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bearnakedbbq
04-26-2011, 10:24 PM
I am going to attempt to start a BBQ Association. We currently have an Alaska BBQ Association, but all the members but myself are in the Fairbanks Alaska area. That is 300+ miles away and I feel it best to have our own local BBQ board etc….

So first thing I am doing is figuring out a name of this new BBQ association. Here are my top seven choices and I welcome you to vote on the name you like best. I will take the top two vote getters and then allow the member to vote on the one we will use.

Poll New BBQ Association Name

Last Frontier
Borealis
Midnight Sun
Frozen Tundra
North Star
Upper 1
Latitude 61



All ending with Barbecue Association. I have this poll on my website www.alaskabbqsupply.com (http://www.alaskabbqsupply.com) if you would like to vote or you just post your thoughts here.

So what do you like and dislike about your current association? What would you change or like to see out of your association?

Q-Dat
04-26-2011, 10:41 PM
I say Frozen Tundra! And don't let any Packers fans stop you!

riblette
04-27-2011, 12:13 AM
I like "Upper 1"....that's good.

jrbBBQ
04-27-2011, 01:29 AM
I like Upper 1, but seeing as how I am a Packers fan, I'd let Frozen Tundra slide, you guys deserve that one.

Bbq Bubba
04-27-2011, 07:47 AM
What would be the point of having 2 BBQ associations in the same state?

Warthog
04-27-2011, 07:54 AM
"Worlds Deadliest BBQ"

swamprb
04-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Sewards Folly BBQ Association

ParkAvenue_2
04-27-2011, 08:48 AM
How about Bear-ly a BBQ Association ? :boxing:

swamprb
04-27-2011, 09:51 AM
What would be the point of having 2 BBQ associations in the same state?

Disenchantment?

msavard
04-27-2011, 10:20 AM
What would be the point of having 2 BBQ associations in the same state?

I tend to agree here. Want to create a club or something....go for it. But creating a second BBQ association within a state with as small a BBQ community as alaska seems a bit much.

Capn Kev
04-27-2011, 10:29 AM
What about "Northern Lights BBQ Association"? :wink:

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 11:04 AM
I might have used the wrong term here. Maybe I should use organization instead of association. Tell you the truth I don’t know the difference between the two. My goal is to organize a group of people that loves BBQ. Would like to form it into a Non-profit thus I believe it needs to be more than just a club.

So how is it done in the lower 48? So does Oregon have its own club/group/organization/association or does it just fall under the PNWBA? I see the PNWBA uses organization and association, so what is the difference?

I am still asking for everyone to look at the names I have provided and cast your vote and still would like to see what you like or dislike about your club/group/organization/association?

thanks

Big George's BBQ
04-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Why not create a branch of the same association

swamprb
04-27-2011, 11:28 AM
I might have used the wrong term here. Maybe I should use organization instead of association. Tell you the truth I don’t know the difference between the two. My goal is to organize a group of people that loves BBQ. Would like to form it into a Non-profit thus I believe it needs to be more than just a club.

So how is it done in the lower 48? So does Oregon have its own club/group/organization/association or does it just fall under the PNWBA? I see the PNWBA uses organization and association, so what is the difference?

I am still asking for everyone to look at the names I have provided and cast your vote and still would like to see what you like or dislike about your club/group/organization/association?

thanks


Why not just support the group in place, but become a Board Member and have a voice in decisions?

PNWBA has BOD's in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon, Montana. But sanctions events in the Canadian Provinces, Western States and including one in Stockton, CA, if there was interest in Alaska, I'm sure PNWBA would sanction there too.

A group of E. Wash., Idaho & Montana cooks got together and formed the West Slope BBQ Assn. and are pretty active, some are members here. I think they were in the same boat you feel you're in, but we all agree there is room for all of us, KCBS, PNWBA, IBCA- we just wanna cook!

Take a look at whats happening in California with the CBBQA. The feeling I get is if you live in CA and you want to compete, you have to travel, and 300 miles is nothing for a lot of teams in that big ol state.

BBQ Grail
04-27-2011, 11:30 AM
Why is a name the first thing?
What about incorporation paperwork? Funding? Officers?

How about starting the association and let the members choose the name? Seems "ownership" would be much improved that way.

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 11:44 AM
Each of these thing are in the works. So the name isn't the first thing, it is just one of them.

Why is a name the first thing?
What about incorporation paperwork? Funding? Officers?

How about starting the association and let the members choose the name? Seems "ownership" would be much improved that way.

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 11:48 AM
Have offered this to do this with out much support. Having all the current members and board members in the Fairbanks area (360+ miles away) makes it difficult to to address isssues in the anchorage area.

Why not create a branch of the same association

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 12:04 PM
Why not just support the group in place, but become a Board Member and have a voice in decisions?




I do support the current group out of Fairbanks and will continue. We just need our own group. I think it will create a little BBQ rivalry between the two areas of our state. Which I believe is a good thing.

I was asked to be part of the board think it was event coordinator or something like that, but my problem is how would I doing anything for an event in Fairbanks and how can I expect the group in Fairbanks to assist on any events in the Anchorage area. Again the distance is just under 400 miles and that in it self will create issues.

I see nothing wrong with starting another BBQ group. This is new to my part of the state, but having 70% of the states population it should be a doable.

troy

carlyle
04-27-2011, 12:32 PM
Having your own chapter or division with its own governing group of officers but operating under the umbrella of an existing organization makes start up easier.
The framework is already there and each group can handle their own regional issues, have some good rivalry, but you don't have to create your own organization structure.
Could still speak with one voice to statewide issues.

Having two organizations can be more divisive than you intend. IMO

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.

CBQ
04-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Have you considered sanctioning of contests? Who would do it? Here in the northeast, the New England Barbecue Society helps to promote the hobby, support contest organizers, and give local teams an outlet for networking and discussions. What NEBS doesn't do is sanction BBQ events. Most contests in the northeast use KCBS for that, so when teams compete, they compete and get ranked on the national stage of KCBS.

It works well, but getting to that point where it worked and both KCBS and NEBS had a mutually acceptable working model was not a fast or easy process.

caveat: I am not a NEBS officer, and I don't speak for them - but if you are looking to form an organization to give you a local voice and still let you be part of the national community, it's a model to consider. (NEBS does sanction grilling events, which are sometimes standalone and sometimes done the same weekend as a KCBS event.)

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 01:24 PM
Having your own chapter or division with its own governing group of officers but operating under the umbrella of an existing organization makes start up easier.
The framework is already there and each group can handle their own regional issues, have some good rivalry, but you don't have to create your own organization structure.

I agree with you! Goal is to use the rules already established by the Fairbanks association. Made a request to have a southern branch, but was told they are not ready for this. So I can either wait around until they are ready or do my own thing. Guess which direction I am going?

troy

bearnakedbbq
04-27-2011, 01:37 PM
Have you considered sanctioning of contests? Who would do it? Here in the northeast, the New England Barbecue Society helps to promote the hobby, support contest organizers, and give local teams an outlet for networking and discussions. What NEBS doesn't do is sanction BBQ events. .

Again maybe I am using the wrong words. What your society does is what I want to do. Just want to organize, promote, support the art of BBQ. don't want to be sanctioning events etc....

troy

leanza
04-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Great Northwest BBQ Assoc.

bbq.tom
04-27-2011, 02:41 PM
What would be the point of having 2 BBQ associations in the same state?

Good question!!! Just think about Texas (not NEARLY as large as Alaska) with:
Texas Gulf Coast Barbecue Cookers Association
Central Texas Barbecue Association
Loan Star Barbecue Society
North Texas Area BBQ Cookers Association
International Barbeque Cookers Association
Blackland BBQ Association (BBBQA)
Panhandle BBQ Assn (PHBA)
Pineywoods BBQ Association (PWBA)
Rio Grande Barbeque Association (RGBA)
South Texas BBQ Association (STBA)
Texas BBQ Association (TXBA)
Third Coast BBQ Association (TCBA)
Western States BBQ Association (WSBA)

Just to name a few...

Granted, there are more BBQers in Texas than Alaska, but why not have more than one association/organization.

Here in North Carolina we have competitions sanctioned by KCBS, MBN, the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), and the North Carolina Barbecue Society (NCBS), along with several "un-sanctioned" events; however, we only have one "society" - the NCBS.

As far as the "name" of the new organization, I like pretty much all of the ones you delineated, with "Midnight Sun Barbecue Association" as my personal favorite.

dbaldin
04-28-2011, 01:57 AM
I like Last Frontier BBQ Association, although the Great Northwest idea sounds cool too.