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Title: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: garyg on May 05, 2010, 09:43:11 PM
AHA Members,
 
We’d like get to know you a little better. The AHA Governing Committee Survey subcommittee and the AHA staff have compiled two surveys to help us better understand who AHA members are and to help us better serve you.

The first is a basic demographics survey:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010AHADemographicsSurvey

The second survey covers specific brewing practices:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010HomebrewingPractices

We will pick three lucky members at random from among those who filled out both surveys and send them some fun AHA prizes as a way of saying "thank you". Only one survey submission per respondent per survey please!

Responses must be submitted by 8 a.m. MDT, Monday, May 17 to be counted.  You will need your AHA member number, to verify your membership to complete the survey.

Thank you!
Gary Glass
American Homebrewers Association Director
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: makemehoppy on May 05, 2010, 10:06:28 PM
got the email and took both surveys.
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: ullarsskald1989 on May 05, 2010, 10:45:57 PM
got the email and took both surveys.

Ditto :D
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: Hokerer on May 06, 2010, 02:18:01 AM
Likewise.  Done and done
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: jonmw on May 06, 2010, 03:19:46 AM
It's "Divorced/Separated" (not "Seperated") - although I'm neither.
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: kgs on May 06, 2010, 04:03:37 AM
"paticular" ;-)
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: garyg on May 06, 2010, 03:14:50 PM
Wow, over 2000 responses so far since the survey email went out around 3PM yesterday!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the survey!  Keep 'em coming. 

The information we collect with these surveys helps us to better understand who our members are, and how we can better serve you.

Demographics survey:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010AHADemographicsSurvey

Brewing practices survey:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010HomebrewingPractices.

Cheers!
Gary
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: theDarkSide on May 06, 2010, 03:45:47 PM
Wow, over 2000 responses so far since the survey email went out around 3PM yesterday!


If you give out free stuff, they will come.

Both surveys filled out.  I wish there was a section to put in comments like what a wonderful job the AHA is doing  ;)  ;)

Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: dbeechum on May 06, 2010, 04:09:40 PM
If you give out free stuff, they will come.

Actually, we've always given out free stuff with the surveys, but have never seen a response like this. Hopefully this reflects an energized membership who feels like the Association gives a damn and wants to provide them what they need.
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: denny on May 06, 2010, 04:21:52 PM
Damn, we can't enter the drawing, can we, Drew?   :(
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: dbeechum on May 06, 2010, 04:22:53 PM
No, apparently not.. something about a conflict of interest.. p-shaw!
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: denny on May 06, 2010, 04:25:19 PM
Looks like another topic to discuss at our meeting!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: dbeechum on May 06, 2010, 04:29:08 PM
Hey all I know is I have a ton of interests and they're always in conflict. Doesn't stop me! Why should this? :)
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: bluesman on May 06, 2010, 04:45:30 PM
Got it.  Done.  Thanks!
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: bonjour on May 06, 2010, 04:53:16 PM
Nice survey, well done.  Awesome!!!  If you haven't taken it please do.

Now about the prize I'm going to win. . . . . . .

What?  I can't,  that's ok,  just tell us what you want us (the Governing Committee) to look into. 

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: theDarkSide on May 06, 2010, 04:57:42 PM
Hey all I know is I have a ton of interests and they're always in conflict. Doesn't stop me! Why should this? :)

You guys can have all of the medium and 4X shirts that they can't sell.  :D
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: wpshadowens on May 08, 2010, 02:09:32 PM
Completed the surveys and now just waiting for my prize winning email!  ;)

Thanks to the governing committee and everyone else involved in running the AHA for ALL of your hard work and dedication.

Prost!

Bill
Title: Re: AHA Member Surveys
Post by: Crispy275 on May 11, 2010, 02:07:25 PM
The surveys have been instrumental in a variety of ways for the AHA. We are especially heartened by this years response. The major difference this year was both the Forum and the direct email that Gary Glass sent. In years past we only requested action via TechTalk, but now with both the Forum and the email, our response rate more than tripled (3,000 responses and growing!) and we have better information of who "we" are.

And Fred, one other "conflict of interest" item that has always bummed me out - we (the Governing Committee) are not eligible for the Lallemand Scholarship that is given away each year at the National Homebrewers Conference. From the website (http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/scholarship.html):

 This two-week course (valued at $3,350) is provided at the Siebel Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, America's oldest and most recognized brewing school. The winner also receives $1,000 towards any expenses while in Chicago, one of America's most exciting and vibrant cities.

Members of the AHA Governing Committee, Brewers Association Board of Directors, staff of the Brewers Association, Siebel, Lallemand, and anyone who has previously been awarded any scholarship to the Siebel Institute are ineligible.

I didn't know that the first couple of years, and then Gary spelled it out and I was bummed   :'(