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Title: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2011, 07:58:58 PM
It is that time of year again to cast your vote and select the representatives to serve on the 2011 American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Governing Committee.

I want to remind everyone the importance of voting as every vote counts. The time to vote is right now.

Here's the link for the election.

Thank you.

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

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: theDarkSide on February 24, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
No Campaign promises this year...I'm still waiting for that beer Drew was going to buy everyone if they voted for him.  :)

Good luck to all the candidates.  I wonder if Justin at The Brewing Network will have everyone on to state their platform like last year?  Some of these people I'm familiar with but some I'm not and would like to hear them live rather than a prepared bio.

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2011, 08:21:55 PM
No Campaign promises this year...I'm still waiting for that beer Drew was going to buy everyone if they voted for him.  :)

Good luck to all the candidates.  I wonder if Justin at The Brewing Network will have everyone on to state their platform like last year?  Some of these people I'm familiar with but some I'm not and would like to hear them live rather than a prepared bio.



I do remember Drew saying he would do that but perhaps the home purchase drained his bank account.  :-\  ;D

I haven't heard anything from Justin, but I'm told we may get a call from the BN. Time will tell.

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: denny on February 24, 2011, 08:30:47 PM
AFAIK, Justin will have all the candidates on.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2011, 08:41:18 PM
AFAIK, Justin will have all the candidates on.

That's my thinking as well. It would be beneficial for everyone to have an opportunity to hear the candidates live on the air. I certainly would make the time to do it.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bonjour on February 24, 2011, 08:44:24 PM
Tough choices,  all good candidates.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2011, 08:48:36 PM
Tough choices,  all good candidates.

Hey Fred...welcome back!

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: tschmidlin on February 25, 2011, 05:46:43 PM
Good luck Ron!

Remember, if you vote you'll get an extra chance to win the Lallemand Scholarship for the Siebel Institute's two-week Concise Course!
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: denny on February 25, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
Unless you're on the GC....we're not eligible!    :'(
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: tschmidlin on February 25, 2011, 05:49:33 PM
I guess I should say you double your chances - from 0 to 0 in your case Denny ;D
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 25, 2011, 05:49:54 PM
Good luck Ron!

Remember, if you vote you'll get an extra chance to win the Lallemand Scholarship for the Siebel Institute's two-week Concise Course!

Thanks Tom!

Good luck to you too.  :)
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: oscarvan on February 25, 2011, 06:03:06 PM
Tough choices,  all good candidates.

That's cool.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 26, 2011, 02:32:25 AM
Good luck to all of the candidates.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: reuman on February 26, 2011, 05:19:18 AM
I'm still a little mad about the whole Tech Talk thing but I'll stick around for another year and vote.  Good luck to everybody.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: punatic on February 26, 2011, 05:45:04 AM
I'm still a little mad about the whole Tech Talk thing but I'll stick around for another year and vote.  Good luck to everybody.

Welcome to the forum.  Come back often and I think you'll forget about Tech Talk.  It's a great group in here.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 26, 2011, 02:58:01 PM
I'm still a little mad about the whole Tech Talk thing but I'll stick around for another year and vote.  Good luck to everybody.

Thanks!

I can certainly respect that. I give you alot of credit for staying and as punatic has said I also think you'll find a great group here. A group with an abundant amount of experience and knowledge that is shared amongst others.

Welcome to the AHA Forum!
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: denny on February 26, 2011, 03:59:01 PM
I'm still a little mad about the whole Tech Talk thing but I'll stick around for another year and vote.  Good luck to everybody.

We're getting close to launching TT2.  We've been beta testing it and as soon as a couple issues are worked out we should be set to go.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: punatic on February 26, 2011, 05:26:52 PM
Good luck Ron!

Uh huh... Now I can put a name to that avatar.

Always late to the party, me...   :-[
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 26, 2011, 09:38:41 PM
Good luck Ron!

Uh huh... Now I can put a name to that avatar.

Always late to the party, me...   :-[

It's never too late to join in on the fun here.  8)
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: gsandel on February 28, 2011, 01:52:00 AM
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We're getting close to launching TT2.  We've been beta testing it and as soon as a couple issues are worked out we should be set to go.

I have been wondering about TT2....I, too am sticking around, I miss TT but I also think that this forum has improved and become less campy (less +1 and me too type posts unless more info is added)....

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2011, 01:56:07 AM
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We're getting close to launching TT2.  We've been beta testing it and as soon as a couple issues are worked out we should be set to go.

I have been wondering about TT2....I, too am sticking around, I miss TT but I also think that this forum has improved and become less campy (less +1 and me too type posts unless more info is added)....



This is really good to hear. With all due respect to the other forums (some of which I really enjoy), this forum is the premier beer forum on the internet IMO.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: tygo on February 28, 2011, 02:04:07 AM
I have been wondering about TT2....I, too am sticking around, I miss TT but I also think that this forum has improved and become less campy (less +1 and me too type posts unless more info is added)....

Well, I think this forum was pretty good prior to the demise of tech talk.  But I would agree that the addition of the people that signed up due to tech talk going away has been very positive.  Glad to have  y'all here.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: dbeechum on February 28, 2011, 03:17:50 AM
I have been wondering about TT2....I, too am sticking around, I miss TT but I also think that this forum has improved and become less campy (less +1 and me too type posts unless more info is added)....

We're hammering out the last minute details on TT2. It's coming right around the corner, I swear!
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: gsandel on February 28, 2011, 04:12:10 AM
I will enjoy getting TT2 in my inbox, but I really have made a concerted effort to add whatever knowledge I have gained to whatever topics I can here....and have gotten some inspiring and thoughtful feedback on questions of my own.  I guess, with all things, you get what you give....still, I don't check all of the forum categories, and probably miss some cool stuff that I would otherwise have read in an e-mail.

I certainly see both sides of the coin.




Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: denny on February 28, 2011, 05:15:07 PM
Do you use the "Show unread posts since last visit." link in the upper left corner?  I find it very useful to see what's new and decide what I want to read or answer.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: maxieboy on February 28, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
Do you use the "Show unread posts since last visit." link in the upper left corner?  I find it very useful to see what's new and decide what I want to read or answer.

Don't see it. Maybe a mods-only feature?
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: Hokerer on February 28, 2011, 05:41:18 PM
Don't see it. Maybe a mods-only feature?

It's normally in the upper right part of the screen (just the word "Unread".  Right under the "Welcome Back screenname"

Denny keeps forgetting he runs an adblocker or something that rearranges his screen  :)
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2011, 05:44:39 PM
Don't see it. Maybe a mods-only feature?

It's normally in the upper right part of the screen (just the word "Unread".  Right under the "Welcome Back screenname"

Denny keeps forgetting he runs an adblocker or something that rearranges his screen  :)

I also think "unread" is what he meant.

Just want to remind everyone voting has already begun and the deadline for casting your Ballot is 11:59 P.M. on March 31st, 2011. But don't delay, Vote Today!

Thanks!

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: susanr on February 28, 2011, 06:05:42 PM


We're getting close to launching TT2.  We've been beta testing it and as soon as a couple issues are worked out we should be set to go.
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You don't know how excited this make me!!

Best of luck to all who are running for election - and if you don't vote for me  ;D  Please vote anyway - there are 7 extremely well qualified candidates running for 6 slots - so every vote will count.

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: denny on February 28, 2011, 06:12:13 PM
Don't see it. Maybe a mods-only feature?

It's normally in the upper right part of the screen (just the word "Unread".  Right under the "Welcome Back screenname"

Denny keeps forgetting he runs an adblocker or something that rearranges his screen  :)

Actually, I use a whole different set of forum "looks" than most people  I forgot....
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: maxieboy on February 28, 2011, 08:20:13 PM
Thanks, guys. A little foggy today...
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 05, 2011, 03:23:13 PM
Bump...

FYI...You will need your AHA Member ID# in order to vote.

We still have 26 left to vote.
Title: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 18, 2011, 02:00:36 AM
There's exactly two weeks left to go.

Don't forget to vote. The time to vote is now.

Let's beat last years number of votes. We would need 1000 votes to do that.

Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 25, 2011, 04:47:24 PM
Less than one week to go for the election.

Let's get the vote out folks!

Here's the link to vote.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=vote-for-your-aha-governing-committee
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: Hokerer on March 25, 2011, 05:00:08 PM
Less than one week to go for the election.

Let's get the vote out folks!

Now, if I can just remember about voting when I'm at home where my member number is instead of always remembering here at work where it's not :(
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 25, 2011, 05:03:05 PM
Less than one week to go for the election.

Let's get the vote out folks!

Now, if I can just remember about voting when I'm at home where my member number is instead of always remembering here at work where it's not :(

Ha...write a note on your hand.  ;D
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: Hokerer on March 25, 2011, 05:30:05 PM
I am a complete idiot (so maybe I shouldn't be voting) but, in thinking about my post, I decided to look in my wallet.  You guessed it, I'd been sitting my big butt on my membership number all along.  Voting done.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 25, 2011, 06:47:53 PM
I am a complete idiot (so maybe I shouldn't be voting) but, in thinking about my post, I decided to look in my wallet.  You guessed it, I'd been sitting my big butt on my membership number all along.  Voting done.

Fantastic Joe!  :)
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: jeffy on March 25, 2011, 07:39:31 PM
I voted just now, too.  Thanks for the reminder.
It's strange to pick all but one candidate.
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 25, 2011, 07:45:55 PM
I voted just now, too.  Thanks for the reminder.
It's strange to pick all but one candidate.

Thanks for voting Jeff!  :)
Title: Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
Post by: bluesman on March 30, 2011, 05:33:40 PM
Only one day left to vote!

So don't miss out on your opportunity to vote. Every vote counts. This is your last chance to make your voice be heard.

Thanks!