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Sep 22 2015

Board of Directors Minutes from 9-13-2015

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Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2015

Griffin, Georgia

 

Called to order by Rick Godfrey at 1:03 pm

Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, Lois Sebastian, Jim Sewell, and Danny Evans.

Membership Present: Brian Bond, Donnie Thurston, Bart Shipley, Tab McDowell, Walter McDowell, Bill Goddard, Rene Goddard, Carrie East, Chuck East, Danny Smith, Harvey Wills, Shirley Wills, Greg Sebastian.

Action: Vote:
Motion:  Danny Evans

Second:  Yes

To accept the Treasurer’s Financials and P&L Report.

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Yes

 

To approve the previously authorized changes to the By-Laws.

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Yes

To require a Certified or Master judge to judge at least 3 contests over a 2 year period to maintain their certification.  Any judge who fails to meet this standard will be required to retake the judge training class before being allowed to judge. Master Judges who must retake the class will retain Master Judge status once they have retaken the training class.

Amendment: Greg Hoyt

Second: Yes

To amend the motion as follows:

Rule is effective immediately.  GBA officers prohibited from judging, but not contest representatives, are exempt from this rule.

Approved as amended

6-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Yes

To adopt the policy that donations from a sponsor for any award given by the GBA Board of Directors be given to the GBA Board of Directors.  The Directors shall then award the item as given.  

Approved 6-0
Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Yes

 

The allowable range of scores in all criteria in the finals round shall be 9.1 to 10.0, in 0.1 increments.

 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Lois Sebastian

Second:  Yes

 

The lead contest representative, after consultation, will name one Judge of the Year nominee at the conclusion of each contest.  Voting for Judge of the Year will then be among all those nominated during the course of the season.  

 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Yes

 

To change the designation of Reserve Grand Champion to Team of the Day.  Effective immediately, the contest payout for Grand Champion and Team of the Day shall be equal and at least $1,000 each.  

 

Failed

0-6

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Yes

 

To transfer responsibility for meat inspection from the GBA to the contest organizer.

 

Failed

0-6

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Yes

 

To seat 6 judges at each table and drop all scores from the lowest judge for each entry.  To collect and analyze the resulting information to monitor and improve judging consistency. 

 

Approved

5-1

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Yes

 

To go into executive session.

 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Yes

 

To close executive session.

 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Yes

 

To authorize the Board Secretary to send a letter of concern to a specific member regarding their behavior in relation to the GBA Code of Conduct.

 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Yes

 

To authorize Jim Sewell to make necessary technical changes to the Code of Conduct and post to the GBA website.

 

Approved

6-0

Meeting adjourned at 4:41 pm.

 

 

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