Summary of Annual Club Activities


Summary of WHALES Club Activities

The events listed below occur with regularity at about the same time each year and are recognized as official events for which club funds are appropriated. All members are invited and encouraged to attend.


(a) Holiday Party

The WHALES holiday party is typically held in January and is held at a venue with a focus on a wide variety of craft beer on the tap list. The club will generally solicit ideas for an appropriate venue in November and make them available as a website poll. The club votes on how much of the club's funds to spend on food/drinks each year.


(b) AHA Big Brew

The American Homebrew Association (hereby referred to as the AHA) encourages Hombrewing clubs to gather for a day of joint brewing in May of each year to promote discovery of varied techniques. The event is usually hosted at a fellow member's home. Volunteers are solicited to host at the March/April meeting. Due to the inherent cost of hosting a large number of brewers in one place, the host is reimbursed $50 from the club funds. Attending members are encouraged to contribute both food and beverage to be shared.

(c) Picnic

The WHALES picnic is the annual summer outing for the club and occurs in June of each year. Location varies between parks and member's homes from year to year. If the location is a park, club funds are used for the permit. The club also votes on how much of the club's funds, if any, is spent on a special food item. If the picnic is hosted at a member's home, they are reimbursed $50 from the club funds for providing party supplies. Members are encouraged to contribute both food and beverage to be shared.

(d) AHA Teach a Friend to Brew Day

Similar to the Big Brew, The AHA encourages homebrewers to gather in November of each year. The focus of this event however is to encourage non-brewers or those new to the hobby to learn what the hobby is about via demonstration. The event is also hosted at a fellow member's home and they are reimbursed $50 from the club funds. Attending members are encouraged to contribute both food and beverage to be shared.

(e) Unofficial

Members are encouraged to suggest, host, arrange, etc other social events that are NOT officially sanctioned.