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Club Meeting Minutes March 11 2014

Board members present

Kyla, Irene, Kimberly

New members

Denise Smith, just started deocrating with her fist child
Nora, just joined at cake show, went to pastry school, does cakes on the side

Treasurer Report

club acct: 2226.54
show: 2397.82 includes 4200+ in paypal, 4030 in subscription payments
should be getting a few hundred from groupon
tablecloth cleaning expense $2200,

New Business

having sale in meeting to sell some supplies to help defray some costs of show

renew membership because memberships end at the end of March, must renew to be able to vote

Membership also now gives discount at Over the Top (Johnson Brothers’ store)

Reminder that anyone interested in running for officer needs to let Irene know by March 31.

Explanation of officer roles, Heart of the Club award.

Upcoming events

College Station ICES DoS March 23, Carolyn Mangold, Rosio Gonzales, Earlene Moore, a hands on with Dawn Parrot using modelling chocolate
San Antonio day of Sharing, May 4, classes etc. listed at frostingcreators.com
Satin Ice and MCG Cake Design, Debbie Brown classes May 24-25
June 29, Texas Ices DoS in Lubbock
October 9, Area 3 Texas Ices DoS (includes Austin, location not yet set)
April 6, SE Texas Cake Club DoS in Winnie (icingtexas.com)
May 17-18 North Texas Cake show
September 14, Houston Extravaganza houstoncakeclub.com

Cake Show Post Mortem


lighting in venue (avoid dark spots on some cakes, competitors, vendors)
better signage and maps
more information on the website about where to go in venue
make it easier to find registration, more visible
make sure rooms are more clearly labelled possible over the doors
general directory poster listing vendors etc.
list raffle numbers on a big poster, get a PA
raffle list printouts
put more pictures of classes behind class registration
multiple t-shirt/club booths, perhaps another by registration, more visible
review of rules to address copying of cakes, new policies
put something on forms to list if you’re inspired by something
review rules for reworked entries
address skill classifications in divisions
if you’ve been to art school, you’re not a beginner
separate cookies and confections
vendor booth scavenger hunt, cake scavenger hunt, fundraiser, passport
encourage more vendor cake displays
display the tools in mystery box along with completed cakes and vendor listing
mini project onsite hands on table, for a price
more PR, send to Hobby Lobby and Michaels
volunteers need to know what the wristband of the day is
volunteers need to be empowered to ask for wristbands more
volunteer mixer to help them get trained
registration revamp
stamp on wristbands, sponsorship if someone else pays for it
sheet of instructions for each volunteer position
hand stamp
more volunteers to ensure competitors don’t move each others’ cakes
put names out after judging on Sunday morning, leave it option and up to contestant
cake hospital
cake wrecks/unfinished table
trash handling/ washroom controls
sell cakes and cupcakes, possibly made by members, but has to be made in commercial kitchen, club bake day at MIS, have regular cake decorating fun day at MIS and bake sales
online silent auctions
committee management, and who is your head, put lists up of who is head, build into intranet, feed volunteers up instead of down
make it more clear that non-members can volunteer
wheelchair, scooter, stroller rentals


people’s choice costing money


having raffle separate from awards
having kids awards being highlighted as separate on schedule
metal awards for kids
good location of kids table, but needs more signage
lunches for volunteers
big theme cake by registration
cake tours
touching table
excellent shirt art
pin exchange
demos, vendor demos, promote on a schedule
text thing
individual signs for cake type on tables really helped prevent misplaced cakes
being able to edit times on volunteer portal


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