Dr. Terry Lewis Resigns Leadership of Grape Growers and Wine Makers Assoc.

Members of the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association were saddened by Dr. Terry Lewis’ resignation on Monday, April 12, 2004. He cited his need to spend more time with his patients; his service to OGGWMA was much appreciated.

The organization will continue on under the leadership of Vice President Marsha Butler. OGGWMA has a very committed board that will continue to strive for the development of a vibrant and healthy Oklahoma wine industry. OGGWMA is still growing fast, approximately 25 new members have joined since the last annual meeting in January. Education chairman, JL Gilbert, has been hard at work to establish viticulture and enology programs at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee. In fact, the first workshop, “Quality Control in Small Wineries� is scheduled for next week, Tue. and Wed., April 20-21 from 9-5. Dr. Roy Mitchell, with over 30 years of enology experience will cover every step of winemaking. The fee is $120 to register. For more information contact Debbie, St. Gregory’s University at 405-878-5362 or by e-mail at dlcarlile@stgregorys.edu

Rinda Skaggs is the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine makers Association Legislative chair. For the last few years, she has led OGGWMA on a path of becoming a well-respected professional organization in the eyes of our state legislators. Most recently she has been working to get HB2219 passed by the Oklahoma State Senate. Good luck, Rinda!

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