Board Meeting Minutes for September 24, 2013

Location: Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks Call to Order – Julian 2:10pm

Roll Call – Mary Mackay noted attendance

In Attendance:                                                     

Julian Bond, Robert Clark, Mary Mackay ,Neil Wyles, Scott Jaeger, Robert Belcham, Chris Whittaker, Kyle Nordman, Ned Bell, Nessa van Bergen, Jonathan Chovancek, Andrea Carlson, Ryan Bissell, Josh Wolfe, Curtis Webb, Dwayne Botcher

Approval of Board Minutes August 27, 2013– Nessa van Bergen 1st, Robert Belcham 2nd

Financial Report – Neil

  • No Report – Neil reminded      the board that there is a need to regenerate revenue.

Board Slate 2013/2014

  • Board reviewed the slate and approved for 2013/2014
  • Secretary position still to be filled.

Hawksworth Scholarship- Nessa

  • Scott will present the $10,000 cheque to the winner on behave of the CTS, at PICA on October 27, 2013.
  • Nessa has been provided with budget information, board will review.
  • 19 applications to date, 13 from BC.
  • 2 tickets to attend the gala dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant to be auctioned off, this will be used as a fundraising opportunity for CTS.
  • 30 tickets will be made available for membership to attend and observe the competition.

Donation Request - Nessa

  • Growing Chefs has put in a request for a Dine Around Package from the CTS, Nessa will mention to membership at the AGM.

CONNECT Show/CRFA request for Chef Demos - Nessa

  • GFS is sponsoring a chef demo stage at the show and is looking for chefs, no budget, ingredients will be provided by GFS.
  • CTS are interested in running the stage at next year’s show for a budget.

Generic Inquiries through the website-Nessa

  • Nessa to manage the forum and will direct chefs to be involved with responding to questions posted on the website.
  • Board members to post on forum as well as Facebook to drive members to forum.


New Business:

Kyle and Chris visited North West Culinary Institute to talk to students about CTS, handed out Belong cards.

Motion to cover the cost of culinary student’s membership dues for 1st year of membership provided they are presently registered in a local culinary school by Kyle and Chris.

Board voted and passed the motion.  CTS will cover cost of the membership; this will not include a free t-shirt.  Students will receive a free t-shirt after volunteering at a CTS event.

Membership appreciation brewery tour on Sunday, September 29 at 2pm.  Karen will handle membership sign up at the event.

Motion to not require the Board Secretary Position to be a chef was put forward by Mary.  Board voted and passed the motion.

Meeting Adjourned at 3:19pm – Julian Bond

Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes for August 27, 2013

Location: PICA Call to Order – Julian 2:06pm

Roll Call – Mary Mackay noted attendance


Julian Bond, Robert Clark, Mary Mackay ,Neil Wyles, Scott Jaeger, Robert Belcham, Chris Whittaker, Sid Cross, Alvina Quek, Kyle Nordmon, Ned Bell, Nessa van Bergen, Cate Simpson, Victor Girardi

Approval of Board Minutes June 25, 2013– Robert Clark 1st, Robert Belcham 2nd

Financial Report – Neil

  • $62,000 cash on hand

Executive Director

  • Nessa van Bergen has been appointed the position of Executive Director.  Contract to begin September 2013 and continue for 12 month term.

Board Positions

  • All Board Members to update bio’s for website to post for AGM.
  • Alvina Quek administrator contract ends August 31, 2013 – thanks to Alvina for all her work for the society.

Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks Scholarship- Scott

  • Barbara Jo has established a $5,000 bursary for literary scholarships. 
  • Scholarship to be posted on the CTS website with link to Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.  Will advertise at local culinary schools and Scout Magazine.
  • One scholarship to be handed out at the September 2013 AGM.  AGM will be held at Barbara Jo’s shop.

Hawksworth Scholarship- Nessa

  • Nessa has been attending meetings and will represent CTS. 
  • Scholarship PR material did not include CTS logo or brand mention, Nessa will follow-up with the Hawksworth team. 
  • 4 applications to date with a deadline of September 21, 2013.
  • CTS will provide a $10,000 cheque to the winning applicant.

Spot Prawn Festival-Chris

  • Chris is handing off the Spot Prawn Festival Chair position to Ryan Bissell. 


  • Chris will co-chair the membership committee with Kyle Nordman. 


  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.  Regular Board Meeting from 2pm -3:30pm.  AGM from 3:30pm-4pm. 
  • New Board Slate to be prepared for voting at the AGM.  Ned Bell would like to chair a new Health and Wellness Committee.  Positions to fill include Secretary and Partnerships & Sponsorships.

New Business:

Next Membership Drive/Appreciation Night will be held on Sunday, September 29th

Meeting Adjourned at 3:04pm – Julian Bond

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