It's almost 2014 Mashout time!
VolunteersFor you volunteers, and if you aren't one you really gotta get on board, the judging will be at Grumpys-Roseville again as its a great place with killer beer and food. As always you'll be wined and dined like no other competition in the nation plus. This years lunchtime speaker will be Michael Dawson, brand manager at Wyeast. He'll be giving two different talks on the Friday and Saturday. The massively popular Friday night Piss-up will be back and better than ever. Point short, sign up soon as there is a cap on the number of volunteers.
The BanquetWe'll be doing things a little differently this time for the banquet. More of a beer dinner with beers paired for each of the different parts of the meal. We always fill up fast and when seats are gone, they're gone! You get a commemorative glass, meal, beers and the debauchery that follows.
The AwardsThe awards show starts immediately after the banquet and by immediately I mean as soon as we can. Anyone who entered or volunteered is welcome, including your +1's. Like last year we'll have a ginormous raffle which tickets can be purchased at the event. If you want some free raffle tickets each non-perishable food item brought in gets you one! We'll also have the silent auction which usually ends up not being silent as friends get passionate when bidding on neat stuff that you just can't buy...not easily anyway.
Giving BackThis is the most different part of the UMMO this year. Our very dear friend Kathy Stock was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this fall. Every penny of the proceeds of the UMMO will go to her, for anything she needs or bills...personally I hope she buggers off to Vegas and makes a mint!
This looks to be another awesome event, Cheers