February 2011

BEER STEIN, BREWERIANA and GERMAN HERITAGE AUCTION
Sunday March 13th, 2011
Preview at 11 AM, Auction at Noon
Location: Germania Society Klubhaus
3529 West Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio
513-367-2150 (pre-event) or 513-742-0060 (day of event)

Featured items: Rookwood Moerlein 2010 IPA stein, Rookwood prototype steins, both first and
second edition 2007 Rookwood Moerlein steins, other Rookwood, about 100 Hudepohl, Schoenling,
Burger and other Cincinnati area beer items – both post and pre-pro, national beer items, Budweiser
steins/signs, 200+ German beer steins including Mettlachs and lithopanes, Capo-di-Monte stein,
early Cincinnati advertising items, almanac, photo book, and opera program, German maps/
souvenir items, woodcarvings, German nutcrackers, 1939 Swiss (Army?) ice ax signed Gebruder
Willisch – Zermatt, mountain oil painting, German china and hand painted plates, Lego blocks,
German brewery toy trucks, flags including East German, KLM Delft houses, KPM porcelain, old
books, and more arriving. Please check website weekly for select photos and additional items as
they arrive.
Consignments are still being accepted (deadline March 1st). Please call George Hibben at 513-
367-2150 for details and consignment information. Commissions are very reasonable and benefit
the Germania Society Building Fund. Free Appraisals are being offered in Cincinnati at Bockfest
March 5th and 6th, see http://www.bockfest.com for details. Confidential home appraisals are given for
larger collections and we are always seeking quality consignments for our future auctions.
Food: Great German food and beverages will be available and the auction will likely turn into
a party afterward in the Klubhaus. Join us for a great auction and a fun day as we celebrate
Cincinnati’s great German immigrant and brewing history.
Terms: Cash, check, credit cards, but no buyer’s premium. Call George Hibben at 513-367-2150 for
info or go to http://www.germaniasociety.com. Susan Johnson, Auctioneer.
Directions: I-275 to Colerain Avenue Exit (SR 27),
Turn north, to right on Kemper, about 1 mile to 3529 Kemper (on right).

 

February Board Meeting Minutes

2.7.11 . Meyer Residence

In attendance: In attendance: Ray S., John Z., Ray G., Mark H., Mike C., Dick M., Rob & Roxane W., Mark Hum., Peggy M., Phil M., Andy M.,

Dave H., Brian B., Jim F.

Toast @ 7:30 PM

SODZ British Beer Fest coming up on Feb 26th

Membership: New official lists have been generated based on paid dues. Ray S. and Andy M. suggested we have two lists — one for members

and one for public. Ray to segregate lists and work with Darryl on setting up the E-mailer system.

Bus Trip: Brian B. commented that the bus is nearly full and trip plans are looking good. Have 46 paid as of the board meeting with a few

straglers to catch up with.

Bockfest: Parade is March 4. We have a new banner made by Andy M. to carry with us. Andy M. to work on flag as well. Presented pricing

to the board. Board agreed to move forward with the purchase. Should have the new flag by the parade to help represent the Bloats! Meet

5pm(ish) Friday at Arnolds to march. Competition is Saturday March 5. Registration is open. Judging at noon. Might even be Zydeco music to

go with judging!

Bloat Open: Scott LaF. and Andy M. to run the competition. Dick Mahiques volunteered to help where needed.

Winter Beerfest: Booth reps needed for Saturday Night. Ray G. and Mark H. working on Friday night. Ray G. offered to work Sat too if we

can’t get anyone.

Legal: Phil M. spoke about our governess issues regarding the clubs’ legal/tax status. Vorys law firm has come back with a letter with new

‘code of regulations’ based upon our current bylaws. First order of business is our new “Corporate Charter” using new standardized language. A

printed example was passed. To amend or change a vote will be necessary. This should happen by the next monthly meeting.

Code of Regulations: must be filed with the State of Ohio with any changes we make. At next meeting Phil M. will petition to make this change.

Petition is recorded and then voted on at next monthly meeting (at least 30 days). One major difference from current is the election of a Board

and Officers. Board is elected first by members and then the Board appoints Officers.

Andy M. to publish and distribute to members only a special edition of Bosmopolitan once the info is obtained from the law firm.

Club must file for a tax ID # and are waiting official info regarding status of Beer & Sweat, etc.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM

 

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