Annual General Meeting 2014 and February Wine Tasting


Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place at the Café del Mar, Moraira at 18.30 on Thursday February 20th, 2014. The first call to convene this meeting will be made at 18:00, in line with the relevant statutes. A copy of the agenda is given below.   The AGM will be followed by the usual monthly wine tasting


Current members of the committee have indicated their willingness to continue and are eligible to stand. Our Vice President Gordon Sellars has been nominated for the post of President and Tim Fawle has been nominated to stand for the post of Vice President. Members are invited to nominate other candidates from among the membership for the posts of officers and committee members. All candidates must indicate approval of the nominations. All nominations must be proposed and seconded by fully paid up members of the society and received by the secretary at by 6th February.


The Committee has agreed the following two proposals for submission to the meeting. These are proposed by David Pierson and seconded by Gordon Sellars and both have the support and approval of the full current committee –


  1. The committee, having considered a proposal by Tony Cabban to limit membership to 110, along with several other matters, feel the membership should remain at 120 for the coming year. We  would like the approval of the membership to implement the following  procedures to simplify the administration of our members
    1. When the membership reaches the agreed limit then a waiting list is maintained.
    2. To maintain membership members must attend at least one meeting per calendar year.
    3. Annual subscription is due to be paid by 31st Dec. If not received by 31st Jan. then membership will be cancelled.


  1. The annual subscription to be maintained at €20.00 per member for 2014 and 2015.

Members are invited to submit other resolutions. These must be proposed and seconded by fully paid up members of the Society and received by the secretary at by 6th February.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of The Costa Blanca Wine Society to be held at The Cafe Del Mar Moraira on the 20th February 2014                             

at 1830 hours (6.30pm) promptly

 The first announcement convening this meeting will be made at 18:00


1        Apologies for Absence

2        Approval of minutes of AGM held on the 21st February 2013

3        Matters arising

4        President’s report

5        Treasurer’s and Membership Secretary’s report for 2013

6        Election of President

7        Election of Vice President and Committee for 2014

8        Proposed Budget 2014, Annual Subscriptions for 2014

9        Proposed   programme

10      Proposals

11      Appointment of an Auditor for the 2014 accounts  

12      Any Other Business

JANUARY TASTING – Thursday January 16th at La Senia Restaurant, Denia

A detailed report on this very enjoyable evening, together with the average scores is already on the Society website.

FEBRUARY TASTING – Thursday February 20th at Café del Mar

The February tasting will follow the AGM of the Society. The notice of that meeting was sent to members on Friday 17th January and is set out above.  In line with tradition, the wines tasted will be the new President’s choice. To ensure a comfortable situation this tasting has limited seating. Members may apply to bring guests and those on the waiting list may also apply to attend. Those applications will be treated in strict order of receipt, subject to remaining availability after the closing date. In line with previous agreement, this tasting is subsidised for members from Society funds.


Aperitivo de la casa

 Entrantes (para compartir)

Ensalada de rulo de cabra con vinagreta de frutos secos

Carpaccio de ternera con virutas de foie

Calamar a la plancha

 Segundo (a elegir)

Taco de bacalao confitado con pure de chirivia y alli-oli negro


Solomillo de cerdo asado con cebolla caramelizada y ciruelas


Strudel de manzana con helado de vainilla

Price   –   Members €30.00       Guests, if space permits €35

Reservations and Choice of Main Course, in Penny’s absence please to: SANDY FAWLE Tel.  966 461 055   or email BUT ONLY TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS

Reservations no later than the deadline 12.00 noon on Friday 14th February. Sandy will always confirm your booking.

If you do not receive confirmation from Sandy you are not booked in. 

Cancellations and no shows after the deadline are liable for payment. Please note if members are inviting guests the same criteria applies to cancellations and no shows.


This is my last newsletter as President. Thank you all for your support during the past year.

With good wishes,

Andrew Johnson

President                   Tel: 96 583 2111

Bank Account Details –     IBAN:   ES77 0182 3216 6302 08504414    BIC Code:  BBVAESMMXXX