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If you miss the informative wine committee program on August 14 you miss a great program to help you sell your tickets and help make this a successful fundraiser for our club. Here are some exciting new changes this year to our event:

1. We are back at Harrah’s Convention Floor again.

2. Our event is November 1, 2019 from 6-9 pm

3. Our theme this year is “A Black and White Affair”

4. Tickets were issued at the August 14 program. If you couldn’t attend this program then look for them in the mail. Cathy Donovan is handling tickets this year so if you didn’t receive your tickets let her know.  Early bird ticket prices are $65 and ends September 25 with all monies turned into Cathy Donovan at that meeting. Afterwards the ticket prices are $75 per person.

5. We ask you to sell your 5 tickets. We ask you not to ask another member to sell your tickets so they can sell more tickets. If you missed the program, we have lots of ideas to help you sell your tickets. Ask wine committee members Deb Howard or Linda La Favor Coyle for pointers . Any of us can help you by giving you great ideas. 

6. We ask you to sell or purchase your raffle tickets. We have great prizes that you might win too! Remember this is our fundraiser. Please contribute as much as you can towards this for our future allocations and scholarships.

7. Let people know we have silent auction again this year. It will not be as large as the silent auction we had in the past so it will be more manageable for our club but a lot of our guests have missed it. This may help you sell a ticket or two. 

8. Our Cork Raffle is back. One cork costs $40 and the prizes range from $40-$300 on the cork raffle table. This year we will be displaying the cork raffle prizes instead of hiding them in a back room.  This may help you sell a ticket or two too. 

9. We are asking all members to donate or find donations for our cork raffle and/or silent auction.  We are asking for a minimum of 3 donations from each member (or find donations in the community). There has been a sign up sheet for various businesses that you can sign up for so only one member is contacting a business instead of many of us going after the same business. If you haven’t been at a meeting call or email Colleen ( to let us know what you would like to obtain for our cork raffle/silent auction. If it isn’t on our pass around list feel free to add items.

10. Ginger will be handling jobs this year so please be available for as many  jobs at our event as you can handle. This is a team group effort for our whole club. The success of our event depends on everybody contributing. 

11. Julie Gudaitis is in charge of large item raffle prizes and is looking for vacation packages and other large items. If you know of anything please let her know.

12. Lee Moisio is in charge of our travel packages that we make a profit on from a third party vendor. We are blessed to have a private corporate sponsor that allows us to net the entire value of the bid price if we can get the minimum bid for these packages. See the attached packages…please help us sell these! Be familiar with these packages. Package one – Bahio Cabo Luxury Boutique Hotel on the Sea of Cortez, Package 2 –  Choose your Fairmont Worldwide, Package 3 – Bali Villa Candi Matahari

13. If you hear of a restaurant that has not served at our event that would like to serve please let Michelle Ludiker know as she is our restaurant liaison.

14. If you know of a winery that would like to pour please let Liz Palmer know as she is our winery liaison.

15. If you know of a corporate sponsor please let Adele Lucas or Louisa Tiong-Boone know:



  • ** 10 Tickets to the event
  • **Marketing Recognition in all promotions and press releases and social media.
  • **Display of Sponsor’s Banner at the event
  • **Recognition on Donor Wall at event



  • ** 6 tickets to the event
  • **Recognition on Donor Wall at event



  • ** 4 tickets to the event
  • **Recognition on Donor Wall at event



  • ** 2 tickets to the event
  • ** Recognition on Donor Wall at event

 Contact Adele Lucas at (530) 545-0888

There is a lot of excitement from our vendors and others in the community that our event is back at Harrah’s. Do not let the negativity of the paid parking be a deterrent in your ticket sales. All other events in town are dealing with the same parking issues and they are doing just fine. There are parking areas at Hard Rock and Montbleu if somebody wants to walk or they can pay for valet like they may have done in the past or they can get their parking validated by spending some money at Harrah’s after our event or better yet carpool with Uber/Lyft. If you make this an issue then it will be an issue. Don’t make it an issue. 

This is our event…..let’s make it fun, exciting and successful. Please put your positive energy into our 49th Annual. 

Thank you,
Colleen Manzer
2019 Chairperson Wine Committee