Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The local CAMRA group

Welcome to North Hampshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), a group that enjoys pubs and beer festivals, supports local pubs and breweries, and campaigns for a better deal for the pub user.

With over 700 members the group's area stretches from across the northern reaches of Hampshire including the main centres of Andover and Basingstoke. Hartley Wintney and Odiham are included to the east; Whitchurch, Sutton Scotney and Stockbridge are to the west, and Tadley and Kingsclere are northern-ish, but we don't reach as far as the Watford Gap ;-)

The group is part of national CAMRA, with a membership of over 180,000 and which has been going strong since 1971.
Social events and meetings are regularly held with enjoyable walkabouts, town and city trails, while visits to beer festivals and breweries all appear from time to time within the calendar.

Join us – it can be Fun.

Monday, 26 June 2017

June News from Memb.Sec.

Greetings CAMRA members,

We trust you have been enjoying al fresco drinking during the sunny weather. Your local pubs and clubs all need supporting, particularly in the villages, so go try some new ones when you are out and about....then mention the offerings/events/nice comments on our Facebook page, North Hampshire CAMRA. Keep it happy, thoughtful and beer-related, please.

Our next Branch meeting on at the Dove, Micheldever on Tuesday 27th at 7.30 for 8 to follow up on the recent AGM. It is a short walk from the station. An urgent issue is the recruitment of a Social Secretary - someone able to co-ordinate (and delegate) to enrich the Branch programme of events. A role description can be found on your member dashboard on the main CAMRA website. Since everyone likes to go to friendly drinking events we need to provide more opportunities for member involvement.

Also, as you may know we are changing magazine printers and starting afresh so our editor Jim would like to have help - we need an Assistant Beer Lines Editor, to help commission, plan articles and photos in the re-designed mag. As with everything these days a knowledge of computers and publishing programs are essential, but mostly the person will need a passion for sniffing out interesting beer-related local news and events. Voluntary only (sorry!) but with the satisfaction of contributing to an excellent award-winning local quarterly publication.

If you are inspired and could spare some time, contact Jim in the first place at beerlines@camrahantsnorth.org.uk and he will send you a fuller role description and have a chat first.

Any help offered will be welcome.

The magazine is distributed by a volunteer team but we need a Beer Lines Co-ordinator to facilitate the team distributing Beer Lines around the large Andover and Stockbridge areas. The person will need transport, will receive the mags then arrange to get them out to their team of folk who have set rounds of pubs. The aim is to try to do this within the first fortnight after each quarterly publication. You need to be organised, a good communicator and have a cheerful disposition! Grumpy people don't bother to apply.....contact me at brenda.cross@ntlworld.com or Jeff Salt at jeffsalt@sky.com for more details.

Of course, if you are interested in any of this come along to the meeting on the 27th at The Dove!

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