AWSEF 2018 Elections

The next election for Trustees will be held this summer for a four year term beginning January 1, 2018. Per the AWSEF bylaws, the Board of Trustees consists of seven Trustees, one of whom is the current AWS President. The following Trustees will be either completing their four year term and/or are up for reelection: Bonnie Lance, Karl Starkloff, and Jim High.

We invite you to consider running for a position on our dynamic Board which works together with the AWS to support its education mission. The timetable for the election process is as follows:

  • June 1: Applications due
  • July 1 – September 30: Elections conducted via SurveyMonkey’s online survey platform
  • No later than October 31: Candidates notified of election results
  • November 3: Successful candidates introduced at the AWS Conference in Pocono Manor, PA during the annual AWSEF breakfast. The winners of the election will be invited to attend the Sunday, November 4th in person board meeting from ~9am-12pm [timing still TBD] at the Kalahari Resort.

Application for Trustee Position

Candidates should prepare two short paragraphs of about 75 words each. The first paragraph should emphasize the candidate’s qualifications (Years of AWS membership, committee activities, wine related or other nonprofit board activities, etc.). The second paragraph should stress goals the candidate would like to accomplish if elected. 

* You do not need not possess any special educational qualifications, just enthusiasm, dedication, and a desire to help. All material, including name, address, phone number(s) and email address can be emailed to me, Bonnie Lance at For more information on the duties of Trustees, the application process or the election procedures, please feel free to reach out.