While meetings in person are still not possible, a number of branches continue to hold meetings using various on-line systems. Details can be found on their websites as listed in the panel below.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of the foundation of CAMRA. As you may imagine, various celebrations were planned but may not now take place, certainly in the first half of the year. The Annual General Meeting and Conference, which was due to take place over the first weekend of April in Sheffield, will now be another virtual encounter.
The Great British Beer Festival – Winter will be an on-line event – see the advert. The Great British Beer Festival itself, scheduled for 3 to 7 August, has not yet been cancelled but, if it does take place, it will be a very different event from usual.
John Young Memorial Award
One of the events that we have not been able to hold is the presentation of the above to John Hatch. Regional Director Geoff Strawbridge offered to deliver the award to him but John has decided that he is happy to wait until the presentation is possible. Geoff is keeping the award safe for him in the meantime. The award, incidentally, is a fairly magnificent wooden shield with engraved name badges on it.
Greater London CAMRA AGM and London Liaison Committee
CAMRA’s Greater London Region will be holding our Annual General Meeting online at 7pm on Wednesday 31 March, followed by a London Liaison Committee (LLC) meeting for branch representatives and regional officers.
The main business of the AGM will be to approve the regional Accounts for 2019 and 2020 and to elect the principal honorary officers to serve for the twelve months until March 2022.
A Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be sent to all those on the LLC mailing list and to other members who have notified the Secretary at least a week prior to the meeting.