Board Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2017

Date:                           Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Location:                     Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:              Scott Jaeger 1h38

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:      Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Celine Turenne, Alex Tung, Neil Wyles

Guests:                        Victor Girardi, Leeann Froese, Jesse McMillan, Colin Staus

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from August 29, 2017

1st: Scott Jaeger;  2nd: Alex Tung


  1. Financial Report 

In the bank: 86.6k (less 4.5K by month end) 

  1. Membership 

Members: 257 (includes chefs and volunteers participating in last event)

Edit the letter and personalize from membership given – gentle reminder to all about free upcoming membership from your participation in all….

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee 

            No report 

  1. Marketing & Branding 
  • Town Hall Brand – CTS Collaboration from Leeann Froese
  • Great work done by Genevieve on events!
  • List of publicists to be organized with their clients; Work through PR / publicists to facilitate communication;
  • Checklist of information to be provided so all needed details are communicated; Prepare a list of all information that is needed to be sent in for PR
  • All information to be provided for an event 3 months ahead of event;
  • Talking points to be prepared for each event
  • When commitment is made to media then commitment must be respected
  • Media training required for chefs: Leeann to organize and CTS to organize a “media training” event;
  • Official spokespersons’ list to be organized 
  • Completed surveys were not sent by all Board members – PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND YOUR SURVEY – Celine to follow-up
  • Robert to compile information received to date
  • Robert suggested sending survey to members – Celine to organize via SurveyMonkey 
  1. 2017 EVENTS
  • September 12 – Chef meets Truck $2000 donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank
  • October 15 – Slow Fish Dinner 150 portions from 200; 56 tickets to date
  • November - Greatest Bake Sale Ever! – Cancelled as Christine Beard is leaving
  • 2018 events calendar –
  • March – PICA Kitchen Party (wine festival event)
  • March – Curry 2018 (Neil Wyles)
  • May - Spot Prawn Event
  • June - Food truck
  • August - Salmon
  • September – Slow Fish
  • Event in Kelowna to feature chefs and work with chefs association
  • Robert Belcham to set-up meeting with event company to review how a partnership might benefit CTS.
  • Vegan event? 
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

No report

  1. Miscellaneous
  •  2018 Board (postponed to next meeting)
  • Mental Health issue (postponed)
  • New committees media training – TownHall


Adjournment:  by  Scott Jaeger @

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 1h30 pm

Location:         Campagnolo Upstairs, 1020 Main Street

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