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Scott & Manuela’s European Winetasting Experience (and Winemaking)

Fellow OC wine enthusiasts, you bared with me a few issues back as I relayed my anniversary/wine tasting experience in Northern California. Perhaps I can keep your interest as I tell you of Manuela’s and my six-week trip tip through France, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and, of course, Manuela’s home country of Italy. It was there that I not only sampled great wine, I got a chance to make it—the old fashioned way!

But that is to come later.

We started off on a river cruise up the Rhône River, from Avignon to Lyon, France, with two other wine-drinking couples. If you are familiar with this region you know we passed through the Rhône Valley appellation. Along the way, we tasted some very good wines such as the Rhône blends, similar to our GSM’s, as well as some Pinots and Syrahs. Among the whites, we found the Viogniers to be excellent. The wines here in France tended to be earthy, dry and subtle in flavor. Very drinkable now but worthy of aging some. Then there is the famous Champagne! We shared quite a bit of that product, I can tell you. My personal favorite was Drappier, Corte d’Or, Brut.

What was to be a highlight of the trip was a stop in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We attended a tasting set up by the cruise line. The wines were inexpensive and, to my taste, reflected that. Most of the Americans there did not favor these wines. Not giving up, however, the guys sought out a better experience while the wives went shopping!  In fact, we found the best wine tasting shop – appropriately named “Best Wine Shop.” We enjoyed thoroughly the one-on-one experience with the shop owner and ultimately shipped a case of wine back to the US!  Closer to Lyon, we encountered Burgundy and Beaujolais wines from further north. These were excellent wines that included Gamay, Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay and a few names I could not possibly pronounce. Not as earthy as the Rhône wines, but excellent to our California pallets. In fact, I would say, they save the best for themselves and export the lesser quality wines abroad!  And these wines were not expensive.

Departing the ship in Lyon, we drove to just past Lausanne, Switzerland, staying at an Airbnb in the home of a winemaker on the mountain slope overlooking Lake Geneva. It was beautiful!   Take a look at the shot from our dining room window. We ate fondue and raclette but also enjoyed some very nice Swiss wine. The grapes grown here were predominately white varietals, but there were some good reds as well. I don’t think I’ve run across Swiss wine in our wine shops. My guess, they just don’t make enough. Although the hillsides were overwhelmingly covered by vines. My friends and I had no qualms about drinking the local product! Of particular note was the 2020 Heida made by Yvonne & Yvo Mathier. I hope to find that here in California.

At the end of our stay in Switzerland, our friends returned home, but Manuela and I drove over the Great St. Bernard Pass and down into the Piemonte region of Italy – where Manuela was born – for a three-week stay in Chiaverano, Italy, near Ivrea. Yeah, you will need to Google those names.  Here we were immersed in Northern Italian wines from Piemonte, Asti and, of course, Tuscany. Some of my personal favorite wines come from these regions such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Montepulciano and little-known, Erbaluce (grown predominately around Ivrea). Sixty-eight percent of these wines are red, and for good reason:  It’s the weather and terroir.

While drinking great wine from the regions we visit is always a pleasure, the true joy  of this trip – and the reason behind my writing this article – was the chance to join one of Manuela’s relatives, Pierluigi, in the winemaking process!   Timing for our trip was just right, and being a home winemaker myself, that when I got invited to see the crush and participate, I was all in.  As is common with the decades-old homes of the area, Pierluigi’s comes equipped with a wine cellar, where he has been making wine all his life.

This was the real thing … well, the real old-world thing. We put several kilograms of grapes and stems in an old wine press. As you can see from the photo, I was an “instrumental” part of the process. When all was done, we opened one of his 40-year-old bottles of wine. OK, it wasn’t that good at that point, but it sure was exciting to know we were drinking something that old and very special.

Toward the end of our three weeks in Italy, my brother and his wife joined us for a few days of Alpine experience, her first. But soon we were flying from Milan to Prague, Czech Republic. The city of Prague is on my personal top ten places that I have been fortunate enough to visit in my lifetime. It has a rich heritage and beautiful buildings, bridges and structures nearly everywhere in its massive old city. And yes, Czech Republic makes wine!  Almost exclusively white wine, but there are a small percentage of reds. And the varietals include many you know and some you most likely do not.

After a few days in Prague, we commenced another river cruise that primarily sailed west along the Main River through southern Germany, part of the Rhine River and finally the Moselle River.  We had stops in wonderful old world cities such as Nurenberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Heidelberg, Cochem and Trier. More local wine, predominately white, was to be had everywhere along these rivers. The dry Gewürztraminers and Viogniers were great. Reds were a bit more challenging to our taste. Ultimately we ended our trip with four days in Paris. I treated my brother, his wife, and a former colleague and his wife to a dinner cruise on the Seine River in Paris. We had great local cuisine and fine white wines. In return, he treated us at a very high-end, old world (established in the 1600’s he says) Parisian restaurant that was outstanding. All told, our six weeks in Europe was one for the books!

– W. Scott Harral, Contributing Writer

President’s Message

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Oscar Wilde

I believe my kindness in volunteering is given for selfish reasons, however, we all volunteer for our own reasons. I love volunteering because it makes my heart happy. I recently came across the following list of skills of a volunteer and think each one is applicable to the hundreds of OCWS volunteers I have crossed paths with:

  • They Have a Fearless Approach
  • They Have Infinite Patience
  • They Think Creatively
  • They Are Eager to Take Initiative
  • They Stay Humble About Their Work
  • They Are Driven by Passion

The Wine Society seems to tend to create monster volunteers. For me, it took just raising a hand to volunteer at The Courtyard 21 years ago to get me hooked. I had such a great time and found so many people with amazing hearts. Kind, intelligent, fun-loving people that I otherwise would, most likely, never have crossed paths with during this lifetime. Please don’t get me wrong, volunteering for me hasn’t always been fun since I have the tendency, like many of us, to raise my hand just a bit too often and very seldom is the word “no” in my vocabulary, but volunteering most certainly has always been fulfilling.

One thing you can be assured of as a member is that you will be asked repeatedly to volunteer. Volunteerism is not a requirement of membership and solicitation to volunteer does not mean you are obligated. But I promise you, if you have not thrown your hat into the volunteer pool, try it, you won’t regret it. You will meet people you otherwise might not meet; you will share stories and laughter and, I hope, you will find as much enjoyment in volunteering as I have and that your heart will be equally as fulfilled.

This brings me to the point that this organization runs on volunteerism and the old adage that “many hands make for light work.” There are a handful of dedicated people who have the time to volunteer on a regular basis, but it is the many members who have but a few days or just a few hours a year that we would not be able to exist without. With each new board year begins the planning for our annual major events and social programs, as well as an extensive list of administrative functions. I urge you all to look at the 2021/22 List of Responsibilities posted in this edition and see if you can find a bit of time to lend a hand here and there. If you have interest or expertise in any of the areas listed, please contact me or the Chairs listed and, at the very least, see what things are about. You might just be pleasantly surprised!

I urge all of you who can make the time, even for just an hour at an event you consider attending anyway, to try volunteering. It can be truly addictive; just ask anyone who has tried it. Within our organization, it seems to be as much a social experience as any event you attend. In closing, I quote John F. Kennedy when he said: “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” I look forward to an incredible year ahead!

– Fran Gitsham, President

Creative Scholarships

After enjoying serving on the Scholarship Committee for the past two years, I would like to thank the Board for allowing me to continue into 2022, and I welcome those ideas from our generous members who are becoming creative with expanding the Scholarship Committee.

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) from 2020 has been extended to 2021 and allows for an additional “above the line” tax deduction for 501(c)(3) charitable gifts made in cash up to $300 for those filing single/separately and up to $600 for those filing jointly.

To the member who was at the Fall BBQ while in the food serving line who told me she worked on another scholarship committee, please get ahold of me. I would like to talk to you. I was wearing gloves and couldn’t write down any information. We have another member who has also volunteered to get involved on the scholarship committee. I can be reached at Les@ocws.org.

$12.50 of each membership goes into the scholarship fund, however dual memberships remain at only $12.50. For those members with dual memberships, you may consider donating your dual $12.50 to the OCWS scholarship fund.

Long-time OCWS members have donated wine. We picked up a collector series of Marilyn Merlot wines, and Roadrunner Ridge Winery donated 150+ cases of wine for our Auction, where the funds raised go specifically toward the scholarship account. We are grateful to those who purchased the lots.

Mira Laguna Winery made a contribution from the Willy and Eileen Ma Foundation to the OCWS scholarship foundations, thank you!

Endeared member, Marjorie Trout, who is an established artist and exhibitor also helped raise scholarship funds at our Auction.

Two months until 2022 and we’re wrapping up the OCWS scholarship year. You can see how many ways there are to creatively contribute!  Go to ocws.org/scholarship program, choose your own personal scholarship donation amount and print a receipt for your records (please contact your tax professional for advice).

Enjoy and Happy Holidays everyone!

– Leslie Hodowanec,
Scholarship Chair

2021 OCWS Wine Auction Recap

Going Once, Going Twice…Gone! And it’s a wrap on the 2021 OCWS Wine Auction! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who made this event possible. We had over 70 volunteers help in making this a very successful event. A special thanks to my committee, who has been working since 2020 when we first thought this Auction would have to be held online. In the spring of 2021, we finally received word that we could hold the event in person and secured a venue at the OC Fair & Event Center for October!

2021 OCWS Wine Auction Committee Members:

  • Chris Bruce – Check-out
  • Hank Bruce – Facilities
  • Damian Christian – Volunteers / Staff
  • Kevin Donnelly – Computers
  • Ellen Flynn – Administration
  • Rochelle Randel – Event Food / Wine
  • Bill Redding – Wine Inventory / Advisor
  • Janet Riordan – Check-out
  • Greg Risling – Facilities
  • Rich Skoczylas – Event Food / Wine

At big thank you to all of the volunteers who stepped up to help and make this event a huge success!

The OCWS Wine Auction is one of our major fundraising events and helps support the organizations’ year-round activities and programs such as the OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition, Scholarship Fund, and more! This Auction replaced both the 2020 and 2021 Wine Auctions that were scheduled in the spring.

The event was a huge success thanks to our members who bid against each other for their favorite lots. Thank you to our highest bidders, who included: C.K. & Laurel Allen, Dave Beach, Hank & Chris Bruce, Dennis & Gloria DeRosia, and Kathy & William Schymick.

Here are some highlights and fun facts about this year’s Auction:

  • Attendees: 200 (one of the highest numbers in the history of this event)
  • Silent Auction Lots: 1407
  • Lowest Priced: $29
  • Highest Priced: $180
  • Verbal Lots: 104
  • Lowest Priced: $45
  • Highest Priced: $270
  • PYOL Lots Sold: 96
  • Feet of Paper Used on Silent Auction Tables: Over 500
  • Bottles of Wine Consumed: 120
  • Bratwurst Sliders Consumed: Over 190
  • Sheet Pans of Apple Tart Consumed: 3
  • Large Pumpkin Pies Consumed: 5
  • Pounds Lifted of Wine: Over 81,000
  • Gross Revenue for Event: Over $100,000

If you missed your opportunity to stock up on wine, you won’t have to wait long for your next opportunity!  The 2022 OCWS Wine Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the OC Fair & Event Center. We are currently forming a committee to help put on next year’s event, so contact me if you are interested in serving on this great team of dedicated volunteers at Carolyn@ocws.org!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 OCWS Wine Auction!  Cheers!

– Carolyn Christian, Director/Wine Auction Chair

Welcome Back, OCWS, to In-Person Events—BBQ, a Raving Success

Calling the recent membership BBQ a raving success is an understatement. It was clear that OCWS members were more than ready to safely re-engage in person when the event sold out in record time online, and attendance was at full capacity. With awesome food provided by our own Cooks Caucus group, terrific live music by the Three 2 Sevens Band, fun games and, needless to say, terrific wines from the OCWS cellar, the event was destined to be a hit from the very start.

Standing ovations go out to our very own Cooks Caucus which reconvened in style after the COVID-19 hiatus to feed 180 hungry attendees with custom homemade fare, with special kudos going to Lynda Edwards, Bob Topham, Rich Skoczylas, Brian McDonald, George Cravens, Zach Anderson, Bonnie Gausewitz, Dan Donati and Peter Schlundt-Bodien. Additional thanks go out to their day-long support system comprised of Frances Cravens, Linda Flemins, Chris & Hank Bruce, and Teri & John Lane, as well as the many other volunteers and Board members who met every other need to run the event from start to finish.

Without all of our amazing volunteers, this event would not have been as incredible as it was. It was truly an event that gave us all something to celebrate—an amazing organization filled with warm-hearted, fun members. Thank you.

– Sara Yeoman & Fran Gitsham, Event Co-Chairs 

New President’s Message

I am thrilled and proud to be President of the OCWS for the coming Board year. A year that I am hopeful finds us coming out from under, at least, a small portion of the cloud of COVID restrictions and finding a new normal, to include in-person events and virtual gatherings. My heartfelt thanks go out to the Board of Directors for having the faith in me to take the reins in hand. As I was writing this article, I thought about all the things I can say to you, the OCWS membership, over the next 12 months. I thought about questions I have been asked as a Past President and Director in knowing that I have a platform to tell you things about the organization and people involved that you may otherwise not know and, just maybe, answer some of those questions that have crossed your mind at one time or another. Please consider reading the President’s article each month and reaching out to me should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

First and foremost, it is important for me to acknowledge what I consider to be the toughest Board year in the recent history of the OCWS. I suspect we all know that it’s easy to be in the spotlight when things are going well and to gather accolades happily and gratefully, but to run the business of the organization in a financially and emotionally depressed time is not an envious task. I hold this past year’s Board in high esteem as they made difficult decisions in an unprecedented year of unknowns. Decisions were based on “what-ifs.” What if there were no Commercial and Home Wine Competitions or no Courtyard at the OC Fair? Decisions were made taking our members into consideration, hence the suspension of membership fees for a period of time when we were unable to provide education and entertainment in manners that we have all come to expect. Decisions were made intelligently, albeit unpopular at times, to assure the financial viability of the OCWS into 2022 had no major events taken place again after nothing was able to take place the year prior. Fortunately for us, the stars came back into semi-alignment and afforded us the opportunity to hold the competitions and our major fundraiser of the year, The Courtyard, which has now begun slowly replenishing diminished coffers and gives us a bright outlook for the coming year.

If you see any of this past year’s 2020/2021 Board members, please thank them for a difficult task well done, now knowing we are solvent and heading upwards thanks to their commitment and dedication. My personal standing ovation goes out to the 2020/2021 Board of Directors:

Kevin Donnelly, President

Sara Yeoman, Vice President

Mel Jay, Treasurer

George Cravens, Secretary

Carolyn Christian, Director

Fred Heinecke, Director

Leslie Hodowanec, Director

Linda Mihalik, Director

Rich Skoczylas, Director

I look forward to an incredible year ahead!

– Fran Gitsham, 2021/2022 President

Volunteer Recognition Program

While we didn’t hold in-person events for most of the year, we did have many virtual events. Fortunately, we were able to hold our three most volunteer-intensive events in 2021 – The Commercial and Home Wine competitions and The Courtyard. In recognition of the hours of service, the Wine Society rewards its volunteers with gift certificates redeemable for admission to OCWS events. Thank you to the following volunteers for their efforts during the 2020/2021 Board year. Our volunteers make this the successful organization that it is. We encourage you to get involved. It is a great way to see how the OCWS works and meet new friends. Over the year, we had 299 members volunteer, and together they put in over 15,500 hours in total. NOTE:  The volunteer coupons will be posted to each member’s account and can be used for events through October 1, 2022. – George Cravens, Volunteer Program Chair

Award Coupon Recipients
$50 Discount Coupon $25 Discount Coupon $10 Discount Coupon

Courtney

Dawn Bergen-Iglesias

Leslie Brown

Chris & Hank Bruce

Pam Carter

Damien Christian

Sam Clark

Liz & Lloyd Corbett

Kevin Coy

Noel De Sota

Jim Downey

Wendy Eld

Sue England

Kate & Charles English

Linda Flemins

Ellen Flynn

Bill Forsch

Fran Gitsham

Jane Goodnight

Larry Graham

Kim & Jerry Guerin

Greg Hagadorn

Donna Hisey

Michael Iglesias

Virginia & Karl

Kawai Cheryl & Ken Knapp

Theresa & John Lane

Kevin Lite

Mary Mulcahey

Marcy Ott

Bruce Powers

Rochelle Randel

Bill Redding

Walter Reiss

Ed Reyes

Germaine & Rob Romano

David Rutledge

Scott Sayre

Peter Schlundt-Bodien

Jack Shepard

Scott Shuster

Robyn & Dean Strom

Wendy & Stacey Taylor

Bob Topham

Barb & Dave White

Tony Wieczorek

Jolen Zerosk   

Anke Bajhart

Judy Chapel

Kim Clark

Adrienne & Ray Davis

Kimberly & Ross Doering

Dan Donati

Lynda Edwards

Nancy & Stephen Edwards

George Euan

Kathy & Claude Fusaro

Alison & Mark Godleski

Cimberly Gonzales

Kay Gooding

Kelly Hagadorn

Kelly Haggard

Scott Harral

Will Holsinger

Helga Hrowal

Lynelle Hustrulid

Shelly Jayne

Michael Johnson

Janice Mattar

Monica McCarthy

John Nation

Cathy & Lee Painter

Maia Pehrson

Alice Polser

Debbie Renne

Janet Riordan

Ronna & Craig Rowe

Karen Russell

Irene & Raul Serna

Linda Shepard

Tom Tippett

Shelly Trainor

Daniel Vlahovic

Richard Ward

Deborah Webber      

Laura Acocella

Shilo & Ray Bartlett

Greg Basile

Laura Brown

Shelley & Louis Cohen

Michael Cox

Maria Coy

Mary & Michael Czerniachowski

Chris Danoff

Michael Del Medico

Gloria & Dennis DeRosia

Liane Donati

Rochelle Donovan

Sharon & Yale Finkle

Carol Frank

Beverly Genis

Patty Hansen

Cheryl Heinecke

Laurie Kjar-Reiss

Roxanne Korzeniowski

Kathy Krieger

Kendall Madsen

Roger Mattar

Sue McDonald

John Molina

Leland Mote

Joanne Oldfield

George Ott

Mike Paz

Linda Peters

Elee & Don Phillips

Laurie Preus

Carolyn Redding

Roger Reiss

Deborah Reynolds

Jean Rico

Greg Risling

Victoria Rivera

Kim & Steven Rizzuto

Elisa & Wilton Roddy

Kathy & Brad Russo

Denise Scott

Lori Shapiro

Tricia Shelton

Ted Simon

Dave Stancil

Nancy & Gerard Unterreiner

Jean Ventri-Wilson

Lisa Viceroy

Michael Webber

Spencer Wilson

 

 

Gold Medal Mini-Tasting Results

Nearly 170 members and guests attended this year’s Gold Medal Mini-Tasting at 14 host sites around the county. The lineup of wines consisted of ten Double Gold winners, served in pairs of the same varietal/style. Three of these wines were also Best of Class.

The blind tasting included five flights of two wines each. The varietals/styles included Viognier, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre (and a Rhone red with Mourvedre as the largest percentage), GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre), and Zinfandel. Nine of the 10 wines finished in the top three at one or more sites.

The Gold medal mini-tasting is unique among the mini-tastings in that each flight is a different varietal/style, so the overall scores say more about the attendees’ personal preferences than about the wines. Our group clearly loves Zinfandels. The two Zinfandels in the lineup got the highest scores overall (by a wide margin) and the third highest scores (one point behind the second place wine).

See WineCompetition.com for details on the medal winners and a link to the winery websites for the competition winners.

The top six wines using the combined scores across all attendees are listed below:

Place Winery & Wine Name YR PRICE DESCRIPTION and SCORES
1st MacchiaMischevious

Old Vine Zinfandel

Lodi AVA

2019 $22.00 97 pt. Double Gold, Best of Class. This wine was the top choice at seven of the fourteen sites.

52 1st, 29 2nd, and 20 3rd place votes on attendees’ scoresheets.

2nd BellanteFiglio e Nuora

Mourvedre,

Los Olivos District,

Camp 4 Vineyard.

2018 $50.00 96 pt. Double Gold.

This wine placed in the top three at five of the fourteen sites.

22 1st, 18 2nd, and 13 3rd place votes on attendees’ scorecards.

3rd Peirano Estate

The Heritage Collection

Old Vine Zinfandel

Lodi Appellation

2018 $11.99 92 pt. Double Gold. Two first and two third place finishes across the fourteen sites.

18 1st, 21 2nd, 19 3rd place votes on attendees’ scorecards.

4th Wood Family Vineyards
GSM
Livermore Valley AVA
2019 $36.00 94 pt. Double Gold. Two first, one second, and two third place finishes across the fourteen sites.

17 1st, 22 2nd, 19 3rd place votes on attendees’ scorecards.

5th Carol Shelton Wines

Coquille Rouge

Rhone Style Red

Central Coast AVA

2019 $25.00 93 pt. Double Gold. Three first, one second, and one third place finishes across the fourteen sites.

18 1st, 19 2nd, 15 3rd place votes on attendees’ scorecards.

6th SculpterraRepousse’

GSM, Paso Robles

Estrella District AVA

2019 $46.00 94 pt. Double Gold. Three second and one third place finishes across the fourteen sites.

10 1st, 24 2nd, 19 3rd place votes on attendees’ scorecards.

In addition, attendees brought a delicious dish to share and then voted on a Chef of the Evening. The results of the Chef of the Evening at each host site are:

  • Hosts Gisella & Greg Brett: Lisa Viceroy “Pulled Pork Sliders”
  • Hosts Chris & Hank Bruce: Markee Fritschle “South African Meat Loaf”
  • Hosts Nancy & Stephen Edwards: Rich Skoczylas “Pinot Noir Braised Short Ribs”
  • Hosts Carol Frank & Sam Puzzo: Adrienne Davis “Cowboy Beans”
  • Hosts Virginia & Karl Kawai: Carolyn Christian “BBQ Chicken Tacos”
  • Hosts Mike & Cathy MacKenzie: Scott Lewis “Smoked Tri-Tip with Mushroom Appetizer”
  • Hosts Betty Jo & Jay Newell: Irene Scott “Chicken Manicotti”
  • Hosts Don & Elee Phillips: Kelly Reins “Pulled Pork”
  • Hosts Greg & Cathy Risling: Kim Meier “Ginger Pear Cake”
  • Hosts Ronna & Craig Rowe: Linda Downey “Pork Roast & Cranberry Sauce”
  • Hosts John & Denise Scandura: Susan Clark “Lemon Bars”
  • Hosts Wendy & Stacey Taylor: Noel de Sota & Bill Forsch “Osso Bucco”
  • Hosts Marcia & James Vaughan: Sandro Leyva “Chicken Chili Verde”
  • Hosts Jolen & Amie Zeroski: Greg Hagadorn “Tiramisu”

Congratulations to all the winners!  A big Thank You to the Hosts!

– George Cravens, Director

Board of Directors—2021/2022

Announcing your Orange County Wine Society 2021/2022 Board of Directors:

  • Fran Gitsham—President
  • Rich Skoczylas—Vice President
  • Mel Jay—Treasurer
  • George Cravens—Secretary

Directors:

  • Carolyn Christian ● Kevin Donnelly ● Fred Heinecke
    ● Brian McDonald  ● Linda Mihalik

Have I Ordered that Event Yet? My Account Page

We are finding that members sometimes duplicate their sign-ups for an event. When they get the newsletter announcement, they find a new event that looks like fun and they sign up right away. Then weeks later, when they hear their friends talking about that same wine tasting event, forgetting that they or their membership partner have already signed up, they sign up again. A good practice before signing up for any event is to scan the “My Account” page. This page is accessed from the main menu and has lots of good information about your membership. Near the bottom of the page is an area called “Recent Orders.” A quick scan here shows all the OCWS events already purchased. If it is not there, sign up within the “Events” area of the website before all the seats are taken.

All membership type selections are viewable after you have logged into your account. For example, events are for members only, to sign themselves and their guests up for our wine tastings offerings.

Other good information is listed here and can be performed from “My Account” page.

  • Changing your password
  • Viewing your membership status
  • Using the renewal button to keep your membership current
  • Seeing, if you have earned a coupon. Your code and amount are listed under the Store Credit area on this page.
  • Accessing your Profile page by selecting the “Account Details” button near the top of the page
  • It’s also a good place to make sure your address information is correct and up to date

I hope this has helped you get more familiar with our website.

– Wendy Taylor, OCWS WebMaster