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THC Board Meeting Minutes 9/26/17

Members,

The board will begin posting minutes of meetings within a week of said meetings occurring. Here is the first set.

THC BOARD MINUTES, 9/26/17

  • Callout meeting.  Possible themes for competition:
    • One style across entrants, but using different yeasts.
    • Special ingredient list. Item to be chosen by entrant.  Beer must highlight the chosen special ingredient.
    • Iron brewer: Special ingredient announced the day of the competition
    • Clone recipe: Given a People’s recipe, each person attempts to clone it.
    • Choose you own hop for a recipe.

          Suggestions forwarded to Chris, to give him additional options for planning the brew day.

  • Teach a Friend to Homebrew day. November 5, to be held at Jarrod’s house.  Will teach three people to brew.  Club payment of half of ingredients waved due to desire to decrease complexity of event.
  • Meeting format. Consensus is that meeting format is fine, with the exception of deleting an educational component separate from style focus.  May alternate in the future.
  • Jockey box. Club generally pours 8 to 10 kegged beers at events; the 4 tap jockey box is not adequate.  Ideas discussed, but no action taken.
  • Jockey box façade. General agreement that update would be desireable.  This issue has persisted for a time.  A two person subcommittee (Hugh and Jarrod) will generate ideas to be delivered to the board at a later date.  Façade update desired to be done in time for Winter Warmer.
  • Add seventh member to board, for a one year rotating membership. Will advertise in October, selected by vote of membership (assuming more than one volunteer) in November.  Meeting December 5.  This may evolve into some system of turnover for the board at large.
  • Some discussion of size of club, and overall vision for club future. General discussion only.
  • Club T-shirts to be put on an online order basis in the forseeable future, when inventory depleted. Two designs (one with THC, one without) desired.
  • Club service event. Most likely at Food Finders.  Hugh will pursue and update.
  • Possible THC booth at Moseys. No beer service, just information. Decided that it is not necessary to attend every Mosey, but this idea will be pursued.

Interested in learning more about beer?

Interested in learning more about beer? Want to meet other interested people and maybe learn how to make beer?  Perhaps interested in tasting interesting home brewed beers and learning about the science and art of brewing?  Tippecanoe Hombrewers’ Circle (THC) can help.  With regular meetings (2nd Monday of the month), a series of events we attend and decades of participation in the Indiana home brewer community, THC is focused on advancing the educational and social aspects of home brewing, and is always looking for new members interested in the same.  We are active on Facebook, post updates and pictures via Twitter, and can be directly emailed at board@tippyhomebrewers.org.

THC Membership Dues and Insurance

Our club insurance is coming up for renewal and due by August 1st.  Right now I show just 16 members have paid dues.  That is down from 37 this time last year.  Your dues goes to things like; club insurance, pays for ingredients for new brewers, pays your first entry into a competition, club equipment like the jockey box, stand, and tasting glasses, the Christmas party, website hosting, and is used to front the money for club activities like bus trips.  Please consider becoming a member at our July meeting for the remainder of 2016. We still welcome you regardless if you pay, but your $12 sure does help the club.