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Title: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: denny on February 21, 2010, 09:21:29 PM
If you're an AHA member, please take a minute to cast your vote in the Governing Committee Election at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=vote-for-your-aha-governing-committee .

These people are YOUR representatives with the AHA.  Make your voice heard!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: redbeerman on February 24, 2010, 05:42:54 PM
Done!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2010, 05:54:18 PM
Thanks for the reminder. Done!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on February 24, 2010, 06:01:38 PM
In true, 1800's style stumping I promise to buy every one of my voters a beer... from my keg.. when I see you and have one on me! :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: theDarkSide on February 24, 2010, 06:06:50 PM
In true, 1800's style stumping I promise to buy every one of my voters a beer... from my keg.. when I see you and have one on me! :)
I'll be right over :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Hokerer on February 24, 2010, 06:52:58 PM
In true, 1800's style stumping I promise to buy every one of my voters a beer... from my keg.. when I see you and have one on me! :)

You gotta get better at your stumping timing, I voted Sunday right after Denny posted.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 24, 2010, 07:16:37 PM
In true, 1800's style stumping I promise to buy every one of my voters a beer... from my keg.. when I see you and have one on me! :)

You gotta get better at your stumping timing, I voted Sunday right after Denny posted.

Me too, but I would take some "Yeast Samples".   :D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: stout_fan on February 25, 2010, 04:22:41 PM
Zaphod Beeblebrox for galactic president.

Oh wait, he already is, never mind.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: hamiltont on March 04, 2010, 12:58:32 AM
Done Deal!  Looking forward to that free beer now....  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dontblake on March 07, 2010, 04:42:57 PM
did my voting a week ago...
On to brewing!

Making 10 gal of pre-prohibition pilsner (first ever attempt at this style).
Will be racking 5 gal of Vienna lager to secondary and will use the yeast cake (cry havoc).
also will be kegging some Hazelnut Latte Stout (and adding the cold steeped coffee and hazelnut).

Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dean on March 11, 2010, 08:50:04 PM
If we don't know any of the people, how can we make a decision?  Aren't they all supporting homebrewers, trying to legalizing the craft where it needs, broaden some of the current laws to favor homebrewing, shipping issues, etc. etc?  I understand that it has to have some sort of voting or it doesn't meet certain legal requirements but... so help me out here... what are the issues and why should I vote for one person over another?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 11, 2010, 09:07:24 PM
If we don't know any of the people, how can we make a decision?  Aren't they all supporting homebrewers, trying to legalizing the craft where it needs, broaden some of the current laws to favor homebrewing, shipping issues, etc. etc?  I understand that it has to have some sort of voting or it doesn't meet certain legal requirements but... so help me out here... what are the issues and why should I vote for one person over another?
Listen last episodes of Brewing Network Session podcast.
Most of the people were interviewed there.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: theDarkSide on March 11, 2010, 09:12:57 PM
[Listen last episodes of Brewing Network Session podcast.
Most of the people were interviewed there.

Yeah...some guy named Drew was on there...sounded a little shady to me.   ;D

Just kidding...
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dean on March 11, 2010, 09:17:58 PM
I have dialup... it loads too slow and is broken into short blurbs... its irritating and a waste of time in my situation.  Sometimes it won't even load.   ::)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: mikeypedersen on March 11, 2010, 09:39:04 PM
Did you read the profiles they put up here:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=vote-for-your-aha-governing-committee

Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 11, 2010, 09:46:57 PM
Yeah...some guy named Drew was on there...sounded a little shady to me.   ;D

Are you kidding me? I know the guy pretty well. He's damn shady! But isn't that what we need in a politician? :)

Dean's absolutely right in one regard - everyone who's running is dedicated to this crazy little dance we do and that's great. No matter the outcome of the elections this year, I hope that the AHA can find a way to harness it all and keep us moving forward.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 12, 2010, 12:42:14 AM
I have dialup... it loads too slow and is broken into short blurbs... its irritating and a waste of time in my situation.  Sometimes it won't even load.   ::)
Not sure where you live and what is your situation but if you have library anywhere close by you probably could download file there and take it home.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dean on March 12, 2010, 11:32:46 AM
To be honest, I'd just feel bad if I cast a vote without knowing why I voted for any one person in particular.  I'm sure each person would be as good a choice as any other.  Maybe next time.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 04:19:57 PM
Dean, everyone's statements and bios are available online.  What more do you need?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: tygo on March 12, 2010, 04:52:55 PM
I think a televised debate would be nice  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 12, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
If you don't like your television that is. :)

Just thinking, my mug in HD would be terrifying.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: theDarkSide on March 12, 2010, 04:58:54 PM
Dean, everyone's statements and bios are available online.  What more do you need?

How about a Beer Summit?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 05:07:23 PM
If you don't like your television that is. :)

Just thinking, my mug in HD would be terrifying.

Hell, just your pic scares me to death!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Hokerer on March 12, 2010, 05:10:41 PM
No holds barred, steel cage match!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 12, 2010, 05:28:41 PM
It's on old man! :)

Can you imagine what this place would be like if Denny and I actually hated each other? It would be pretty damn interesting. :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 06:03:24 PM
It's on old man! :)

Can you imagine what this place would be like if Denny and I actually hated each other? It would be pretty damn interesting. :)

Hey, it's interesting enough with us as friends!  Of course, that may end if I bring the uke to NHC!  :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 12, 2010, 06:23:43 PM
You bring the uke, I'll up the threat by singing!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 06:27:45 PM
You bring the uke, I'll up the threat by singing!

Actually, that might work....you've GOT to be better than I am!

"If You're a Viper", key of C....
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 12, 2010, 06:50:51 PM
You've obviously never heard me sing. I inherited my mom's voice, the one where they asked her to stop singing in church. :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: bluesman on March 12, 2010, 07:42:30 PM
In true, 1800's style stumping I promise to buy every one of my voters a beer... from my keg.. when I see you and have one on me! :)

It's a long drive for me, but I'll take an IOU. Good Luck!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: bluesman on March 12, 2010, 07:47:18 PM
You bring the uke, I'll up the threat by singing!

Actually, that might work....you've GOT to be better than I am!

"If You're a Viper", key of C....

I assume your bass playing is wayyyyy better than your singing Denny....right?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dean on March 12, 2010, 07:58:48 PM
Dean, everyone's statements and bios are available online.  What more do you need?

I didn't see anything on AHA site the last time I looked, guess I'll have to look again.  

How about something simple like telling us who they are... not what their favorite hobby is, not who their family is or what they're like, not what they like to do or what their job is or what they are like... just tell us who you are.  heheheh   ;D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 08:19:29 PM
You bring the uke, I'll up the threat by singing!

Actually, that might work....you've GOT to be better than I am!

"If You're a Viper", key of C....

I assume your bass playing is wayyyyy better than your singing Denny....right?

I'm out of practice, but even at that, people don't run screaming when I play bass like they do when I sing!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: denny on March 12, 2010, 08:20:45 PM
I didn't see anything on AHA site the last time I looked, guess I'll have to look again.  

Really?  Look again and if you still don't see what you need, let us know.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 12, 2010, 08:32:50 PM
If you're an AHA member, please take a minute to cast your vote in the Governing Committee Election at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=vote-for-your-aha-governing-committee .

These people are YOUR representatives with the AHA.  Make your voice heard!
Dean:
scroll down to "Candidate Profiles" section

Here are individual candidates:
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/aha-governing-committee/drew-beechum-candidate-profile
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/aha-governing-committee/fred-bonjour-candidate-profile
...

Quote
Candidate Profiles

Drew Beechum
Pasadena, CA

Fred Bonjour
Troy, MI

Justin Crossley
Pacheco, CA

Michael Fairbrother
Londonderry, NH

Al Hazan
Stroudsburg, PA

Jake Keeler
St. Paul, MN

Steve Marler
Arlington, VA

Tom Schmidlin
Redmond, WA

Douglas Wawrzynski
Salt Lake City, UT
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 24, 2010, 06:44:38 PM
One Week to Go!

Vote for your Governing Committee! (and get an entry into the Lallemand Scholarship!)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: theDarkSide on March 30, 2010, 06:50:34 PM
Drew,

Do you know when they announce the winners?  Will they announce this week or is this something they hold onto for the Conference?

Good luck to you.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: dbeechum on March 30, 2010, 06:59:53 PM
I don't know how fast the annoucement will be, but given that all the votes were online this year - it shouldn't be long.

They can't hold things off until the conference because the new members of the GC have to make their plans to be there. (Weds afternoon at the conference is the annual Governing Committee Face to Face meeting.)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: Douglas Wawrzynski on March 30, 2010, 08:34:43 PM
Tomorrow is the last day to vote.
I'll admit, I'm excited to see the results one way or another.

Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: bonjour on March 31, 2010, 12:59:15 AM
We are down to the last day for voting, so if you haven't already please vote.

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections Open!
Post by: theDarkSide on April 01, 2010, 03:33:56 PM
WHO WON?!?!?  WHO WON?!?!?  ARRRRRR!!!!!

 ;D

Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: dbeechum on April 01, 2010, 03:53:20 PM
The votes are being verified right now
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: theDarkSide on April 01, 2010, 03:55:13 PM
Any "virtual" pregnant chads? :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: dbeechum on April 01, 2010, 04:33:56 PM
I think it reality its more about preventing Chicago style electioneering, but I say if the undead want to have a voice, they should!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: denny on April 01, 2010, 04:52:56 PM
Voting rights for zombies!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: Beertracker on April 01, 2010, 05:41:39 PM
Voting rights for zombies!  ;)

I don't understand why everyone discriminates against them? Zombies have rights too!  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: denny on April 01, 2010, 05:56:01 PM
Zombies are people, too!   ;D  Or, at least they used to be....
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: dbeechum on April 01, 2010, 05:56:34 PM
Zombies are were people, too!   ;D

Fixed that for you
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 02, 2010, 09:20:02 PM
Are Zombie-nadoes counted as one vote?

I am anxious to see who one, two...too!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: timo on April 06, 2010, 01:14:54 AM
Congratulations Fred!!!!

Watch out AHA.....you guys got a GREAT ONE !!!!!!!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: bonjour on April 06, 2010, 11:03:37 AM
Thanks Tim
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: denny on April 06, 2010, 04:04:48 PM
Congratulations Fred!!!!

Watch out AHA.....you guys got a GREAT ONE !!!!!!!

I say ANOTHER great one! 
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: bonjour on April 06, 2010, 04:24:11 PM
all this buttering up may get you guys a beer.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: denny on April 06, 2010, 04:25:29 PM
all this buttering up may get you guys a beer.

I damn well hope so!  :)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: wpshadowens on April 06, 2010, 04:27:05 PM
Congratulations Fred!!!!

Watch out AHA.....you guys got a GREAT ONE !!!!!!!

I say ANOTHER great one! 

More butter...

Either way you slice it the AHA is very fortunate to have Fred as a member of the Governing Committee.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Elections are now closed
Post by: bonjour on April 06, 2010, 04:49:46 PM
More butter...
I'll see what I can come up with for tomorrow night