The Portland Beardsmen
Competitive Beard Team & Social Club
Sorry that it has been so long. Hope everyone had a nice holiday season. Lets go over some thing that happen since the last blog.
On Nov 8th we went to Breast Friends open house and brought them the donation that was raised at the Rose City comp. On Nov 10th, Canyon State had their annual comp. Rose was a judge. Bryan, Ravin, and Jensen all attended. Jensen ended up winning 1st in Partial Freestyle.
In December we held our yearly elections. The new council for 2019 will include: Clinton, Maddy, Lorraine, Jocelyn, Bunny. We went to a volunteer event for Camp KC: Craft table, shopping station, wrapping station and karaoke. Lots of fun. Good club turnout! Kelly’s comp: Almost everyone won raffle prizes. Money raised is going to the club. Unsure of total amount yet. Beardsmen holiday party/White elephant gift exchange: Adopted Todd and Jade’s family, gifts and food provided. Devil’s Point comp: No one went this year. It was a long weekend.
Nothing happened beardwise in January.
Feb 18th. Game night at Greeley!!!!! Feb 23rd. Come and Shave it 13. Austin, TX puts on one of the most famous comps in the world. Mar 3rd. Beard and Brews at Calapooia Brewing @2pm. Fundraiser for Linn county youth services. Apr 5th Norcal!!! Sacramento hosts their 8th annual Beard comp. Ravin is judging. The main hotel(Vagabond) is almost sold out.
In May there is multiple beardsmen events. May 4th we are volunteering for Breast Friends at their Gala. May 10th Beards N Roses. Orders opening soon!!!! May 11th Doggie Dash, fund raiser with Humane society.
June!!!!! June 1st, Vancouver, Canada has their annual comp. June 22nd Rose City Beard and Moustache Comp. Presented By Honest Amish. Tickets on sale now.
Talk to you soon.
Recap of last month
The beardsmen attended the Grants Pass comp on October 6th Chris Jensen was a judge. Winners: Lumbus.
We also attended the Spokane Epic Beard comp on October 13th. Lumbus was a judge. Winners: Jocelyn, Kai, James, Lorraine, Kris, Paul. Grand Champion: Kris.
We helped out at the Carnival at the MLA October 18th Largest event at MLA to date.
Swashbucklers Ball November 3rd At the Portland Art Museum. The Welch’s volunteered.
501c3 is complete! We are now an official nonprofit organization! Big thanks to Lauren for all of her hard work!
Check delivery to Breast Friends Thursday Nov 8th for their open house. Meet at 6:30.
Canyon State comp November 10th Rose is judging, Jesus, Pookie and Jensen are going.
Movember to Remember comp Thursday 29th 6pm at Sam Bonds Brewery in Eugene.
Elections at the December meeting for council. Nominations and bylaw amendments due by Monday November 26th.
December 14th or 21st for Kelly’s comp at the McKenzie Pub.
Christmas party/White Elephant gift exchange in December. Let council know if you want to host. Bearded Civil War maybe February 2/23 or March 3/2? Trying to lock down a venue
COMBS Competition was on September 15th. Jesus was a judge. The winners from our club: Lauren 3rd, Clinton 3rd, Jensen 2nd, Madeline & Ravin 3rd, Gabe & Paul 2nd. As a club they raised 1750$ for F.A.N. ~ Family Action Network.
Great American Beard & Mustache Competition, September 29th in Richmond. Winners: Madison 1st, Schweebs 2nd, Dustin (James’ son) 2nd.
Grants Pass comp October 6th. Chris Jensen is judging
Spokane Epic Beard October 13th. Lumbus is a judge.
Canyon State comp November 10th. Rose is judging
No Shave November comp put on by Point Blank distributing, working on venue and date.
Civil War planning February 2/23 or March 3/2. Working on venue, promo videos for the Youtube channel in progress.
Kelly is planning his normal comp in Dec. Info at next meeting.
501c3 is in progress
So we had a pretty busy summer for the Beardsmen. Lets start in May. On Friday May 11th the Beardsmen met up and delivered 25 flower bouquets. We raised 1450 for the charity Breast Friends. The day after(May 12th) we had 2 events. During the day was Doggie Dash, to benefit Oregon Humane Society. That night was a Gala for Breasts Friends.
That leads us to June. On June 2nd there were 2 comps that we had members attend. One in Vancouver BC. we had 3 people go and bring back trophies! The other was in Boise, Idaho. 2 members went, 1 won a trophy the other was a judge. Then we had our comp. It was 3 days of beard loving events. On Friday June 22nd we had our Meet and Greet/30 min freestyle at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill. We had 5-10 competitors and prob 35 spectators for the 30 min freestyle, it was the largest one so far. On Saturday June 23rd, we had registration and the RCBMC 5. Registration was at Silver Dollar Pizza, it was one of the smoothest registrations I have been a part of. The comp itself was a Dante's. It was packed, 100 competitors another couple hundred spectators. We raised $4600 for Camp KC.
On July 15th we went out on the Clackamas River and did a Beardsmen Float, everyone cooled off and no one got hurt. On July 21st there was a comp in Modesto Chris Jensen was a judge. On July 28th we had a Garage sale at the Welch house. They raised $180 for the club and $22.50 to purchase school supplies for donation.
At the meeting in August we voted that Camp KC would be our charity for next years RCBMC. On August 4th there were 2 events. 1st was Showface Beard and Moustache comp in Vancouver, WA. We had 4-5 members go and 3 of them won trophies. The other event that day was a pool party over at Kris and Jocelyn's place. August 18th was Snowbird in Utah. We had about a dozen members go, but only Ravin won. In late August Lorraine got some of the beardsmen together to collect tampons and donate them to homeless people.
The first thing we had in September was a wedding. John and David’s wedding was on September 8th, Clinton was the officiant. COMBS Comp was on September 15th. Tons of members went. Tons won.
Coming up over the next couple months. Great American Beard & Mustache Competition, September 29th in Richmond, VA. Grants Pass comp October 6th Chris Jensen is judging. Spokane Epic Beard October 13th. The Canyon State comp is November 10th, Rose is judging. Our Civil War comp is in the works. Looking like late Feb or early March in 2019.