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Title: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Gary Glass on April 06, 2011, 11:39:08 PM
Congratulations to Harold Gulbransen, Bob Kauffman, Susan Ruud, Tom Schmidlin, Roxanne Westendorf, and Jamil Zainasheff, your newly elected members of the AHA Governing Committee!  Thanks to all of the AHA members who voted in this year's election. 
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: tygo on April 07, 2011, 12:30:04 AM
Congrats Tom!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: jeffy on April 07, 2011, 12:54:36 AM

Sorry, bluesman.  I voted for ya!
Great field of candidates, all good folks.  Congratulations!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: theDarkSide on April 07, 2011, 01:04:57 AM

Sorry, bluesman.  I voted for ya!
Great field of candidates, all good folks.  Congratulations!

Same here Ron... :(

Congrats to all the newly elected committee members ( still waiting for that beer Drew promised us last year  :P )
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Hokerer on April 07, 2011, 01:34:34 AM
Dang, I voted for Ron too.  Bummer.  But congrats to Tom
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: tschmidlin on April 07, 2011, 01:50:49 AM
Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to it. ;D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Crispy275 on April 07, 2011, 03:38:29 AM
I have served on the AHA GC since 2004, and I always look forward to working with this generous group of men and women. The direction, consultative feedback and feet on the ground support they provide both the AHA and the hobby helps ensure members voices are heard, the hobby grows, and the AHA focuses member resources on critical priorities.

Every incumbent that was eligble to run for another term this year did so. Susan ran again after a mandartory year off after serving three prior terms. I believe this is a testament to how much this team desires to give back to homebewers and the hobby.

I look forward to meeting and working with Tom, and know he has a lot to offer. And I spoke with Ron the other day and hope he throws his hat back in the ring next year and runs again, as he also has the fire and capabilities to serve.

I encourage any member who wants to help shape the homebrewing community at a national level to consider running for a AHA Governing Committee someday in the futue. It is a great way to serve the hobby we are all so passionate about, work with some really great people, and be further connected with some of the nicest people on earth.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: punatic on April 07, 2011, 03:52:24 AM

Sorry, bluesman.  I voted for ya!
Great field of candidates, all good folks.  Congratulations!

+1
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: glastctbrew on April 07, 2011, 12:12:17 PM

Sorry, bluesman.  I voted for ya!
Great field of candidates, all good folks.  Congratulations!

+1
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: gordonstrong on April 07, 2011, 12:20:55 PM

Sorry, bluesman.  I voted for ya!
Great field of candidates, all good folks.  Congratulations!

+1

Welcome, Tom.  Welcome back, Susan.
I'm term-limited next year; Ron, please run again for my seat.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: bluesman on April 07, 2011, 02:19:43 PM
Wow...I am truly humbled by all of the wonderful responses and votes of confidence from everyone here. It really means alot to me.  Thank you as I really appreciate it.

I want to congratulate all of the winners. Our GC members are some of the most talented and knowledgeable folks in our field.

I also want to let everyone know that I hope to run again next year.

Thanks again to everyone for their valued support!

Cheers,

Ron

Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Beer Monger on April 07, 2011, 02:20:26 PM
Congratulations to all!  :)  

Govern wisely!  ;) 
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: hamiltont on April 07, 2011, 02:26:33 PM
I'd just like to say I think it's pretty special to have such a dedicated & talented group to choose from. Not every organization can say that. Makes me proud to be a member. Congrats to all !!! Cheers!!!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: theDarkSide on April 07, 2011, 02:32:45 PM
I just came across a post on another forum the other day saying the AHA GC is working on giving online retailers access to verify memberships so they can provide discounts to AHA members ordering online, instead of just providing them locally.

This is great news...I wonder what else they are working on?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: denny on April 07, 2011, 04:07:07 PM
I just came across a post on another forum the other day saying the AHA GC is working on giving online retailers access to verify memberships so they can provide discounts to AHA members ordering online, instead of just providing them locally.

This is great news...I wonder what else they are working on?

All kinds of secret stuff!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: tschmidlin on April 07, 2011, 04:07:57 PM
I just came across a post on another forum the other day saying the AHA GC is working on giving online retailers access to verify memberships so they can provide discounts to AHA members ordering online, instead of just providing them locally.

This is great news...I wonder what else they are working on?

All kinds of secret stuff!  ;)
Personally, I'm most looking forward to having access to the AHA's files on Area 51.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: denny on April 07, 2011, 04:10:45 PM
We're way past that...we're up to area 53!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: theDarkSide on April 07, 2011, 04:15:33 PM
All kinds of secret stuff!  ;)

The first rule of the Governing Committee is you don't talk about Governing Committee, huh?
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: denny on April 07, 2011, 04:16:07 PM
All kinds of secret stuff!  ;)

The first rule of the Governing Committee is you don't talk about Governing Committee, huh?


Shhhh!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: SiameseMoose on April 07, 2011, 05:29:42 PM
We're way past that...we're up to area 53!
I thought you were up to Area 60. Area 1.060, that is!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: denny on April 07, 2011, 05:53:41 PM
We're way past that...we're up to area 53!
I thought you were up to Area 60. Area 1.060, that is!


 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: punatic on April 07, 2011, 06:48:55 PM

I'm term-limited next year; Ron, please run again for my seat.


+1
Tenacity is a good leadership quality.
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: bluesman on April 07, 2011, 07:02:17 PM

I'm term-limited next year; Ron, please run again for my seat.


+1
Tenacity is a good leadership quality.

 :)

Thanks Carl!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Crispy275 on April 07, 2011, 07:49:07 PM
Ve vill find de leak and treat it like a bug and squash it!
Title: Re: AHA Governing Committee Election
Post by: Mark G on April 07, 2011, 08:31:15 PM
Congrats Tom and all the others! And Ron, you had my vote as well.