The Johnson County Brewing Society (JoCo BS or JCBS) has been established for homebrewers in and around Johnson County, KS to gather with other local homebrewers for educational and social opportunities that promote the hobby of homebrewing. JoCo BS is registered in KS as a not-for-profit corporation. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The initial club meeting was held on May 22, 2014–about a month after KS law was amended to expand homebrewer rights. On Feb. 5, 2015 the club filed with the state of Kansas as a not-for-profit corporation. The first Board of Directors was elected on Feb 26, 2015. The board approved the club bylaws on Mar. 6, 2015.
The club is governed as described in the bylaws.
Club officers are elected at the October meeting and serve from January through December. The current and historical officers are:
|Year||President||Vice President||Treasurer||Secretary||Activities Director|
|2018||Jonathan Williamson||Rick Borkowski||Justin Chamberlain||Aaron Blackburn||Pat Davis|
|2017||Jonathan Williamson||Rick Borkowski||Justin Chamberlain||Aaron Blackburn||Pat Davis|
|2016||Tim Ryan||Kevin Thuringer||Tim Squires||Steve Gish||Ken Schmidt|
|2015||Tim Ryan||Kevin Thuringer||Tim Squires||Steve Gish||Jenna Muñoz|
One week prior to the first meeting noted above, Aaron Hill, Tim Ryan and Ken Schmidt met to begin formulating strategy and planning the first meeting. From that point until the first board of directors was elected, club affairs were managed by a “planning committee.”