Hi gang,

As you may know, I'm both a charter member, and one of the folks who help run the International Mead Association (http://www.meadfest.org), a trade association dedicated to promoting mead worldwide.

We just opened up memberships, with me sending an email to just under 100 English-speaking meaderies in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Within 10 minutes of this sending, Mike Faul, owner of Rabbits Foot Meadery, popped up to the site, clicked the Paypal button, and bought his yearly membership, kicking in $500 for his yearly membership, and kicking off the fund drive to put on the International Mead Festival.

So if you purchase mead, go to http://www.rabbitsfootmeadery.com, and buy from Mike. And tell him thanks from you and Gotmead for being the first member to respond to the IMA membership drive.