NEBS Committees


NEBS Committees are always looking for volunteers ~ you do not have to be a Board Member to participate in the Committees.  You can get involved for one specific event, cause or task OR you can participate in multiple.  Please consider assisting a Committee.  Feel free to email the committee directly for more information.

2017 NEBS Committees and Responsibilities

Charity (very active) – Kim (chair), Sharon, Andy  –
• Proposes annual charity budget for BoD approval
• Suggests charitable causes to the BoD for approval
• Organizes resources for charitable events

Technology (active as needed) – Chris (chair), Kim, Scott –
• Maintains the NEBS web site, Facebook account, and Twitter account
• Composes and sends general correspondences from NEBS
• Evaluates solutions as needed to keep NEBS technologically up-to-date
• Presents technology solutions to the BoD for approval
• Manages NEBS email accounts
• Manages and post TOY rankings
• Updates the NEBScore software as needed

Member Services (active) – Kim (chair), Chris  –
• Works with businesses and organizations to expand member discounts
• Gathers current and past member feedback to help determine member needs
• Presents ideas to the BoD that will help satisfy current members and attract new ones

Nominating (appointed by the President – begin meeting in August) Kim (chair), Kathy  –
• Identifies possible BoD candidates to run for election
• Prints and mails ballots for the annual election
• Tallies ballots and announces election winners at the annual meeting
• Collects nominee information for publication in the National Barbecue News and web site

Sanctioning (very active) – Tony (chair), Chris, Scott, Cliff Heidinger, Mic Stanfield, Andy King, Patrick Paquette  –
• Revises NEBS grilling rules as needed
• Presents stand-alone grilling and tailgating contests to the BoD for approval
• Guides contest organizers on how to run a successful contest
• Organizes resources for stand-alone contests
• Recruits and trains NEBS contest officials
• Sends invoices for listing fees and sanctioning

Marketing, Public Relations and Revenue (active) – Mike (chair), Kim, Tom, Scott –
• Manages NEBS merchandise and place orders as needed
• Manages NEBS marketing material such as brochures and place orders as needed
• Manages NEBS tent, including transportation of materials and personnel to staff the tent at events
• Collects and composes articles and pictures for the National Barbecue News
• Provides web site content to the Technology committee for posting
• Provides content for Constant Contact email broadcasts to the Technology Committee
• Maintain list of press contacts throughout New England and New York
• Reach out to contacts with press releases and other materials on a regular basis to get free media coverage for NEBS-related events

Team of the Year (TOY) (active) – Eoin (chair), Chris –
• Establishes and presents the awards budget to BoD for approval
• Order trophies/awards and arranges for transportation to TOY awards site
• Presents contests scores/files to Technology committee for updating standings
• Evaluates the TOY system and presents modifications to the BoD as needed

NEBS Events (very active) – Kim (chair),  Kathy, Scott, Andy King –
• Coordinate events including, but not limited to, the following:
o Cooking classes and demos
o Judging classes
o Annual Meeting
o Holiday party
• Organizes resources for all NEBS and barbecue-related events, including but not limited to supplies and volunteers
• Work with the Marketing and Public Relations committees to promote NEBS events

Budget (most active in early fall) – Chris (chair),
• Work with the Treasurer to track actual payables and receivables for the calendar year
• Proposes a working budget to the BoD for approval for the upcoming calendar year

ByLaws (as needed) – Chris (chair), Kathy, Tony  –
• Gathers feedback from the BoD for possible bylaws additions and modifications
• Recommends revisions to the existing bylaws for approval