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The Prez Sez, by Peter Hall - December, 2013
I try not to include much of my personal life into the Prez Sez, but this news is too big for me not to include. I think you might be interested by what I have been brewing recently. This can be sort of construed as brewing. My wife, Shannon, has been working on brewing up our son, Clark Sylvester, for the last nine months. He finally made his arrival, a little late, and was born on 11/11 at 13:13. I look forward to introducing him to my brewing hobby and the GNBC. I see a lot more root beer in my future. I’m sure that all my friends in the GNBC will be happy to say hello too.
There are events coming in this week that I’m sure everyone will be attending. First there is the Humpy’s Big Fish competition. Entries are being collected on Monday December 2, 2013 from 12 to six. The competition will be starting at 10 am on December 7 at Sub Zero. Humpy’s puts on a great show for us, with great food to snack on and great prizes to be won.
Also on December 7 we have our annual Christmas Party. The safari theme should fit in very nicely with the variety of animals at the Zoo. Things are changing a little this year, but I really think it’s all for the better. Starting with set up at 6pm we will be at the Gateway complex at the Alaska Zoo. There is excellent and plentiful parking available. Part of making sure everyone gets home safe, you can leave your vehicle overnight if need be. The party will really get rolling at about 7 and run until 11pm. We then need to be all cleaned up and out by midnight. Beer and wine is welcome, but please leave the hard liquor at home this time. I’m sure we will have a great turnout and I look forward to seeing all the great attire.
Details are still being hammered out for our January meeting, but I assure you that it will still be taking place on Thursday, January 16. Plan on the format being similar to last year’s event. There will be a change or two, and hopefully all for the better. I will have the details for our January meeting very soon and will let everyone know what is going on.
Alaska beer week is right around the corner also. There are always a huge number of beer dinners put on and more beer than anyone can really drink, unless it was actually your full time job. Keep an eye out for dinners and other events. There is usually a roving pack of GNBCers moving around between everything, so I’m sure you will run into a friend or two.
I hoped to have a little longer article to write. Things are still a little fuzzy from all the turkey and family time. Please email me if you have any questions at all at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do everything I can to keep everyone updated. This is a fat time of year for sure. We have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Ak Beer week all in a row. The last isn’t exactly a holiday, but the gravy train certainly keeps on rolling. From the Prez, and the rest of the board, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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