Board Meeting Minutes – March 28, 2017

Date:                            Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Location:                     Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:              Scott Jaeger @ 14h00

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:     Robert Belcham, Ned Bell, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Celine Turenne

Guests:                         Genevieve Dufresne, Leeann Froese, Colin Staus, Victor Girardi, Rob Clark

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from February 28, 2017

1st: Scott Jaeger; 2nd Robert Belcham

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  1.  Financial Report

 70 k in the bank

  1. Membership

Members: 180 +

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

            No report

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Picture of the board to be taken at the AGM – Robert and Danny away – NOT ENOUGH MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE – POSTPONED
  • Potential for library – space on East Hastings is still available; 119 k asked for – 88 refused – Neil to see if negotiations are possible; letter created for sponsorship for people within the industry to give money
  • Celine to send letter to remaining board members; create list of potential people to get the letter; add contacts to the list.
  • SJ: set target with more detailed “what’s in it for you”; donations tiers – goal of investment – business plan with cash flow to be organized;
  • Hire someone to write a business plan budget $1k
  • YVR prep reviewed
  • Celine to follow up with Roberta (Farmers’ Market)
  1. 2017 EVENTS
  • March - Curry Cup: highest profit ever;
  • May - Spot Prawn Festival & membership drive;
  1. Side dishes: sponsors for all;
  2. Volunteers: more chefs than we need; no restriction on inviting Chefs from outside CTS to demo;
  3. Email to Darren re permitting etc – temporary food permit only
  4. Door to door service of sides (Ned to follow-up with Mark Hills); pay for drivers?
  5. Mark: give tickets to Slow Fish
  6. Bucket with scrub brush to clean truck
  7. Ned to work on Oceanwise’s participation
  8. Create PLAN for tear down
  9. Milk crates for sitting?
  10. Ice selling?
  11. PRICE update: $19.75 (date to be determined)
  12. Music: Cassandra or new act?
  13. Coast guard –for the fishing ships; Police escort or Coast guard escort for the fishing vessels - Writing a letter to the Police or Coast Guards
  14. May - Spot Prawn Festival cooking classes (Darren)? – are we doing them? No decision yet.
  • September - Chef meets Truck – DATE: Second week September
  • BC Wild Salmon Festival (Chris W ; Ryan B co-chair) – DATE: end of September/October; suggestion made for a roaming dinner at Vancouver Club; Steve Richards will present to board/members and get back to us.
  • Note: 2000lb given for free last Sunday of August at Vanier Park for Pink Salmon Festival; Chum celebration every year;
  • Brewery and Beast want to be involved with CTS – Robert B to follow up
  • October: - Slow Fish Dinner – DATE:October 15 – postponed due to other events; Celine    to follow  up on fish availability at that time.
  • November - Greatest Bake Sale Ever! (Chair: Neil Wyles; co-chair: Christine Beard)
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

      No report

  1. Miscellaneous
  • Tent canopy replacement (Neil) – temporary fix done by Wharf
  • Various requests (sponsorships and participation);
  • Auction item sent for VCC dinner
  • Input for Sheri’s proposal
  • YVR prep info
  • Broadway International Wine Shop (postponed to next meeting)
  • Context Travel – docent for Granville Island food tours
  • Project Chef Program Evaluation
  • Asked by Western Living – foodies of the year to Leeann.

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Adjournment:     3:20 pm

Next meeting:    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 2h00 pm

Location:           Campagnolo upstairs, 1020 Main Street

Board Meeting Minutes – February 28, 2017

Date:                          Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Location:                   PICA, 1505 West 2nd Venue

Call to Order:            Scott Jaeger @ 14h01

Roll Call:                    Céline Turenne

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

Guests:                         Maddie Clerides, Genevieve Dufresne, Leeann Froese, Mark Hills, Kristian Leidig

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from January 31, 2017

1st:Ryan Bissell; 2nd: Darren Clay

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  1. Financial Report

63.5 k in the bank

  1. Membership
  • Members: 180
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

            No report

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Picture of the board to be taken at the AGM – Robert and Danny away – NOT ENOUGH MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE - POSTPONED
  1. 2017 EVENTS
  • February: PICA Kitchen Party – to be repeated; very successful, all feedback was positive and post mortem to be scheduled.
  • March - Curry Cup: all planning is done, ticket sales are going really well and will be the hightest to date.
  • May - Spot Prawn Festival – CONFIRMED DATE: Saturday May 13, 2017; Celine to have meeting with Ned on Tuesday March 7. Truck from Hills Foods is confirmed; looking for a sponsor for the cooking stage Sysco/Trimpack (?)
  • May - Spot Prawn Festival cooking classes (Darren)? – are we doing them? No decision yet.
  • September - Chef meets Truck – DATE: Second week September

- Slow Fish Dinner – DATE:October 15 – postponed due to other events; Celine    to follow  up on fish availability at that time.

- BC Wild Salmon Festival – DATE: end of September

  • November - Greatest Bake Sale Ever! (Chair: Neil Wyles; cochair: Christine Beard)
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

      No report

  1. Miscellaneous
  • Tent canopy replacement (Neil)
  • Various requests (sponsorships and participation); auction item to be sent for VCC dinner Celine to handle
  • Request for sampling at SPF? Celine to follow-up on request and see if $ donation is involved.
  • INGREDIENT OF THE YEAR? Seaweed; Supplier:  North Arm Farm; Celine to send email to Board
  • Earls: golf tournament for staff; awards night: event in Kelowna – 180 people 3-course dinner; CTS to do it 12k revenue; food donated; scheduled for August

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Adjournment:    2h33

Next meeting:    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 2h00 pm

Location:          Campagnolo upstairs, 1020 Main Street

 

Board Meeting Minutes – January 31, 2017

Date:                            Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                Robert Belcham at 1:58 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Eric Arrouze, Roberl Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Sid Cross, Daren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung, Neil Wyles, Céline Turenne

Guests: Leeann Froese, Maddie Clerides, Genevieve Dufresne

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from November 28, 2016

First:Ryan Bissell; Second: Alex Tung

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  1. Financial Report

60 k in the bank

  1. Membership
  • Members: 169
  • Membership drive suggested by Alex – discuss at February meeting; update web site select a date and post on their social media; create a template for all to use answering 2 questions: why did you join CTS and/or why are you on the board  Link to BELONG campaign

Townhall to come up with:  Why did you join? Why does the society exist?

Target:  March/April with follow and sign at SPF

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

             No report

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Web site: post AGM date on Facebook and invitation to all members (Celine)
  • Picture of the board to be taken at the AGM – Robert and Danny away
  • Investment project: space still being researched and investors/donors will be contacted
  • Motion to go forward: unanimous; a committee to be organized to review viability of project and create business/marketing plan.
  1. 2017 EVENTS
  • February: Wine Festival - PICA Kitchen Party (Darren)
  • March - Curry Cup (Neil and Eric)
  • CHEFS: still need some chefs
  • FOLLOW-UP: inclusion of chefs from other areas: Island chef collaborative (Robert to follow-up) and Okanagan chefs society (Ned to follow-up) – this applies to all event’s participation – not at this time
  • Judges: al confirmed
  • FOLLOW-UP: South China Seas as a sponsor (Neil to follow-up)
  • May - Spot Prawn Festival (Ned and ?  )

Tentative date:  Sunday Mary 28 – contact Steve Richards

  • May - Spot Prawn Festival cooking classes (Darren)
  • September - Chef meets Truck (chair:Alex; co-chair: Danny)

- Slow Fish Dinner (Darren and Robert B   )

  • WHEN? BC Salmon Festival – (chair: Chris? – Ryan)
  • November - Greatest Bake Sale Ever! (Chair: Neil cochair: Christine)
  • Sushi Showdown: sushi places to compete and push oceanwise postponed to 2018
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • BCHF scholarships: event recap – January 22 event; 5 scholarships given; very successful event held at White Spot;  still awaiting pictures and press release from event (BCHF); CTS gave $300 for travel to one of the winner
  • Michael Risel world final for the Chaine des Rotisserus – practice run in restaurants – Scott suggested topping of expenses: $ ? – follow-up required to see what is not covered;  suggestion made by Celine to create an auction item at the Chaine des Rotisseurs AGM to help with financing Michael, Scott further developed by suggesting chefs form CTS organize a dinner.
  • FOLLOW-UP: Mentoring program: assign a chef for the next year to ask questions offer stages… give contact information; Danny to coordinate
  1. AGM
  • Venue? PICA
  • By-law review (Sid) will be presented at the next AGM
  • Guest presentation: Vancouver Farmer’s Market? Guest – they need to define what they want from CTS
  • Board composition? Christine Beard to join Board
  • Email to reconfirm that all are back
  • New chair: Education
  • Campaign to invite members to come to events and volunteer
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Tent canopy replacement (Neil)
  • Various requests (sponsorships and participation); auction item to be sent for VCC dinner
  • Presentation by Dawn Kelly (14h31) – current member;
  1. Secondary School Education Program: fundraising dinner to generate money
  2. Off cuts fundraiser calendar in Calgary; hope to raise 44k from the calendar
  3. Celebrity Chef fundraising dinner: May 26 chef is required;
  • Earl’s: golf tournament for staff; awards’ night: event in Kelowna – 180 people 3-course dinner; CTS to do it; 12k revenue; food donated; scheduled for June…

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Adjournment:  Sid at 15h30

Next meeting:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  PICA (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 West 2nd Avenue

Board Meeting Minutes – November 29, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                Robert Belcham @ 2 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Eric Arrouze, Robert Belcham, Ned Bell, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung, Celine Turenne, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 27, 2016

First: Ryan Bissell; Second: Robert Belcham

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from October 25, 2016

First: Eric Arrouze; Second: Danny Markowicz

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  1. Financial Report

65 k in the bank – 7.5 k in expenses pending = 57.5k

  1. Membership

155 members

Membership drive suggested by Alex – all board members to use social medias; next step to be discussed at January meeting

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

Blue Fin Tuna talk – very well attended with representatives from various groups (NGO, fishers, chefs); other talks to be organized: wild salmon, shrimps/prawns, etc.

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Suggestion was made by Ned to consider organizing another Chefs’ Congress – to be discussed further at January meeting
  • Celine met with Leeann Froese. Agreement with Townhall will be renewed for another 2-year term – signature of agreement to be scheduled.
  • T-shirts have been moved from Campagnolo to locker (General Store-All 1106 SW Marine Drive). Key has been left on site to allow access; contact Celine first so she can advise personnel to provide key.
  • T-shirts will be handed out at events to start lowering inventory on hand and eventually stop needing storage area.
  1. Curry Cup
  • Date: Monday March 6, 2017
  • Chefs suggestion: Neil would welcome suggestions from chefs about themes and participating chefs
  • Inclusion of chefs from other areas: Island chef collaborative (Robert to follow-up) and Okanagan chefs society (Ned to follow-up) – this applies to all events’ participation
  • Judges: Meeru and Vikram?
  • South China Seas as a sponsor (Neil to follow-up)
  • Neil and Eric to plan a meeting
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Date TBC (Ned to follow-up)
  • Alternate site to be considered in case current site is under construction
  • Celine and Ned to meet early January to firm up festival outline (Celine to coordinate)
  • Festival is now broken down into parts with chefs overseeing each part
    1. Spot Prawns supply: day of event – weighing, supply chain
    2. Boil: coordination, staffing, serving
    3. Sides production, coordination
    4. Beverage sampling: coordination
    5. Education: NGO’s organizations
    6. Cooking demos: cooking stage
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Aaron Hoffman scholarship: send letter to Scott re: scholarship (Celine to prepare) to be given with cheque
  • BCHF scholarships:5 chosen – travel? $500. Budget proposed – motion approved
  • Award ceremony will be in January at White Spot (sponsor)
  • All students (winners and proposed) along with instructors to be given membership
  • Mentoring program: assign a chef for the next year to ask questions offer stages… give contact information; Danny coordinate
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Presentation from Barb Koyanagi from Sprouting Chefs (sproutingchefs.com) - Edible education – would like to have chefs connect with the program and participate in the education process

Fundraiser: CTS provided a gift basket: next step: chefs to participate

Discussion: should CTS send a letter to government? To be discussed

  • By-law changes: Sid and Celine to review and propose amendments; to be agreed upon at AGM; new contact at law firm:  Jeffrey Thomas
  • Mailing address is now changed to Campagnolo’s: 1020 Main St., Vancouver BC V6A 2W1
  • AGM Date: Tuesday February 28 at 2 pm – everyone to consider renewing for one more year or finding suitable replacements for their committee.

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h35 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – October 25, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Robert Belcham @ 2h02 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Robert Belcham, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles, Eric Arrouze

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 27, 2016 – postponed to November meeting

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  1. Financial Report

64 k in the bank

  1. Membership

158 members

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

Robert Belcham will be participating in Island Chef Collaborative’s event “The Shaker” on December 4

  1. Curry Cup
  • Heritage Hall is booked for March 6;
  • Neil to ask chefs
  • Waste Management bin required to dispose of compostable – delivery at 6 pm and p/u early morning due to lack of space in the lane for the bin.
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Start of planning Celine to present plan for upcoming SPF – postponed to November meeting
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee – report from Danny via email
  • Aaron Hoffman has been contacted as the recipient of 2K from CTS (he has not responded, but I know he’s away) – cheque ready to be mailed;
  • As of this morning, I have 17 nominations from across the province for the BCHF scholarship
  • I have confirmed internally with White Spot team, and we are comfortable hosting an event where we can give out the BCHF scholarships.
  • I have not yet contacted Alan Sacks, but in theory, we are good to go for 35 ppl luncheon, and WS will pick up the cost of F&B.
  • To make this work, ideally, we need the event to happen between November 14 – December 8, or else is gets too busy with holidays..
  • I will make the short list of finalists, send a note to all the instructors thanking them for their nominations, and be prepared to announce the winners (internally) to BCHF and CTS by end of this week.
  • Maybe we could discuss the luncheon event over the phone before I reach out to Alan?...
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Growing Chefs silent auction prize – package prepared and delivered to PICA.
  • Fall/Winter sweet/dessert event – The Greatest Bake Sale Ever! Pastry – POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR.
  • Requests:
  • Project Chef – sponsorship – Curry Cup will make a donation
  • Wine Festival – PICA kitchen party – event – CTS logo to be included in Wine Festival Program as co-sponsor of event
  • Blue Fin Talk – event – Board agreed to participate; Celine to follow-up with Ned
  • BC Salmon Marketing Council – event – Board agreed to continue discussion and review feasibility
  • Hopscotch Festival – event – Board indicated CTS will not participate
  • Sushi Showdown – event – Celine to follow-up and get more information; could be on the calendar for next year - TBC
  • Better Buy Chairs – link on web site – no link to be included at this time.
  • Gala: 2k to Oceanwise to be sent

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Adjournment:  Robert Belcham at 3h05 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo

Board Meeting Minutes – September 27, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Scott Jaeger @ 2h03 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

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

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from August 30, 2016

1st: Scott Jaeger; 2nd: Alex Tung

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  1. Financial Report

Bank:  $79,950.00 - outstanding payments expenses app 5k; donation gala: 2 k; donation food truck: 2k

  1. Membership

161 members

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Final review: successful sold out event 120 tickets; more volunteers needed for clearing helping in kitchens
  1. Fall Food Truck Event
  • Final review: very successful first event!
  • All meat, fish and groceries were donated along with $100 gift card per truck.
  • Repeat next year
  • Donation: $2000.00 to Food Bank
  1. Curry Cup
  • Date? Monday March 6 or March 27 – TBC – Neil Wyles
  • Celine contact Heritage Hall to reserve Hall
  • Neil to ask chefs
  • Waste Management bin required to dispose of compostable.
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Start of planning Celine to present plan for upcoming SPF;
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • BCHF scholarships: timing + venue – PR??? – AGM????
  • Danny to take the lead;
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Growing Chefs silent auction prize – package to be prepared by Celine and delivered to PICA.
  • Fall/Winter sweet/dessert event – The Greatest Bake Sale Ever! Pastry event in late November – food cost to be covered; seek chocolate sponsor – supply sponsors – Neil is the chair – to ask James from Bella to ask James to be on committee;  Darren to ask Christine; Alex to second; Donation to Union Gospel Mission.
  • Gala: 2k to Oceanwise to be sent.

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – August 30, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Scott Jaeger @ 2h00

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

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

Guests:                         Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from June 28, 2016

1st: Ryan Bissell; 2nd: Darren Clay

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  1. Financial Report

$73.0 K

  1. Membership

Board member to lend a hand and sell membership; table for recruiter

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

Dr. Scott Wallace – sustainability of trollers; invitation to attend board meeting in October; Slow Fish invitation for next year

Commission salmon report? CTS to endorse issue; press release letter to support initiative; link to slow fish event

  1. Marketing & Branding

Investment project: postponement of project - next step to get back to Barbara Jo

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Update: sold out … 105 on 120 as of today
  • Ryan; Danny will be at event
  • Wine from SPF gala: donation of wine to the school; 6 bottles;
  • Sommelier: reach out to new graduates for the experience;
  1. Fall Food Truck Event
  • Update: 50 tickets sold ($69.00)
  • Posting of social medias – offer a CTS VIP experience
  • 8 dishes; beer and wine tastings wife, Sid to pour
  • Volunteers from NWCAV – volunteers? Not yet in session
  • 4oz and 7 oz glasses
  • Ryan’s presence (TBC)
  • Media? Truck on site to do a segment with participating chef
  • No amplified sound
  • Plastic ponchos – source
  • Lighting – do we need? Underneath the tent? See Scott for string of lights; see Robert;
  • Extra hands from board: membership;
  • If tickets don’t sell then …
  • BC living – Nicky Bailey – Eat Vancouver -
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

No report

  1. Miscellaneous
  • November event? Not this year
  • Request for event blueprint – proprietary information each request will be evaluated separately;
  • New spice venture (Darren to present) - have a store front to sell products: educational and sensory; Chefs to test and give feedback; Robert would love to be a wholesale customer – Curry Cup sensory table – sponsor
  • Spot prawns purchases – worked out – pay out outstanding
  • Tote initiative: works for PICA; Darren to send pictures to Celine to post on Facebook

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h21

Next meeting:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – June 28, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Location:                       PICA, 1505 W. 2nd Avenue

Call to Order:                 2h04

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Rob Clark, Mark Hills

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016

1st:Scott Jaeger; 2nd:Sid Cross

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from May 31, 2016

1st: Sid Cross; 2nd: Scott Jaeger

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  1. Financial Report

58.1 K

  1. Membership

Erosion of numbers to 79; fall will see membership campaign

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2017

8 chefs:  Sean Cousins; Ned Bell; Miru Dalwal; Thomson Tran; Karen Barnaby; Wang?

Normand? Anthony? Send contact info to Darren for Anthony

  1. Fall Truck Event
  • Update: BIA to do the heavy lifting – expertise
  • Chefs to cook: Scott; Neil, Wang…
  • Permitting for alcohol: BIA to look after?
  • Date: September 13 – (CONFIRMED)
  • BIA to assist
  • People’s Choice to decide on favourite truck/chef combo?
  • Meeting to be planned with BIA
  • Mid-July deadline to firm up date, location and other details
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship

No report

  1. Miscellaneous

Sushi Showdown – Celine to get back to organizer and see what her next steps are.

Motion to give to Oceanwise:  $4k out of profit to Ocean wise; Accepted; Rob to work out details of cheque donation.  Townhall to issue a press release re: event donation; Celine to talk to Annmarie about timing of donation – during Oceanwise event?

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Adjournment:  2h36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – May 31, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Robert Belcham @ 1h33

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz Celine Turenne

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016 – postponed to next meeting

1st:   ; 2nd:

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 26, 2016

1st: Ryan    ; 2nd: Danny

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  1. Financial Report

$86.7 in bank (expenses outstanding from SPF events)

  1. Membership

Activities needed to improve

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016

First committee meeting was held, plans are moving forward.

  1. Curry Cup 2017

No report

  1. 10th annual Spot Prawn Festival events

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Very successful event with biggest number of attendees since inception of festival
  • Suggestions for next year:
  • All spot prawns deliveries to be accompanied by delivery slip
  • Donation agreement for free pot prawns to be managed by PPFA – along with payment since we keep having problems with deliveries/quantities
  • Count number of people in line to arrange for food portioning
  • Get more volunteers: 12 people per serving line are needed and then volunteers for other area;  if people show up, then their membership is paid, they get a shirt, ….
  • Add more table tops or other tables for people to eat at; no chairs so people move on
  • Skipper Otto set-up a table without checking with CTS – all tables to be checked by CTS and must be pre-approved
  • Sell water? See if we can get bottled water or juices to sell (additional revenues)
  • Sell wine and beer? See how we can set-up an alcohol selling area

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Beautiful event
  • Generated less revenues as not sold out, but still profitable
  • Donation to Oceanwise to be organized
  • The Club want to work with us again … do we repeat?
  • Have a plaque made for the Club to go on their wall – Celine to organize

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • To be repeated next year
  • Sold out in 2 weeks
  • Same format, but try to get 2 instructors
  • Everyone got a lb of prawns and an apron
  • Increase price to $40.00 (from $35.00)
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship

No activities

  1. Miscellaneous

Fall food truck event

  • Meeting with Yaletown BIA, suggestion was made to get a Vancouver Trolley for serving alcohol, BIA will help with logistics of events and working with City to get permit for park and parking meters; they want it to be associated with Taste of Yaletown event.
  • CTS to pair one chef per truck

Donation for  Sprouting Chefs

  • motion to vote - donation of $ - no accepted, donation of gift basket items - accepted

AGM:

  • Tuesday June 28 at 2:30 pm
  • Focus: sustainable delivery containers, Scott to invite Sysco and others suppliers to attend

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger at 3h18 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  PICA, 1505 W 2nd Avenue

Board Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location:                      The Fish Counter 3825 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Scott Jaeger @ 14h09

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Eric Arrouze

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016 – postponed to next meeting

1st:   ; 2nd:

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  1. Financial Report

57.9 k in bank

  1. Membership
  • No new development –
  • A membership booth will be set-up at the Spot Prawn Festival Boil to sign-up new members – ALL CULINARY STUDENTS can get a membership for free;
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  • No report
  • Robert has sent out a template for green initiative; Darren is using it and also returning all the cardboard boxes he is getting deliveries in at the school
  • Focus for the AGM – freshpoint; sysco and others: how can we work with the suppliers at getting better sustainable options for product deliveries;
  • Send invitation major players for attending AGM and discussing.
  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Fall event: Danny & Alex to co-chair event
  • Food trucks and farmer’s market: Alex spoke with some food trucks; Tie-in with farmers’ market will be challenging due to weather and ticketing restrictions;
  • October – LAST DAY OF THE MARKET –
  • Space TO BE CONFIRMED; Nat Bailey Winter market? Italian Cultural Center? Celine To f/u with Costanza
  • LIVE MUSIC?
  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Date: Sunday September 18
  • Darren Clay is the chair
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Neil to chair Curry Cup 2017
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Eric to send name of photographer

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Terry Mulligan radio show: Scott will attend if needed; Celine to send email to Amy
  • Cook Culture is still interested in the demo stage
  • Salt Spring coffee is out; Darren and Scott to contact alternate sponsors
  • Scott to contact Earls to get chefs to cook at the Boil
  • Darren and Ryan are working together on health permit, side dishes – lentils will be featured to celebrate the year of the pulse!
  • Celine to send invitation to all past chairs and chefs to participate in the boil

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Champagne to be confirmed
  • Big push on tickets sale needed!

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • Celine to prepare Fish Counter gift certificate and send to Rob for review
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • No news

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Adjournment:  By Scott Jaeger at 3h16 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

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