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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2011, 02:04:25 PM »
hope to pay them back by helping out in Seattle.  

Hey, Tom here's a sucker...er, volunteer for ya!  ;)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2011, 02:09:27 PM »
The AHA staff is only 4 1/2 people and there's no way they could do it without clubs.
I just want to add that as few as 4 1/2 staff is, it still appears like more than it actually is.  They all have other duties that don't include all of the details that need to go into planning a successful conference.  For example the 1/2 is Jill, the editor of Zymurgy, and I'd like her to keep doing an awesome job with that.


hope to pay them back by helping out in Seattle.  
Hey, Tom here's a sucker...er, volunteer for ya!  ;)
He's already on the list of people to abuse :)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2011, 02:16:21 PM »
hope to pay them back by helping out in Seattle.  

Hey, Tom here's a sucker...er, volunteer for ya!  ;)

Hey Denny, you're close enough to help out as well........     LOL.

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2011, 02:16:47 PM »
For example the 1/2 is Jill, the editor of Zymurgy, and I'd like her to keep doing an awesome job with that.

I sometimes feel sorry that I ever saddled Jill with the "1/2" staff thing. The rest of the time I think it's funny as hell. :)

And yes, Jill is 1/2 AHA because of Zymurgy and 1/2 BA because she's the editor of New Brewer as well.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2011, 02:17:40 PM »
hope to pay them back by helping out in Seattle. 

Hey, Tom here's a sucker...er, volunteer for ya!  ;)

Hey Denny, you're close enough to help out as well........     LOL.
Don't laugh Mic, he is helping.  ;D
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2011, 02:18:31 PM »
Hey Denny, you're close enough to help out as well........     LOL.

Denny should absolutely continue the tradition of GC members being dumb enough to help out with the conference. :)

One question: will the Seattle conference include a committee for "Old Hippie Services"?
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2011, 02:49:35 PM »
Hey Denny, you're close enough to help out as well........     LOL.

Denny should absolutely continue the tradition of GC members being dumb enough to help out with the conference. :)

One question: will the Seattle conference include a committee for "Old Hippie Services"?
Just for Denny we are trying to arrange to have a Converse repair guy on site.  We're also looking for incense, healing crystal, hemp clothing, and tie-dye vendors.  Water supply to showers will be turned off for the duration, and all soap in the hotel swapped out for patchouli oil spritzers.  The will also be a "medical marijuana" dispensary in the bottom of the hotel.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2011, 02:54:30 PM »
Hey Denny, you're close enough to help out as well........     LOL.

Denny should absolutely continue the tradition of GC members being dumb enough to help out with the conference. :)

One question: will the Seattle conference include a committee for "Old Hippie Services"?
Just for Denny we are trying to arrange to have a Converse repair guy on site.  We're also looking for incense, healing crystal, hemp clothing, and tie-dye vendors.  Water supply to showers will be turned off for the duration, and all soap in the hotel swapped out for patchouli oil spritzers.  The will also be a "medical marijuana" dispensary in the bottom of the hotel.

ROTFLMAO

Well Denny is cool...so he should get the royal hippie treatment.   8)

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2011, 03:59:39 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but why is club power a requirement?

Does it make any sense to host the NHC in an area with a lower amount of homebrewers and use it as a catalyst to get more people in these areas excited about homebrewing?

I'd also like to see the NHC on the East Coast.  I haven't gone because of the travel, and I can't remember when it was on the East Coast last (was it in Baltimore once with the mini-GABF)?

Club power matters because it's pretty much clubs, not the NHC, that put on the conference.  The NHC offers help and support, but the clubs provide the manpower and organization.  The AHA staff is only 4 1/2 people and there's no way they could do it without clubs.  Not only that, but in my 6 years of going to conferences, I can't recall running into anyone there who isn't already a brewer.  It might pull a few non brewers, but I don't think it would work to assume that it would bring in new people.

BTW, the conference will be in Philly in 2013.

Thanks for the reply.

I understand the need for volunteers and clubs seem like the best resource.  Is there a bidding process or some other application process for clubs, and what or who makes the final determination for the location?

Sorry about all the questions, I just want to better understand how it all works and see what I need to do to rally support for more East Coast activities.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2011, 04:02:40 PM »
Well Denny is cool...so he should get the royal hippie treatment.   8)

We can ask Wavy Gravy to attend the festival and serve as Denny's "Please Force"
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2011, 04:12:16 PM »
Is there a bidding process or some other application process for clubs, and what or who makes the final determination for the location?

Tim, there's a few things:

- To understand what goes into a conference - NHC Planning Guide

From there it's just talking with the AHA Staff, like Gary (gary@brewersassociation.org) to get the proposal ball rolling.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2011, 04:27:05 PM »
Is there a bidding process or some other application process for clubs, and what or who makes the final determination for the location?

Tim, there's a few things:

- To understand what goes into a conference - NHC Planning Guide

From there it's just talking with the AHA Staff, like Gary (gary@brewersassociation.org) to get the proposal ball rolling.

Awesome, thanks!  This is exactly what I was looking for!
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2011, 08:33:22 AM »
Just for Denny we are trying to arrange to have a Converse repair guy on site.  We're also looking for incense, healing crystal, hemp clothing, and tie-dye vendors.  Water supply to showers will be turned off for the duration, and all soap in the hotel swapped out for patchouli oil spritzers.  The will also be a "medical marijuana" dispensary in the bottom of the hotel.

WOW, I'll be there a week early!   :D

Mic, I've been roped into helping organize the speakers and getting one of the commemorative beers brewed.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2011, 08:34:22 AM »
Well Denny is cool...so he should get the royal hippie treatment.   8)

We can ask Wavy Gravy to attend the festival and serve as Denny's "Please Force"

Don't take the brown acid....er, ale!  ;)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2011, 02:08:50 AM »
Just for Denny we are trying to arrange to have a Converse repair guy on site.  We're also looking for incense, healing crystal, hemp clothing, and tie-dye vendors.  Water supply to showers will be turned off for the duration, and all soap in the hotel swapped out for patchouli oil spritzers.  The will also be a "medical marijuana" dispensary in the bottom of the hotel.

If that is the case, Pahoa, Hawaii was designed just for Denny!   ;D
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