February NEAWP Meeting

Dates: 01/24/2013 Dates: 01/24/2013

Hi All!  Are you ready to kick off the 2013 year with our first meeting?  I know we are all excited after coming off a great Gala awards dinner evening, and having had our 2013 Board Retreat which was a huge success for you all, or members!

With that, let’s get the details out of the way for our upcoming February meeting.  We are making a short (but worth-while) trek out to Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood Texas to have a great Food & Wine pairing lunch.  Members of the Duchman staff will also be on hand before and after lunch to give tours of the winery to see some of the amazing spaces for any event!  Catering with a Twist will be providing a great meal utilizing the great wines of Duchman and helping to showcase this amazing Texas Winery.  We will also have Bake Sale showcasing dessert (of course accompanied with dessert wines)!  Many thanks also to Detailed Weddings for putting together the tasting note cards you will have to keep track of the great food and wine you are about to enjoy!

The meeting is taking place on Wednesday February 6. 2013 from 11am-1pm.  The quick and peaceful drive out to Duchman is an easy 35-40 minute drive from downtown Austin!  Learn a trick or two about food and wine pairings for your next dinner party or for that client looking to do the same at their event.  We also are going to be having our annual Valentine’s Day card making contest for Dell Children’s, so start thinking about what you what to do for the kids to wish them a happy and exciting Valentine’s Day!

Last but not least, we are revamping our RSVP and payment system for meetings with NEAWP.  Everything will now go through the website in a few easy to follow steps.  I’ll go over it real quick now, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  1. We will send out the invite with quick link from the email sending you to the NEAWP meeting page to start the process.
  2. You will head to the meeting and event page on NEAWP’s website where you will see the option to RSVP.  Here’s the link for February’s meeting
  3. Either sign into your account or create a new account with NEAWP.
  4. Enter in the number of RSVP’d guest, leave any notes you would like for the meeting admins, and click RSVP.
  5. From here, you can relax and know your seat is waiting.  You can also go through to the next step and head to PayPal to pay for your meeting.  You’ll then be RSVP’d and Paid and ready for the meeting.  A confirmation email will be sent out from PayPal.  Remember our fee structure:
  • Members pre-pay:  $30.00
  • Non-members/guest pre-pay:  $50.00
  • Members ‘pay at the door’:  $35.00
  • Non-members/guest ‘pay at the door’:  $55.00

We will still send out a confirmation email on the Monday prior to the meeting.  This will list out one of the following for each guest:

  • Valid-Unpaid:  You have RSVP’d for the meeting, but have not paid.  You can do so by following the link in the confirmation email or bringing your payment to the meeting.
  • Valid-Paid:  You have RSVP’d for the meeting, and your PayPal payment has been received and processed through our system.

For easy check-in on the day of the meeting, please have that email handy on your smartphone or tablet to show whomever is at the door, or print a copy of the email.  If you pay after your confirmation email, please have a copy of the PayPal email handy either on your smartphone or tablet, or print it off.

Question???  Contact Amy or Jason and we will be sure to help you out!

Happy 2013 and we look forward to seeing you at our February meeting as well as future meetings!!

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