Tuesday, 4 August 2009

CAMRA reaches 100,000 members

A large banner hangs over the hall at The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) declaring the news that CAMRA now has 100,000 members.

The membership stats have suggested as such for a month or two but it is great to make the announcement of such a significant landmark at such a significant event as GBBF.

I have often thought that CAMRA punches above the weight of its actual membership numbers and has a far reaching influence but even so, 100,000 is an important milestone and should definitely be celebrated.

Michael Hardman, one of the founding members, said "We would have hailed it as a roaring success if we had managed to attract 1,000 like minded souls....."

Raise a glass today to Michael, his fellow founders, and all members who have contributed to CAMRA's growth over 38 years.

Cheers !

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