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Interested in getting involved in the Ontario Wine Society? Here are some great roles to fill. Join the team that is bringing Ontario wines to the city! 

Role: Vice President

In the absence, disability, or by direction, of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President;

Provide counsel to other Board members on an ad hoc basis based on prior experience with, and knowledge of, the wine industry;

Perform other duties from time to time as requested by the Toronto Chapter Board of Executive Directors.


Role: The Membership Secretary

Maintain all records of individual Toronto and Industry memberships and provide mailing labels for non-e-mail members and an up to date e-mail membership distribution list for e-mailing OWS documents to members.

Maintain a system of response to all new membership inquiries and prepare renewal notices.

Monthly, prepare and provide to the Board of Executive Directors of the Chapters, membership statistics including graphs of the number of members over time.

Management of Meetup Group


Director of Events

recommend, implement and evaluate programs of a variety and value that will appeal to the varied interests of the members

Favourably expose the industry to the membership in a manner that will enhance the industry's own marketing efforts.

Using committees, when appropriate, coordinate all elements of each specific event including site location, program content, budget, costing and pricing, Board Member participation, logistics, and written communication to outside participants and contractors.


Director of Communications

Increase public and wine industry awareness of the OWS-TC membership and participation in conjunction with, or in addition to, planned events;

Maintain the Corporate OWS website, including the OWS e-mail inquiry service, if appropriate, and the Chapter wine line, mailchimp and social media

Encourage involvement of the wine press in promoting andreporting on our events; 

Oversee the production of the Corporate newsletter (Newsletter editor role)

Recommend the format, editorial policy and effective communication style of the newsletter.

Determine publication deadlines

Prepare and edit the Corporate OWS's newsletter by obtaining appropriate press   releases, articles, stories or special events notices      

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