Registration Form

25th Anniversary Celebration/Annual Convention, May 17-19, 2002 

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You do not have to be a member of the German Wine Society to attend the convention, but to take advantage of the lower rates, we invite you to join the Society now, either as an at-large member or as a member in a chapter.  

National annual dues for an individual or a couple are $30, plus $10 initiation fee per person. If you want to attend all events, in effect you save money by joining! 

All non-members are guests. Spouses of members are considered guests unless they paid the $10 initiation fee. 

I/We Take the Convention Package for All Six Events:

____ $ 270 for GWS members

____ $ 40 (individual membership) or $ 50 (couple membership) to become members (incl. first-year initiation fee) 

Sign Me/Us Up for Individual Events Rather than the Convention Package 

Please indicate the number of tickets you want for each event in the appropriate blanks. Note: If you are a member of the German Wine Society andwant to pay for a guest who is not a member of the society, please pay the non-GWS rate for the guest.

Member rate   Guest (non-GWS) rate

Friday - German Embassy House

Opening Reception (13 Wines) ______$ 40  _______ $ 45

Wines courtesy of Deutsches Weininstitut, Mainz, Germany 

Saturday and Sunday - Park Hyatt Hotel 

Morning tasting: Valckenberg wines ______ $ 30 _______ $ 35

Presented by Jack Williamson, Valckenberg US Rep 

Luncheon: Fitz-Ritter wines    _______$ 60  ________ $ 65

Presented by Alice Fitz, vineyard owner and Director, GWS Board 

Afternoon tasting - The New Generation _______$ 30 ________ $ 35

Winemakers Alex Gysler, Florian Weingart and Josef Leitz 

Grand Banquet _______$ 90 ________ $ 95

Featuring Terry Theise wines 

Sunday Brunch   _______$ 50 ________$ 55

Presented by David Schildknecht 

Total amount enclosed $________  

No refunds after May 5. 

Please note that people taking the convention package get first priority for all events. Signing up for the convention package may be the only way to get a seat at some of the tastings. Members of the German Wine Society also get priority for individual events if they sign up by April 10. Members should wear their GWS ribbons and medallions. 

Location for Friday evening reception: German "Embassy House" 1900 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC - NOTE: All persons attending this event MUST be registered by name in advance (no walk-ins). Be prepared to show a picture ID at the gate. Street parking on nearby Whitehaven Drive and other streets.No parking on Embassy grounds. 

Location for Saturday and Sunday: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1200 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 

We urge you to act today - make your choices (preferably the convention package) and return the registration form in hard-copy with your check. Limited space at some events will be filled early. The registration form, once accepted, will be marked "Confirmed" and returned to you by mail.  

This form is for tasting events only, not for hotel registration. Please register directly. See the hotel information on the web site:  

You can also find details on speakers, all wines, and menus on the web site. Click on the GWS25 button on the home page. 

Mail your registration with your check payable to German Wine Society to:

German Wine Society National Office, 5607 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, MD 20814