Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss within the cup,
And I’ll not ask for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.          


Ben Jonson
From To Celia (1616)

Welcome to June.  I hope you enjoyed May before it hurried past.

Good news, everyone!  With increased vaccination rates comes the imminent possibility of in-person gatherings.  Thus, we have decided to hold our Independence Day block party once again. Please mark your calendars for this event (note that Independence Day falls on July 4 this year). I suspect that the format will be similar to past years, but we will follow whatever official CDC guidelines are in place. Details on food and beverages will follow in an eNewsletter. I hope to see you all at the party.

This also means the re-introduction of full membership meetings. As many of you know, the AWCC typically does not hold membership meetings during July and August, so we’ve scheduled the first live membership meeting for September.  It’s my sincere hope that, by that time, we will have achieved a very high rate of full vaccination and there will be no need for masks. Again, though, we will follow CDC guidelines.

My last bit of information to impart concerns a September wine-tasting event. AWCC will sponsor Pours and Plates that month, to be held at Holmes Hall. You will be receiving more information on this fund-raising event as the plans firm up.

With that, I wish you all a wonderful June.

Bob Griewahn
President, AWCC