Washington Athletic Club Meeting Minutes
Approved by WWC March 9, 2006
January 12, 2006
President: Dina Widtmann – In attendance
Vice President: Kenan Block – In attendance
Treasurer: Todd Yerkes – In attendance
Secretary: Jeff Foster – Not in attendance
There were 37 attendees: 31 members and six guests.
President Dina Widtmann opened the meeting introduced the WWC new members and
Irene Ness – WAC member
Vera Koch – Non WAC
Christine Gogh – Non WAC
Tim Blue – WAC member
Rebecca Haas – WAC member
Michael – Non WAC
Treasurer, Jeff Foster was not in attendance. President Dina Widtmann reviewed the
minutes from the November 10, 2005 meeting and they were accepted by the
Treasurer Todd Yerkes read the financial report, noting that the club has $6410 in its
account, and we are awaiting our $3500 allocation from the WAC. $3000 has been set
aside for the WWC Cellar and $1000 is slated for events.
Chair Richard Adatto reviewed the Cellar Club concept. The Cellar Committee’s strategy
is to look for the best bargains working with local distributors. The Committee is
currently working on the cellar inventory plan. In the meantime, the Committee has
agreed to add Bordeaux Wines as part of the inventory plan. The Committee also agrees
that the cellar should center around classic old world wines, with an emphasis on France,
Italy and Spain. The committee will present their inventory library at a future meeting.
Chair Don Vogt thanked all of the members for filling out the Event Committee survey.
He discussed the next Event’s Committee Club celebration gathering for Feb 11th, to be
hosted by Dan & Marilyn Boss. Details for the event will follow in a separate email. Also
discussed was the March 4th Woodinville Activity with the Betz Winery and lunch at the
Barking Frog. Again, details on the event would follow in a separate email to the club.
Future events proposed were the following: April Taste Woodinville Event; Club
Summer Picnic and Willamette Wine Trip.
No other business was discussed.
Bruce Zelazoski and Diane Tierney conducted a comparative Zinfandel tasting. The
tasting was a blind tasting using a formal tasting format tracking the following attributes
of the wine: Sight (Appearance of the Wine); Aroma (Smell or Bouquet); Flavor and
Overall Impression with a Total score for each wine tasted. The presentation has been
posted on the WWC website). The wines presented to the membership were:
Steele Pacini Vineyard 2003
Dashe Dry Creek Valley 2003
Biale Monte Rosso 2003
Dina Widtmann, substituting for
Jeff Foster, Secretary