Meeting Minutes – November 2016
I. Call to Order
Several new members were in attendance this evening. Welcome to Ruben, Denise and James, Jamie, and Corey!
This is our last annual meeting
II. Review of Previous Minutes
III. Treasure's Report (Dave Kirsten)
Account Balance: $ 5629.93
“We’ve got money!”
Club funds are in surplus. Members are encouraged to start planning and brewing for BFBC competitions.
Mash will pay for the first two entries, per competition, for any competitions counting towards the Florida Homebrew Cup.
Cash Flow: $ 957.71
Paid Members: 47
IV. Current Business
Volunteers are needed for North Miami/FIU Brewfest
Matt Waldron will be there speaking, and with kegs for a Brulosophy experiment.
Help is needed with pouring the beer and managing the club tent.
MASHups - Social Event/Bottle Share - Next one will be scheduled in January (Josh Hubner)
Location for next MASHup is TBA
More info will be available soon.
V. New Business
South Florida Brewfest @ FIU (11/19)
MASH is registered.
Still no date selected. We will inform MASH once a date has been selected.
Miami Beer Festival - January 2017
MASH will give more info soon for club involvement.
Start brewing or planning your involvement now for this Festival!
MASH will have a signup sheet by next meeting.
Coconut Cup 2017
Volunteers are needed for Judging, Stewards, Bottle sorting, Food gathering, etc.
This is our largest annual event, is BJCP sanctioned, and has over 400 entries each year (that require sorting/judging help). This competition provides the bulk of MASH’s annual funds. So it is very important to have club involvement in it.
Date of competition is being finalized, for late February or early March
The Coconut Cup trophy is awarded to the best performing club. Start planning your entries, and brew! We want the trophy back this year.
Will be held at Tom's NFL, in Miami Springs (Just north of MIA Airport)
Saturday, December 17, 2016. Starting at 1:00 p.m.
First BOTY for 2017 will be held at this meeting, with the category being “Open/Best of Show”
Officers/Elections for 2017
President – Dan Barrett Jorge Molina Matt Waldron
Vice President – Dan Barrett Jorge Molina Matt Waldron Patrick Whiteside
Membership Secretary – Marie Waldron
Treasurer – David Kirsten
Librarian – Bob Billany
Nominations are still open, and will be open until elections are held at the Winter Solstice. If you want to be involved, speak up!
Nov: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
1st – Daniel Kinard – Pepper Russian Imperial Stout
2nd – Bob & Dave – Rosemary Pale Ale
3rd – Mike Moussa – Pumpkin Seed Helles
December’s BOTY (first of the 2017 BOTY calendar) is Open/Best of Show. Bring out your whales, bro.
VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting
Next meeting: December 17, 2016