December / January Meetings, club work shirts and many more updates

December “meeting”, aka Schell’s bus tripReminder, there is no meeting in December, we are instead taking a club bus trip to Schell’s Saturday December 1st. If you are interested in attending, we still have room. Members and guests only, contact for more info.Club Work Shirts and Hats – Order by Dec 14thWe are ordering SPHBC work shirts ($35) and hats ($15) NOW. Hopefully they will be ready for UMMO. Contact for more info.Shirts are Dickies LS508 short sleeve work shirt with pockets, khaki/tan color embroidered with St. Paul Homebrewers Club text and the drunk viking image (see for viking). “Officers”Approx every 2 years we appoint new club officers. As announced last month, our new leaders for 2013-2014 are: Eric Anderson (moves from VP to Prez), Jason Siverson (VP), and BJ Haun remains as treasurer. James Henjum will continue to help organize CoC competitions until he withdraws. Congrats to the fresh blood!January MeetingTuesday January 8th, 7pm. Location TBD (one week late due to New Year’s)Next AHA Club-only CompetitionThe next CoC is for “Unsession Beers” or anything over 1.040 OG. Entries are due January 11, 2013 and we’ll be picking an entry at the January meeting. People interested in submitting need to bring 3 competition appropriate bottles and the entry forms already filled out to the January meeting. Email James Henjum for more details.2013 Dues2013 dues will be collected starting on the bus trip, we have new cards ready to hand-out. Dues are again $20 however if you were an “active club participant” in 2012 you can pay as little as $5.To qualify as an active participant, you must have entered at least 1 beer in the 2012 UMMO, MN State Fair or AHA National Homebrew Competition as SPHBC. Then for each competition volunteered/judged or each three meetings attended you get $5 credit for up to $15 total.If you didn’t meet the requirements, just pay $20. Otherwise pay $5-$15, honor system is used but we know who “active members” are.2013 Upper Mississippi Mash Out home brew competitionDon’t forget, the 2013 UMMO is coming in January. Much more info to follow, but this is a great event and a wonderful way to be an active member of the club and learn a ton about beer, judging and competitions.,Jeff HalvorsonSPHBC PrezEric AndersonSPHBC VP