Meeting Minutes – August 2016

I. Call to Order – Aug 25th, 2016 7:50 p.m.

  • MASH had a large turnout of New Members. Welcome! We’re glad to have you as part of our club.

II. Review of Previous Minutes – Was waived.

III. Treasure's Report (Dave Kirsten) – We’ve got money.

$5,397.17 in the bank

We have a positive Cash Flow of $700.00

We have three (3) new paid members.

IV. Current Business

  • First Coast Cup 

    • Congratulations to Mike Moussa who received Bronze for his Kolsch

    • MASH has slipped to 9th place in the Florida Homebrew Club Standings

      • There has been low club participation

      • 1 competition still has its registration open – Best Florida Beer Competition. Register and help boost MASH’s standing!

  • Sign-up forms on website for event participation (Veritage, Grovetoberfest, etc.)

  • MASHups - Social Event/Bottle Share - mid-September event @ BoxElder (Josh Hubner)

  • MASH Poker Night - TBD (Matt Waldron)

V. New Business

  • Upcoming Competitions

    • Commander SAAZ (9/16-9/17 - Final Judging)

      • This is a great event to participate in. Well organized, with events through the weekend.

      • Club reimburses for first two entries.

    • Best Florida Beer Competition 

      • Entry window open until 9/10 

      • 10/8 - Final Judging is held

      • Any paid member is reimbursed for first 2 beers entered (As with any Florida Beer Circuit competition)

    • Check ReggieBeer for other competitions

  • Upcoming Events 

    • Veritage

      •  Held (10/5) at Wynwood Walls – Wynwood

      • Laid back event that MASH has participated in for past several years

      • MASH would like to have at least 5 kegs, needs member participation

      • Directions, badges, and arrival times will be given out once available.

    • Grovetoberfest 

      • Held (10/15) at Peacock Park - Coconut Grove

      • MASH is securing a tent for this event

      • Member participation is needed, to supply kegs, and help serve at the event.

    • South Florida Brewfest will be at FIU Biscayne Campus (11/19)

    • Next MASH-up will be at Box Elder in Wynwood – Tentative date of September 28th

    • MASH Poker Tournament is Aug. 30th

      • Texas Hold’em

      • Will be held at Lincolns Beard

    • BOTY 2017 Categories

      • Winner of each month’s BOTY receives a coaster

      • Last year, a poll was used to determine BOTY styles.

      • A vote was held and was in favor of using a poll to determine BOTY 2017 styles

  • BOTY 2017 Categories

    • Winner of each month’s BOTY receives a coaster

    • Last year, a poll was used to determine BOTY styles.

    • A vote was held and was in favor of using a poll to determine BOTY 2017 styles

  • Coconut Cup

    • We host this event late February/early March.

    • This is MASH’s big/critical Fundraiser. All of MASH needs to help for it to

    • Besides, it’s a fun time!

    • A shadow is needed for Bob Billany, to learn what he does for Coconut Cup.

  • Officers/Elections for 2017

    • Anyone interested in running for officer should start looking on our website at the positions available.

    • Upcoming meeting will have nominations

  • MASH hosting Club BJCP Exam

    • Planning to host exam in December, 2017.

    • Club will hold study sessions, and provide kits/study packets to help prepare members.

    • 12 slots – initially available for new attempts, then will be made available for members wanting to retake BJCP exam.

V. BotY

  • Aug: Fruit Beer

    • First – John Bankston. – Apricot Blond Ale

    • Second – Mike Moussa. – Cherry Hefeweizen

    • Third – Daniel Kinard. – Key Lime IPA

  • Sep: Smoke-flavored & Wood-aged Beer

VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting

  • Next meeting: September 22, 2016