Category Archive: Board of Directors Documents

Dec 31 2014

GBA Board of Directors Meeting

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The GBA Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in Jackson, GA .  The meeting is open to all GBA members in good standing.

Anyone who has an issue they would like to place before the board should contact Board Chairman Rick Godfrey to have the issue considered for the agenda.  The agenda for the meeting will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

 

Aug 10 2014

Board of Directors Minutes 8/02/2014

Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2014

Forsyth, Georgia

Called to order by Rick Godfrey

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

Membership Present: Ed Vesely, John Ricketson, Giles O’Neal, Connie Rosser, Wayne Rosser, Jim Copeland, Scotty Lawson, Brad Sweet, Greg Sebastian, Bart Shipley, Jason Adams, Lonnie Smith

Action: Vote:
Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Greg Hoyt

To accept the Treasurer’s P&L Report.

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Alex Khoury

To amend the rule regarding pork loin as follows:

Pork Loin is to be a boneless or bone-in piece of meat that weighs at least 5 pounds at the time of meat inspection. After inspection by the GBA and trimming by the cook team, the pork loin is to be cooked as a single piece of meat until the time the cook team prepares the loin for the turn-in box.

Amendment:  Greg Hoyt

Seconded: Danny Meadows

To delete the words “bone-in” from the proposed rule.

Approved

5-2

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Meadows

To establish and maintain the Georgia Barbecue Hall of Fame

(Committee created to work on this goal: Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, Rick Godfrey, Alex Khoury)

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Lois Sebastian

To require teams to maintain the same team name throughout the contest year

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Greg Hoyt

To calculate Category of the Year standings using placement points only (not participation points)

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Lois Sebastian

To award 5 participation points per contest entered (instead of 2 points per category entered)

Approved

6-1

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Meadows

To transfer responsibility for meat inspection to the contest organizer, with inspection required to be completed by 5:00 pm on the day before the cook

Failed

0-7

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Evans

To require contest organizers to add an additional hotel room night in their sanctioning package

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Alex Khoury

To adopt the proposed Cooking for Fun rules and sanctioning changes, excluding the “move up” requirement for the CFF Team of the Year

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Rick Godfrey

To set a minimum age for Pitmasters at 16 and require an adult, age 21 or older, to cosign the team’s application and be onsite for the duration of the contest if the Pitmaster is under 21.

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Evans

To require a team entered to cook 2 GBA contests on the same day to declare which contest will count towards its point total by no later than the earliest cook team meeting for those contests

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Greg Hoyt

To reconsider the earlier vote on the pork loin rule

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Jim Sewell

Second: Greg Hoyt

To return the words “bone-in” to the pork loin rule, as originally proposed.

The new rule, as adopted, is:

Pork Loin is to be a boneless or bone-in piece of meat that weighs at least 5 pounds at the time of meat inspection. After inspection by the GBA and trimming by the cook team, the pork loin is to be cooked as a single piece of meat until the time the cook team prepares the loin for the turn-in box.

 

Approved

6-1

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Alex Khoury

To use the proposed web-based membership software to manage the GBA’s membership roster

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Meadows

To go into executive session

Approved

7-0

Motion:  Greg  Hoyt

Second:  Alex Khoury

To close executive session

Approved

7-0

Meeting adjourned

Jan 07 2014

Board of Directors Meeting: Jan 4, 2014

Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2014

Gray, Georgia

Called to order by Rick Godfrey

Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Danny Evans, Alex Khoury, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, and Jim Sewell.

Membership Present: Harry Faircloth, Laurie Faircloth, Bart Shipley, Ed Vesely, Scotty Lawson

 

Action: Vote:                                                
Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Meadows

To use the following process to fill the temporary Board vacancy:  each Board Member will nominate two candidates from which the Board will chose 4 finalists to interview before selecting the person to fill the vacancy.

Amendment:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Rick Godfrey

To nominate the candidates during the Executive Session.
 

Approved

5-1

Motion:  Alex Khoury

Second:  Greg Hoyt

To require all new judges to receive GBA judge training and to end the practice of grandfathering in judges trained by other associations.  (effective immediately)
 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Meadows

To change the scoring procedure in finals judging to require decimal point scoring in each criteria and prohibiting judges from giving the same score to different entries in each criteria.  (effective immediately)
 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Evans

To go into Executive Session.

Approved

6-0

The Board voted to close Executive Session and return to General Session.  
Motion:  Danny Evans

Second:  Rick Godfrey

To elect Board officers as follows:

Chairman—Rick Godfrey
Vice Chairman—Greg Hoyt
Treasurer—Danny Evans
Secretary—Alex Khoury
 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Evans

To clear existing rep assignments and for the President to reassign reps for upcoming contests.
 

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Alex Khoury

To adjourn the meeting
 

Approved

6-0

 

Jan 02 2014

Board of Directors – January Agenda (Tentative)

Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

January 4, 2014

Gray, Georgia

I.                   Call to Order………………………………………………………….Rick Godfrey

II.                Roll Call/Sign in………………………………………………………Alex Khoury

III.             Old Business

A.                Update on Team of the Year Awards Banquet  (DM)

B.                 GBA Laptop Acquisition  (JS)

C.                 Update on scoring program  (DM)

D.                Report from Membership Committee  (AK)

E.                 Report from Bylaws Committee  (AK)

F.                  Board Vacancy (RG)

IV.             New Business

A.                Consider proposals regarding judges:

1.                  Requiring GBA training for all judges  (JS)

2.                  Limiting number of judges  (JS)

3.                  Changing membership fee for judges  (RG)

4.                  Judge recognition  (RG)

B.                 Consider modifying the tiebreaker for Grand Champion  (RG)

V.                Executive Session

VI.             Adjourn Meeting………………………………………………………Rick Godfrey

Dec 29 2013

Board of Directors Meeting

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, January 4, 2014.  The meeting will be held at Bradley Baptist Church 821 Monticello Hwy Gray Georgia 31032.  The meeting will begin at noon.   There will be a general session following by an executive session. The general session is open to all GBA members in good standing. The executive session will be a closed session for board members only. The agenda for the meeting is still be finalized & will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Any GBA member may submit items to be considered for inclusion on the agenda. Also, members wishing to address the board must submit the request prior to the agenda being finalized.  All agenda items or requests to address the board should be directed to Chairman Rick Godfrey at  Rick.Godfrey2@ferguson.com .

 

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