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January 2018 Bosmopolitan

January 20, 2018

January Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Start: 5:20 PM

In Attendance: Roxanne, Rob, Ray, Steve, Jerry, Emma, Joe (eventually), Sarah

Treasurer’s Report

We are down about $2000 from last year, due to a loss from Beer & Sweat. But we still have money. We are solvent.

Board Meeting Locations for 2018

The intention is to rotate to different parts of town each month to enable more members to join us for board meetings. Locations may include members’/board members’ homes, public spaces, etc. The February board meeting will be at Rob & Roxanne’s on Monday, February 5th. Locations for meetings later in the year will be determined soon.

Upcoming Meetings

February 2018: Fundamentals of Kegging

March 2018: March Beer Madness

April 2018: TBD

May 2018: Bloat Open

Bockfest 2018

Entries are open! Get your registrations in for the competition and judging!

Committee led by Roxanne, Tyra, and Pete B. to do a Tasting and Beer Evaluation session for the public at Bockfest 2018. There will be a registration fee for the session and it will include a flight of approximately five styles plus appropriately flavored foodstuff bites to highlight specific flavors and aromas in the beers. Please let us know if you’re interested in assisting with this mini-Beer Camp as we will need volunteers!

On Saturday, we will be manning a merchandise and informational booth about BBL. We are looking for someone to oversee the booth setup, signage and merchandise sales as the Minister of Propoganda is unavailable that day due to a wedding. Please also let us know if you are able to volunteer for a shift.

Possible Topics for 2018 Meetings

  • All Things Yeast
  • Yeast Experiment
  • Mashing Chemistry
  • Decoctions
  • Brew-in-a-Bag Techniques
  • Safety (5-10 minute topics before formal topic for all meeting)
  • Beer Swap Night
  • Blending Night (TRASH Guest)
  • Factors that Affect Efficiency
  • Chime in with additional suggestions!

Beer & Sweaters

There is scheming of a bus trip to visit our friends in TRASH sometime in February or March 2018. Cost is TBD, but likely $75 for bus, plus hotel cost…and whatever you’re drinking. At this point, we have several potential stops lined up. Execution has been delayed, but we’re hoping to

Beer & Sweat 2018 + 2019

Location has been approved by unanimous board vote for the next two years.

Potential Mentorship Program

Wayne is writing up a proposal to present to the board regarding a possible mentorship program to help connect potential new members interested in learning to brew with Bloats willing to mentor them.

Vote to Add Board Position

A proposal was offered to the board to make the Competition Coordinator a board position. A written resolution was to all members via email and also presented for a vote at the board meeting on Saturday, January 20th. The resolution was unanimously approved.

Meeting adjoured at 6:04 PM.

Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club? Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.

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