Monthly Archives: November 2012

November SHW Election of Officers and Bylaws Changes

The current Bylaws allow SHW Members to vote via Proxy, if you will not be attending the Annual Meeting on November 14, 2012.  If you would like to vote in this manner, please e-mail your vote on the two following items (or a write-in a candidate) to Sue Summersett at

There are two main items on the agenda:

1) Election of Officers: The Nominating Committee (Board of Directors) offers the following slate, although nominations will be taken from the floor as well.

PresidentGary Young

Vice President – Program: John Avila and Sonia Baron

TreasurerMike Touchette

Secretary:  JD Phelps

Membership Chairman:  Gin Yang and Fred Millar

2) SHW Bylaws Changes offered by the Executive Board of SHW (see attached document)… Vote For or Against.

SHW Bylaws Proposed Changes 2012


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Grapes For Sale: Primitivo (Italian Varietal Zinfandel) – Auburn/Grass Valley

Contact Kaye Leedham at or 510-612-9990. Sierra Foothills Primitive/Zinfandel. Fruit is still on the vine and brix is 23.5.  She will provide harvesting and reasonable delivery for $1600/ton. Smaller quantities can be negotiated based on need and location.

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The Grapevine – November 2012

Please note that the November meeting is next Wednesday, November 14.  Bring two glasses with you as JD Phelps takes us through the wines along southern border region between France and Spain. Following that adventure, you’ll the opportunity to taste wines that earned Gold and Silver medals in 2012.

In this issue of  The Grapevine, you’ll find details for the December 16 SHW Holiday Party and Silent Auction with the form to make your reservations.  Additionally, the newsletter contains revisions to the Club’s by-laws and the slate of nominations for 2013 Club officers (read carefully – you  might have been nominated!).  Please also find in The Grapevine program summary notes from the October meeting when Gerald Cresci took us on a wine and food tasting tour.

November 2012 The Grapevine


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