Board Meeting Minutes October 31, 2017

Date:                           Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Location:                     Campagnolo Upstairs, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:              Scott Jaeger @ 1:29 pm

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                        Victor Girardi, Tret Jordan, Jesse McMillan, Colin Staus, Erin Vickars

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 26, 2017

1st:; Alex Tung      2nd: Neil Wyles


  1. Financial Report

In the bank: 81.6k (less 8.0 k by month end to cover outstanding expenses)

  1. Membership
  • Members: 255 (students volunteers from Slow Fish yet to be added)
  • Edit the letter and personalize from membership given – gentle reminder to all about free upcoming membership from your participation in all…. DONE!
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

            No report

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Jesse McMillan created a checklist of information to be provided Townhall so all needed details are communicated;
  • Media training required for chefs: Leeann to organize and CTS to organize a “media training” event - pending
  • Official spokespersons’ list to be organized – pending
  • Celine to resend list of expectations to Leeann to plan for next year’s events.
  • Completed surveys were not sent by all Board members – PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND YOUR SURVEY
  • Robert to compile information received to date - pending
  • Robert suggested sending survey to members – Celine to organize via SurveyMonkey - pending
  1. Events
  • Wild Salmon Celebration – debrief (finally!) with Wild Salmon Marketing Council; Very happy with the event; Wild Salmon Marketing Council indicated they want to do the event again; Their marketing person will supply potential dates; CTS recommended going with local chefs (Vancouver, Island and Interior)
  • Slow Fish Dinner: 89 tix sold; $420 profit; Limit travel expenses; Research fish cost and allocate quantity/budget; for next year approach David Suzuki foundation (Oceanwise to work with them) in establishing fish provenance
  • Scott to follow up on 2018 chefs’ congress
  • 2018 events calendar –
  • March – PICA Kitchen Party (wine festival event) – Saturday, March 3 - Chair: Darren Clay
  • March – Curry Cup 2018 - Tuesday March 20 – Chair: Neil Wyles
  • May - Spot Prawn Event – no boil; long tables; revisit what will be served
  • June - Food truck – Chairs: Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung with third chef to maintain continuity;  Neil to ask Yaletown (first right of refusal)
  • August – Wild Salmon Celebration (TBC)
  • September – Slow Fish Dinner  - Sunday September 23 (TBC)
  • Robert Belcham to set-up meeting with event company to review how a partnership might benefit CTS.
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Danny met with ED BCHF – they have 1 scholarship confirmed; award will be delayed until further scholarships are organized
  • CTS to give scholarships?
  • Work on PR to promote scholarships with other organizations to maximize exposure
  • Celine to e-introduce Yves Potvin and Danny 
  1. Miscellaneous:
  • Donation: Fundme campaign for BC wine –Motion to give $1000 – accepted unanimously
  • Angelina Froste: $200 donation of “urgently needed goods” (as per their Web site) to East Side Women’s Shelter
  • Chef meets Truck donation to Greater Vancouver Food Bank – very well received, will be more involved with the marketing of the event next year and would like to work with CTS more.
  • 2018 Board composition: all current members are staying on (Ryan to confirm); Tret Jordan, Jesse McMillan and Colin Staus to be added.
  • Mental Health issue (postponed)
  • New committees media training – Townhall - pending
  • Presentation by Coastline Market – Tommy Loewe and Robert Kirstiuk presented their company Coastline Market ( a platform to link fishermen and chefs;
  • Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship: back page of program included logo of CTS as founding partner


Adjournment:  by  Scott Jaeger @ 1500

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 1h30 pm

Location:         Campagnolo Upstairs, 1020 Main Street

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