Great post Tim. And I used to think you were the quiet one on your team
Not really--just more "reserved" when allowed unsupervised in public
As to the meetings, in my limited experience I have seen little that interests me as a cook/pit bitch. That obviously can vary from venue to venue, so proabably worth the effort to check in on occasion. Maybe some off the real experienced Judges/Cooks can help here.
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), and the legendary "StudeDera".
Now cooking with a FEC100, a Traeger Lil' Tex, and a Fast Eddy PG500
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.