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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 .

 

Sep 05 2013

Board of Directors Agenda 9/6/2013

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Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

September 6, 2013

Fort Valley, Georgia

  1. Call to Order………………………………………………………….Rick Godfrey
  2. Roll Call/Sign in………………………………………………………Alex Khoury
  3. Old Business
    a. 
    GBA Logo Policy
    b. 
    Web Site Advertising
    c. 
    Corporate Membership Details
    d. 
    Additional Banners for Category Winners
    i. 
    Motion to recognize TOY and “Top 5” in each category.  (GH)
    e. 
    Year-End Banquet for Award Winners
    i. Motion to have a Team of the Year Awards Banquet.  (DM)
    f. 
    Adopt Bylaw Amendments
    i. Motion to adopt Bylaws as amended last year.  (AK)
    j. Consideration of two proposals for the GBA. (DM)
  4. New Business
    a. Motions regarding recordings at Board meetings
        i. To prohibit the recording of GBA Board Meetings. (GH)
       ii. To allow Board secretary to record open portions of meetings to help prepare minutes.  (DE)
    b. Motion not to fill temporary Board vacancy at this time.  (AK)|
    c. Motion to require contests to pay down to 5 places.  (__)
        i. Proposed amendment to limit the applicability of this rule to contest with 25 or more teams.  (by JS)
    d. Motion to drop the comment card requirement for scores of 8.  (JS)
    e. Motion to adjust the 2013-2014 budget to reflect actual beginning balance and to correct various income and expense categories. (DM)
    f. Motion to track the number of times judges are selected to judge. (DM)
    g. Motion to suspend participation of the Pit Master of a team that fails to pay in full for participation in a GBA sanctioned event.  (GH)
    h. Motion to direct Lead Reps not to assign a seat to Judges who do not answer roll call in person at the Judges meeting.  (GH)
    i. Bylaw Revisions
       i. Motion to create a Bylaws Committee to study and recommend revisions to Bylaws.  (DM)
      ii. Proposal/Motion to amend Article 4, Sec. 8 and Article 5, Sec. 9 of the Bylaws.   (AK)
     iii. Proposal/Motion to amend Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the Bylaws.  (GH)
  5. Adjorn Meeting………………………………………………………Rick Godfrey

 

Jul 11 2013

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 6/29/2013

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Georgia Barbecue Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

June 29, 2013

Perry, Georgia

Called to order by Rick Godfrey

Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Danny Evans, Alex Khoury, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, Jimmy Nelms, and Harry Faircloth.

Membership Present: Buster Davis, Audrey Evans, Ed Vesley

Action: Vote:
Motion:

To approve the 2013-2014 budget

Approved

7-0

Motion:

 

To reduce the mileage rate to 25¢ per mile.

Approved

7-0

Motion:

 

To change the dues structure to have only two tiers, Individual and Corporate effective for the 2013/14 Cook Year.

 

Motion Amended to include:

Dues already paid for the 2013/2014 Cook Year will be honored as paid.

Approved

7-0

 

Tabled for 2013/2014 for further consideration.

 

Motion:

 

To change the minimum payout at a Sanctioned  GBA Contest to be $1,500.00 for Grand Champion and $500.00 for Reserve Grand Champion – to apply to all contest that have not already submitted sanctioning packets.

Approved

7-0

Motion:

 

To set the sanctioning fee for 1st time contests at $150.00.  To set the sanctioning fee for all other contests at $400.00.

Approved

7-0

Motion:

 

To set the “Cooking for Fun” division sanctioning fee at ½ of the regular sanctioning fee and to require contests sanctioning a “Cooking for Fun” division to provide an additional hotel room for an extra scorer, if necessary as determined by the Lead Rep for the Contest.

Approved

7-0

 

Motion:

 

To amend the Bylaws to provide that candidates for officer positions can run for only one position per election.

Approved

7-0

 

Motion:

 

To post BOD meeting minutes and schedules on the GBA website

Approved

7-0

 

Motion:

 

To eliminate disqualification for pooling/puddling.

Failed

Not seconded

 

Motion:

 

To award participation points only upon the turn in of qualifying product.

Failed

5-2

 

Motion:

 

To establish a tie-breaker for the team of the year as follows:

1st Tie Breaker—Most participation points

2nd Tie Breaker—Most Grand Championships

3rd Tie Breaker—Most Reserve Championships

4th Tie Breaker—Most category wins.

Approved

7-0

 

Motion:

 

To require equal payouts in dual-sanctioned events.

Failed

4-3

Motion:

 

To require that GBA cook times are given priority at dual-sanctioned events.

Approved

7-0

Motion:

 

To adjourn the meeting.

Approved

7-0

 

 

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