January 18, 2014
6 November 2013
At Phantom Canyon (Downtown Colorado Springs)
Attending: Ned Brush, John Haven, Mike McGuckin, Michele Gandy, John Landreman, Greg Mizell, Brian Paradisi, Lori Paradisi, Rich Mock, Ray Smith ??? verify, I didn’t make good notes here
Next general meeting (GM):
13 November, 6PM, at Downtown Fine Spirits & Wine, 103 South Wahsatch Ave, 80903. Don’t forget to bring your homebrew. Last month we had a great homebrew table – let’s keep the momentum going — Bring Your Homebrew! If it’s good, show it off. If it’s bad, seek feedback from many of our qualified judges. I know you’ve got some beer – bring it! Bring a raffle item and help support the club! Buy beer and your raffle item at our host’s store!! Support both our club and our host; remember, there is no food served at the spirits & wine store.
Recap of events:
56 Ring Grain Buy: 43 bags were sold at a 5% mark-up to the club
ACBF: Huge event – Safe to discuss
Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge 2013: The first round of judging was completed on 10 Nov. Our club had 2 judges and 1 steward present
New / recurring:
Need to make a $220 security deposit and an additional $1,000 is due on the 13th. Forty three tickets are sold and there are still 9 tickets for sale. Ticket Price $45?, start time 09:30, locations – Prost, Sandlot, lunch, Epic and Lonetree on the way home.
Landy in charge of beer
Lefty & Brian in charge of donations
Raffle to be held @ 11AM Prost (expected arrival time 10AM)
Expendables: Ice, glasses, burritos, trash bags, paper towels, bubble wrap, tape, raffle tickets. Reusable: Jockey Box, Real towels, white board, markers & eraser
Portable Microphone System: Purchase was made by SAFE at COSTCO
Announce the winner of the Nick Brunette scholarship award.
The Club is nominating itself for the R annual award.
Safe has developed the rough outline
Josh Howard will write the first draft
We need pictures, an annual report, a club song, any activity that a member of the club was involved with, slide shows, videos (let’s use Axe’s Cream Ale), etc.
Ned will write the annual report
Wort Transformation – Chris? Timeline – after the new year; Chris to Judge? Lefty is the lead
Science on Tap – After New Year – Dino and Greg M met with the “crowd” on Monday. Dr Ken Andrews, the microbiologist at Bristol, has already pitched them as well as a spirit lecture from Mike Myers. So we need a different twist. Their calendar is booked for Dec so Greg left his contact info.
Bi-Law Update: Revise term limits and the mission statement (Educational 501 c 3)
Grain Buy update: $20 to the good and 53 bags purchased
Safe to check with Smiling Toad for a future purchase
Review of Equipment Buy List: We need to review the priorities of the list.
The laptop has not been purchased
Possible server purchase
Ski Trip: Deposit made: March 22 ski day at A Basin, parking spot #3 will have a picnic table and two parking spaces for our delivery vehicles. Bring beach chairs, beer and food. And get a four pack for A-Basin/Keystone before they sell out.
Peterson Air Force Base: Accepting all styles. Drop-off will be 10-24 Jan 2014; Judging is 7 & 8 Feb 14; Fest is Friday night 21 Feb 14
Elections: Who is running and who is swapping positions? Josh Howard to assume the Secretary & Public Affairs Role; Ray Smith to be the IT lead; need a succession plan and better “training” for at-large members
General membership Meeting: Remind folks to eat before coming. ?? Did we want to cater?? It’s a bit late to get numbers – Lefty has lead – checking with Front Range BBQ.
Consider a meeting at Duane’s Rocky Mountain Brewery? Consensus was no – move on
Pins were in – Ned had a sample to pass around
Pay Pal: Tax ID – if we move $20,000 in funds, we will be “reported” to the IRS…
501 C 3: Needs to be based upon education and training. Sidney or Ned need to make it happen – or pay a company to make it happen.
Compensation for Officers: Ned has not sent it out for comment
VP & Secretary: Most likely will be joined again – unless Josh takes over the secretary role with Public affairs
Need for an Equipment Custodian: Big Bob has volunteered to take this role. Need to add this position to the charter and expand the role; manage, repair, etc.
At Large members: Need them to attend meetings and should be a grooming path to becoming a board member – or because they bring needed expertise in a specific area.
Charities Selected: We will ask the ACBF team to donate directly – on behalf of the BBoPP — $250 each to Care & Share, and Crosses for Losses. If we get more, we will add the Manitou Relief Fund
Friday socials: Next location ??
Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge 16 Nov 13
Biere de Rock 7 Dec 13
Big Beers, Belgium’s and Barley Wines 10 Jan 2014
Peterson AFB: 7&8 Feb 2014
SWEETHEARTS REVENGE HOMEBREW COMPETITION: 15 Feb 2014
Peterson AFB Fest: 21 Feb 2014
Dredhop and Regalle: 22 Feb 2014
2014 Peak-to-Peak ProAm: 22 Mar 2014
1st Round of AHA Nationals: April 2014
8 Seconds of Froth: 17 May 2014