How to Start a W.I.N.O.S. Buddies™ Chapter
Click Here to Start a Chapter! As Chapter Coordinator, you can invite anyone you want to join your club chapter. It can be just close friends of yours and keep it small or invite as many as you want. Many women already get together informally for a glass of wine, grins and giggles so this is an opportunity to have a little structure and be part of a bigger entity with endless opportunities. We will provide you with guidance and an official WINOS Buddies™ Chapter Certificate! (I know, "Whoo Hoo", but at least now you can be as "Certifiable" as the rest of us!) Oh and did I mention, you receive a special GIFT just for starting a Chapter! It will be different every year.
As part of our "Sip and Support"™ program, "Making a Difference with Every Sip"™ , we strongly encourage your Chapter to adopt a charity or a charitable cause in your local area. This could be anything from contributing to a national charity to helping out a single mother or family in need. It can be whatever your Chapter chooses to do as long you help someone else and would be consistent with our MISSION, VISION AND VALUES. Your cause or charity can also change from year to year. We prefer it is a cause that would positively affect women and children, but you are not limited. Charity comes in many forms ranging from monetary assistance to offering to fix a meal for someone in need. We will assist you with ideas, if you like. You also get to name your own Chapter! Many ladies already have an informal name for their get-togethers. You can keep that or adopt a new one. You can also plan your own events! Some ideas are visiting wineries in your area or trying out new restaurants together. The main thing is to come together for food, libations, great friends and a whole lot of laughter. After a glass of wine, a few hugs and laughing yourself silly, you might even find some "Sanity". Probably just like you, I hate rules and paperwork, but we do need to have some so we all are operating on the same page. All members need to be 21 years of age. (Members do NOT have to drink wine or other libations to become a member or attend functions. Drinking is optional!) Most of our recipes include wine, liquor or beer (Gee, what does that say about us?) and we don't want our recipes or wine lists to influence individuals under the age of 21. Also, you and your W.I.N.O.S. Buddies™ members need to abide by the general rules and guidelines on the website. These are not difficult rules, mostly common sense. Our corporate office will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to having your Chapter as part of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies™! We already have Chapters forming from California to New York. Come be part of our grape vine!