HomeBeerAHA Governing Committee Assembly Abstract: March 2023

AHA Governing Committee Assembly Abstract: March 2023


The next is a abstract of the March 2023 assembly of your American Homebrewers Affiliation Governing Committee (GC).

GC Members: Jen Blair, Matt Bolling, Sandy Cockerham, Shawn Cormier, Chris Frey, Chris Hummert, Annie Johnson, Melissa McCann, Gail Milburn, Doug Piper, Goose Steingass, Roxanne Westendorf. Absent: Jill Marilley, Amy Martin, Cassie Salinas.

AHA Employees: Julia Herz

Approval of January and February Assembly Notes:

  • There have been no additions or corrections to the assembly notes for January, and people notes have been accredited.  The February Basecamp evaluation and coaching had no questions or further feedback.

AHA Mission Assertion:

  • Shared was a proposed “exterior” Mission Assertion for the AHA: “Devoted to defending and connecting the neighborhood of homebrewers, giving causes and rewards for brewing, empowering an equitable homebrewing tradition, and showcasing the enjoyable of the interest.”
  • Shawna reiterated that in response to Part 4 of our bylaws, we’re an advisory committee to the BA Board and supply recommendation to the BA Board regarding the members of the AHA.
  • One of many major objectives of the AHA is to supply the very best info to teach the homebrewing neighborhood.
  • It was requested whether or not the AHA may sustain with the tempo of expertise relating to homebrewing schooling.
  • The Bylaws should be addressed as they’re incomplete and defunct primarily based on the governance construction of the AHA throughout the BA.

Evaluation of Membership Mannequin Code of Conduct and GC Social Contract:

  • We reviewed the language of the Membership Mannequin Code of Conduct. The subsequent step is to share on the Bootcamp for Membership Officers at HBC to get their enter.
  • The language of the GC Social Contract was additionally reviewed, and accredited. Basecamp’s dwelling, respiration doc might be scanned and altered when wanted.
  • Roxanne to verify on the #NotMe choice for homebrew golf equipment (AHA already gives this at Nationwide Homebrew Competitors Judging places and Homebrew Con (HBC)).

Subcommittee and Working Group Briefings:

  • Schooling and Occasions
    • Ken Grossman would be the speaker for the April 25 webinar, which Chris Frey will average.
    • Sarah Flora would be the speaker for the Could 22 webinar moderated by Amy Martin
    • Justin Crosley would be the speaker for the June 23 webinar moderated by Shawna Cormier.
    • Ashley Carter would be the speaker on the July webinar. A date for this has not but been set.
    • The subcommittee wish to see extra involvement from the GC at these webinars, and they’re searching for one other physique to assist on the subcommittee.
  • Matt reported that this group is sending invitations for the two-hour Trade Coalition program from 8:30 to 10:30 on Friday morning at HBC. Everybody on the GC is inspired to attend.
    • The AHA is conducting a retailer survey which can be despatched out within the subsequent few weeks.
    • The working group can also be exploring the place the BA Provide Chain Subcommittee may need synergies with AHA.
  • Sandy is knee-deep within the NHC, and Gail has consulted with Sandy, Chris, and Millie on the BA to facilitate a robust competitors this yr.
  • HBC Periods Working Group:
    • Shawna reported that the working group is at the moment within the preliminary phases of reviewing outlines from the potential presenters. They are going to then evaluation drafts of the displays.
  • DEI
    • . The DEI Committee is engaged on an enormous mission for the Craft Brewers Convention, which is mainly “pack-out” kits for these on the margins of housing and safety.
    • Julia is trying to create a strategic plan for the AHA on DEI work and asking for enter from the DEI Committee for 2023-2024.
  • Program/Occasions Replace:
    • HBC web site listing pricing choices for Tremendous Early Hen (via 4/3), Early Hen (4/4 – 5/1), and Full pricing (after 5/1).
    • There’s the usual Social Bundle. As well as, a brand new Saturday Social Bundle has been added.
    • Workshops are listed on the HBC web site with an summary of every one.
    • The Trade Coalition assembly is overviewed on the HBC website, and an RSVP is required.
    • There aren’t any keynote audio system. As an alternative, there can be two headline audio system. The headline audio system can be introduced quickly.
    • GC is urged to advertise attendance at HBC with AHA members. The way forward for the AHA relies on robust membership and attendance numbers.
    • GC Recognition Award was mentioned in prep for voting.


  • BA is getting ready for the longer term passing of Former President Jimmy Carter.
  • Media kits relating to HBC can be out there to advertise the occasion between now and June 22.
  • Becoming a member of the AHA will permit individuals to obtain a free ebook valued as much as $25 from the AHA.
  • Missouri is engaged on homebrew laws that the AHA/BA authorized staff is supporting, and when the time is true, we’re able to ship an activation electronic mail to AHA members within the state.

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