Pink Boots members interested in starting a new chapter should review the Chapter SOP, brand guidelines and chapter volunteer position descriptions. All are encouraged to contact staff to discuss questions about the process as we are here to guide you through the steps.

Notify us of your interest in forming a chapter at chapter.liaison@pinkbootssociety.org.  We are here to help!

Step 1: Download the Chapter Application

When we look to create a new chapter, we like to make sure we have a certain level of interest in the area before proceeding any further. We find that a minimum of 15 current PBS members from at least two different breweries or related beer businesses is ideal. Chapters are required to have a minimum of 2 meetings a year with each meeting having a focus on education. 
New Chapter Application
(Adobe PDF File)

Step 2: Download the International Chapter Affiliation Agreement

International Chapters are formed as an independently incorporated legal entity which is authorized to do business in the country and region.  The Chapter is and will maintain its status as a nonprofit entity with no private individual owners or business owners.  
Submit both completed forms to Pink Boots Society by e-mail at chapter.liaison@pinkbootssociety.org, fax at +1.651.454.0766,
or mail to:
Pink Boots Society
Attn: Shelley Heutmaker
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121
USA

Next Steps: 

The Board of Directors will review and approve the formation of new chapters quarterly.

Once approved, the Chapter is allowed to conduct chapter business while forming their incorporated legal entity and non-profit status:

  • Any chapter funds collected during this time period will be held in reserve.
  • The Chapter will be available online for new members to join and for fundraising donations. 
  • Chapter Leaders will be given access to chapter dashboards, email accounts and financial documents and a Chapter Logo will be created for chapter use.
  • An announcement will be placed in the Newsletter announcing the new Chapter and Pink Boots members in the area will be notified.