The following statement was prepared by the candidate, and the views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the American Homebrewers Association.
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Hello fellow AHA members,
At Homebrew Con this past summer I introduced myself to one of the current members of the Governing Committee and mentioned I had run for a spot each of the past two years, and the immediate response I got was, “Keep trying.”
Now I’m here again for another run to serve you as a member of the Governing Committee. During my college days I was a board member for the ski club, and later I served Plainville, MA as a member of the Conservation Commission. I like taking on a role that can be helpful to whichever community I am a part of, and I hope to continue on that path within the homebrewing world.
When I was at the most recent Homebrew Con I attended the AHA members meeting and one of the topics that came up was the idea of getting people involved with subcommittees. It turns out that I’m not the only one who has volunteered for subcommittees in the past couple of years and was left out in the cold. One of my goals if I am elected is to set up programs that allow people who want to volunteer their time to the AHA to do so in a meaningful way. I would also like to help with getting some of those confusing homebrew laws straightened out and work towards expanding discounts for AHA members.
Homebrewing is a great hobby. The homebrewers and beer lovers I have met are outstanding people, and I’m happy to be a part of that group. It would be great to have your vote and represent you as a member of the AHA Governing Committee and give back to this community that has helped make my brewing easier, tastier, and more fun.