November 2015 Update
Monthly Luncheon - November 12th
Wine Tasting Lunch
SLC Member Elizabeth Tross-Deamer takes us through a wine tasting lunch with five wines and four foods. She has a lifetime of experience in the wine industry from Napa to Seattle and will share her expertise with us. The menu, served family style: Spanich influenced spicy chicken salad with shaved almonds, manchego cheese in sherry vinaigrette; basil infused deviled eggs topped with a hint of jalapeno pepper; house smoked mozzarella and tomato salad drizzled with caper oregano vinaigrette with kalamata olive garnish; and domestic and imported cheese paired with fresh and dried fruits. Elizabeth will take us through the tastings as we try each food with the different wines to test out taste buds. The wines are a surprise! Elizabeth is also giving away a copy of her book, "Wine for the Super Beginner," to all who attend. The cost for the wine tasting and lunch is $45.00 and if you want only the lunch, without the wine, the cost is $20.00.
Attendance is capped at 48 for this luncheon only. Reservations must be made by Sunday, November 8th.
The Golf and Country Club has requested cash (instead of checks) or charge to your club account. Also, if you come in after the reservation table has been vacated, find Linda Graves or BJ Windrum for lunch payment. Do not pay your server, as our records will not be correct. Thanks.
Reservations are made though an emailed eVite invitation. If you did not receive an email and would like to attend the luncheon, please contact Donna Charbonneau at Charb4@frontier.com Also remember that after you select “Yes” on the eVite, you must hit “Reply”, otherwise your name will not get added to the list of attendees.
Please note: If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so by 5 PM of the Monday before the event. If not, you will be charged for your lunch as the chef plans and purchases special meals for us. Please notify Donna Charbonneau as she calls the count in to the kitchen.
Welcome To Our Newest Member!
No new members this month
Happy Birthday To You!
Be sure and wish these members a very
Happy November birthday!
1st Leila Humphrey
10th Luanne Williams
11th Cynthia Liddell
15th Linda Kiens
15th Kathy Wright
17th Sue Berkman
22nd Eli'ane Evans
23rd Tracy Hunter
28th Jan Atchity
28th Janice Lee
29th Nancy Scofield
Wednesday Coffee Times
Donna Leach is our weekly hostess for an informal coffee gathering in the Blue Heron Grill at 10:00 each Wednesday. This is a drop in social time. Please call Donna at 371-3864 for more information.
We Care !
Do you know of someone who is ill? having surgery? lost a loved one or friend? just needs
We will send a note of caring and see whatever need we can help with. Please contact our Corresponding Secretary: Pat Gilson (360) 371-6411 or by email at Patcgilson@comcast.net
Social Services Needs:
The Blaine Clothing Bank is always in need of warm blankets and bedding. Contact them at 360-232-4457 for more information. Open Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-12 and Wednesday evenings from 5-7.
Blaine Food Bank: Same hours as Clothing Bank Needs: personal hygiene items, and baby food are in critical need. Anything else always helps!
Blaine Boys and Girls Club: The kids at the Club could really use some help with school supplies. In addition, the Club can always use fresh produce for snacks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, colored pencils, lined paper, index cards, construction paper, ping pong balls, fabric scraps and any other craft materials. Copy paper is always on sale this time of year. If you are shopping, picking up an extra ream would be welcome.
If you have a community event you would like to share with us, please email LL2Crawford@aol.com with the information.
2016 SLC Board Nominees
President - Carole Gassch
1st Vice-President/Programs - BJ Windrum
2nd Vice-President/Membership - Marie Wallace, Anya Abercrombie
Recording Secretary - Linda Huberman
Treasurer - Jan Atchity
Correspondence Secretary - Pat Gilson
Publicity/Website - Lora Crawford
Historian/Photographer - Anya Abercrombie
Reservations - Linda Graves, BJ Windrum,
Hospitality - JoAnn Howe, Victoria Wilhelmsen
It's Philanthropy Time!
Please vote to indicate your choice for distribution of funds in the Blaine community. The ballot was emailed on November 5th. Completed ballots may be returned via email to Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org, brought to the November luncheon or mailed directly to Joan at her home address, 8737 Wood Duck Way, Blaine. All votes must be submitted by November 15th to be considered.
The form can also be found under the "About Us" tab.
Philanthropy Committee Meeting
Want to be involved in the SLC for a one time commitment? We are looking for members to serve on the committee to help decide distribution amounts for our philanthropic donations this year based on ballots cast by our members. Please contact Joan, JoAnn or Kathy for details. The meeting will be held on November 16th at 2:00 pm.
Joan Standridge, email@example.com
JoAnn Howe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Korelin, email@example.com