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March 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

  • 05/23/2022 11:16 PM
    Message # 12791447
    Steve Rubin (Administrator)
    Minutes from 3/30/2022 Call-in PNWBA Board of Directors Meeting

    Prepared by: Steve Rubin, PNWBA Board Secretary

    Roll Call:

    Jane Biehl – President – Present

    Pat Maddock - Vice President – Present

    Lance Rasmussen - Treasurer – Present

    Steve Rubin - Secretary – Present

    Doug Canada - Board Member – Present

    Melba Fujiara - Board Member – Present

    Dale Groestema - Board Member – Present

    Jason Hertz – Board Member  – Present

    Chris Kelly – Board Member – Present

    Joshua Mason - Board Member – Present

    JD McGee - Board Member – Present

    Bill Stock - Board Member – Present

    Karen Stral – Board Member – Present

    Steve Waldron – Board Member – Present

    14 of 14 members present for a quorum.

    The President called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm.

    Approve minutes - Steve

    Motion to approve the minutes from the February 2022 meeting was approved.  Steve will post the minutes to the forum for the membership.

    Treasurer's Report/Update – Lance

    None – see below about proposal for reporting schedule.

    Committee Reports

    Event Committee – Bill

    New Sanctioning Applications

    Snohomish Tunnel Days – asking for PNWBA helping with some funds for the event.  1 day event.  Lots of other comps going on in 2022 – last year we gave $1500.  No motion to approve or disapprove right now. Board agreed that we wouldn’t subsidize this event another year.

    Nothing from Prosser yet.  Website updated with PNWBA competition. Bill will try to contact the event for sanctioning.


    Spring Fair Updates - Pat

    Largest ever – 35 teams have entered – predicting 2 more BBQ teams.  Merch will be for sale with new logo.

    Annual meeting update – Pat

    Veteran’s feed met with marketing dept and formalized the invite to us for veteran’s day.  Ready to accommodate our competitions.  Throw it open to public with vending 100% to teams. Week of Nov 11. Motion that we accept the tentative plan for 2022 dates and that we approve the sanctioning of our comp, approve the concept of the Nov event and continue to communicate and put together with the Clearwater

    Rib rally – Dale
    Have 7 teams confirmed.  Dale may cook and has feelers out to others.  Looking for 10 -12 total.   

    Old / unfinished business:

    Results of Side Category Survey Results

    In order with the numeric responses:

    34.8    Pork Belly or Bacon

    32       Mac & Cheese

    27.6    Burger

    25.41  Dessert

    25.41  Sausage

    23.7    Chili

    22.1    Steak

    22.1    Beef Ribs


    19.8  Mystery Box

    14.3  Dutch Oven

    10.5  Loaded Baked Potato

    8.8  Anything on a Bun

    7.1  Anything Root Vegetable

    7.1  Alcohol Infusion

    5.5  Other

    3.8  Ice Cream

    2.7  Breads

    Suggested we start submitting the top 8, above, as recommendations for side categories to organizers.

    Recruitment- discussion and brainstorming:

    This was not completed since the last meeting.  We’re seeking input for the Membership Committee, Steve Rubin will conduct an online survey seeking the Top Reasons why someone would want to become a PNWBA Pitmaster or why someone would want to become a PNWBA Judge.  The result of this will go to the membership committee.  The creation of a recruitment flyer by the Membership Committee for use online and as a handout at events. 

    New Business:

    Event insurance – pay for all-inclusive events.  Spring fair, Kalama, and Prosser.  Need to have a larger conversation about insurance.  Suggested that we get out of insurance business altogether, but still need for full services. 

    Financial reports not required to do monthly so Jane recommended that we offset to give finance committee more time before presenting to board.  Board agreed to this concept.

    Doug – want to propose a 1 protein event.  May be able to get Coulee event back with local cooks.  Table for more discussion in future.

    PNWBA Merchandise will be available for sale at the Spring Fair.

    The next board meeting will be phone-in meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

    Motion to adjourn the meeting approved at 8:12 PM.

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