Member of the Year Competition

The OBC's Member of the Year Competition is the proving ground for demonstrating participation, volunteerism, and overall contributions to the club. This is an annual members-only competition to establish and recognize the club's most participatory and noteworthy member of the year. 

The winner of this prestigious award, which is announced at the club's holiday party each year, is determined by a point system as described below. The individual that attains the most points in this competition will receive the coveted Silver Bung Award and be crowned the OBC Member of the Year.

 Point Schedule  


5 Points

*Judge/Staff/Steward Professional Comp (Best of Craft Beer, etc)
*Assist Treasurer sign in members at meeting
*Staff shift as server for Festival that provides income to OBC (SBWF, PCBF, Nanofest, etc) *per shift*
*Bring food to a Meeting
*Participate in Experiment limited to OBC Club members

(Barrel project, Yeast experiment, etc)
*Assist  in Teaching Class/Workshop on Homebrew Topic
*Assist in Meeting Setup/Breakdown
*Participate in Pure Water Brew



10 Points


*Judge/Staff/Steward Homebrew Comp within the Portland Metro Area

(Heart of Cascadia, Fall Classic, Stout Bout, SheBrew, Krasen Cup etc)
*Staff Shift for OBC Booth at local Festival (SBWF, OBF, etc)
*Brew at OBC Sponsored "Big Brew"Day event (May)
*Brew at OBC Sponsored "Learn to Brew Day" event (November)
*Assist Burgermeister at event  Big Brew Day, Picnic, etc)


20 Points

*Teach Class/Workshop on Homebrew Topic
*Perform Brewing Demo in conjunction with OBC Booth at a Festival (OBF, PCBF, etc)

*Judge/Staff/Steward Homebrew Comp Outside of Portland Metro (KLCC, COHO, GEBL, State Fair, etc) or NHC Regionals, regardless of location.

*Organize Experiment limited to OBC Club members

(Barrel project, Yeast experiment, etc)
*Bring Full Keg to a meeting
*Serve Keg of Beer at OBC Sponsored event

(Oddball Festival, Big Brew, etc)
*Serve on a Committee (Holiday Party, HombrewCon, etc)
*Write a Published article in the OBC newsletter


A: Points are earned during the calendar year from Jan 1- Nov 30th.
B:  Members who bring food/kegs to the Holiday Party in Dec. will be given raffle tickets in lieu of Karma Points.

C: Members are responsible for reporting their own Karma points.

D: Board members are excluded from participating in the Member of the Year Competition. In lieu of this, as an honorarium for their time and contribution, each board member will receive 20 raffle tickets (equivalent to 100 points) for the holiday party raffle.

E: Raffle tickets for the holiday party will be awarded to all members that submit Karma points. Members will receive one ticket for every five points submitted.

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