Smokin' Log
December 2020
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January 9, 2021
1:00 pm
108 S Austin, Seguin, TX 78155
Bylaw Changes

In order to reach the largest number of members possible, we will utilize proxy voting. Proxy ballots will be sent to the email on file. Please verify your email is correct. Voting will open Saturday, 1/2/2021, at 8:00 am and will continue until Thursday, 1/7/2021, at 6:00 pm. Members attending the meeting in person should arrive early to register and receive the voting paddle.

All 5 proposals must have a response in order to submit the electronic ballot.

  1. Proposal 1 - A new bylaw document to replace the current bylaws document. This was compiled by Foley & Lardner law firm to help clear up some of the vagueness and bring our bylaws into compliance with Texas Business Organization Code.
  2. Proposal 2 - Adds additional qualifications and vetting for the Treasurer position.
  3. Proposal 3 - Provides for special election to fill vacancies on the board except for the president. Our current bylaws allows the president and board to fill vacancies. The proposed bylaws combines appointment by the president and board and special election to fill vacancies depending on the length of term remaining for the vacated position. All provisions allow for vacancies in the president position to be filled by the vice president.
  4. Proposal 4 - Adds the ability for a member who has been suspended for 2 years for disciplinary reasons to re-apply for membership.
  5. Proposal 5 - Removes the restriction that prevents terminated members from cooking IBCA sanctioned events.

Proposal 1 is voting on the document as a whole. We cannot extrapulate portions of the proposed document for approval at this meeting.

Proposals 2-5 are independent proposals. Any of the approved proposals 2-5 will be incorporated into the approved bylaw document. If Proposal 1 is rejected, approved Proposals 2-5 will be added to our current bylaws. If Proposal 1 is approved, the approved Proposals 2-5 would be included in the new bylaws.

Be sure to read the full proposed bylaw document and ask questions of any board member before deciding on Proposals 2-5. The board worked extensively together to along with Mike Seely and the law firm staff to put together a comprehensive document.


JANUARY

8-9
BIG BUC BASH - Vidor - Reg 2
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Seguin

15-16
TRAILERPLACE.COM COOKOFF - Wharton - Reg 2
BCJLHS COOKOFF - Beeville - Reg 3

22-23
HOLD 'EM & HIT 'EM COOKOFF - New Caney - Reg 2

29-30
WEST TEXAS BBQ COOKOFF - Odessa - Reg 5

FEBRUARY

5-6
FIREMAN'S LIGHT BBQ COOKOFF - Blanco - Reg 3
ALICIA'S COOKOFF - Raymondville - Reg 4
CASTAWAY CLASSIC - Seadrift - Reg 3
CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL CHILI & BBQ COOKOFF - Glen Rose - Reg 1

12-13
ELKS/SHRINER CLASSIC - Ardmore, OK- OS
FRIENDS OF TRICLUB - Spring - Reg 2
TWO BROKE TEXANS - Refugio - Reg 3

19-20
JOHN HYBNER MEMORIAL BBQ COOKOFF - Shiner - Reg 2
BUNA REDBUD FESTIVAL - Buna - Reg 2
VFW 8787 CHILLY CHILI & BBQ COOKOFF - Austin - Reg 1

26-27
IRVING ELKS LODGE - Irving - Reg 1
SMOKIN ON THE RIO - Mercedes - Reg 4
PHIL BREEDEN - Lucky Charms - Roadhouse 2920 Rubs to Riches

MARCO CASANOVA - No Nonsense BBQ - 2nd Annual Billy Leo Foundation

PHIL BREEDEN - Luchy Charms - Red Dirt BBQ Battle

OSCAR GARCIA JR - Sons of SmOAK - Texas Citrus Fiesta Vaquero Cookoff

SCOTTY BRYCE - East Texas Smokers - The Rib Roast

CHRISTOPHER CHANEY - C2 Cookers - Tiki Hutt Cookoff

EDDIE MORALES - The Pitfather BBQ - 4th Annual BBQ Showdown at Traders Village

BRIAN ERBE - Big B BBQ - Freedom is Not Free - Granbury

MIKE STEELE - Pigs & Cows Gone Wild - TBIPAC BBQ Throwdown

FRED ROBLES - Rio Valley Meat - 8th Annual Cookin' Up a Cure BBQ Cookoff

JIM ANDERSON - Made N the Shade - 10th Annual Jason Pelton's Cookoff

CLAY GANEY - South 36 Cookers - Pearland Dad's Club Jingle Bell Cookoff

JOE GARCIA - ESR - South Texas BBQ Emporium H3 BBQ Cookoff
Karissa Smith - Hempstead
Johnny Watts - Magnolia
JR Galvan - Robstown
Paul Schindler - Harker Heights
Candy Weaver - Pine Bluff, AR
Donna Pipes - Joshua
Eduardo Pena - San Antonio
Wesley Wood - Weatherford
Patrick Early - Gary
Keri Anne Wilcox - Decauter
David Mata - Cypress
Raul Rios - League City
Sonny Beicker - Pearland
Josh Hale - Leander
Ronald Fulton - Bedford
Nick Yara - Perryton
Lynn Toomer - Crowley
Shawn Terry - Tolar
Looking forward to seeing everyone and a fresh new year!!
When we return to competitions, don't forget to follow our COVID-19 Guidelines.