Member, TCWS Board of Directors
Sunday afternoon, May 20, Horn Rapids Golf Course Clubhouse, was delightful – wine tasting with deliciously prepared food, great company and conversation, and fun games. Tri-Cities Wine Society President Ted Davis started the afternoon with the society’s annual meeting. During the brief meeting, members received updates, including: membership information; a treasury report; information on the society’s donations during the past year; and, past and upcoming events. Elections were held for 4 new board members (Glen Grabiec, Kevin Leary, Chuck Leininger and Barb Thrall) and 4 current board members who volunteered to serve another 2-year term (Dolly Ammann, Cher Case, Jim Hartley, Chuck McCargar and Randy Schreiner). Besides these 8 board members, 7 other board members will be serving the second year of their 2-year terms (Ted Davis Sue McCargar, Tony Pennella, Mary Peters, Tony Sharpe, Judy Stewart and Pete Tice). Welcome, new board members, and thank you to all for serving!
Member Sharon Kohler won a free year’s membership for attending the most events during the society’s fiscal year, May 2017 through April 2018. Congratulations, Sharon!
Chef Amy Davis did another outstanding job with the food. With such a variety of award-winning wines from past Tri-Cities Wine Festivals, it was easy to find a perfect pairing with the food. For one person, however, the best part of the afternoon was the brownies (with molded chocolate grape clusters by Judith Davis)! Thank you, Chef Amy, and thank you, Judith.
The trivia game produced much conversation and was a fun learning experience as we tried to come up with answers. And, there was interesting conversation throughout the afternoon focused on new ideas for future wine society events.
President Ted ended the day with a lively game of “heads and tails” – not to make money, but to win a bottle of wine. Each attendee also left with a brown-bagged, award-winning wine as a thank you for being a Tri-Cities Wine Society member.