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Remembering Bill Spaulding

William (Bill) Spaulding passed away on July 2, 2015 in Newport Beach from complications arising from ALS. Bill was an intelligent, informed businessman. He established, owned, and managed Environment Associates, a company that conducted environmental testing for a large number of product producing companies. He kept informed by reading the newspaper every day from cover to cover.

Bill joined the Wine Society in 1984 and enjoyed his membership with his wife, Donna. Donna and Bill traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and around the world. Their second house in Paso Robles, where Bill grew up, gave them ready access to the wineries where Bill knew many of the winemakers. We will all remember Bill for his wit and gift of story-telling. We will miss Bill very much and we wish love and peace to Donna and Bill's family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be pleased if you honored Bill by donating to his favorite charity, Children of Deployed Veterans. Checks should be payable to “The American Legion Post 291” with a note of “Bill Spaulding Memorial Fund” in the memo line. Checks may be sent to:

The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291
215 15th Street
Newport Beach, CA  92663

Tony Marino Retires

Tony Marino, and his wife, Janet Marino, have been longstanding members of the Wine Society. Although Tony has served on the Board of Directors in the past, Tony was most recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2013.

Tony retired from his term as a Director for the OCWS. In his past two years, Tony has been an advocate for the OCWS Scholarship Fund. He and Janet have sought out and initiated new ways to raise additional funds for the Scholarship Funds so the organization can assist more students with the rising costs of education. 

Although raising the funds is a task in itself, Tony took great enjoyment in personally delivering the scholarship funds. He traveled to the California schools the OCWS supports and was pleased to meet with some of the students who were recipients of the scholarship funds.

Tony and Janet are friends to many in the organization and attend several Wine Society events throughout the year. Tony has a fondness for big, bold reds and is always willing to share a glass with friends. 

Tony, on behalf of all of us at the Wine Society, thank you for your service to our organization. Cheers!

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2015 HomeWine Results

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