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Pink Boots Society                                                      Early July 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.


In This Issue
July Scholarship Window
Volunteer Highlights
Request For Volunteers
Scholarship Application Tips
Pink Boot Sources
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links

Good News: We have over 1,200 Registered Members now!

See below for these items:
  • Announcing MiKro Bar's Cicerone Beer Savvy Scholarship. 
  • Volunteer Highlights   
  • RFV: Request for Volunteers 
  • How Scholarships Work
  • Upcoming Scholarship Schedule
  • Scholarship Application Tips   
  • National Meeting Dates 
  • Pink Boots Sources
  • Learn more about Pink Boots Society 

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




MiKro Craft Beer Bar Cicerone BeerSavvy Online Course Scholarship

Web-based Online Course

Course Dates: Open but must be completed in 2014

Scholarship Application Window: June 5-30, 2014 (ends at 11:45 pm PDT)


Information: http://www.beersavvy.com/ 

Location: Your Computer (the world)

Apply here: http://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarship-application/ 


In partnership with the Cicerone Program, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2014 scholarship for the BeerSavvy Online Course. This scholarship was sponsored by MiKro Craft Beer Bar as our first and only named scholarship. The window for the PBS-MiKro Bar Cicerone BeerSavvy Online Course scholarship runs July 5-31, 2014 (closing at 11:45 pm PDST).


Click here for the rest of the article and more information. And see the 3 articles at the bottom of this e-newsletter for more information on Scholarships in general and how they work.

4600 miles is a long way to travel for a Pink Boots meeting but that's what UK brewery owner Michelle Kelsall does every time she can make it across the pond.  


As former PBS webmaster and an active part of the ongoing Project Venus UK brewing collab, Michelle has supported PBS since attending her first event at GABF in 2009. At home at her 6-bbl Offbeat Brewing Co. in Northwest England, Michelle and her two female employees work through collaborations and social media to interest more women in beer.


"Encouraging more women to enter the industry and more to drink beer is a huge focus," says the woman whose slogan is, "Great Beer Brewed by a Chick."


Catch her at GABF in September and be sure to ask about the collaboration she'll have just finished in San Diego, with a brewery also named Offbeat Brewing!

If it weren't for volunteers like Amanda Zameska, Pink Boots Society wouldn't be able to offer generous scholarships.  


Amanda has helped raise money in ways that make people enjoy taking part! As Portland, Oregon's Chapter Leader, she organized a PBS fundraiser at Saraveza's Bad Habit Room in Portland on February 13, 2013, raising $1,685 in one night.  


And that was just the beginning. Amanda set up a PBS Regional NW chapter meeting on July 28, took part in the Heater Allen Pink Boots Collaboration brew day on September 7, and hosted a fundraiser planning meeting the next day at Portland Brewing Company. After the meeting, Amanda personally led a tour of the brewery-after all, she is Portland Brewing's Lead Quality Assurance Analyst! "My background is in biology," she says, "and I never expected I would end up working at a brewery when I moved [to Portland], but I'm glad I found this career."  


You can link up with Amanda at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-zameska/74/4a5/36   

We have an immediate need for 3 volunteers! Running Pink Boots Society is a grand project, and as soon as we think we've got our tails covered, there is more help needed. Here is what we need:

PBS & Women-in-Beer Historian
National Meetings Registration Lists Manager
Constant Contact Email List Manager

In the meantime, we have a new link to our Become A Volunteer page. We hope you will consider helping. The more info we have on what you're good at and what you want to do, the more likely we can find the right match.

Click here to volunteer! Please give us the link to your online resume in the Comment Box if you have one. Thank you! 

Each PBS Scholarship has three separate dates, and our ace Scholarship Administrator, Kris McDowell is the organizational powerhouse behind keeping it all straight. The schedules run like this:

Month A: Scholarship Application Window runs about the 5th to last day. Generally the deadline is the last day of the month at 11:59pm PST/PDT. Please don't wait till the last minute! (See next section for more on this.)

Month B: Scholarship Selection Committee (Team A or Team B, depending on the month) reviews and discusses all applications and resumes, and submits the name of their chosen Recipient on the last day of the month.

Month C: PBS leadership secures verbal commitment from Recipient that she will Pay It Forward (PIF), and receives their Scholarship Deposit. Non-recipients are notified via email.

Month C, 15th Day: Announcement of the Recipient is normally made via this E-Newsletter.

We now have one scholarship opportunity occurring each month, and two Scholarship Selection Teams operating. You can just imagine the volume of work happening behind the scenes. So please be patient with us! Thank you, and thank you for your help in fundraising for these scholarships.
UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP SCHEDULE (Best Estimate at this point in time)

July 5-31, 2014: Mikro Bar Cicerone Beer Savvy application window.
August 5-31, 2014: Portland State University Business of Craft Brewing application window.
September 5-30, 2014: TBD
October 5-31, 2014: TBD
November 5-30, 2014: TBD
December 5-31, 2014: Oregon State University's Craft Brewery Start-up Workshop II application window.

Please note that Recipients are not announced until 75 days after an application window opens! See above for How Scholarships Work.

Please be careful with your timing on making your scholarship applications! From now on we plan to have one scholarship campaign each month. Each campaign will begin approximately the 5th of each month, but that date could swing a few days because we are all volunteers and there is a lot of work behind the scenes. Start checking on the 5th and keep checking until you see what the offering is that month. Do not rely on these e-newsletters.

We always post on the Brewers Association Forum, our Yahoo Groups Forum, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please note that no matter when a new scholarship application window goes up, they ALL come down on the last day of the month at 11:59pm Pacific Time (PST/PDT). But don't wait until the last minute because a technical snafu could take it down early and then you're out of luck.

Also, you MUST be a PBS member to apply EXCEPT for the new brewery business start-up type scholarships. Please note that your Membership Application is Moderated, and our hard-working Membership Committee Chair, Becky Molm, needs 7-14 days to process your membership e-form.

Therefore the sweet spot for applying for any scholarship is day 10-15 of any month. Please make a note of it, and plan accordingly!

Portland Regional
Friday, October 3, 2014:
GABF Meeting & Educational Seminar
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO USA
Seats are limited to 55. E-Registration will be announced via email about one month ahead.

Friday, April 17, 2015:
CBC Annual Business Meeting
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Portland, Oregon USA

Saturday, April 18, 2015:
Proposed Women in Beer Leadership Conference
CANCELLED - sorry! Our expanded scholarship program is taking all of our time!

Friday, May 6, 2016:
CBC Annual Business Meeting
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Onguard Boot
Have you been thinking about buying a pair of steel-toe pink rubber boots but never got around to it? Hantover is our 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.  

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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, national and international meetings. If you are a woman who earns income from beer, we encourage you to join us. 


Cheers to you!

Fearless Leader
Emily Engdahl                                                                  Teri Fahrendorf
Executive Director                                                            Founder & Co-Creator