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Discussion: alcohol at ousa club event

in: Orienteering; General

Jan 15, 2018 4:22 PM # 
ErikEddy:
Planning to have a post race party for a bike orienteering event, where we are renting a fire company's pavilion. Pretty sure this is new for my local orienteering club.

Are there other OUSA clubs that have had alcohol at their events and are there any precautions or extra steps that need to be taken?
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Jan 15, 2018 5:47 PM # 
EricW:
QOC has the experts.
Jan 15, 2018 8:03 PM # 
ledusledus:
Make sure to advance from lower to higher percentage liquids. The other way gives more headache.
Jan 15, 2018 11:23 PM # 
jjcote:
UNO's nationally sanctioned Boulder Dash has been known to have a keg of beer at the finish.
Jan 16, 2018 12:07 AM # 
Soupbone:
It’s your party, have alcohol if the fire dept let’s you.
Not an expert, but I’d say no to your questions.
Jan 16, 2018 12:07 AM # 
Soupbone:
It’s your party, have alcohol if the fire dept let’s you.
Not an expert, but I’d say no to your questions.
Jan 16, 2018 9:03 AM # 
gordhun:
Of course there are precautions you have to take as an alcohol server/ provider
Among them are that you have to have the proper license if you are selling alcohol.
You have to make sure you are not providing alcohol to people under age .
You have a responsibility under law to make sure that no one you provided alcohol to is too much under the influence of the alcohol to be driving away from the event. So in that last regard please separate the alcohol service from the orienteering event because a suit against the orienteering organization for being even partially responsible for an accident 50 miles down the road may just screw up event insurance for all of us.
Jan 16, 2018 9:52 AM # 
JimBaker:
Have you checked what the insurance policy says about alcohol?
Jan 16, 2018 1:29 PM # 
ErikEddy:
Thank you.

I'll ask QOC, they seem to provide beer and then actually have people run at an event. I'm not concerned about behavior. More, that if I advertise that beer is included does that mean I am 'selling beer'. It's all after the actual course.

I see this in the insurance "For the purposes of this exclusion,
permitting a person to bring alcoholic beverages on your premises, for consumption on your premises, whether or not a fee is
charged or a license is required for such activity, is not by itself considered the business of selling, serving or furnishing alcoholic beverages."

So I guess I can just bring a bunch and share.

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