Oct 2013 News
As our president leaves the club due to relocation for work, he passes the torch to the Vice President and sends the club this note:
First, thank you all for being a part of the Overmountain Brewers. I went into that very first meeting terrified that no one would show up and that if someone did they would quickly see that I didn't have the slightest idea what I was doing. I have been consistently floored by the interest that has been shown in the club both in that first meeting and over the years since. I am also consistently astonished that no one ever realized that I didn't know what I was doing.
Secondly, thank you all for your faith in me and in the club. There’s no way that the idea would have ever made it past my drunken mumbles about how there should be a homebrew club in Abingdon if it hadn't been for the unrelenting encouragement and confidence that you all presented to me over the years. I truly hope that you feel that it was well placed and that the return on your investment was adequate.
Finally, I said it at the last meeting, but I’d like to make sure I say it to everyone: Thank you for letting me serve. I've had the time of my life working with you all to make the Overmountain Brewers into something that I never dreamed it could be back in 2011 and I sincerely hope to see it continue to grow and prosper in the future.
Nadya and I will be leaving Abingdon on Saturday but we'll be back in town periodically. I am hoping to be able to coordinate some of those return trips to fall on meeting days so hopefully I will be able to see you all again soon. If you'd like to contact me for any reason, please reach out to the club if you don’t have my personal contact information and if any of you are ever up in Fairfax let Nadya and I know, as it will be pleasant to have a little bit of home up there.