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November 2018 meeting notes

  • We had 17 members and 2 children in attendance for our November meeting. Thanks again to Carrie and Justin Cox for hosting! That chocolate chili is always a hit!

    I hope to see many of you at Chaos Mountain on December 15th for our Christmas Party and December meeting. More details about our traditional Dirty Santa exchange will be put out separately.

    I will be sending out more notes about elections in the near future. Until then, you have the nominees!

    Please see the notes from the meeting below:

     

  • Next Meeting: (Christmas Party) Chaos Mountain – December 15th
    • Dirty Santa Gifts
      • Beer or Gift Cards
      • $10-20 per gift and must be wrapped 
      • Signup sheet will be put out soon
    • Treasurer’s Report
      • Balance: $4,557.78
    • Group Brew Recap
      • 6 BBL were brewed 
      • 2 people did not get clear wort or any wort at all.
      • Need to ensure we brew a full 7 BBL next time and have a 1/2 BBL overage just in case.
    • Throwdown 2019 Committee Update
      • Website is ready
      • Competition Rules Finalized
        • 125 entry cap and 4 style entries per person
        • $7 per entry
    • Team Grovel continues to ask for donations.
  • 2019 Officers
  • Nominations:
    • President: Chris Gray & Carrie Cox
    • VP: Adam Kendall (Chris Gray or Carrie Cox may choose to run if not elected president)
    • Board Seat: Paul Mahoney, Harry Montoro, Rodger Thurlow

 

    • Per Bylaws: “Order of voting will be President, Vice President, then Board of Directors.  Presidential nominees will be automatically nominated for Vice President and a director position, if available, unless specifically declined by the nominee. This is in addition to those solely nominated for the latter positions.”
  • 2019 Competition Styles
    • 10B Dunkels Weissbier (Q1) March Competition
    • 29A Fruit Beer (Q2) June Competition
    • 11C Strong Bitter (Q3) September Competition
    • 26D Belgian Dark Strong (Q4) December Competition
  • 2019 Meeting Locations
    • January: Blue Ridge Hydroponics (Tentative) (Dunkels Weissbier Presentation)
    • February: Rudy & Diane (Belgian Dark Strong Presentation?)
    • March: James & Joan Brown (Dunkels Weissbier Competition)
    • April: Chris & Robyn Stevens (Fruit Beer Presentation?)
    • May: Southern Hills Homebrew Supply (Big Brew)
    • June: Adam & Marcie Kendall (Fruit Beer Competition)
    • July: Hammer and Forge (Strong Bitter Presentation?)
    • August: Open
    • September: Harry & Lynn (Strong Bitter Competition)
    • October: Carrie & Justin Cox
    • November: Brian & Vanessa Rorrer
    • December: Chaos Mountain (Belgian Dark Strong Competition)
  • 50/50 Raffle
    • $60 Total Collected
    • Winner: Scott Stewart with $30
  • OPEN FLOOR
    • Rudy: Bylaws
      • The Bylaws are available on the website. 
      • All members are encouraged to read and review them.
      • Suggested that the bylaws be reviewed regularly at meetings for the benefit of newer members?
      • Quorum Requirements may be getting dated (2014) and ready for review/changes.
      • Competition Sub-Style Rules are in the bylaws. If there are members motivated to change this, he/she may propose an amendment to the bylaws. As of right now the bylaws have us narrow down to substyles, but that can be amended with a proposal (one month’s notice) and a vote.
    • Rudy: Email Etiquette
      • Please be aware that if you reply all that the email goes out to the entire group. If you have a personal matter to discuss with another person only reply to them.
      • Reminder: There is a “Reply to sender” button.
      • Off-topic comments/trolling will not be tolerated.
    • Survey Monkey:
      • It’s been very useful in determining the memberships thoughts on various topics. 
      • It was agreed that Officer Elections should be done with Survey Monkey. 
    • Carrie: 
      • Requested that the Board Meeting minutes be posted. It was re-iterated that very seldom are there in-person board meetings and that most discussions are by email.
      • Should there be a motion to tighten the wording of the by-laws regarding Board Meeting minutes?
    • Bylaw Changes:
      • Reminder that any member has the right to propose a change to the By-Laws. The change needs to be sent in writing to the president and then voted on at a regular or special meeting of the guild. One month’s notice is required prior to the vote.
  • Meeting Adjourned at 4:55 PM