« on: May 07, 2013, 08:33:52 AM »
Apathy? I know we'll never have a club like, say the Maltose Falcons, and I can live with that. But I'm so frustrated with the apathy. No one has any initiative. The officers have tried to encourage membership with discounts at LHBS, events, educational presentations, apparel, etc... We're a stone's throw from the AHA conference this year. I desperately wanted us to participate in club night. There was no interest. We have some great homebrewers, but my wife and I weren't about to single-handedly run our booth. Sometimes, it seems like we're little more than an organized drinking club. I've offered to put homebrewer bios and recipes on our newsletters and website to drum up interest and participation. Crickets. It's so frustrating. We have annual dies of $15 and about 25 paid members. We have a lot more who haven't paid. Our last meetings have had five and six attendees respectively. Do I need to accept the reality that our club is what it is? I'm grasping at straws here, folks.