Brew Club Minutes for 5 Mar 2011
The meeting took place at the Club House.
Present: Jim I., Jim P., Nick, Dave, Jack, Ferd, Jerry, Barry, and Joel.
Theme for this meeting: "Get those damn kids off my lawn!"
From a substantially reclined position the president brought the meeting to order at 1:15.
1. Treasure's Report: $517.65 in the Bank.
The club owes Northern Ales $500 for
grain. The grain cost $31.25 - $35.00 per bag depending upon when you decided to
pay at the meeting (I know, it doesn't make any sense, but this is the BREW
Money was collected as follows:
Nick 4 x Bags $125.00
Barry 4 x Bags $125.00
Don 2 x Bags $64.00
Joel 1 x Bag $32.00
Jim P. 1 x Bag $31.25 (see)
Dave 1 x Bag $35.00 (see again)
Due: Jerry to pay for 2 bags to the treasurer.
Dave also paid $20 towards annual dues.
2. Old Business:
Money for the grain was collected as
described above. It was a very orderly process which transpired as smooth as
silk. We all agreed that we should do it again this way.
T-Shirts needed as follows:
Barry - Medium
Don - Medium
Dave - Large
Jim P - Medium
Brad Walker (Joel) - Large
The Sandpoint Trip has been tabled indefinitely due to the high degree of indefiniteness surrounding it.
3. New Business:
Lost Falls is available at noon on
Saturdays for BREW Club Meetings. Given the chronic shortage of IPA at that
establishment the suggestion was tabled.
Barry Reports that Hops Direct has
Barry's Hop report spurred a robust
discussion of picking hops at Brew Club members locations. As usual, an
in-depth discussion of the process of calling someone up and saying "I have
hops that are ready to pick" and the appropriate responses to this formal
question ensued. With no end in sight the president called for bladder
reduction procedures and initiated the same.
Following a freak accident with a hermetic-sealing device the President was killed during the break and will be available for distribution to the club members at the specially discounted rate of $3.00 per ounce. Store in a cool dry place and rehydrate with plenty of water and Miracle Whip.
Following the break the discussion
of hops continued ad nauseum until the nauseum was ended by tabling the
discussion or something like that. Who knows? Perhaps the discussion just
died of boredom or was accidentally ingested when it got too close to the
beanie-weenie pie. Some things are better left a mystery.
Nick asked that a pass-word
protected place be made available on the website for club emails. The
Laundry Boy has been so tasked.
Jack made a motion to repeal all
club fines and was shouted down with contempt.
Jack made a motion to create some
new fines and was shouted down in contempt.
Ferd made a motion for the club to
perform a Full Monty show, and if you feel like lovin' him or if you gots da
notion you can second that emotion. However, there was no second for his
motion and he joined jack on the floor rolling around in a gooey pool of
The Club collected $50 for flowers
or some other fitting tribute for Dick Garvey who passed away this past
week. Dick is Pat's brother and had a standing invitation for the Brew Club
to use his home as a way-station on our trips. He also introduced many
members to Scullers IPA. A laudable feat. Dick will be missed.
Next Meeting: 2 April at the
Clubhouse. On the agenda will be the Big Brew Day yard sale and perhaps Big
Brew Day Beer Making as well.
On a final note. Contact Jerry or
Jim if you are interested in a grain run.
The meeting ended in the comfort of our self-imposed Chaos.
But Wait! There's more! Just in case you forgot who your officers were.......
Election Session: Officers for 2011 were elected as follows:
Joel (congratulations; you still owe the club $20)
Vice President: Jim
Sgt @ Arms: Bill B.
Hop Nazi: Jerry
Sensitivity Counselor: To Be Determined