided.
Nominations: Chris Schriver and Teresa Bell will co-lead this committee.
Contests: A motion was proposed by Shannon Turner to create a separate committee for new contests and judging. Greg Boggs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. AJ was proposed to lead the committee and Andrew Schafer, David Dick, and Joel Abee were proposed to help. It was agreed that a mission statement should be developed. The committee should try to help develop MABA resources for organizers, such as a guide on how to organize a contest (could use KCBS materials as a reference). The materials could be created by the committee member and then sent to potential organizers by a Board member.
The Board discussed the MABA Cup Rules revision. This will be tabled until the March board meeting.
The Board discussed raising the dues for MABA members. This will be tabled until the March board meeting.
The funding of MABA programs was discussed and they will continue to be funded for the next year.
George DeMartz proposed Lisa Dommes continuing to attend the MABA Board meetings as an honorary board member with no voting rights. Chris Schriver seconded the motion and it was unanimously agreed.
The board discussed setting up a Banquet committee to work year-round on the banquet. Theresa Bell agreed to help with this.
Board members who haven’t provided their bios to Chris Schriver should do so as soon as possible.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Shannon Turner, Board Secretary