Originally Posted by Scottie
It would be nice. I think it just takes a few committed folks to really get the ball rolling. You have to unite the state, which is the hardest this g to do. Have a presence at ALL Illinois BBQ contests, not just the hand picked ones. Get a team of the year program going. Winter banquet. I have always admired how Iowa does their society. They have fun and are still able to help others. If there is anything i can do, I'd do whatever. I can't do computers though... )
I agree Scottie, the Great Lakes BBQ Association has instituted a Team of the year Program, we have an Annual Winter Banquet and an annual Membership Meeting. We have even been able to financially help some select charities. It does take committed individuals and it can be a challenge to unite all parts of a state, however, it can be done, it just takes time and effort.