Monday, February 10, 2020

Notes for meeting of 2-9-2020

We had our regular meeting for the month of February. We had a very nice turnout of 21 members for our Old Ale tasting. Thanks to Ed and Kira Tash for shopping for
all the beers for the beer tasting.

It was discussed during the meeting of setting up a brewing equipment swap sometime in the near future. We  would like to hear from any members that would be interested 
in doing something like this or would like to comment on this idea.

Tentative plans for our April meeting would be a brew- in demonstration to attract new members FOSSILS. It has been discussed of having put in student news papers of IUS
and Ivy tech. 

Discussed was the possibility of having a trivia competition at a future meeting.

Because of remodeling project (painting) going on at NABC this past Sunday we had to cut our meeting short, therefore we did not have to have our normal raffle. So we are hoping
to have a large raffle at our March meeting. Thanks to everyone who brought raffle items to February meeting. They will be put in the March meeting.

Our next meeting will be March 8, 2020. It will be a brew food competition, the food must contain beer, not beer ingredients. It can be entree, dessert or appetizer but it must be edible. We would like to have at least 6 entries, and more if possible.

Please bring raffle items and money to purchase raffle tickets. The money raised from raffle supports the club and pays for the beer that we drink at the meeting.

Hope to have another great turnout at our March Meeting.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Notes for Executive Committee meeting of 2-5-2020

Members in attendance were: Ed Needham; Larry Hovekamp; Ed Tash; Kira Tash;  Mike; Jim Frazier; Debbie Frazier; and Dave Leist.

Ed Tash mentioned that he received the Kentucky State Fair mailing regarding the Homebrew competition and that the fee was $100.00. It was voted on and approved
by the members present for Ed to pay this fee from the club's funds.

We have also started discussions on having a T-shirt for Fossils 30 year anniversary. which will be this September. We would like to get discussions from all members. So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please bring them up at the next meeting.

The regular meeting of March 8, 2020 was originally schedule to be the Funky and Pungent competition but it has been discussed to be changed to a Brew food competition
(beer must be in it).  We would like to have members opinions and/or discussion on this proposal.

The discussion for the regular meeting in April was to some type of brewing demonstration to try to increase in membership. Also to advertise about this event locally such as
in IUS student newspaper. We would really like to have some input regarding this idea from any of our members.

Our next regular meeting is this Sunday, 2-9-2020 at 6:00 PM at NABC (Sportstime Pizza). it will be an old ale tasting, which we already have some left over from our last tasting.
Ed Tash will be shopping this weekend for some others to sample. Thanks Ed. If any member's have any of this style to share please bring it to the meeting.