1999 May Meeting

WHALES Newsletter and Minutes         May 23, 1999
Recording Secretary: Dave Balistrieri

I wish I could say we had a structured meeting.... But alas I cannot say that we did...

7:35 pm the meeting was called to order by our president Keith... After much debate the FINAL DATE FOR THE CLUB PICNIC was set for Sunday, June 27th @ noon at the swim club where we had it last year... Reason for the sunday date was that more people could make than on a saturday. 7:50pm, next meeting we are meeting here (Bittings) and going over to Staten Island to Kilamyer's.

8pm...We took a beating on the homebrew competition and are showing a loss... A motion was made to reimburse Keith for his phone bill out of dues, motion was passed...

8:15pm tasting commenced... Folks if you don't mind me editorializing....WE NEED MORE STRUCTURE.... Its great to sit and sample, but that is all we are doing...DRINIKING BEER... I know we have had better meetings in the past, but everyone was off on their own conversations. Our room set up must get better and people must fight off their urge to socialize for a half hour or 45 minutes while we try and conduct a meeting..... I am sure that this is what we all want....

These minutes are respectully submitted by: Dave Balistrieri