About Us

2019 Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Club President                          
Claudia Hersey
Vice President
Frances Jones
Jack Leininger
Darren Digiacinto

Board Members / Committee Chairs / Appointees
Membership Chair
Deb Austin
Board Member
Dick Austin
Social Media Chair
Mike Boyle
Program Director
Shelly Boyle
Board Member
Pam Cloninger
Board Member
Karen Davis
Program Committee Chair
Mariann Davis
Glasses & Linens Chair
Dionne DeNio
Board Member
Lyn Leininger
Board Member
Evan Lunt
Web Master & WineMinder Co-Chair
Charlie Rimpila
Board Member
Deby Hanson
Board Member
Paul Hersey
Special Events Committee Chair
Eva Roberts
Extra Special Events Committee Chair
Michael Simonson
Education Director
 Dr. Jeff Snow
Web Master & WineMinder Co-Chair
Dave Whipple

About the Spokane Enological Society:

The Spokane Enological Society is a not-for-profit organization governed by an elected 18-member board of directors. The purpose of the society is to provide its members with opportunities to gain further knowledge and appreciation of wine. Functions are social and educational, usually centered on tasting, comparing and evaluating wines.

Being a non-profit organization allows us to get a special event license from the Washington Liquor Control Board, which allows us to buy wine at wholesale prices directly from Washington distributors or wineries. These savings help keep our costs low and are passed along to club members. The tastings are an exceptional value.

Board Meetings

The SES board meets at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of every month except July and August. Attendees are asked to provide a bottle of wine and a snack to share.

Location: Southside Community and Senior Center, located at 3151 E 27th Ave, Spokane.

Board meetings are open to club members with prior notice to the President, Claudia Hersey at claudia@thinklakeside.com.

Dues for new membership are $30 – single, and $45 – couple.  Renewal fees are $25 and $40.


There are ten events per year: two dinners and eight tastings.  July and August are off.  Dinners are in December and April (dates TBD), and all tastings are on the third Monday of the month.

Dinners are at the Spokane Club at 6:30, and tastings are at the Southside Community and Senior Center at 7:00 (See map below).

The Spokane Enological Society is a 501(c)7 not-for-profit organization.
P.O. Box 31404, Spokane, WA  99223

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