Our annual Holiday Party is rapidly approaching and it takes a lot of effort to put together. As with all our parties, we count on club members to volunteer to help out. There are a number of ways you can volunteer to help. We need help with set up and clean up, we need members to bring potluck dishes for our feast, we need members to donate beer and we need assorted equipment.
Set Up and Clean Up
Stay tuned for setup info. It’s likely that we’ll be doing two rounds of set up for the party and we’ll need help for both. The 1st round will probably be this weekend (Dec5 or 6),we’ll be meeting at Neil’s duplex to do an initial setup. Date & time details to be announced soon. We’re planning on setting up most of our equipment and decorating the house and our Christmas tree. We have lots of beer themed ornaments to be hung
On Saturday, Dec 12th in the afternoon we’ll be meeting at Neil’s duplex to do final set up.
On Sunday, Dec 13th – approximately late morning, we’ll meet at Neil’s duplex to clean up alter the party. (Time will be confirmed in a future communication) We always need lots of people to help with clean up and the more we get the faster it goes.
Potluck and Food
The menu should reflect past Holiday Parties featuring great food but most likely will include carbonnades, roast & deep fried turkeys, spiced ham and much more! As is customary with our holiday parties, this is a potluck event, the club supplies the main dishes and we count on members to provide the side dishes, salads and deserts. So if you have a favorite family holiday recipe and want to share it with the rest of us, this is your time to shine!
Please remember to label any dishes, utensils, etc. that you bring so that we can get them back to you.
Since it’s the giving season, we decided to have a non-perishable food drive for a local food bank at our Holiday party this year. More details to come but plan to bring canned foods and other non-perishable foods for this food drive.
We also need beer for this event, lots of beer! Or mead! Or cider! We’re counting on you to provide it. So pull out your kegs and dig deep in your closet for those old tasty bottled treasures and bring them along! Please let us know what and how much homebrew you’re planning on bringing. Loaner kegs are available for those who are not so equipped.
Any of you who have already volunteered kegs should drop them off at the shop by 6pm on Friday, Dec 11th or bring them to Neil’s Saturday afternoon before the party.
We’ll be dispensing a lot of beer and will need more taps, jockey boxes and dispensing equipment than we currently have. If you can volunteer dispensing equipment or can bring your new club jockey box, please let Carl know.
Please remember to label any kegs or dispensing equipment that you bring so that we can get them back to you.
If you’d like to volunteer beer for the party, contact Carl Townsend at [email protected].
We’re still looking for some assorted equipment. Please let us know if you can volunteer any of the following:
- Folding tables
- Patio heaters
- Jockey boxes/beer dispensing equipment
Any of you who will be volunteering equipment should please try to bring it to Neil’s on the initial setup date (probably this weekend, Dec5 or 6 – exact details to be announced soon). Otherwise, please bring equipment on Saturday, Dec 12th in the afternoon before the party.
Again, please remember to label any equipment that you bring so that we can get them back to you.
And finally, if you’re volunteering equipment, kegs or food, plan on picking up your items at the Sunday clean up. We really don’t have any capacity to store items that are not picked up.
Neil Saund’s duplex is located at: 12966 Rubens Ave. Los Angeles, CA
It is the house on the SE corner of Alla Rd. and Rubens Ave.