July 2019 Bosmopolitan
BBL Board Meeting Minutes
01 July 2019 / Toast (Start) Time: 7:20 p.m./ Location: The Melchers Residence
Andy M. (P), Ray G. (T), Emma W. (S), Sarah G., Mike W., Wayne W. (CC)
Upcoming Board Meetings
Monday, August 5th @ 7:00 p.m. at Chateau Gerdes
This is the Beer & Sweat prep meeting, which always involves brick oven pizza. Come on out, it’s a great board meeting to attend!
Monday, September 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (2nd Monday due to Labor Day) Location TBD
Upcoming Club Meetings & Events
Friday, July 19th @ Norwood Community Center at 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Homebrew Bottle Swap and Calibration Night hosted by Nick P.
3rd Weekend in August: Beer & Sweat
3rd or 4th Weekend in September: Beer & Propane
Saturday, July 13th, Indiana Brewers Cup @ Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, August 17th, Beer & Sweat @ CVG Airport Marriott in Hebron, KY
Board Pursuing Homebrew-Friendly Legislation
Roxanne, Ray and Goose from Akron have been spearheading an effort to work with the Ohio legislature to draft rules that enable the ability to host homebrew competition events in Ohio. The goal is to enable us to bring a national competition to Cincinnati in partnership with Fermentis. We are able, as the law currently stands, to host in Kentucky but would like to have it on this side of the river. Looking longer-term, a larger goal would be to bring HomebrewCon back to Ohio.
Financially we’re okay, but if you’re not current on dues, please pay up! If you’re not sure, reach out to us and we’ll let you know.
The board has purchased a bookkeeping software to manage club finances going forward, but Ray doesn’t know how to install software on his computer, so we may never use it. He has enlisted Joe G. to come over for the next several days as his tech support. The point has been made that it may just be faster to teach Joe accounting.
BBL Membership Cards
If you paid online for membership and still need a card, please see Ray at the check-in desk at the next monthly meeting.
Updates on Recent Events
Homebrew Con 2019 - Providence, RI
A CMI member was awarded a medal - way to rep Cincinnati!
Beer & Sweat 2019: Saturday, August 17th
The link for a discounted rate on rooms is now live. Click here and reserve your rooms today - the discounted rate is only available until Friday, July 26th! Check out the Beer & Sweat Facebook page for current information.
Start brewing if you haven’t already - seven weeks to go!
And finally, if you know of any organizations interested in sponsorship, please connect them to a board member.
BBL Mentorship Program
Potential mentors talk to Wayne, potential mentees, ask at the Listermann’s counter about how to sign up, or use our online form (check the Mentorship page on the web site) if you already know the basics!
Update on Esoteric Brewing
Esoteric Brewing Company expects to host its grand opening in its Walnut Hills location in the spring of 2020. As plans come to fruition, a Bloats event will be planned and communicated to the club.
Bloatarian Tap Handles
Member price is $40 (at-cost), non-member price is $50. Check in with Andy at meetings if you are interested. They’re beautiful!
Bloatarian Shirt Order
The next order for shirts is opening soon - stay tuned for a link to order in time for Beer & Sweat. Hats, shirts and more shirts.
Possible Topics for 2019 - 2020 Meetings
All Things Yeast
Blending Night (TRASH Guest)
Factors that Affect Efficiency
Safety (5-10 minute topics before formal topic for all meeting)
Chime in with additional suggestions!
Meeting Adjourned at 8:49 p.m.