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April 24,2010




Next Meeting: Saturday May 22th at 4:00pm


Location: Terry Drossler's Home at

                 14765 Fishback Road

                 Monmouth, OR  97361

                  Phone 503-623-0893.



Wine Trading Pool: We will be having a wine trading pool at this meeting. All who want to participate please bring one of your own bottles or a $10.00 or higher commercial bottle to trade. If you have not experienced the pool yet I suggest you give it a try. It is a good way to expand your wine horizons.


PLEASE RSVP (Gary Arndt at If you have not already please RSVP, it only takes a minute to send me an email. It's important to RSVP so the host will have some idea of how many people to expect and whether I need to make a request for additional chairs and/or tables. Be sure to bring to the meeting:

§ A bottle of your own wine or a commercial wine valued at $10+ for taste § I want to suggest that everyone bring an entrée and a small side dish or dessert OR an entrée casserole (to avoid ending up with only side dishes) and besides I like lots of food.

§ Your own wine glass, paper plate and eating utensils.

§ Photos of club activities and newspaper clippings of WVAWS announcements for our scrapbook. Note: For the website I would also like to display pictures of our members in any wine related activity, e.g. if you visit a winery or wine dinner/tasting, etc. These pictures need to be sent to our Webmaster, Brant Dutton. When sending try and keep the pictures size to 300K or less with a jpg extension.


ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN: Wally Darling, besides being Vice President, Wally is our Activity Chairman so if any of you out there know of any activities that are coming up that may be of interest to our membership please email; or call Wally. Check your Society Directory, on the member’s only link, for his phone number


  Brief directions:


From the stoplight on Hwy 99W in Monmouth, head west on Main Street.

Go thru a stop sign and then look for a left at the sign for Kings Valley and follow out of town approximately 5 miles to Cooper Hollow Road.

Go left on Cooper Hollow Road and then right when it T’s with Fishback Road.

We are approximately ½ mile, 14765 on the mailbox on left with the lane on the right directly across from the mailbox.

The house is up the lane about 1/3rd mile and you can’t see the house from Fishback Road.


For those familiar with where Jack and Sheryl Lentsch live, we are close by.



Minutes from April Meeting: 

April 24,2010 WVAWS meeting at Bob and Judy's home

Meeting called to order by Pres. Gary … treasurer report was $616.93 plus the raffle money at my house ,a better update will be at the next meeting.

Chris reported that the Wine Comp. 2010 was moving along nicely and needed to finialize date with Steve at Eola Hill. befor we move forward.

Gary asked for Ideas for topics for future meetings ,ideas can be e-mail to Gary any time, its your club what do you want........ Next months wine evaluation will be a fruit port style wine made by Chris Coon, does any else have a port wine to share?

Ivan discussed a new bug to the Oregon fruit area that we need to look for. He shared traps and information on the little fly. If found we need to tell Ore. Ag and or OSU. We need to help Oregon hunt them down and get rid of them .

Bob and Ivan discussed planting grapes .



Next meeting will be at Terry Dressoser home just out of Monmouth.

We want to thank Bob and Judy for their use of a meeting place , It was great ….

The wine room was a perfect place for our meeting ,if you were not there we were invited back next year,so you will get another chance to enjoy their home and wines.

Submitted by Gary