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Annual Meeting of the ABG - Shared screen with speaker view
ben
24:53
Jessica Smith
29:39
We are Chris and Jessica Smith from The Rogue Roundabout, brewery in planning in Conway. Just joined last night!
Mark Smith
30:04
Welcome Chris & Jessica!
tony-and-bill
30:05
Chris and Jessica - pleased to have you!
Jessica Smith
32:43
What University?
Arkansas Brewers Guild
33:46
University of Arkansas
Mark Smith
33:46
U of A
Arkansas Brewers Guild
35:22
Technical Committee: Organizes annual educational conferences and quarterly "meet-ups" or education opportunities. Works with Allied Trade Members to increase the value of Guild membership.Membership Committee: Increases membership value for existing members, grows membership in Craft Brewery, Brewery In Planning, Retail, Allied Trade and Enthusiast Memberships. Assist with tap takeovers, festivals, and annual conferences.Marketing Committee: Help promote craft brewing and ABG members through social media, press releases for Guild events, Pint Day, Arkansas Craft Beer Week, and BA related national promotionsFundraising/Events Committee: Organizes and assists with festivals, tap takeovers and other fundraising events for the GuildLegislative Committee: Works with our lobbyist on addressing concerns from and for the Guild. Primary duties are just before and during the legislative session. Vets concerns of member breweries outside of legislative session and presents to the Board for consideration.
Jessica Smith
38:17
We would like to assist with legislative committee.
tony-and-bill
38:43
Wonderful!
Jason Aamodt
38:55
I'm interested in legislative as well.
Arkansas Brewers Guild
42:44
Bylaws can be found at https://arkansasbrewersguild.com/about-us/board-meeting-minutes-and-agendas
liz preston
45:36
cheers all, gotta go meet in the new space!
Jason Aamodt
54:35
Hey all - got to go home - dinner bell is ringing. Thanks for doing this - really great to have the discussion.
Lacie Bray
01:02:38
Thanks for the suggestions on Board representation, Ian! Doesn't matter to me how we move forward as long as it is cleaned up and better defined.
Traven Bayne
01:03:30
I do like the size idea
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:08:20
Queen Whilimena is like out of the shining in the winter
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:15:49
I'm just glad Russ's daughter is old enough that he's not still pushing minors drinking-Ian
chrisnew
01:15:55
I saw we wait to hear what Bob has to say.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:16:47
It seems to simple
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:16:54
too*
Traven Bayne
01:17:18
I agree chris
Lacie Bray
01:19:49
I would like to serve on the legislative committee.
tony-and-bill
01:24:02
Lacie - I have you down for that.
Lacie Bray
01:25:43
Completely agree with Ben!
tony-and-bill
01:26:46
It's what we did last time we had legislative issues.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:27:57
What is our best means of communication with breweries to concentrate these concerns? We have trouble getting feedback as it is.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:28:19
I certainly agree, and just want to know our most effective way of going about it.
chrisnew
01:29:29
Possibly a newsletter type set up.
Arkansas Brewers Guild
01:29:56
We have that, Chris, and people still say they didn’t receive the communications.
chrisnew
01:30:30
I understand.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:30:42
New legislation has to originate with an elected legislator. Bob can advise, but if you really want legislation you need to talk to your reps and ask them to sponsor a bill. A lot of times they'll just file a shell bill and fill in the content later. That's where Bob's advice and input from Guild members can come in. -Ian
tony-and-bill
01:31:52
Megan, well said.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:31:53
Usually the Guild says they support, oppose, or are neutral on the legislation. If its something we had a hand in writing, we tend to support it with Bob's efforts.
Megan Wylie - Stone's Throw Brewing
01:41:42
Well, Stone's Throw is having our Board meeting here at 7pm, so going to have to sign off. Thanks, everyone
Lacie Bray
01:41:49
I have to go! Have a good night everyone!
tony-and-bill
01:42:14
Thanks Lacie!
tony-and-bill
01:42:56
Thanks, Megan!
Mark Smith
01:46:44
I've got to go, Mama Kat is down and out with the Flu and I've got to make dinner!
tony-and-bill
01:47:04
Thanks Mark!