President’s Report for August

Hey there fellow FOAMers,

I can’t believe it’s August already. That means it Mead Month! If you have any special mead that you’ve made we love to taste them at tonight’s meeting at The Nook Brewing Company in Broken Arrow. Because we are meeting at a brewery, please avoid bringing commercial mead. We have several mead makers in FOAM and I’m sure they would love to share their mead making tips.

We have a lot going on in the next few months so at tonight’s meeting we will try to go through them as quickly as possible so we can move on to socializing.

The Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational is now less than a month away. It’s not too late to get a beer ready to serve. Who knows, your beer may be the one that wins for best Homebrew. All brewers serving their beer are allowed to bring one guest to the festival. Here is the link to sign up:

We still need volunteers and FOAM members will have priority when scheduling as to what shift they would like to help with. Go to to register as a volunteer. TCBI helpers will receive a t-shirt to wear during the event.

It’s also time to start thinking about officer nominations, which will start at the September meeting. If you think you would be a good fit in an officer role or you know someone who you think would do a great job, then get ready for the September meeting! Below is a review of the positions and what the responsibilities are.

President:  The President shall coordinate and supervise the total FOAM program and preside at General, Special, and Executive Board meetings. President is responsible for club outreach and interaction with breweries, festivals, and other clubs. The President is obligated to enforce the Constitution, its by-laws, and Rules of Procedure, approve the expenditures of the Treasurer, and perform other duties as needed to accomplish the goals of FOAM. The President is an ex-officio voting member of all committees except the Nominations and Election Committees. The President shall retain one original signed copy of the Constitution.
VP-Communications: The VP of Communication is responsible for Meeting Minutes, Officer Minutes, Archives. This role would also encompass managing and using social media tools the club has access to, such as, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, photographing and live posting club events.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain all financial FOAM records, conduct appropriate correspondence, receive all funds, and make disbursements with the guidance and approval of the President or Executive Board, prepare and keep records of all transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), deliver a monthly financial report to the Editor for publication, and make budget recommendations to the Executive Board as provided for in Article VIII. The Treasurer shall retain one original signed copy of the Constitution.
VP-Membership: VP of Membership is responsible for receiving and notating dues, resolving membership issues, connecting with new members, new membership campaigns, and continued interaction with club members via social media.
Webmaster: The Webmaster shall be responsible for maintaining the club website as approved by the Executive Board. FOAM will fund and provide a registered domain for the Webmaster to use for posting electronic information to further club goals set forth by the President, Executive Board, and general membership.
VP-Competitions: The VP of Competitions shall be responsible for promoting and facilitating the participation of FOAM members in local, regional, and national homebrewing competitions. Duties shall include: working with competitors to improve results for FOAM; helping competitors to use FOAM assets to prepare competition entries; devising and managing fun, challenging, and educational brewing events to promote greater competition participation; providing FOAM members with advance information about forthcoming competitions; assuring that entries are collected and shipped to selected competitions; and promoting FOAM Cup, Big Brew, Mead Day, and other AHA and FOAM brewing activities.
VP-Events: VP of Events is responsible for managing the logistics of event coordination. The events would include, but may not be limited to FOAM Picnic, BJCP study groups, the various festivals that the club participates heavily in (First Draft, Sip for Sight, New Leaf, Lagerhead, Real Okie Beerfest, WildBrew, HarvestFest), as well as be a resource to interface with High Gravity in assisting the FOAM Cup, and finally, The Christmas Party.


See you FOAMers tonight!

Desiree Knott
FOAM President