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WINE WOMEN Volunteer Program Launches with Free Event July 2

Submitted By: Marcia Macomber, July 11, 2018
WINE WOMEN’s July 24th event, “Help Yourself. Volunteer!” offers guests tips on "How to Build Your Resume (through volunteerism) in 3 Steps.” (https://help-yourself-volunteer.eventbrite.com/?aff=WII) This complimentary recruiting and orientation event will be held at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena at 5:30 p.m. and will:
--demonstrate how guests can volunteer to enhance their resumes
--discuss how building leadership skills can add to guests’ CVs
--provide guests with an opportunity to learn about, and sign up for, their new Volunteer Program, which helps participants grow their networks and skills while laying the groundwork for advancement and leadership within WINE WOMEN.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
President Christine L. Mueller explained, “Thanks to the support of our members, WINE WOMEN has grown faster than anticipated. We’d like to share how getting involved with our organization has expanded our industry contacts. Our goal is to help members grow their network and add leadership skills to their resume. As we enter Phase Two of our growth and head into our third year of operation, we’re in a position to add key opportunities that will help our members gain valuable skills for their careers. With a volunteer team having input on topics and then executing these programs, we all grow and all give back to the industry on a larger scale."

Mueller clarified further, “Members can volunteer as much or little as fits their schedule. (Volunteer positions can vary from two hours a month to more.) Depending on each member’s goals, there’s something for everyone - from organizing and collaborating skills on committee projects to leadership roles, serving as a committee chair or a board position (such as an Events or an Education Director, or a Capital Development Director). Other projects and positions we’re seeking to fill include: member managers, finance experts, forum developers, marketing mavens and event committee positions. As these positions are filled, we’ll announce new openings in areas such as technology and other roles."

Marcia Macomber, Marketing Director, went on to explain the organization’s recruitment strategy: “Our website’s volunteer page provides a list and descriptions of different volunteer projects. With one click, members can apply for multiple projects. We divvied up projects into smaller, do-able tasks so that when many volunteers accept the workload, it won’t seem like a job but more of a fun activity to do with friends.”

Ms. Macomber continued to map out the overall strategy: “Our objective is to make membership much more valuable to our members by offering greater participation opportunities. These activities will strengthen relationships and contribute to achieving the organization’s goals. By giving these volunteer members more opportunities to lead and participate in running our organization and events, they’ll be ready and excited to take the reins down the road.”

ABOUT THE EVENT
Guests will enjoy a pool-side reception provided by WINE WOMEN’s major events sponsor, Boisset Collection’s Atelier Fine Foods & Catering, at Raymond Vineyards. Attendees are advised to bring a stack of business cards to share while they make new connections and investigate projects that appeal to them, all while sipping the latest vintage from Raymond Vineyards.

Guests will hear from members and directors of WINE WOMEN about the upcoming volunteer projects as well conduct breakout sessions to launch several of the projects. Volunteer project details can be found at: https://winewomen.net/volunteer/. Registration for the free event is available at: https://help-yourself-volunteer.eventbrite.com/?aff=WII.

ABOUT THE BOISSET COLLECTION
The Boisset Collection is WINE WOMEN’s major events sponsor and is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries in France and California bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity, and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. To learn more about the Boisset Collection, please visit https://www.boissetcollection.com.

ABOUT WINE WOMEN
WINE WOMEN’s mission is “To champion the advancement of women’s careers in the wine industry by building strong relationships, essential business skills and leadership among members.” At the core of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization’s activities are programs focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for members to attain industry prominence.

For more information about WINE WOMEN, visit: http://winewomen.net/about/ or call 707.721.1095. Visit WINE WOMEN’s website at WineWomen.net, or their Facebook page, WineWomenOrg, or find them on Twitter @WineWomenOrg. For complete details on their events calendar, visit: WineWomen.net/Events-List.