August 16, 2022 Meeting Report

What's the latest with the buildout of the Cool City Brewing Company? We hear about it from Curt Andrews at today's meeting.

August is Membership and Extension Month


The Greeter role is being brought back along with a schedule to be distributed soon. Plan on performing this responsibility the week before your turn as program chair.  In this role, you will greet members, orient guests and mark attendance on that day’s greeter sheet. You will need to get started a few minutes early so as to “get the badges out.” Yes, we are resurrecting those as well.

Today's Program

Today's speaker was Curt Andrews from Cool City Brewing Company.  He provided an update on the history behind the project and what they are doing. Cool City Brewing Company is a partnership between Curt and Jean Andrews and Barry and Gina Krahn (who own Sepia Chapel). Jean and Gina are majority owners which allows them to apply for more grants and loans which are available. 
The business will feature a tap room, a coffee and juice bar, and will have a kitchen and restaurant. They plant to open by the end of October or first part of November and plan to have 20 beers on tap (14 in-house brews and 6 guest brews which could include Petskull, 3Sheeps and other local brews. A beer garden will seat 80 and the inside has a capacity for 140.

A chef has been hired for the restaurant and the menu is in place.  The menu will be limited, but its focus is on sharable food items, food flights and simple fare. They will offer dine-in, take out and drive thru food options.
They will offer wine flights, old fashioned flights, coffee flights, and beer flights.  Two Rivers High School students helped make the flight boards.
The place will periodically have entertainment both inside and outside.
Right now the building is receiving a major overhaul: new heating system, new AC, new exhaust, new electrical, main floor reinforced to support 6 brew tanks.
The renovation will also include four murals:  Roger Street Fishing Village, Rawley Point Lighthouse, Beach w/bike, and River w/kayak. All of the murals are done in black and white.
Curt encouraged everyone to follow them on Facebook.
Cool City Brewing are partnering with other local businesses including Christina’s Bakery, Susie Q fish market, Parallel 44, Cold Country Winery, Petskull, 3 Sheeps and a number of others.

Club Operations

📰  Check the program schedule for your next chance to contribute to meeting programming. You can find the schedule on the website's homepage in the Member Downloads section.

Member at Large Opportunity. The Club is looking for one (1) member for the Board.  This is an “at large” member slot (a 2 year term).  The board meets the 4th Wednesday of each month and provides the opportunity to both better understand and impact the activities of our Club.  

Club Events / Service Opportunities

🍽 🚗  Meals on Wheels, August 22nd-26th.  An invitation has been sent with sign ups available on line. Thanks for the strong Club response, all slots are now filled!
✏️ Annual School Supply Drive. 850 school supply items were dropped off at Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry. Thank you to Lori Z for her work on this effort!
📊 Annual Report. The annual report has been sent out via email by Colleen.

Looking Ahead...

🛟 Annual Steak Fry (August 30th) at the Manitowoc Yacht Club.  The $25 cost includes steak and all the 'fixins.  A dish to pass will help to round out the meal.  Online signups are available and a sign up list was via email by Colleen.  Events, such as this, are important to building an esprit de corps within our Club.
Birthday and Anniversary Report

Brenda Georgenson 8/19 🎂

Diane Johnson (8/26) 🎂

Tim Schroeder  (26 years) ⚙️

Diane Johnson (1 year) ⚙️

Erin Gonnerman (2 years) ⚙️

  Next week’s program Chair Lori Z. has invited Curt Andrews to provide a status report of the Cool City Brewing Company. Sadly, it is too early to provide samples.... 

2021-22 Board Members:
President: Michael Ditmer
President-Elect: Tim Schroeder
Secretary: Deborah Brotcke
Treasurer: Jeff Zimmerlee
Past President: Steve Denzien
Members at large: Brenda Georgenson and one additional spot (maybe you?)