Jun 022014
Apologies for the lateness of this mailout, it has been such a busy few weeks.
So our campaigning has yet again been instrumental in influencing the Government –  A Pubs Adjudicator to be appointed! Lets hope that this will be effective.  Well done for supporting CamRA.
Morris was interviewed by Matt Woodly from Radio Devon regarding this. I hope you have seen the good press coverage our Branch has been getting too.  Many people saw us on the TV at Devon County Show, there was also the North Devon Beer Festival and RHS Rosemoor Beer Festival; and several newspaper articles.  I feel we have certainly raised our profile in recent months.
You may have received an email from CamRA HQ requesting nominations for Campaigner of the Year.  A few brief details are attached for your information.  I would love to hear from you if you have a nomination to make.
I have also received a very comprehensive survey of pubs undertaken my Matt Richards of Exeter Branch who is a wheelchair user.  He has details of all our branch pubs (and all the pubs in our Region!)  If you would like to receive a copy of this then please email me and I will forward it to you.  Matt would be thrilled if it were used by any members.
Our Brewery Liaison Officer seminar was a great success and we now have a team of trained and active BLOs.  A real credit to our Branch.
We are currently making presentations to our Pubs and you will see these on the Information Update.  Please try and get along to these fun events.
Issue 3 of the Branch Newsletter “Beer Tiz” has just been delivered and is being distributed to pubs.  Look out for it in your local and let Bob Goddard  (r.goddard911@btinternet.com) know if you can’t find it locally.
Morris, Bob, Paul, Chris and I are currently judging pubs for the Regional Pub Of The Year.  Great fun, but also quite hard work.
I found myself with just a few spare seconds on my hands and madly volunteered to take on the role of Regional Secretary.  I hope that I will be able to use the role to keep our Branch up to date and involved on a regional level.
I have a few ideas for activities over the next few months which I am hoping to be able to offer to you.  Currently I am planning a tutored beer tasting and negotiating a brewery trip.
We are also looking to appoint a Press and Publicity Officer for the branch.  If you think you could spare just a little time to promote our Branch then please get in touch.  Your Branch needs you!
I look forward to seeing you soon at a meeting or event – look on the attached Information Update.