HRB&TS Draft Rules (Club Bylaws)
The Hampton Roads Brewing
and Tasting Society (HRB&TS) is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment
of homebrewing. Members are encouraged to support the responsible
enjoyment of beer and to observe the beverage laws of the Commonwealth
of Virginia. Persons attending HRB&TS meetings and events are
solely liable for actions attendant to their participation.
1. The club shall maintain
the following elected and appointed positions of club officers:
for setting the club budget, running club meetings, purchasing beers of
the month (BOTM), purchasing or scamming club raffle items, organizing
club parties, appointing a Meeting Coordinator, appointing a Brewing Coordinator,
authorizing reimbursements to club members and setting the agenda at planning
meetings for club officers.
Vice President: Taking
over for the President in his/her absence as well as anything else the
President chooses to delegate to this position.
Treasurer: Tracking the
club budget (set by the President), collecting club membership applications
and fees, collecting the club raffle money, reimbursing club members for
money spent on club items, keeping track of all club receipts and "include
in the newsletter a quarterly report on the budget".
Newsletter Editor: Editing
and mailing/E-mailing club newsletter.
for maintaining the club libeerary (e.g. keeping track of who has
what checked out, etc.).
Responsible for all club competition-related activities (e.g. finding judges,
maintaining ribbons, sending First Place winners to the AHA club-only contest,
2. Elections of club officers
shall be in January of each year.
Brewing Coordinator: Appointed
by the president and responsible for arranging brewing sessions, maintaining
a Brewer's Pool roster, and handing out club grain to "Brewer’s Pool" members
willing to brew a BOTM (Brewers Pool = Those club members willing to brew
a BOTM for tasting at club meetings).
Meeting Coordinator: Appointed
by the president and responsible for finding and arranging suitable meeting
NOTE: Newsletter Editor
must have email, everyone else should have it.
3. Complementary membership
will be awarded to brewery and brewpub owners, and others who champion
homebrewing of beer, at the discretion of the Executive Board (see comp
section of membership roster).
4. Anyone participating
in the Brewer’s Pool must bring a six pack of the beer he/she brewed to
a subsequent meeting for the Club's tasting and three bottles for the subsequent
competition. Brewer’s Pool members shall be reimbursed (or paid up
front?) with 10 pounds of two row barley malt.
5. There must be two
mandatory club parties "special events" (e.g. summer/fall, and Oktoberfest).
6. Reimbursement for
money spent on club items must be receipted. Also, prior to any expenditure,
the President must grant pre-authorization.
7. Official club meetings
shall be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 pm until approximately
8. There will be a
NO SMOKING policy established for official club meetings so that our members
may better enjoy fine beers.
9. Any club officer
needing to leave office prior to the end of their term shall be replaced
at the discretion of the President. If the
President has to leave
the Vice President shall take over the duties of the President.
10. Annual dues are
$15.00 per individual and $20.00 per family. Dues shall be collected in
December of each year. Club members will have until February to submit
their dues prior to being removed from the club roster. Club fees shall
be prorated for those joining the club late in the year.
11. Any changes to
these bylaws must be voted on by club members at an official club meeting
by the simple majority of those present.
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