The History of the Club.....
McCoy was working at the Portland State University Book Store putting out new books when he came across a book called The
Beer Can by BCCA. He bought it and showed it to Terry Hilderbrand since they were both collecting beer cans. They promptly
joined the BCCA and when they received their roster they decided to form a chapter.
Meanwhile, in Trout Lake, Jerry
Hyatt was collecting beer cans and in 1969 he heard about the BCCA from relatives who saw an article about the BCCA in the
Seattle paper. Jerry never found the article, but kept his eyes open for information on the BCCA. In 1974, he was in the Heileman's
Brewing Company parking lot in LaCrosse, Wisconsin getting ready to tour the brewery when he spotted a BCCA sticker on a car
bumper and waited for the owner to appear. After a while he wrote the owner a ote asking him to wait for him becuase he wanted
information. The guys met and actually traded some cans.
Jerry joined the BCCA thereafter and went to the Rogue
River Rooser Crow where the Rainier Chapter and the 49'er Chapter met in Rogue River, Oregon to trade cans and drink beer.
Wayne Yerkes and Jerry talked about forming a chapter and decided to each call half of the folks from Oregon registered with
On December 10, 1977 the first meeting of the Portland Chapter was held and officially began at 8 p.m. after an hour and
a half of socializing to get acquainted. Those in attendance were Jerry Hyatt (#8569), Dave Kangiser (#10267), Oliver Kessinger,
Dick Krattiger (#5356), Tom McCoy (#9144), Mike McDonough (#5257), Bob Smith (#2932) and Wayne Yerkes (#2777). The meeting
was held at Dick Krattinger's home in Portland.
From this first meeting the club has grown into the wonderful Cascade Chapter that we all enjoy so much.
We have shared so many fun events, made lasting friendships and added to our collections. Thanks, guys, for starting something
|2017 Executive Board: |
|President ||Tom McCoy |
|Vice-President ||Bryan Anderson |
|Secretary ||Craig Kuhns |
|Treasurer ||Rick Clark |
|Member-At-Large ||Steve O'Neil |
|Registrar ||Dianne Heimel |
|Past President ||Jim Wells |