This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXII, NUMBER 12
THIS MONTH'S MEETING
by Derek Whiteside
The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club normally meets on the third
Wednesday of each month, alternating between Corvallis and Albany. This
Saturday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. we will be having our annual holiday
party at Sam Holmes's house in Corvallis. Dave Wolf and Mark Taratoot
are working together to do a tasting of beer and chocolate pairings.
Kendall Staggs are Scott Leonard will proctor the annual "Name That
Beer" competition. Michael Villiardos will put together our ring toss,
where o-rings from Cornelius kegs are flung in the general direction of
beers and goodies to be desired and won by the membership.
The party is a pot luck, so please plan to bring something. The
following has been suggested as an allocation of dishes. If you have an
A-G type last name, please bring an appetizer or snack of some kind; H-R
last names, please bring a main dish or entrée; S-Z last names, please
bring a dessert.
OK. Other than that, you have the option to bring yourselves, bring
musical instruments, bring a designated driver or cab fare or sleeping
bag. Sam promises plenty of crash space. Bring beer to share, if you
feel so compelled. Bring beer or cool stuff for the ring toss
(homebrew, commercial brew, or anything else beer-related is good).
Bring a NAME for the HOTV holiday ale. If yours is selected in our
competition, you will win two double-magnums of Hair of the Dog beer,
as well as an assorted six-pack of Belgian Ales.
If you feel like helping with the planning or execution of the party,
please shoot me an email (email@example.com).
Hope to see you on Saturday night!
LAST MONTH'S MEETING
by Derek Whiteside
Sarah and I hosted the November meeting at our house on November 28. It
was a great time, and well attended to boot. Thanks to all who came. We
discussed the following topics in our business meeting:
Litter pick-up is scheduled for 12/15. We have close to the number of
volunteers needed, but contact Lee Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are
Dues: PAY UP! Our dues are paid on a calendar-yearly basis, which means
it's time to pay for the privilege of membership. Dues are (currently)
$12 per annum, and are payable to HOTV. Checks (or cash) should be
delivered to Lee Smith. If you would like to mail your check to Lee, his
address is 2190 Maier Lane, Albany, OR 97321.
We discussed a possible dues increase. A careful review of the club
bylaws reveals that "Dues are set by the club officers," so officially
this is not a voting matter. Nonetheless, the membership was polled as
to their feelings on the following increase: dues would become $15 per
year, with a $3 discount for those members renewing before the 1st of
January. The increase is meant to help to offset the cost of liability
insurance, as well as making more funds available to the club for the
festival, parties, and other trips. The membership's response to this
proposal was almost unanimously favorable.
We discussed the Holiday Party and the usual volunteers for activities.
We held our annual election, and the following lucky people were
President: Royal Willard
Vice President: Scott Leonard
Treasurer: Lee Smith
Newsletter Editor: Kendall Staggs
Festival Chair: Joel Rea
Congratulations to our new president, and to our returning officers!
Michael Villiardos, who runs our electronic mailing lists, has changed
the list to a subscribers-only- can-post" model, which means that you
must be subscribed from the email address that you send a message to the
list from. That's confusing. In other words, the list will only accept
email from those email addresses that are subscribed. If you have more
than one email address that you'd like to be able to send from, you can
subscribe with more than one address. Send email to Michael
(email@example.com) if you'd like to do this.
Joel Rea offered to "host" the January meeting at the Oregon Trader
Brewery in Albany, so that's where it'll be! Directions will be sent out
in the January Brewsletter.