Officer Election Results

Officer elections for 2012 were held at the November meeting. Congratulations to our newly elected officers:

President: Jeremy Jerome
Vice President/Treasurer: Andy Gamelin
Propaganda Minister (Communications Officer): Chris Banker
Events Coordinator: Judy Glasser
Director of Special Operations: Lauren Sallee
Competition Czar: Chris Stawney
Professor of Vice (Education Coordinator): Jeff Kiser

Website Updates

I was recently elected to the position of Communications Officer and have been making many changes to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of communications both within the club and externally.  As part of these changes, I have made several improvements to the website.  The following are the most notable changes:

  • Addition of a club calendar. This is a google calendar, accessible through the Calendar menu link, that shows SBE meetings and events, as well as public beer events of interest to the homebrewing community.  The different types of events are differentiated by different colors on the calendar.  If you use Google Calendar, you can add these calendars to your own using the (+) Google Calendar button at the bottom right of the calendar.
  • Addition of a Speaker Notes page.  This page contains an archive of notes and handouts from previous meetings.  I will continue to post notes from future meetings, as well as continue working on gathering them from previous months.  These notes are also linked to in the comments for their respective meetings.
  • Notes from meetings.  Following each meeting, I will be posting information such as presentation notes, Club-Only Competition Winners, meeting photos, and announcements.  These notes will be posted as comments to the meeting announcement post.
  • A simple form for joining the SBE Associates email list.  This form is available on the About page of the site.  The associates email list is a low-traffic announcement-only list for those who are interested in getting involved with SBE and finding out about meetings.  Typically the only emails sent to this list are a once-monthly meeting announcement from our president.

I plan to continue making improvements to the website and welcome any comments or suggestions.  I can be contacted through the Contact page of the site.

Chris Banker

SBE Communications Officer

New Officers

During the November meeting, we held officer elections for the coming year.

Here are the election results for the SBE Elections for the 2011 calendar year:

President: Andy Gamelin
Vice President: Jeremy Jerome
Communications Officer: Chris Banker
Competition Czar: Paul Sangster
Director of Special Operations: Lauren Sallee
Events Coordinator: Stan Sisson

Congratulations to our new officers.

Pizza and Beer at the Lightning Brewery

On Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm Dr. Jim Crute will give a tour of the brewery, answer questions, and can discuss a topic of our choosing – preferably beer related. (please e-mail me topics that may interest you)

Lightning will be providing beer tastings, but we’re all going to chip in for some pizzas, so please bring a few bucks cash. As always, feel free to bring some homebrews for sharing.

Lightning Brewery location:

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May Camp out and Spring Fling Festival

The Society of Barley Engineers will be joining QUAFF at Lake Morena in Campo for this year’s Spring Fling Festival.

This is a 2-night camping event starting on Friday, May 14th with a beer Trick-or-Treat, continuing on into Saturday with the main event being the Spring Fling Festival.  That means the camp site reservations we have are for 2 nights: $24 per night, per site [$48 total].  By getting a block of sites we saved you a $5 reservation fee [Thanks for the help, Stan!].  Tent Campers may share a site, if the site occupant wants to share their spot.  A maximum of 8 people may share a site – Share with friends and $ave!

This is a simple, uncomplicated “main event”.  No admission charge, no guest speakers, no bands, no raffle, no food vendors.  Yes to great beer [yours], yes to great food [pot luck], yes to fun hanging out with your friends and relaxing with great homebrewed beer.

The beer Trick-or-Treating on Friday night is a tradition that I highly recommend experiencing, but if folks just want to come to just the main event on Saturday [without camping overnight on Friday or Saturday], there’s a $3 Day-Use Fee that would work well.  Plenty of day-use parking near the entrance, with a short walk to the campsite and pavilion action.

Cabins are also available, currently they are primitive, with no electricity or heat, but may be upgraded my mid-May.  If you reserve a cabin now, you get it at today’s price of $30/night, even if it is upgraded by then.  The price goes up to $50/night for cabins reserved after the upgrade.

This is a fairly-kid-friendly event, with a playground available. We say “fairly”, because it depends on how much adult imbibing you want your kids exposed to.  With the playground and camping venue, there should be enough of a buffer from the imbibing, if you want it.  Also, luckily, we’re all “fairly” happy drunks!

We need to know NOW if you’re interested.  Check your calendars and contact any of the officers on the contact page , so we can get a block of sites reserved.  This will ensure we will have sites close to each other, plus we’ll save the $5-per-site reservation fee.

This camp out is intended to be the San Diego version of the Southern California Homebrewers Festival, so you’ll also want to be brewing beer for this event.  Plenty of time, for that, but we need your commitment for participating in the FUN now.

Pertinent Information:

QUAFF has reserved sites 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 44, 55, 56, 57 and 58 along with the large covered pavilion adjacent to site 75

Lauren has reserved sites 25, 26, 28, 38, 40 and 42 for SBE members [3 have been accounted for, leaving 3 left for other members]

Time line of events:

Day Event
Friday Beer Trick-or-Treat
Saturday Spring Fling Festival
Sunday Recovery/Go home

Lake Morena Regional Park brochure [Warning PDF link!]

County of San Diego Lake Morena information site

Map to Lake Morena:

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