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Pink Boots Society          Scholarships & Volunteers : March 2014 

The Pink Boots Society is an international professional association and USA 501(c)3 nonprofit. We inspire, encourage and empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through education. Our 1,000+ members are the female beer industry leaders of tomorrow, and they inspire women consumers to choose beer as their adult beverage of choice.


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Scholarships to DOUBLE
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Funding News
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We've got a lot going on, and more to come:
  • OSU Craft Brewery Start-up Workshop I Scholarship 
  • PBS Scholarship Program to DOUBLE
  • 2014 Scholarship Schedule
  • International & Regional PBS Chapter News
  • PBS Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Engdahl 
  • Volunteer Check-in for new, experienced, and future volunteers
  • 5+ Volunteers needed for Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Funding Pink Boots Society & PBS Scholarships 
  • Other Scholarship Opportunities
  • Pink Boots Sources
  • Register and/or Update your Membership Contact Info
  • Upcoming National Meetings
  • PBS Job Board  
  • The Easiest Way to support PBS ever!

  See below for details on all of these, and more... 



2014 Oregon State University Craft Brewery Start-up Workshop I - Scholarship Opens April 1st, runs till April 30th 11:59pm PST. 


In partnership with Oregon State University, Pink Boots Society is proud to announce its second scholarship opportunity for 2014. The window for this PBS-OSU Craft Brewery Start-up Workshop I scholarship runs April 1-30, 2014, and closes at 11:59 pm PST on the last day.  


This OSU course is a residence-based course. It takes place in Bend, Oregon September 8-12, 2014.


Details about the course can be found on the Oregon State University website: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/craft-brewery-startup-workshop 


To apply for the scholarship, please wait until April 1st, then visit the Pink Boots Society website: http://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarship-application/ 


Please note, this scholarship is directed to women who seek the assistance from a formal training program to develop an actionable business plan to start up a brewery.

This is an on-site course that is being offered in Bend, Oregon USA, and the scholarship covers tuition as well as breakfast and lunch during each day of the course. The scholarship recipient will be expected to book their own transportation to and from Bend, secure lodging and cover any additional costs incurred during the course.


There is a $200 deposit required of the chosen scholarship recipient, and upon successful completion the deposit will be refunded. Also upon completion, the scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 (USD) stipend to help with transportation and lodging costs.  


Any woman who earns income from beer, anywhere in the world, is eligible to apply for any Pink Boots Society scholarship, and earning beer income also automatically qualifies a woman for Pink Boots Society membership. Click here to join or to connect with us: http://pinkbootssociety.org/membership/.


All PBS scholarships have a "Pay It Forward" requirement, where our scholarship recipients pay forward the knowledge they gained in their scholarship course. This is accomplished through either publishing an article or giving a speech at a national professional seminar or conference. More information on our Pay It Forward requirement is available on our website, http://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarship-application/. (This link will not go live until April 1st.) 


Please note that scholarship recipients are announced approximately 6 weeks after the scholarship application deadline.


Best wishes to the applicants!


We've got great changes in store for the second half of 2014: We're expanding our scholarship program--already! We've attracted some new scholarship opportunities that we just can't pass up. Therefore we need to double the size of our current Scholarship Selection Committee from 5 to 10 or more volunteers, and we'll be splitting it into Team A and Team B. Please see below on how to volunteer. 


In the second half of 2014, you can look forward to one scholarship opportunity every month! All scholarships will run on a calendar month schedule, with one new scholarship campaign beginning on the first day of each month, and the same scholarship ending at 11:59 pm on the last day of that month. In 2015 we hope to offer a complete line-up of 12 scholarships. That is the maximum we can really handle with our current structure. We need your support: CLICK HERE TO DONATE any amount. We can't do this work without you. 

April 1-30 application window with recipient announcement on June 15:

Oregon State University Craft Brewery Startup Workshop I: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/craft-brewery-startup-workshop 

Course runs September 8-12, 2014. 
June 1-30 application window with recipient announcement on August 15:

Hop Union's Hop & Brew School:http://www.hopunion.com/hop-and-brew-school/ 

Course runs September 9-10, 2014. (This application window could move to May 1-31st, so watch for scholarship schedule changes.) 

July 1-31
application window with recipient announcement on September 15: Scholarship Course TBD
August 1-31 application window with recipient announcement on October 15: Scholarship Course TBD
September 1-31 application window with recipient announcement on November 15: Scholarship Course TBD
October 1-31 application window with recipient announcement on December 15: Scholarship Course TBD
November 1-31 application window with recipient announcement on January 15, 2015: Scholarship Course TBD
December 1-31 application window with recipient announcement on February 15, 2015: Scholarship Course TBD

Please note the above schedule is proposed and not fixed, as we are in the process of doubling the scholarships we offer to our members, from 6 per year to 12 per year




Chapters, Chapter Leaders & Regional groups :
 If you are a chapter leader, please send your name and contact info, including which region you manage to our Director of Development, Emily Engdahl at emily@pinkbootssociety.org.

If you WANT or NEED a local or regional chapter of Pink Boots in your area, no matter where in the world you are, please email Emily - we can help you set it up!



Emily Engdahl, PBS International & National Chapter Liaison, Pacific NW Chapter Co-Coordinator & Meeting Coordinator


If Emily had to choose between craft beer and her beloved home state, the decision would be agonizing. Fortunately, she hails from Oregon, a craft beer paradise, so she can have it all!


Since tasting Ninkasi Brewing's Tricerahops in 2007, Emily has been proudly promoting both Oregon and craft beer. She is creator of Oregon Beer Country, a web resource for information on the state's breweries and events, and co-founder of #pdxbeergeeks, a Portland-based beer group and blog. She is a beer blogger for 1859 Magazine and has published beer-centric articles in Craftbeer.com, Travel OregonMilwaukie Rules! and Oregon Beer Growler.


Besides volunteer work at Pink Boots Society as Girl Friday for Teri Fahrendorf, Emily manages a small business assisting the mentally ill and elderly. As if that wasn't enough, she's also a freelance writer & graphic designer, home brewer, artist, dog & kid wrangler, and beer drinker. You can find Emily at emily@pinkbootssociety.org


Attention all PBS Volunteers! We need to update our contact information for you. Please send an email to Erin Rue, erin@pinkbootssociety.org with your name, phone number, and current volunteer title. If possible, please include a description of the job you do for PBS. Please do this even if you think we already have your correct contact info. We want to account for all of you!

SIGN UP: If you want to become a Pink Boots Society volunteer, please go to our website Volunteer Page at http://pinkbootssociety.org/our-volunteers/, and scroll down to the e-form and sign up. We want your name, contact info, skill set, and what you think you might be interested in. Also, please include a link to your online resume or LinkedIn profile in the comment box. Our new Volunteer Administrator, Erin Rue will get back to you. Please see below for our immediate openings for Scholarship Selection Committee Team Members.


The Pink Boots Society is looking for members to fill seats on the Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC).


The SSC is growing and we are looking for women from various backgrounds within the beer industry. We currently offer six scholarships annually but have received overwhelming interest in offering more - possibly up to 12 scholarships annually.


We will be splitting the current team so that each of the two teams will be a mix of existing SSC members and new volunteers. Each team will be reviewing scholarship applications on an every other month basis with two weeks to get your preliminary notes in on the scholarship applications you read along with your top three choices. Then as a team you and the other four committee members have two more weeks to pick your number one choice and give that name to Pink Boots Society founder Teri Fahrendorf and Kris McDowell, Scholarship Administrator.


It is a two-year commitment and we are looking for self-starters who can hit deadlines without someone nagging them. During your two-year commitment, nobody will know you are on the committee. We keep it secret so that no applicants know who looked at and decided on their application. It keeps things cleaner. Once you "retire", then we can happily thank you publicly and you are free to put your service on your resume at that time.


Once your two-year commitment is up, then you have to wait one year to apply for a scholarship. We require this to make sure nobody can say that any favoritism was shown for a previous SSC member.


If your situation changes and you find yourself unable to complete your two-year service you will need to notify the committee chair as soon as possible so that we can begin searching for your replacement.


To apply for the Scholarship Selection Committee please fill out our Volunteer e-form on our website at the bottom of this page: http://www.pinkbootssociety.org/our-volunteers/. Please be sure to include a link to your online resume or your LinkedIn profile to be used as part of the selection process. Our Scholarship Administrator and the current SSC Team will review your volunteer application and will get back to you soon. Thank you for volunteering!  

We Love Sponsors
Elaine Toner is our new Funding Administrator. She will keep track of the donations we hope to receive from our worldwide International Women's Collaboration Brew Day efforts. Elaine will also organize all PBS donations and donors, past, present and future. We want to properly list the names and thank everybody! You can reach Elaine at elaine@pinkbootssociety.org.

Pink Boots Society is growing extremely fast in response to the needs of you, our PBS members. It is time for us to fund a part-time Executive Director so your hardworking Founder (me) can avoid burnout or breakdown.

Please get out there and support PBS and your fellow women beer professionals by buying and enjoying Unite Pale Ale. Attend the Odell Dinner on April 8th, and buy pint(s) of woman-brewed beer at Ernie's during CBC week. Attend our CBC meeting, or buy a ticket even if you can't attend. Order a t-shirt or buy a cloisonne pin at the CBC meeting. And sign up for smile.amazon.com and choose Pink Boots Society as your preferred charity. There are lots of ways to contribute to your Pink Boots Society, the first and only international nonprofit scholarship-generating education-focused association for women beer professionals in the world!

 And HAPPY BIRTHDAY PINK BOOTS SOCIETY -- PBS will be 7 years old in June. 


Woman Chalkboard It takes us at least three months to move completely through the scholarship process to the start date on a course. Please see above for current PBS scholarship opportunities. Several non-PBS scholarship deadlines are always approaching. Please google them for details:

Glenn Hay Falconer
      to both the American Brewers Guild and the Siebel Institute.

Greg Noonan Scholarship

      to the American Brewers Guild

Master Brewers Association of the Americas

      MBAA has both national and regional scholarship programs.



Onguard Boot
Have you been thinking about buying a pair of steel-toe pink rubber boots but never got around to it?

We have a new preferred supplier for steel-toe pink rubber work boots: http://www.hantover.com/cgi/hnt.wsc/product.htm?p-item-num=14968&p-callprog=cust-search. Onguard Lady Monarch pink steel-toe boots. See link for actual boot visual.
New PBS Website Stand up and BE COUNTED. When you register your membership on our website, you help us Count You In. The first step to counting and statistics is to make sure we have every woman beer professional registered on our website. That's every woman in the world please, not just the USA. So, please-- stand up and be Counted!
If you have not gone to our new website and input your PBS membership profile (2 pages, please input both), please do so now: www.pinkbootssociety.org/membership/

Then once you revisit the site (the next day) and upload your photo or post next to your name, your account will show active. If you haven't registered on our current website yet, then you must re-sign up because our new website is social media driven. Thank you.
We're looking forward to seeing you all online!

If you have any questions or feedback, please email our new Membership List Administrator, Hannah Talbott at hannah@pinkbootssociety.org. If you need to update your contact info on our website, remember you have a user account. Just login and change whatever you need to.

In addition to access to our Jobs Board and other Members-Only info on our website, please note our popular Great American Beer Festival PBS Meeting & Educational Seminar will be open ONLY to registered PBS members in October. Sorry, no future PBS members will be allowed to attend. You must be a PBS member.  
PBS World


Thursday, April 10, 2014:

11:00-1:00pm - at CBC, Denver, CO (USA).

Details above. 


Friday, October 3, 2014:  

11:00am-2:30pm - National Meeting & Seminar during GABF,  

at Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO (USA).


Thursday, April 16, 2015: 

11:00-1:00pm - at CBC, Portland, OR (USA)


Saturday, April 18, 2015: 

Saturday after CBC: PBS Women in Beer Leadership Conference.  

We are looking for sponsors with large donations for this event. Info will be released as we plan this event. 


You can learn of all upcoming PBS Events on our website, http://pinkbootssociety.org/events/.  



Looking to hire a beer professional? We have the best women in the industry! Looking for a job? Only registered PBS members have access to our Jobs Board.


Post your Help Wanted ad here: www.pinkbootssociety.org/post-a-beer-job/

And remember we have paid ad opportunities for your graphics on website.


Seek your ideal beer industry job under Activity Feed/For Members/Job Listings at www.pinkbootssociety.org.
Our webmaster, Sibyl Perkins writes...

Hey Teri-I found out something very cool today. Smile.amazon.com has a new program that allows users to pick a charity of their choice for Amazon to contribute .5% of all purchases (at no cost to the user). I just picked Pink Boots Society for mine. Since PBS is a 501c3, it shows up on the list if you search on Pink Boots Society
Here's a link about it:
I don't know about you, but I shop with Amazon a LOT. I think it would be great to get the word out to see if we can get others who shop with Amazon to use it as an opportunity to support PBS!

I agree. Let's do this ladies--Please do this NOW. We need your support.

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Pink Boots Society is committed to the advancement of the education of women beer professionals, either by developing educational scholarships, or by hosting educational speakers and seminars at our regional and national meetings. If you are a woman who earns income from beer, I encourage you to join us. 


Cheers to you!

Fearless Leader

Teri Fahrendorf
Founder & Co-Creator
Pink Boots Society