Howdy, everyone! Got a few quick announcements.
First of all, we are not doing the Atoka regional this weekend. We’ve decided to focus on Southaven Springfest later in April, and of course the big event in May.
Secondly… one more reminder that team dues go up April 1! Pay by tomorrow, March 31, and lock in the $350 individual/$500 couple rate. Each goes up $50 on the 1st. Pay using the PayPal widget on the sidebar (or at the bottom on mobile devices). If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements.
Third… due to a variety of reasons (cook moving overseas, promotions at work, deaths in the family, weddings) we were unable to schedule a full-team cookout in March. We want to gauge whether there would be enough interest in a team cookout in April. The good thing about having such a cookout is that it gives the team members a chance to know each other in a casual setting, prior to BBQ Fest when we are all busy working. This especially helps first-year members meet the rest of the team.
The downside of doing a team cookout in April is that it’s festival season and it can be hard to find a time to get everyone together. The 16th is Easter… the 22nd is Hot Wing Fest… the 23rd is Rajun Cajun Crawfish… the 28th-29th is Southaven Springfest… the 30th is Wine Race. We don’t want a situation where we have a team cookout (and spend money on meat and beer) and only a dozen or so people show up.
If you have an opinion either way, shoot us an email at email@example.com. Thanks, and it would really help the team a lot if you would pay those dues! We have a cooks’ meeting on the 9th where we have to write a lot of checks. Back soon with more information!