By Nick Wiseman, Editor
Outgoing president Tom ‘Dicko’ Dixon gave a final address to the club wishing the new committee the best and looking forward to some time spent back in the brewing shed.
After the rest of the outgoing committee having a small talk about their roles, Craig ‘Stagger’ Webber took over and formally dissolved the 2012 committee and called up the new committee for 2013.
Incoming president Mark ‘Billy’ Bilbrough introduced his new committee and gave a passionate talk about his plans and where he saw the club going.
Adam 'Temujin' Langan is taking over as Treasurer this year with Kevin 'Mr No-Tip' Hingston as Social Secretary.
Chris 'Duffbowl' Duffy is Education Officer, Malcolm 'LuckyMal' Scholes is Competition Secretary and Pete 'Daff' Daffern and Nick ‘Wambesi’ Wiseman return in their roles as Webmaster and Editor.
Part of the final formalities of the year includes the announcement and presentation of Clubman of the year and the ‘Nookie’ prize.
For 2012, Clubman of the year was presented to Richard Watkins.
Richard is a long-serving member of the club and extremely dedicated regularly judging at competitions, hosting the annual Wig & Pen Brew Day and guiding members on how to improve their beers.
These are but a few of the reasons he was selected to be the Clubman of the year.
Another prize for the night was the annual ‘Nookie’ which is a weekend away subsidised by the club for a member and their partner.
While the member gets to have fun at a brewery their partner gets treated to something more related to their likes and there’s usually time for a nice dinner as well.
This year Dan Rayner took out the Nookie – well done mate!
After the formalities of the AGM the night continued on with Mark Overton talking about his best of show Scarecrow Cream Ale which is currently available on tap at the Wig & Pen.
In true Canberra Brewers style the keg was dry by the time he got to talk about it but plenty of brewers crowded around keen to discover his trade secrets on his award winning brew.
This was the final meeting of the year and the club will meet up again in February, keep an eye out on the forum for an upcoming social weekend for January.
We hope everyone has a great break over the festive season and look forward to catching up in the new year.