The 2 day Garland Elks/ Dam Pod CCO has come and now gone. As is most Chili cook offs in Texas it was very hot and dry.
The chili cooks gathered under the big Pecan trees and cook in the heat.
Stoves went to the top 3 chilies, top show and top Junior.
I want to thank the cooks who braved the heat to get points and support the Elks and DAM POD.
The Garland Elks CCO benefiting the Elks lodge #1984
Had 29 chilies).
1. Bill Lester
2. Keith Longabaugh
3. Tom Dozier
4. Gale Thedford
5. Toni Bowman
6. Morris Moss
7. Darrel Baxter
8. Gary Brignon
9. Courtney Bowden
10. Jodee Watt
1. The Mad Hatter II, Lou Hewlett
2. Old Red 76, Renee Griffin
3. Chili Diva, Nancy Hewlett
Junior Chili (10 chilis)
1. Matt Longabaugh
2. Madison Pruiett
3. Zak Lahbauer
The DAM POD Chili Cookoff
Benefiting the Dam Pod Great Pepper Fund
June 28, 2009 (22 chilies)
1. Shirley Sexton
2. Susan Spencer
3. Joel Sexton
4. Kelly Brignon
5. Paul Seastrunk
6. Dootie Johnson
7. Gary Brignon
8. Bill Lester
9. Bonnie Loxterman
10. Dee Palmer
1. Chili Diva, Nancy Hewlett
2. Old Red 76, Renee Griffin
3. The Mad Hatters II, Lou Hewlett
I need to clarify the membership information that I reported yesterday. We have had 258 new annual memberships in the past 12 calendar months. We do not have a decrease of 25% but would actually show an approximate 25% increase if all members had renewed their memberships in this same time period. We have an actual increase of 2.5%.
Barbara Herrin, our CASI Scholarship Chairman presented her report to the Board. The following in the CASI Scholarship Program Guidelines. This will be placed in the Resource Center in the near future. Please review these, so that we can assist those students who are interested in receiving a CASI Scholarship.
There will be more information on this report as I go through some more of my notes. The Board voted to extend her term for 3 years starting at this Summer Board meeting. Her term will expire in June 2012.
The Board moved to add to our current policy on TICC Show Winner Jackets, that for Winning Show Teams only show team members showing at TICC will be eligible to purchase a Jacket. Just a reminder: If full payment for these jackets has not been received within two weeks following TICC, no extra Jackets will be purchased.
A Report from Douglas (Bucky Seelig) on the Terlingua Trails that because of the increase cost of postage, the expense for the Terlingua Trails has increased in the past year. An example of this increase was that in November 2008, it cost $6.81/box. In June of this year, the cost had increased to $8.38/box. After some discussion, it was determined that there would be a limit to the number of boxes of the Terlingua Trails sent to an event. There will only be a box sent for each event if requested on the application. If more boxes are requested, the expense for mailing that box would be charged to the promoter at a rate of $10.00 per box. The default on the application will be changed removed. If you require a box and have not indicated this request on your application, you will need to notify Dorathy Williams.
He also reported that there had been a problem with the June distribution of the boxes. He has researched this, and has found that somehow the printer prepared labels from a previous month's list. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused any of our membership.
We will be revisiting the cost of placing an ad in the paper at our January Meeting.
While I am on the changes that we will make to the forms that we currently use, we will add a line to the Results Sheet that provides an opportunity for each CCO to make an additional donation to the CASI Scholarship fund. This donation will be optional.
Ken Rodd reported that he is currently working on the press release for TICC. Boomer Kingston is preparing the public announcement that will be used.
The board moved to once again offer the Military discount at the gate at TICC this year. You must present a Military ID Card to receive this discount
Enough information for one day. I will continue the review of our Board meeting again tomorrow. Each of you have a wonderful day and keep cool wherever you are.