Members Corner

In Memoriam: Less Silver

This month we lost one of our long-time friends, Less Silver.  Less has been with the Winemakers Group for a long time, and was one of the winemakers I’ve looked up to for his award-winning “Silver Cellars” wines.  Less was an experienced chemist, and always helped us learn the testing of wines including aeration oxidation […]
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In Memoriam: Jack MacManus

On November 7th, a very good friend of mine, Jack McManus, passed.   Jack had a storied life; he joined the Merchant Marines during WWII at the age of 16 in Massachusetts.   Postwar, Jack moved on to a career with Phillips-Van Heusen clothing, and after 24 years was Vice President of VH Corporate Markets. I remember […]
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OCFEC Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Kramer, Award the Orange County Wine Society

Orange County Fair & Event Center Board of Directors honored the Orange County Wine Society and celebrated its 40th Anniversary at its September 2016 meeting.  Kathy Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, of the OCFEC, presented the Recognition Award plaque to Bill Redding, Liz Corbett, Fran Gitsham, and Rich Skoczylas, OCWS Board of Directors present at the […]
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New Board of Directors 2016 – 2019

During our Annual Business Meeting held on September 9th, Charles English, OCWS Bookkeeper, and I presented the OCWS Year-in-Review (October 2015 – September 2016). During this meeting, Stacey Taylor, Terry McLean, and George Cravens were elected by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting as provided in the current bylaws. Stacey, Terry, […]
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2016 President’s Award

The OCWS presented its prestigious 2016 President’s Award to Wendy and Stacey Taylor at our Annual Membership Meeting last month. As many of you know, the President’s Award honors and recognizes those members who have made exceptional contributions to the OCWS. Since joining the OCWS as newlyweds in 2003, Wendy and Stacey have devoted countless […]
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Congratulations

It was a lovely evening with stars dotting the night sky coupled with the calming rhythm of a warm breeze gently touching the perfectly situated vineyards at South Coast Winery in Temecula, where members Sara (Gitsham) Yeoman and Nathan Yeoman became husband and wife on September 9th. The membership of the Orange County Wine Society […]
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Happiness is Retirement and … Wine!

After 19 years as the Orange County Wine Society’s Office Administrator, Janet Hammond has recently retired. Although Janet has retired as an employee of the OCWS, we look forward to seeing her smiling face at many of our events as a lifetime member and as a volunteer. The OCWS Board of Directors looks forward to […]
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In Appreciation of our Volunteers

At the September Annual Business Meeting, volunteers were recognized for the many hours of service and effort dedicated to the Orange County Wine Society over the past Board year. As the OCWS has only part time employees, it relies on its volunteers to  guide and manage our organization in various ways. Most volunteer work is […]
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2016 Election for Board of Directors

The three open positions on the Board of Directors received applications from three candidates. Since the number of candidates is equal to the number of Director positions to be filled, these candidates will be declared elected at the upcoming Annual Business Meeting. Learn more about these candidates from their written statement of qualifications below. Dennis […]
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2016 Award Book Correction

2016 OCWS Wine Awards Book Cover Photo Contest Winner B.J. Fornadley  Unfortunately, the credit for this amazing photo was inadvertently attributed to last year’s winner on the back cover of the book. Our sincerest apologies go out to B.J. with thanks to he and Tina for their longstanding OCWS membership and for his, clearly evident, […]
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