Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts

Planning Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 9, 2016
Minutes from the 2017 Planning Meeting


I. Meeting called to order
II. Review of bylaws
III. History of Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts (A.W.E.) 
IV. 2016 Finances


o $1,000 to remain in account
o $1,000 remainder to charity
o Discussion of local charities
o Discussion of allocation of funds to charities
o Motion granted to allocate the following:
 $350 to Operation Provider
 $350 to Mountain Hearts & Lives
 $300 to Mountain Arts Network


V. Re-election of board members for 2017


o Jim Newcomb, President
o Bruce Field, Treasurer
o Lauren Mann, Secretary


VI. 2017 Wine Trip


o Location will be Santa Barbara
o Trip to occur September, 2017


VII. A.W.E. Calendar – 2017


o January: Hosted by R.B. Steakhouse in Cedar Glen
o February: Hosted by Hot Shots in Blue Jay
o March: Hosted by The Grille at Antlers Inn in Twin Peaks
o April: Hosted by the Bracken Fern Manor in the Arrowhead Villas
o May: Hosted by Teri & Guy Jalinski
o June: Hosted by Jim & Jean Newcomb
o July: Hosted by new Maria & Gary Matthewson
o August: Hosted by Hardy & Phyllis Strozier
o September: No meeting due to wine trip to Santa Barbara
o October: Hosted by Bruce & Kathleen Field
o November: Hosted by Lorna Polley
o December: Hosted by Mary Pierce & Angela Riggio


VIII. R.S.V.P.s


o The importance of RSVPing to monthly A.W.E. meetings was emphasized
o An accurate headcount is crucial for buying the right amount of wine
o Hosts need to be able to plan accordingly


IX. 2017 Roster


o Secretary will be collecting a cell phone number and email address for all
members throughout the year.

 X. Meeting adjourned

Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts

Planning Meeting Minutes 2014

The annual planning meeting of the Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts was held on Friday, December 19, 2014, at the home of Mary Pierce and Angela Riggio.

I. Treasurer's Report

  • The club had a net income of $24 for the year

  • Attendance: We averaged either 34 members per meeting. Our highest month was July for Italian night, with 58 in attendance.

  • We will keep a minimum operating budget of $1500.

II. By-Law Review and Amendments

  • Jim read the current by-laws.

  • MOTION to amend by-laws to require guests to join on second attendance. Was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

  • MOTION to amend by-law to change the amount of food to be brought from "10 to 15" to "10-20 people". Was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

III. Election of Officers

  • MOTION to re-elect all current club officers (Jim Newcomb, President and Bruce Field, Treasurer). Mary Pierce to be new secretary.  Was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

IV. 2015 Calendar was laid out, still have some openings to fill

  • The annual weekend wine tasting outing will be held near the end of September. We are considering the Monterrey/Carmel area.

V. Charitable donation

  • We have $750 available for donation this year

  • It was decided to donate $250 each to Operation Provider, DOVE's, and Rim Education Foundation

VI. Communications

  • Lots of discussion about lack of RSVP's and/or RSVPing to a tasting, and not showing. So far, Jim has been able to balance, so as not to run out of wine, or to go over budget, but there is some frustration with a timely response by members. No solution was reached.

  • Check out Jim's wine blog: www.TheSommelierUpdate.com

  • Also check out our website, arrowheadwineclub.com

  • And we are also on Facebook

Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts

Planning Meeting Minutes 2011


The annual planning meeting of the Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts was held on Friday, December 9, 2011, at the home of Dan and Judy Purinton.

I. Treasurer's Report

  • The annual November auction raised $730 this year, compared to $1187 last year, mostly due to a lower attendance this year.

  • We collected $1820 in dues.

  • We collected $4255 in tasting fees.

  • We made $504 in wine sales (the sale of unopened bottles at the end of each tasting)

  • We spent $687 on food costs for the first three meetings of the year

  • We spent $4474 on wine costs

  • Attendance: We averaged either 30 or 38 members per meeting, depending on whether you include the restaurant meetings. Our highest month was February at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club, with 61 in attendance (our highest ever). Our lowest month was April at the Stones, with 17 in attendance, because of the snowstorm that day.

  • We will keep an operating budget of $1300.

II. By-Law Review and Amendments

  • Jim read the current by-laws, and noted that several other wine clubs have used our by-laws as a model for their own.

  • MOTION to amend by-law 6.3 to allow for the President to be exempt from having to pay tasting fees was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

  • MOTION to amend by-law 4 to require that guests of members also bring a dish of food to share was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

III. Election of Officers

  • MOTION to re-elect all current club officers (Jim Newcomb, President; Anne Lorkowski, Secretary; Bruce Field, Treasurer) was approved by the majority of membership in attendance.

IV. 2012 Calendar

January 12: Bin 189 at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

February 9: Lake Arrowhead Country Club

March 8: Casual Elegance

April 12: The Grill at the Antlers Inn

May: Jim & Jean Newcomb

June: Annette Shaver

July: Keith & Yolanda Douglas – sparkling wines

August: Kerry & Debra Bodtke

September: TBA

October: The Gaws

November: Lorna Polley – auction night

December: Dan & Judy Purinton – planning meeting/BYOB

  • Note that April is now a restaurant meeting, due to last year's issues with the weather.

  • It was decided to increase the tasting fees for the restaurant meetings to $15

  • The annual weekend wine tasting outing will be held near the end of September. We are considering the Monterrey/Carmel area.

V. Charitable donation

  • We have $800 available for donation this year

  • It was decided to donate $500 to Operation Provider, and $300 to Rebuilding Mountain Hearts and Lives

VI. Communications

  • Check out Jim's wine blog, The Sommelier Update, arrowheadwine.blogspot.com

  • Also check out our website, arrowheadwineclub.com

  • And we are also on Facebook

Minutes submitted by Anne Lorkowski, Secretary