Dear OCWS members,
Effective March 16, all events on the Orange County Fairgrounds were cancelled for the next eight weeks by the Governor of California. This includes the Wine Auction, meetings, work parties, and other Fairground scheduled activities. As the OCWS transitions to a remote working environment, office support will be up and running and information will continue to be distributed to our membership via email and available on our website at ocws.org
Additionally, the Eberle winery event in April and the ZD winery event in May at the Avenue of the Arts hotel have been canceled as the wineries have decided to do so under the current circumstances.
Due to restrictions and closures at food venues, the March 25th Dine with Wine at King’s Fish House, the April 26th Brunch at Newport Landing and the May 16th OCWS Spring BBQ have been canceled.
Our required TIPS training will also require some re-scheduling.
We are trying our best to get updates out to our membership who have signed up for upcoming events. Please feel free to contact the Chair of the event which can be found on our website under About->Our Organization->Director Responsibilities. Since most notifications are done using your email address listed in your My Profile under your account information please keep this information current.
As you have no doubt received numerous emails from organizations about the impact of the COVID-19 we are also working on these precautionary measures for the health and safety of our membership. I am asking for your patience as we work through these difficult times for our membership, our communities and our nation.