Thanks tons fellas.
You already have my mind thinking in new ways.
So far, all is growing well with the EISMS. Informal nature and all...
But I do see the need for more structure.
As our membership grows, so will our tastes and experience level.
So far it seems to be a lot of "ring leading" from myself and one (or two) others.
Far to difficult to be the creative force of a group for me, so I will be bringing up all of your points at the next meeting.
Less than 24 hrs from now in fact.
With a HP 18yr to taste.
So far, the most money we spent on a bottle, so I am a bit nervous.
We do not have Dues, and so far the $$$ comes out of a couple of our pockets and we get the money back at the end of the night...based only on the amount consumed.
Sounds funny to think of it now, after hearing your thoughts.
Anyway...Livin'...Learnin'...and Havin' Fun!
Really quite blown away by hearing from you, laddie teun!
As it was the Mag's article about your Maltstock that gave me my inspiration in this club.
And I have to confess....
I am the clerk/manager of the local state liquor store.
Really took the job on as a means of obtaining some form of health insurance. Makin' archtop guitars is plenty good to me, but does not meet all the financial demands of a married man.
Not to mention, by runnin' the store, my club has "got a man on the inside"!!!
(that's how we all scored the clynelish on a closeout price!
Thanks again....I'll shout back after the weekend with a few more questions.