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Aug 08 2017

7/29/2017 GBA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Georgia Barbeque Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

July 29, 2017

Griffin, Georgia

 

 

 

Call to order by Rick Godfrey at 10:16 am

 

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

 

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

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second            :  Jim Sewell

 

Approved

6-0

 

To accept the recommendation of the Championship Committee to make Milledgeville the State Championship, and Griffin, Tifton, and Cartersville double point contests.

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second            :  Danny Evans

 

Approved

6-0

 

To name the GBA Judge of the Year award after Scotty Lawson.

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Lois Sebastian

 

Motion to Table

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second:  Lois Sebastian

 

Tabled

6-0

To change the way finals are judged so that all 9 entries are compared to each other to determine the top 3 entries in each category and Grand Champion.

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Evans

 

Approved

6-0

 

To modify the rule regarding cooking products as a single piece of meat to allow that pulled pork may be parted during the cooking process.

Motion            :  Greg Hoyt

Second            :  Danny Meadows

 

Approved

6-0

 

 

 

 

 

To define the loin category to be “A boneless loin of pork that includes no portion of the tenderloin.”

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Meadows

 

Amendment to add:  “and divided into no more than 2 pieces for cooking purposes.”

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second            :  Greg Hoyt

 

 

 

 

 

Approved as amended

6-0

 

To no longer continue the practice of paying board members to travel to Board meetings.

 

Withdrawn
To re-establish granting the current members of the board a complimentary membership.

 

Withdrawn

 

To allow elected GBA officers to participate as cooks or judges if they so choose beginning in in 2017-18 season.

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second            :  Greg Hoyt

 

Failed

2-4

 

To require that contests pay Grand and Reserve Grand Champions the same amount beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Motion            Greg Hoyt

Second                        Jim Sewell

 

Withdrawn

 

To increase the GBA contribution to Team of the Year payouts by $2,000 from $5,000 to $7,000.

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Rick Godfrey

 

Amendment:  To make the total GBA contribution to Team of the Year Payouts $6,200 by increasing current payouts for second through tenth places in overall by $100 each and awarding $300 to the Team of the Year in each category.

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second:  Rick Godfrey

 

Approved as amended

6-0

 

To establish a money market savings account for the organization with an initial transfer of $3,000 and require a future minimum balance of $3,000.

Motion            :  Danny Evans

Second:  Lois Sebastian

 

 

Approved

6-0

 

To repeal the “3 contests in 2 years” requirement for judges to maintain a certified status in the organization.

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second            :  Danny Meadows

Approved

6-0

 

To prohibit pictures of turn in boxes from being electronically transmitted until after contest awards.

Motion            :  Greg Hoyt

Second            :  Danny Meadows

Approved

6-0

 

To eliminate the “no puddling/pooling” rule.

Motion            :  Jim Sewell

Second:  Lois Sebastian

 

Approved

6-0

 

To eliminate any GBA requirements to participate in Cooking for Fun, other than being a GBA member, and let the contest set any other restrictions.

Motion            :  Lois Sebastian

Second            :  Rick Godfrey

 

Failed

0-4

2 abstentions

 

To switch the way GBA determines Grand and Reserve Grand Champions with Grand becoming the highest cumulative scores of the day in the preliminary round and Reserve becoming the highest score in finals.

Motion:  None

 

None
To discuss plans for addressing possibility of four or more teams with perfect scores in preliminary round with no way to break tie.

Motion            :  None

 

None
Member Comments

 

To revise the method for calculating Team of the Year points.

Motion            :  None

 

None

 

Meeting adjourned

 

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