Kally wrote:The treasury/legality discussion with our club's status is best kept at the meetings- Suffice it to say that funding for this is not an issue and we may hit a wall of "use it or lose it".
JoeHPhil wrote:Points are all good - but before this devolves into questioning why someone wants to do this I will say the idea has great merit as a component project where the club is involved in the build.
I see sometimes these events other clubs have where a coordinated build of wort chillers, keggles, etc or coordinated brew sessions where they fill a barrell and I am excited to be involved.
I think several brewers like the equipment part as much as the beer part of the hobby. For me, besides an obvious cash limitation I have a skill/tool limitation as well. I would absolutely love to perhaps have one week were we get together and build a RIMS system and those participating can bring their own parts while the person demonstrating can work on the club owned unit. Next time perhaps someone else does a whirlpool process in a keggle and so on until a complete system is built (which I have no idea what we do with it then, maybe even auction it unless we have a sponsor that it goes to).
I make good beer that I want to make better and more consistant. The meetings can only do so much to educate in the formats they are in. Extra opportunities like this and the proposed judging classes make my membership worth it to me, besides the comaraderie of course.
In that sense I thank Kally for bringing it up and allowing us all to participate in the discussion.
I like your idea of a club build, but why on the club dime. If you don't have the skills/tools to get something you want, buy the stuff, have club experts put it together, others can buy and build along side, everyone walks home with what they want, why have the club own one?
siwelwerd wrote:Yes, the best time and place for all discussions regarding spending large sums of the club's money is the last five minutes of each meeting, when half of the room has de-facto started porch time and the other half is looking around to see what fine beers our generous hosts donated this time.
Kally wrote:It's not really a matter of IF we spend this money, team, it's down to HOW. The club needs to shed capital.
Mike C-Z wrote: creative alternatives to payments - if this problem is likely to continue
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