• Apr 13, 2006

    Approved a proposal to task the Exam Committee (which is already revising and updating the BJCP Exam) to also revise and update the Exam Study Guide. [Editor's Note: Yes, they actually conducted a vote on this. The alternative proposal was so lame you don't even want to know about it.]

  • Mar 3, 2006

    Approved a proposal to include mead and cider certification in the BJCP. Next step is to form a committee. There are many details to be worked out, mainly by the committee, including the nature of mead and cider exams, so this is a long-term project.

  • Feb 1, 2006

    Approved credit for Todd Snyder for his service as Exam Administrator (this is actually an Assistant Director position). Todd has received 42 GMSR credits and 8.4 non-judging points for his 21 months service in this role. As luck would have it, this was enough to move Todd up to National rank, so it's both Thanks and Congratulations to Todd.

  • Jan 19, 2006

    Approved the position of Assistant IT Director, and the appointment of Jamil Zainasheff as its first incumbent. This recognizes the pivotal role that Jamil has played in our IT efforts for some time. You have probably noticed that we have gradually been moving to more user-friendly website functionality, such as electronic voting, competition registration, organizer reporting, etc. Jamil's work has been responsible for most of that, coupled with the overall architecture and planning of Gordon Strong, our IT Director.

  • Jan 4, 2006

    Approved the new joint Sanctioned Competition Program with the AHA.

  • Dec 21, 2005

    Approved the budget for 2006.

    Examination Fees 13,225
    Contest Sanctioning Fees 7,000
    Merchandise Receipts 250
    Misc. Income 0
    Returned Checks 0
    Total 20,480
    AHA SCP Fees 1,000
    BJCP Grants 1,500
    Continuing Education Program 5,000
    Legal Fees 5,000
    Office Supplies, Misc. 750
    PayPal Fees 300
    PO Box Rental 50
    Postage 1,000
    Printing 100
    Recognition Pins 5,000
    Reimbursement: Exam Graders 750
    Shipping (Merchandise) 50
    Surety Bond 100
    Telephone 50
    Website & Domain Fees 0
    Total 20,400

  • Oct 28, 2005

    Approved, in general terms, merging the BJCP and AHA competition programs. This will involve having one single Competition program, eliminating the dual registration routes currently in use. It will be co-branded, with one set of competition materials, one online registration site, and one reporting system. Pending resolution of the details, we hope the new program will become operational in January.

  • Oct 7, 2005

    Approved a new Exam Grader policy.

  • Sep 19, 2005

    Awarded Rob Hudson 15 GMSR credits for development work associated with the last Style Guide revision.

  • Sep 13, 2005

    Approved raising the Surety Bond on the BJCP Treasurer to $25,000.00.

  • Jul 28, 2005

    Realigned the allocation year for educational grants to coincide with the calendar (and budget) year.

  • Jul 25, 2005

    Approved $500 to fund the educational grants program for the second half of 2005.

  • Jun 29, 2005

    Approved 12 GMSR credits for Sean Hewitt for creation of the style flashcards.

    Approved 100 GMSR credits for Jamil Zainasheff for his work integrating various database and website functionalities.

  • May 23, 2005

    Approved GMSR credit for 1996-1997 Mead Style Guideline and Score Sheet Committee.

  • May 16, 2005

    Approved GMSR credit for members of 1999 Style Guide Committee, 2002-2003 Continuing Education Committee, and 2004 Style Guideline Committee.

  • May 2, 2005

    Approved an updated and better defined Grand Master Service Requirement program with an increased emphasis on grading exams for all Grand Master candidate.

    Joe Formanek and Dave Sapis approved to fill the positions of Midwest Regional Representative and West Regional Representative beginning June 1, 2005.

  • Feb 11, 2005

    Approved a Nominating Committee to solicit candidates for a special election for Representative for the Midwest and West Region.

  • Jan 18, 2005

    Gregg Smith approved to the rank of Grand Master I.

  • Jan 14, 2005

    Ed Westemeier and Jamil Zainasheff appointed as election committee for the election of Regional Representatives.

  • Jan 11, 2005

    Gordon Strong approved for the rank of Grand Master II, backdated to July 2004 due to an administrative error.

  • Jan 6, 2005

    Approved the Quarterly and the Annual Financial Report with the Annual Financial Report being posted in accordance with the BJCP Bylaws on the website.

  • Jan 3, 2005

    Budget for calendar year 2005 approved.

    Authorized the embroidered BJCP merchandise through Bob N'Weave to be sold at cost to BJCP members.

  • Dec 21, 2004

    Appointed Director (Kris England) and Assistant Directors (Kevin Pratt and Ted Hausotter) of the new Continuing Education Program.

  • Dec 16, 2004

    Appointed Ed Wolfe as the new Chairman of the Exam Committee.

  • Dec 10, 2004

    In accordance with the BJCP Bylaws, unanimously voted to terminate the membership of William Slack for failing to act in the best interest of the BJCP. As Treasurer he refused to perform his duties as prescribed in refusing to communicate with the Board of Directors and turn over the BJCP Treasury and financial records at the end of his term as Treasurer.

  • Dec 2, 2004

    Approved sale of pins for Recognized and Certified judges, and approved the issuing free of pins to new Recognized and Certified judges.

  • Nov 11, 2004

    Authorized the creation of a Continuing Education Program to include the creation of a new BJCP Directorate with the intent of improving through continuing education the judging skills of BJCP members. This program will eventually include third party education sessions, development of a Beer Vocabulary reference, exploring the feasibility of developing Sensory Tasting Kits, and developing CEP products and programs.

  • Nov 3, 2004

    Approved the purchase of pins for Recognized and Certified Judges.

  • Oct 18, 2004

    Approved the purchase of embezzlement Insurance on the BJCP Treasurer.

  • Oct 13, 2004

    Approved the sale of BJCP Logo merchandise through CafePress.com at no mark up or profit for the BJCP.