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Title: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: jkeeler on April 04, 2014, 06:34:00 PM
Greetings everyone,

I hope this finds you with full carboys, and brew-days on the near horizon.

This year's AHA Governing Committee election saw a roughly 15% increase in voter turn out, with 1,636 ballots cast, totaling in 8,915 votes - about 5.5 votes cast per voter.  With 25 candidates running for 8 open seats, it was one of the most exiting elections to date.

From this, the following candidates we're voted into the 8 open seats on the 15 member GC:

    Drew Beechum*| Pasadena, CA
    Martin Brungard | Carmel, IN
    Jeff Rankert | Milford, MI
    Aimee Richard | Philadelphia, PA
    Susan Ruud* | Harwood, ND
    Tom Schmidlin* | Redmond, WA
    Roxanne Westendord* | Cincinnati, OH
    Kim Wood | Greenwood, CA

*Returning Governing Committee member

I want to personally congratulate Drew, Roxanne, Tom and Susan on being re-elected, and welcome Aimee, Jeff, Martin and Kim to the GC.  Congratulations to you all, we have exiting work ahead of us!

To the other 17 candidates, thank you for running - the competition was close, and all candidates garnered healthy amounts of votes.  Your engagement, participation and membership is an inspiration to the AHA.

So, raise a glass of homebrew today to your returning and new GC'ers, to all those who ran, and to all who voted. 

Cheers!

Jake Keeler
Governing Committee Chair

More on the results: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/announcing-the-2014-aha-governing-committee/
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 04, 2014, 06:37:58 PM
Congrats to all who got elected !  I'm sure all will do a great job.
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: davidgzach on April 04, 2014, 06:40:18 PM
Congrats to all newly elected members.  Special congrats to Martin, Tom and Jeff whom I have corresponded with or met in person.  I'm sure you will do a great job.

Dave
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: theDarkSide on April 04, 2014, 06:45:09 PM
Congrats to the winners.  Nice distribution across the country!

So now what do we need to do to get that beer from Drew that he promised everyone who voted for him? :)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: bonjour on April 04, 2014, 06:54:01 PM
Congrats to the winners.  Nice distribution across the country!

So now what do we need to do to get that beer from Drew that he promised everyone who voted for him? :)
Let me guess,

Meet Drew in San Diego June 11th 2014






like that is going to happen   ;)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: stpug on April 04, 2014, 08:24:58 PM
Congratulations to everyone who got elected!!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: dbeechum on April 04, 2014, 09:00:55 PM
So now what do we need to do to get that beer from Drew that he promised everyone who voted for him? :)

Find me at Club Night - I promise to buy you a beer from one of the many taps avaialble!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: mchrispen on April 04, 2014, 09:16:01 PM
Gratz all!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: morticaixavier on April 04, 2014, 10:41:31 PM
Congratulations all.
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 05, 2014, 02:37:32 AM
Now what do I do? I won. Was very surprised, as the field was big and filled with good candidates.

I have heard it is tradition/required that the new members bring rare and expensive beers to the first meeting. Time to get some old dusty bottles out.

Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 05, 2014, 03:19:28 AM
Congrats Jeff.  A good problem to have !
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: tschmidlin on April 05, 2014, 08:20:35 AM
Now what do I do? I won. Was very surprised, as the field was big and filled with good candidates.

I have heard it is tradition/required that the new members bring rare and expensive beers to the first meeting. Time to get some old dusty bottles out.
As further hazing Jeff, you are required to give me a ride from The Hudecek Compound to GR on Tuesday before the conference, so we can be at the meeting 8AM Wednesday morning.  I will try not to drink the dusty bottles on the way. :)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 05, 2014, 11:52:38 AM
Now what do I do? I won. Was very surprised, as the field was big and filled with good candidates.

I have heard it is tradition/required that the new members bring rare and expensive beers to the first meeting. Time to get some old dusty bottles out.
As further hazing Jeff, you are required to give me a ride from The Hudecek Compound to GR on Tuesday before the conference, so we can be at the meeting 8AM Wednesday morning.  I will try not to drink the dusty bottles on the way. :)
As it happens we were already going over on Tuesday, time TBD. Mrs. R is the head steward, and also has work to do on Wed.

We will give you some quiet time after the compound. You are going to have some fun. Brewing with Joe and Andy for Octoberfest?
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: euge on April 05, 2014, 01:25:29 PM
Congrats to everyone.

And wish I could meet you all!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: tschmidlin on April 05, 2014, 04:27:14 PM
Now what do I do? I won. Was very surprised, as the field was big and filled with good candidates.

I have heard it is tradition/required that the new members bring rare and expensive beers to the first meeting. Time to get some old dusty bottles out.
As further hazing Jeff, you are required to give me a ride from The Hudecek Compound to GR on Tuesday before the conference, so we can be at the meeting 8AM Wednesday morning.  I will try not to drink the dusty bottles on the way. :)
As it happens we were already going over on Tuesday, time TBD. Mrs. R is the head steward, and also has work to do on Wed.

We will give you some quiet time after the compound. You are going to have some fun. Brewing with Joe and Andy for Octoberfest?
I don't know what they have planned, but I imagine brewing with them would be a lot of fun.  I haven't figured out when I'm flying in yet, but Andy is working Monday and Tuesday.

I think there is a chance Palmer and Doss might be flying in to Detroit early to visit as well, and I don't know how they plan to get to GR.  We'll get it worked out, Andy mentioned a bunch of the club was heading over Tuesday.  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: SiameseMoose on April 05, 2014, 08:46:06 PM
Hey Jake,
Please correct the spelling for my wife's name to WestendorF. I'm having bad flashbacks to grade school playground teasing about my last name.
Thanks!
Rob
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: duboman on April 05, 2014, 10:00:32 PM
Congratulations to everyone! The AHA continues to be in good hands!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: bluesman on April 07, 2014, 04:31:09 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: morticaixavier on April 07, 2014, 04:42:00 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: denny on April 07, 2014, 08:39:37 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.

Yeah, but one of them is mine.  It's gonna take about 4 people to fill that void!  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: stevenb on April 07, 2014, 08:48:16 PM
Congratulations to all elected!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: morticaixavier on April 07, 2014, 09:16:33 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.

Yeah, but one of them is mine.  It's gonna take about 4 people to fill that void!  ;)

Good point!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: tschmidlin on April 08, 2014, 08:03:36 AM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.

Yeah, but one of them is mine.  It's gonna take about 4 people to fill that void!  ;)
Their age doesn't need to match yours Denny!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: bluesman on April 08, 2014, 04:44:53 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.

Yeah, but one of them is mine.  It's gonna take about 4 people to fill that void!  ;)
Their age doesn't need to match yours Denny!

 ;D
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 10, 2014, 11:03:24 AM
Just saw the results - congrats to all those elected and to those who were willing to run.  Great candidates all!  With such diverse and rich talent, I am proud to be an AHA member and aspire to be worthy of being represented by you.  Keep up the good work for this wonderful hobby/lifestyle/obsession!
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: Frydaddy on April 10, 2014, 01:56:04 PM
I was one of the unlucky ones. Do they ever show the vote count? I was just curious. Being here in AZ it’s hard to rally the troops to get out and vote. I wasn’t sure where to campaign or let folks know what I wanted to do/help/get done if elected.  :-[
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: redbeerman on April 11, 2014, 04:49:22 PM
This was a very exciting election and congrats to the winners. We had a record nmber of candidates this year with a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience from all across the country. Hoping to see those that weren't as fortunate back again next year for another round. Thanks to all the candidates!  :)

I will! only two spots available though. that's gonna be a fun one.

Yeah, but one of them is mine.  It's gonna take about 4 people to fill that void!  ;)
Their age doesn't need to match yours Denny!
Or volume! ;)
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: duboman on April 12, 2014, 01:02:29 PM

I was one of the unlucky ones. Do they ever show the vote count? I was just curious. Being here in AZ it’s hard to rally the troops to get out and vote. I wasn’t sure where to campaign or let folks know what I wanted to do/help/get done if elected.  :-[
really? Here in Chicago everyone votes more than once! Somehow even dead people get to vote:D
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: dkfick on April 12, 2014, 06:00:22 PM
From the numbers that we were sent only about 4% of AHA members actually voted.
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: denny on April 12, 2014, 06:19:08 PM
From the numbers that we were sent only about 4% of AHA members actually voted.

And I think that's the highest percentage ever.
Title: Re: 2014 Governing Committee Election results
Post by: brewsumore on April 20, 2014, 09:34:06 PM
Well, I was one of the 4%, and so happy to have had the opportunity to read the bios / statements by the various candidates.  True, true, true!  Each is obviously generous, talented, well-qualified, above average and good looking.  Seriously, congratulations to all for participating, and big HUZZAH for the winners.

I too wish that I had the wherewithal to be engaged in the national competitions so that I had the chance to meet you good folks!  Home craft brewing (of course pro craft brewing too) has definitely become more and more a passionate activity for many in America and abroad. 

It appears we have a great cross-section to represent the community, education, representation, and yes, marketing that are part of that "growth sector".  I for one, have learned so much, and enjoyed very much participating in the AHA forum, and hope to for years to come.