Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Location: P.I.C.A. 1505, W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver BC
Call to Order: By: Scott Jaeger At: 14h05
Roll Call: By: Jonathan Chovancek
Attendance: Robert Belcham, Jonathan Chovancek, Robert (Rob) Clark, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Céline Turenne, Nessa van Bergen
Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 24, 2013
1st: Jonathan Chovancek
2nd: Robert Clark
1. Céline Turenne for Secretary Position
Motion unanimously accepted.
2. Financial Report - Neil Wyles
Unable to attend
3. Membership Committee
Unable to attend, update sent to Nessa.
Good sign up of new members at Member Appreciation Event held on September 29, 2013. students from Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver have indicated willingness to volunteer for various events/committees.
Follow-up on how to address lapsed memberships to be discussed at next board meeting. Celine and Nessa volunteered to help if needed/required by committee chair.
4. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee – update from Rob Clark
Robert assessing if Slow Fish relationship with CTS would be a good fit.
5. Marketing & Branding – update from Robert Belcham
Expenditure for CTS promotional stickers approved; 2 categories: stickers to be included in the Barbara Jo’s scholarship books that are given out and general ones. Small quantities to start, re-ordered as needed.
Robert and Kathryn met with Vancouver Magazine and relationship with CTS is being discussed with possible changes reviewed. On-going conversation, will be updated at next board meeting.
6. Health & Wellness Committee
Unable to attend
7. Spot Prawn Festival
Unable to attend, update sent to Nessa
Volunteer needed for this committee. Daryn from PICA indicated he wants to be involved to make execution easier (set-up at PICA).
8. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee – update from Scott
Three $1500-scholarships were given: one to Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, one to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) and one to Carson High School. In the future, one will be given to Red Seal applicant.
A Fall event is needed. Scott is thinking of a farm set-up for a week with 2 to 3 chefs each night. Tickets would be sold by third party with funds going to CTS. Discussion and answer needed from board and to be added to January agenda.
9. Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship – event post mortem – Scott & Nessa
Congratulations to Paul Moran from Kelowna, 2013 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship recipient of a $10,000 offered by the Chefs’ Table Society.
All agreed it was a very successful event. Involvement of CTS in future is agreed with contract and details to be finalized. Brand exposure and logo placement to be reviewed to maximize visibility. Fine-tuning of presentation to be worked on for next year’s event. Any comments to be sent to Nessa.
Nessa suggested a letter be sent to all participants and a free membership be given for a year.
10. Presentation from Tarren Wolfe, Founder of Urban Cultivator
Sustainable, ecological and nutritional option to grow fresh herbs and micro-greens indoor.
For more information: www.urbancultivator.net; 1 877 352 0490
Adjournment: By: Jonathan Chovancek
Next board meeting: November 26, 2013