BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Location: Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver BC
Call to Order: By: Scott Jaeger At: 14h08
Roll Call: By: Céline Turenne
Attendance: Robert Belcham, Ned Bell Ryan Bissell, Robert Clark, Jonathan Chovancek, Scott Jaeger, Kyle Nordman, Celine Turenne,, Nessa Van Bergen, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles
Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from March 25, 2014
1st:Robert Clark 2nd:Ryan Bissel
- Financial Report
Write off of cookbooks loss of 6k – books left will be signed and sold off at the Spot Prawns Festival on May 10.
- Membership Committee
Additional member recognition event suggested and planned by Alvin Pillay involving wineries. An additional sponsor would be involved in subsidizing event and increase appeal to CTS members.
- Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
Slow Fish update: a draft was written by Rob and sent to Nessa for review and then send to membership to outline CTS participation in the Slow Fish movement. Rob met with the SF national level and they are interested in moving forward with CTS. It is suggested that a board member from CTS become a member of the Slow fish (membership paid by CTS) to show support and increase involvement. It is also suggested that young chefs be sponsored to become members, their membership covered by CTS.
- Marketing & Branding
Cookbooks signed by all attending chefs who have recipes. More signing will be done before the Spot Prawns Festival. Nessa and Celine are coordinating.
Spot Prawns Festival Pre-event: membership recognition event on Monday May 5 from 6 to 9 pm; Rob Clark in attendance to discuss sustainability of spot prawns. It is suggested that an educational aspect to be added to members event. Constellation Wines is supplying wines.
Hogs and Hopps festival – to get information back from John Baldwin via Robert Belcham before CTS can proceed with approval of participation and involvement.
- Health & Wellness Committee
Grouse Grind by Ned – small event to be done; activity base to move people; Ned to provide health and wellness articles to be posted on the CTS web site.
Chefs for ocean society: Ned will be cycling across the country and holding events along the way - 14 events; September 11 final event at 4 Seasons in Vancouver; (chefsforocean.com).
- Spot Prawn Festival
8th annual – gearing up for a big party in 2 years
Since the Spot Prawns Festival was created by CTS, it should always be mentioned as part of any promotion/material created.
Cookbooks will be sold at the festival: $25 hardcover; $20 soft cover
Ned Bell is Emceeing – starts at 11h30; (will sell tuna ($10.00/can) to finance Chefs for Ocean Society)
Confirmed additional sponsors: Wine sponsor Mission Hill; Coffee: Salt Spring Island; Terra Bread for buns; R&B for beer
Band to be confirmed – Nessa has information
Chefs participating in the boil: head shots and bios needed
Volunteers: 4 from Aquarium, 8 students needed per shift to set-up and breakdown, 6 people from the wharf for traffic/parking – someone to be in charge of volunteers.
- Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
Motion proposed by Scott to give $500 to Michael Rosczell – motion passed (Robert Clark and Neil Wyles)
The BC Hospitality Foundation scholarship funds of $2500 (yet to be named) will still be used for a Stage based scholarship, with details and dates forthcoming.
Send flowers to Mary – Scott to look after
Bill 24: Concern about ALR – structured to 6 zones; re-assigning agricultural land; photo campaign farmland is important to us with logo; Scott to arrange for sign; # needed; let’s get aligned with someone. Clearly stated message: Scott to take charge of message and setting up.
Adjournment: By: Scott Jaeger
Next board meeting: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ Campagnolo