If you’re an AHA member (and you should be), elections for the governing committee are here. These are the people behind the scenes who work to set the direction for the AHA, advocate homebrewing , plan activities, and do countless other things that are important to us.
I received an email from Ron Price, a Delaware homebrewer and someone who I (virtually) know as the moderator of the AHA forum, and wanted to pass it along. He’s running for office and is focusing on getting more East Coast representation for the AHA.
I have been thinking about the future of the AHA and how it will adapt to the recent surge in membership and newfound growth.
The AHA’s membership set a new record high of 30,000 members last month.
The National Homebrew Conference sold out in a record setting five days, and The National Homebrew Competition sold out in only two days.
If you ask me, that’s absolutely amazing!
We are witnessing a renewed enthusiasm in the homebrewing scene. The interest level has peaked.
I am seeing an increasing level of diversity within the craft beer scene across the country. We are seeing more and more craft breweries and brewpubs.
There has been a more recent epidemic of Beer Weeks cropping up countrywide.
I am real excited to see this recent growth pattern within our community. It is my hope to have a direct influence over the decisions that come to pass in these regards.
Have you ever heard of the expression “East Coast vs. West Coast IPA” ? Well, I have… and unfortunately there’s no “east coast” voice amongst the powers to be at the AHA.
It’s time to make a change, and that time is here and now. We not only deserve a voice in the AHA, but we have earned that right.
Let’s show the AHA that the East Coast really does matter by joining together and voting. This is how we will win!
This is where you come in. I’m asking you to spread the word and vote for an “East Coast” voice. Vote for Ron Price!
Please pass this along to colleagues at your local homebrew club and let’s get the vote out!
Go East Coast!
Thanks for your support!