Board Meeting Minutes – April 5, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Robert B. at 14h01

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge, Leeann Froese

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from February 23, 2016

1st: Robert B ; 2nd: Ryan


  1. Financial Report

52 k in the bank less expenses = 44 k

  1. Membership
  • VanMag award April 13 - Celine to attend
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  • No report
  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Scout membership: update pending from Sid – negotiate a discount
  • Fall event: fall harvest – pasta fall harvest competition night?  Alex and Sid to propose – farmers’ market and winter market;  food truck : guest chefs on trucks – last farmers’ market a truck and another chef;  one dish pays per dish; people’s choice award; tickets purchased for food – Alex to chair
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Profit of 3k after donation
  • Next year: Curry restaurant showdown
  • Neil: chair for 4th
  1. Spot Prawn Festival

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Disclaimer on date to be added to web site and press release
  • 10th PPFA 9k – booth on site to promote organization
  • Prep kitchen: Ryan to contact AMS and see if kitchen is available
  • Truck: Mark Hills has offered his truck – Celine to contact and confirm
  • Layout of event: change of position for cooking demo stage – backing into the south fence
  • Confirmation from Steve: Ryan to get confirmation from Steve via email re: quantity of spot prawns donation
  • Agenda of events
  • Robert B in charge of boil; Celine to send invitation to chefs
  • Ryan in charge of food prep (sides)
  • Cook Culture sponsorship of cooking stage not yet confirmed

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Canapés – Robert C to ask Chris to prepare
  • Champagne reception: Alex to contact Moet & Chandon
  • Avalon dairy sponsorship? Alex to f/u
  • Vancity – 2 tickets for festival – Celine to send to?; Invite Bank to set-up tent on site; Leeann to f/u on contact for bank (Dave Perry)
  • Gala: Scott to thank everyone at the end of the evening
  • Giving tickets: 1 media for 2 tickets (Fred Lee) – good fit – Celine to email Fred
  • Invitee: Oceanwise – 1 ticket; Mark Hills – 1 ticket
  • Mayor: invited to the gala?  No

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • 6 classes – 1 hr ea
  • Darren in charge
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Bocuse d’Or: 3 participants in the province; looking for help to cover expenses; no applications received
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Sprouting Chefs (Darren): one-woman show; seeds and grows and teach about planting; fundraiser in June (11); David Suzuki is speaker; presentation at next board meeting;
  • Add general discussion on school programs;
  • Sysco: want do you want to give us – discussion needed on how they can get involved with CTS; delivery TOTE PROGRAM?
  • PR: Kathleen – 1 yr anniversary; Thank you Kathleen and Town Hall!
  • BC mental health: meeting with Go2HR to be planned


Adjournment:  Scott @ 3:36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

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