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Homebrew Clubs / Any help on protection the Club from liability?
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:21:06 PM »
hello all,

We have a young Homebrew Club in Virginia and were looking to start getting organized. And with that, the Bylaws and rules are needing to be solidified.

The one thing that we are struggling with is how to go about protecting the Club and our host Homebrew Shop against liability. And how to word it in a way that is not too extremely restrictive.

And... really does any of that hold any weight when it comes to the legality of it? I mean sure it helps to set the expectations of members and all that, but does it actually protect anything when it really comes down to it?

I'd hate to have to go the route of looking at liability insurance. And i'd hope we would never have to need it. But as we all know, anywhere where Alcohol is consumed, some folks get stupid. I get the fact that the Club is there to make sure that doesn't happen, but I still worry about trying to do our best to make sure that we do everything we can to make sure we are protected.

Does anyone have any key things that we could add into our Bylaws that would assist in this?

Note: he have not yet had any issues with this.



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