Some of you may already know about what happened to Jarrad Wilkinson. He is a home brewer in the Carboy club (also hung out with TRUB on occasion). He fell off a ladder recently and got pretty messed up. He's partially paralyzed right now (from the chest down is what I heard) and as you'd expect the bills from something like this are starting to get pretty ugly. We are ramping up for assorted events to help try and raise a few bucks to help out. Below is an email clip that was posted on TRUB kicking this off. So be on the lookout for these events. And if any of you have any bright ideas on ways to help drop me a note!
I posted the below on the Carboy forum. Please feel free to participate in
any of the events. We will make sure to update trubnet when we have more
details around the events.
We've decided to do multiple smaller fund raising events rather than one
large. TRUB members (or any NC club/homebrewer) are welcome to
participate. These events are still in the planning stages and we will
talk more about them at the next club meeting. Here are the ideas we've
been talking about:
Thanks to Glenn W for this one. We are looking at having a bottle auction
where club members pull one or two beers from their cellar and donate to
the silent auction. We are going to collect donations from breweries etc
for a raffle. We've talked to Triangle Wine and may host the event there
to get the public involved. They've hosted silent auctions before and they
should get a lot of public support.
Triangle Wine is hosting breweries over the next 4 or 5 weekends and have
offered to setup something to collect donations and we can have a raffle.
We will need a club member to attend the event to handle the raffle, etc.
Triangle Wine has been very generous with our club and are more than happy
to help with raising money for Jarrad. Please stop by and thank them!!
John Federal has offered up using Homebrew Hump days at Brewmasters to
raise money. The idea is to have two or three homebrewers bring different
styles of homebrew for sampling. Brewmasters' customers can sample for
free then donate for a 10oz pour. We can do this more than once and should
be a good source of donations. John has also offered a 30% discount for
ingredients going towards Homebrew Hump day beers for Jarrad. American
Brewmaster and Brewmasters has been helpful to the club over the years.
Stop by and thank John and/or Mark for their support.
I would like to arrange a big brew at one of the local breweries once
Jarrad is able to get around and participate. This probably won't be a
fund raiser but more fun event for Jarrad.
I will be setting up a Webex meeting with video at the next club meeting so
Jarrad can participate. We will be able to talk to Jarrad and he can
listen to the meeting as long as he desires. So come by early and say hi
If you have event ideas please pass them along to Dave B or I.
I will be contacting the other NC clubs to allow them to participate as