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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

FBA Board Meeting February 25, 2013, 8:00 PM

Board members present - Gail Cushing, Ed Hartwig, Don Miller, Marty Hyde, Tony Wolfe and Katie Buchanan
Guests present - Lou Goldman, Mac McLaughlin, EJ Kraus and Wendy Wolfe

Email business - Katie Buchanan

  • Ida Isaac's updated the rep and board member phone list, thank you Ida!
  • EJ Kraus very busy working on the Fun Cook and had recruited some volunteers to help
  • Gail Cushing has formed a Merchandise & Marketing committee
  • Pompano changed the date of their contest, from April 5th and 6th to October 25th and 26th 2013
  • Zephyrhills also changed their contest to January 17th and 18th 2014
  • Reps for Jacksonville; Bob Youngblood, lead; Chuck and Donna Ray

Treasurers Report - Marty Hyde

  • Current Balance as of 25th February 2013, $29,949.55
  • No outstanding bills
  • No check writing capability till 8th March 2013
  • Clermont reps checks will be mailed 4th March 2013

Membership - Katie Buchanan

  • 715 members: 25 Life, 11 Restaurant, 5 Corporate
  • 192 teams
  • 496 judges
  • 23 new members
  • 1 new restaurant
  • 3 new corporate members

Judges Committee - Marty Hyde

  • FBA BOD News Letter Update # 2 will be available for BOD review and published by Clermont
  • It was recommended a link be established on the FBA Website for these updates; process in the works.
  • Committee discussed Push Pin and how it can be more effective; will continue to work thru Organizers in providing those selected to Judge in a timely manner.
  • Possible 3-4 question survey was discussed. More to follow
  • Rick DiMaggio will become an additional Judges instructor. He will assist with Oviedo Seminar.

Contests - Damon Wooley - no report

ByLaws Committee - Tony Wolfe, Lou Goldman

  • No new updates, will be taken care of by this weekend
  • Voting will be on line
Old business
  • Mac McLaughlin has not heard back from organizer for the St Petersburg contest

New business

  • EJ Kraus Fun Cook web site will be up and running by 1st March 2013
  • Wendy Wolfe and Damon Wooley are working on the possibility of setting up a scholarship for FBA members children
No further business meeting adjourned at 8:56pm
Next meeting 25th Feb 2013, at 8PM

Minutes submitted by Katie Buchanan

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