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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

FBA Board Meeting 28th Jan 2013, 8:00 PM

Board members present - Tony Wolfe, Ed Hartwig, Marty Hyde, Katie Buchanan, Don Miller, Gail Cushing and Steve Brumm
Guests present; Wendy Wolfe. Mac McLaughlin, EJ Krauss, Lou Goldman and Damon Wooley

Email business - Katie Buchanan

  • The FBA lost member John "Terry" Madden (Mad Dog) on 18th Jan 2013, flowers were sent, thank you Gail Cushing.
  • Apopka needs 5th rep, Gail Cushing declines, replaced with Bob Youngblood
  • Sanction approvals - Zephyrhills, Jacksonville, Jessup, GA/FL Tailgate
  • Additional reps needed Venice, Gail Cushing; Ft Myers, Donna Ray; Apopka, Cindy Bennett, EJ Krauss and Bob Youngblood; Oviedo, EJ Krauss; Eagle Lake, Cindy Bennett; Treasure Coast, Cindy Bennett and EJ Krauss
  • Change of reps - Tavares remove Sheila Jones; add Ida & Leon Isaac; Barnesville remove Ida & Leon Isaac; add Lorne & Steve Brumm

Treasurers Report - Marty Hyde
I'd like to thank Ricky Ginsburg for all the support provided during this transition. He's provided exceptional guidance and direction most often within the hour.

  • Bank Account established with PNC Bank
  • President, Tony Wolfe, & Treasurer, Marty Hyde are on the account.
  • PayPal account has been transferred and running smooth.
  • Again, Tony Wolfe & Marty Hyde are on the account
  • Credit Card swipe device on hand and activated.
  • Balance to include today's (01/29/13) deposit; $29,035.23, with no outstanding bills.
  • Database - members 819; lifetime 24; restaurant 13; corporate 6; teams 191; judges 538

Membership - Katie Buchanan

  • 15 new members
  • 3 new restaurants, plaques have been sent, thank you Donna Ray

Judges Committee - Marty Hyde

  • FL BBQ News Update in Final draft and will be out for Winter Haven and Apopka Contest

Contests - Damon Wooley

  • Discussion on a GBA & FBA duel sanction contest
  • Also discussion on use of push pin on web site for organizers & judges
  • Apopka to have 24-7 security, OK if cook teams want to drop off trailers after Winter Haven
  • Need to keep in contact with organizers, emails, calls
  • Damon Wooley to be added to all emails concerning sanctioning of contest

Old business - None

New business

  • Mac McLaughlin requested to add a judge seminar on Friday night before St. Petersburg contest, Marty Hyde will be available
  • Steve Brumm suggested badges for board members
  • Discussion on how the FBA can better utilize the Red Push Pin for Judges.
No further business meeting adjourned at 8:56pm
Next meeting 25th Feb 2013, at 8PM

Minutes submitted by Katie Buchanan

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