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#1 LeftyMPfrmDE

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:18 AM

I've been very active over the last year with my local club; I was appointed with a position as operations chair; finding cool/educational activities and a couple public events, night out at a AAA baseball game, spiking bottles of Bud with hops for a flavor panel, a off flavor tasting at a local brewery and hooked up with a local distillery for a bunch of 10 gallon bourbon barrels for those who wanted them (totally snagged one). 

 

humbled by the fact that the club wants me to lead them for 2019, and a little intimidating because a lot of the member's our ad least 15 years my senior.    

 

going to try to get the club to head to NHC this year in RI. Has anyone else been a President of a brew club? any thoughts, advice, or ideas? 

 

 


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#2 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

Congrats.  I have never been in a "club" although I know a lot of local brewers and hang with them occasionally.  We had a local online forum and we called ourselves "a club" but we never really assembled as a club... we would just meet at a local brewpub and drink.  :lol:  I hope it goes smoothly for you and don't be intimidated... show 'em why you're president.  

 

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:29 AM

Congrats.  I have never been in a "club" although I know a lot of local brewers and hang with them occasionally.  We had a local online forum and we called ourselves "a club" but we never really assembled as a club... we would just meet at a local brewpub and drink.  :lol:  I hope it goes smoothly for you and don't be intimidated... show 'em why you're president.  

 

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Thanks, man!  We have a huge FB page, but more hang out online then IRL.  A couple years back, the club was on the skids on collapsing; this will be the club's 31st year of existence. before attending meetings, some brewer's I've talked to described some of the meetings as a "drunken free for all". over the past couple years, we've added more discipline to the meetings; styles of the month, inner club competitions; just to give folks more of a reason to show up to a meeting and get a buzz on. attendance as been on the upswing for the last year, so that's a plus.   


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:34 AM

Lead by example, don't try to do it all by yourself.  Delegate and get people involved.  Sometimes you need to Voluntold people.  Otherwise most will sit on their hands and wait for someone else to volunteer.  Keep up the tech talks and group activities.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

Good luck! I was president of mine for 2 years. Tough to get people to volunteer for stuff sometimes. Don't get burnt out and remember it's supposed to be fun!


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:49 AM

Congrats. I have never been in a "club" although I know a lot of local brewers and hang with them occasionally. We had a local online forum and we called ourselves "a club" but we never really assembled as a club... we would just meet at a local brewpub and drink. :lol: I hope it goes smoothly for you and don't be intimidated... show 'em why you're president.

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I don't brew often enough to enter comps anymore, but I have always used MABCAB as my club on entry forms. I need to see how Dime & Jayflap are doing these days.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:28 AM

I don't brew often enough to enter comps anymore, but I have always used MABCAB as my club on entry forms. I need to see how Dime & Jayflap are doing these days.

Yea, That board is super dead nowadays.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:30 PM

Congrats! I have been the VP for our club for a couple years now. I've turned down the opportunity to be president, just because I don't feel I have the requisite time and energy to dedicate to it. We're losing some key members soon, and membership is waning. 

 

 Looks like out current prez will likely have to leave in August, so odds are I will have to take over for a least a few months. I'll give it my best, but it's younger guys with flexible schedules to tend to do well. I like being involved and we have a great bunch of folks, but I really just want to brew and have fun.


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