Each year, the American Wine Society Educational Foundation nominates and selects a well-deserved recipient of its Award of Merit. The winners have long records of valuable service and have distinguished themselves through consistent and significant contributions to the AWS --chapters and regions--, to the AWSEF, participation as a trustee, or both.
The 2016 Award of Merit winners are Patricia and Terry Green of Buckingham, Pennsylvania. Congratulations and thank you for all you do!
The AWSEF counts on Patricia and Terry every year for many donations of cellared wines and other items for its Silent Auction. On multiple occasions they have even auctioned out their home and let Tony Lawrence mess up their kitchen as a prize in the AWSEF Eastern PA Regional auction. Terry often starts the bidding on many items for the silent auction at the National Conference and more than once has won more auction items than can fit in their car for the ride home, according to AWSEF Board member, Danny Klein. Danny says, "I myself have had to drive two cases of wine home for them one year. They are a very kind and caring couple that every AWS member should get to know."
Thank you again, Patricia and Terry --members like you are what make the AWS and AWSEF special!