ARTICLE ONE – Membership
Section 1. Membership
A Membership year is October thru September of the same year.
Membership lasts from the time the Membership Director records the members name in the roster until September 30th of that year.
Section 2. Dues
Dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors and approved by the membership. Members shall receive a membership card, the Shasta Society of Brewers’ newsletter, when published, and may enjoy any other benefits that come along with membership in this Shasta Society of Brewers.
Section 3. First-time Members
First time members will be charged a prorated membership fee based on the remaining months left in membership year.
Section 4. Returning Members
As of October 1st of each year, dues will be required to continue as a member.
Returning members who do not renew by November 1st shall be placed on an inactive list. If a returning member has not renewed by September 30th, his/her name shall be dropped from the list. If returning members have a late renewal, they are not entitled to a prorated membership fee.
Section 5. Couples Membership
A Member’s spouse or significant other shall be considered a non-voting member for the purposes of all SSOB activities unless member has paid the couple’s membership fee then the spouse shall be considered a full member of Shasta Society of Brewers.
Section 6. Honorary Membership
The President may elect to designate any person an Honorary Member of the Shasta Society of Brewers. This person will be a non-voting member of the society.
Section 7. Membership Agreement
The Board of Directors shall codify a membership agreement that is required for all members. The agreement shall outline acceptable behavior and risks assumed by members.
Section 8. Membership Cards
The Shasta Society of Brewers shall provide to each member a card designating him or her as a member of the Shasta Society of Brewers. The card shall be required for all discounts and voting privileges except where waived by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE TWO – Newsletter
Section 1. Title
The title of the Shasta Society of Brewers’ newsletter shall be “The Latest Brews”.
Section 2. Responsibility
The Newsletter Editor shall be responsible for producing and distributing the newsletter.
Section 3. Contents
The newsletter shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Minutes of Board of Directors meetings and membership meetings. Summaries of these meetings will be acceptable.
- Articles submitted by members of appropriate length and subject matter, as determined by the Newsletter Editor.
- A calendar of upcoming events.
- Information about upcoming competitions.
- Any other beer or brewing related information as deemed appropriate by the newsletter editor.
- Any other education topics pertinent to home brewing or craft brewing.
- The Newsletter Editor shall determine cut-off date for submissions to the newsletter.
Section 4. Frequency of Publication
Barring unpredictable circumstances, the Newsletter Editor will make every effort to publish the newsletter no later than five (5) days before the monthly membership meeting. The newsletter will be published on the Shasta Society of Brewers’ website.
ARTICLE THREE – Shasta Society of Brewers Events
There shall be up to 6 club events to occur annually starting in January.
The purpose of the events will be to provide education on all aspects of home brewing and homebrew appreciation. The general public is invited to attend all club functions and to participate in its programs on substantially the same basis as members.
The Board of Directors shall set the date for each event.
ARTICLE FOUR – Competitions
Section 1. Number
There will be up to three (3) Shasta Society of Brewers-sponsored competitions per year. These competitions, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, may be open to the public and/or other Clubs and may be sanctioned by the BJCP/AHA.
Section 2. Other Competitions
The Board of Directors reserves the right to involve this Shasta Society of Brewers in organizing competitions. If the Board of Directors chooses to organize such a competition, every effort shall be made to have it sanctioned by the BJCP/AHA.
Section 3. Rules and Awards
The rules and awards for competitions shall be determined on a per competition basis and will be published in the newsletter at least three (3) months prior to the competition.
Section 1. Effective Date
This Constitution and By-Laws shall be considered in effect when approved by at least two-thirds of the membership present at the membership meeting where this document is put to a vote.
Last updated 2014.