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Congratulations to the Incoming 2021 SHW Officers and At Large Members!

Please welcome the following SHW members who were elected to the Executive Board at last Wednesday’s general meeting, via Zoom.  They will take office on January 1, 2021.  Their job descriptions are posted in the member resources tab at our website:  www.sachomewine.org

President – Robert Wharton

Vice President – Brad and Tina Melin

Secretary – Mike Menard

Treasurer – Wreatha Duverney (2nd year of two year term)

Membership – Gin Yang

At Large Members –

Jerry Rorke

Thad Rodgers

Will Carlton

Bob Peake

Kevin Lemay

Many thanks to the 2020 officers and appointed Executive Board members for their nimble response to a challenging year.  Here’s to a new year where we can all meet again and toast once more to the art and science, and joy, of home winemaking!  Salud!

 

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November 18, 2020 Meeting – Recordings

In case you missed last night’s meeting, video +audio or audio-only recordings of the meeting with Jonathan Pack can be found on the Speakers Resources page.

Thanks to all for your questions.

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November 18 Meeting – Annual Election + Vine and Wine Talk

Don’t forget to Zoom in this Wednesday night at SHW’s Annual Meeting starting at 7pm. 

What’s the Club’s Annual Meeting?  It’s when we elect the incoming year’s executive board members.  The Board of Directors slate of nominees can be found here.  Additionally, nominations are accepted up until the election with members self-nominating or nominating others.  Beware!  If you’re not at the meeting, you might be elected for a board position…!

Returning as a guest speaker, viticulturist and winemaker Jonathan Pack recaps what happened this year in the vineyard and cellar.  In this casual meeting, Jonathan talks about Beaujolais Nouveau, what transpired in the vineyard this year, and what you can expect from 2020 wines (smoke taint?).

To receive your invitation to the November 18 Zoom meeting, please contact Donna Bettencourt at donnab1045@gmail.com. 

Please also contact Donna if you’d like to nominate a member or yourself for a board position.

Can’t be at the meeting?  Proxy vote by emailing Board Secretary Mike Menard at menardm@surewest.net.

 

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PCWGA Home Winemaker Competition

The Placer County Wine and Grape Association (PCWGA) 15th Annual Home Winemaker Competition is a go! Entries are due November 16 and PCWGA invites all SHW members to enter. 

The competition’s details can be found here.  

 

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November 18 Meeting Zoom – What Happened This Year?

How crazy is 2020??

Time to escape from the news and numbers!  Grab your favorite wine and relax at this Wednesday’s SHW meeting.  Returning as a guest speaker, viticulturist and winemaker Jonathan Pack recaps what happened this year in the vineyard and cellar.  In this casual meeting, Jonathan answers your questions about vines and wines. 

Jonathan is the winemaker for Gwinllan Estate Vineyard and Winery in Fair Play.  A UC Davis graduate, Jonathan is also a consultant viticulturist and winemaker for several wineries in the Sierra Foothills.  Gwinllan Estates makes a limited production Beaujolais Nouveau and Jonathan will be sharing tidbits on wine making via carbonic maceration. Beaujolais Nouveau Day this year is on November 19.

To receive your invitation to the November 18 Zoom meeting, please contact Donna Bettencourt at donnab1045@gmail.com. 

 

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Juice for Hard Apple Cider – Last Chance for Orders

If you’re interested in making hard apple cider, apple juice from the foothills is available – delivery is this Thursday, November 5.  

Place your order by Wednesday morning, November 4 with Kendall Johnson at 214 794-4798.  SHW members only, please.

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Gadgets and Innovations Recording – October 21, 2020 Meeting

Check out the innovations SHW members shared at the October 21, 2020 meeting.  Click here for the video – audio recording.  You can also find this recording on the SHW website, www.sachomewine.com in the Members Resource / Speaker Resources tab.

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Slate of Nominees for 2021 Executive Board Positions

The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Home Winemakers is pleased to present the slate of nominees for the elected positions of the 2021 Executive Board. They are:

Officers

President – Robert Wharton

Co-Vice Presidents – Brad Melin and Tina Melin

Secretary – Mike Menard

Membership – Gin Yang

At Large Members (SHW by-laws allow for up to 5 at large members)

Thad Rodgers

Will Carlton

Bob Peake

Jerry Roark

(The Treasurer is elected for a 2-year term and the current treasurer, Wreatha Duverney will be serving her second year in 2021.)

Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the November 18, 2020 monthly meeting (via Zoom) prior to the election. . If you wish to nominate yourself, or someone else, for any of these positions except for Treasurer, please contact Joe McGillivray (Member, Board of Directors) at pyramidlake59@gmail.com before that date.

 

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Gadgets and Innovations – October 21 Meeting

We just wrapped up a dry run of this coming Wednesday’s meeting on Gadgets and Innovations and what an interesting assortment of gadgets and inventions we have to show you!  The inventors will be talking about their adaptations so you’ll have a chance to ask for the details.

Get a Zoom invitation by emailing Gin Yang at membership@sachomewine.com or send her a text at 916 217-0294.

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2021 Executive Board – Call for Nominations

SHW depends on its volunteers for leadership to collectively keep the Club moving forward.  Per the Club’s by-laws, the Board of Directors (BOD) presents the slate of nominees to the membership at the October meeting and elections for the incoming open board positions take place at the Club’s November meeting (also known as the Annual Meeting).  Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the November meeting.

The Club’s BOD is calling for nominations for 2021 Officers and At Large Executive Board members. The following are the open executive board positions.  

President – calls to order monthly meetings, leads executive board meetings, makes appointments and coordinates the year’s activities.

Vice President – (position can be shared) with the support of the Education Committee, arranges for the Club’s monthly meetings’ topics and speakers.

Secretary – (position can be shared) records monthly executive board meeting minutes and produces correspondence as needed.

Membership Chair – (can be shared) recruits and welcomes new members, maintains membership roster, and reconciles membership numbers with Club treasurer.

At Large Members (5) – volunteers to lead and/or support ongoing and/or ad hoc Club activities and events.

The Club’s Treasurer is elected for a a 2-year term and the current treasurer will be serving her  second year as Treasurer in 2021.

On the Sacramento Home Winemakers website, www.sachomewine.com go to “About Us” and then chose the “Job Descriptions” sub-tab on the SHW website to learn more about the duties of these positions. 

Please contact BOD President Donna Bettencourt with your interest: donnab1045@gmail.com.

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