Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism Holiday Celebration - Tues Dec 18


🎄Hello, Tourism Partners,
Amador Council of Tourism’s next gathering is Tuesday, December 18th, 5:30 pm at Sutter Creek Provisions. Members are free and $10 for non-members. First drink is hosted by Amador Council of Tourism and light appetizers will be provided. Join Amador Council of Tourism on the night, and enjoy the festivities for free.

We have so much to celebrate this year. For example:
·         15 years of inviting visitors to Amador County
·         Best of Show (Golden Bear) Counties Exhibits at State Fair
·         Sold-out, better-than-ever “Supper Under the Stars”
·         Yelp Elite Gold Country Getaway
·         Fresh new design for visitamador.com
·         Booking engine for lodging at no cost to lodging owners
·         And you, our partners, who make it all possible!

I am grateful to all of you for the support shown to Amador Council of Tourism this year. I wish you the very best of the holidays, and a prosperous New Year!
Thank you for your support,

Maureen Funk
Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249

Sunday, December 9, 2018

ACWN December Luncheon - Wed Dec 19

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The Jackson Rancheria has a Christmas delight
in store for us at this holiday lunch meeting!
Wednesday, December 19 at 11:30am

RSVP to Debbie by Dec 14th
https://www.acwnonline.org/meetings

Holiday $25 gift card exchange:
Special Christmas Tree skirt raffle hand
made by member Bernadette Cramer!

Raffle tickets are $5




Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ACWN November Meeting - Wed Nov 28


Come join us for a fact filled meeting Wednesday, November 28 when 
Beth Barnard, of the Ledger Dispatch, presents "Interactive News"


Networking starts at 11:30 am with lunch served at noon.
Raffles prizes available as well.
RSVP by this Friday, November 23.
Hope to see you there.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism Updates

Hello, Tourism Partners-

Below are some quick requests, plus advertising opportunities in 2019- before we are swept away with holiday bustle.
1.       Plaid Friday Amador is coming together. Thank you to those who have emailed the Chamber or Tourism Council with your specials. There is still time to get them to us for the website.
2.       Please let us know if you will be open the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
We have a calendar listing called: Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day, for example. Thank you for letting us know.
3.       2019 Event Calendars: please send us your events calendar for 2019 as soon as possible. It helps us plan our promotions and marketing and provide valuable information to potential visitors that plan ahead.
4.       San Francisco Chronicle: Amador Council of Tourism is partnering with San Francisco Chronicle to publish an insert in the Sunday edition, February 3rd. there is a possibility of doing it with Gold Country Visitors Association, Sunday, March 10. The second date is still to be confirmed. The online components along with the print version of these inserts have been very effective. I hope you can budget to have an ad in at least one of these editions.
5.       Tuesday, December 18, General Membership Meeting, 5:30 pm, Sutter Creek Provisions. Plan to join us and celebrate our 15 years of inviting visitors to Amador. Free to members, with first drink hosted by Amador Council of Tourism. Thank you to Sutter Creek Provisions for hosting our year-end gathering.

Please do not hesitate to email me at maureenfunk@volcano.net or call my cell, 2099695065.

Thank you for your support,

Maureen Funk
Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249



Friday, November 2, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Nov 8


Happy Fall, Amador Tourism partners-

Please note Meeting location  for Thursday, November 8, is changed to Hotel Sutter Banquet room.
Below is the agendaa for Amador Council of Tourism’s Board Meeting, Thursday, November 8, 9 am, Hotel Sutter Banquet Room. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we may start promptly at 9 am. All are welcome.

Please note the following:
1.       Plaid Friday Amador is Friday, November 23Amador County Chamber of Commerce and Amador Council of Tourism are partnering together to promote Plaid Friday, a "Shop Local" version of Black Friday. Participation is free. Tag the event on Facebook, Plaid Friday Amador. Post photos, too!
Create an offer for customers wearing plaid on Plaid Friday, and submit business name, address, phone number, Plaid Friday hours and brief description of your Plaid Friday special to info@touramador.com or amadorcountychamber@gmail.com.
Jeanette from Gifted is willing to provide super-cute plaid rosette pins at cost. Contact her by email: shopgifted@yahoo.com.
2.       Nominations are open for directors. Terms are one-ear and two-years. If you are interested, please contact me directly by email at maureenfunk@volcano.net or cell, 209-969-5065.
3.       General Membership Meeting and Celebration is Tuesday, December 18, 5:30 pm, at Sutter Creek Provisions. More details to come.
4.       New fresh website design will launch shortly. The new site will offer a booking engine for Amador Lodging using each property reservation system at no additional cost. Please contact me for more details.
5.       2019 meeting schedule  is listed  at the bottom of the attached agenda.

See you next Thursday at Hotel Sutter and Tuesday, December 18, at Sutter Creek Provisions!
Thank you for your support,

Mo
Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249

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Agenda
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
November 8, 2018 9:00 am

Committees: Executive/ Finance (voted)
  Lodging Committee
  Marketing
  Supper Under the Stars
Minutes, August and October meetings
Executive Board Meeting Report, September 13
Slate for 2019 Board of Directors
Treasurers Report
  2018-19 budget revision

Projects
Membership Drive: 200 members in 2018. 2-3 new members per director.
Voluntary Tourism Assessment Update
Lodging Committee Meeting, Nov 28, 2 pm, Imperial Hotel

Marketing
Website redesign

Travel Shows/Industry Forums/Press 2018

Visitor Center Update

2018 Schedule, 9 am, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Hotel
November 8 - Hotel Sutter
December 18, Tuesday, General Membership Meeting, 5:30 pm, Sutter Creek Provisions

Proposed 2019 Schedule
No March, July, September
January 10
February 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
August 8
October 10
November 14
December 17, Tuesday, General Membership Meeting, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Buti Yoga classes now offered in Amador County



LOCATION:
The Studio
91 Church Street
Sutter Creek CA 95685

OFFERED BY:
ANGELA GARCIA
(209) 273-8074

Class schedule:
Tuesdays 7pm
Saturdays 5pm

Open to everyone 13 and up

Cost:
$60 Monthly unlimited
$10 Drop ins

*“Student special” through 2018
$40 monthly unlimited

FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE

Buti yoga is a modern and fast growing yoga practice. Buti yoga is a dynamic blend of primal Movement, cardio intensive Tribal Dance, and Vinyasa Yoga, utilizing the spiral structure technique for deep core engagement. The entire workout is driven by the music with the beats setting the tone for hiit style moments, fluid flows, and deep stretching.

BUTI  means “the cure to something that is hidden” in Indian Maharathi.  Our goal in BUTI is to unlock the Shakti energy trapped in the lower two chakras.


Anela Garcia is excited and proud to bring Buti Yoga to Amador County.

“Buti allows me to blend my creative side with my determination. I bring an eclectic mix of music, and an ever evolving creative flow to each class. Buti never fails to connect me with myself and community through teaching. A cathartic process that wrings out stress and opens our hearts for that glowing feeling of Buti Bliss!”

-Angela Garcia


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Oct 11

Hello, Amador Tourism Supporters-

Amador Council of Tourism’s Board Meeting is next Thursday, October 11, 9 am, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s hotel conference room. Please see the attached agenda (below). The board last met in August and as you review the agenda, you will see that promotion of Amador as a destination has continued on its powerful and effective course. Many thanks to  our partners for their investment in Amador Council of Tourism’s efforts: through membership, participation as a co-operative advertising partner, and/or in-kind donations.

All are welcome. Thank you to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort who generously provides a light breakfast, coffee, hot water for tea. The agenda is usually completed within an hour, and we quickly update one another on what’s new with our businesses, destinations, and towns. I hope you will stay to the end.

If you cannot make the meeting and have any questions, please contact me at maureenfunk@volcano.net or by cell at 209-969-5065.

Thank you for your support,

Maureen Funk 
Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249

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Agenda Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort October 11, 2018 9:00 am 

Committees:
Executive/ Finance (voted)
Lodging Committee
Marketing
Supper Under the Stars
Minutes August meeting
Executive Board Meeting Report, September 13
Slate for 2019 Board of Directors
Treasurers Report
   Payment to BOS completed 8/28

Projects
Supper Under the Stars Report
Yelp “Gold Country Getaway” Report
Membership Drive: 200 members in 2018. 2-3 new members per director.
Voluntary Tourism Assessment Update
   Lodging Committee Meeting, Oct. 25, 3pm, Imperial Hotel

Marketing
Bay Area News Group insert, August 19
Website redesign

Travel Shows/Industry Forums/Press 2018
Brand USA’s IPW Report
DMA West Leadership Summit report
Southwest Travel Agents, Sep. 19-20

Visitor Center Update 

2018 Schedule, 9 am, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Hotel
November 8
December 18, Tuesday, General Membership Meeting, 5:30 pm 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CPU Onsite: 6-week Accounting Class begins Oct 2, FREE for first 10 students

10 Scholarships Available to Anyone Age 18+
"Accounting Basics for Small Business"
Scholarship Value $295!
Your total cost for this course is $20 to cover course workbook

Register NOW!
This offer extends to the first 10 students to Register.
No application or qualifications required.

Scholarships Generously Donated by
ACUSD ~ Amador Adult Education

Don't Delay! 
Class Begins NEXT TUESDAY, OCT. 2

The Accounting Basics for Small Business course provides 36-hours of hands-on instruction by Ron Barile, a California State Certified Adult Education instructor, certified in General Accounting Principals, Quickbooks, and Microsoft Master Certified Instructor for Microsoft Excel and Word. 
A full course syllabus is included for your review.
Please feel free to call with any questions or to register over the phone at 209-296-0660.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ACWN Luncheon: Five Minute Presentations - Wed Sept 26

Presentations are used to inform, educate, motivate, and entertain using the power of words and images.  Join us for these fast-paced presentations and you can decide if you are informed, educated, motivated, and/or entertained!
And remember - all in one hour!
For more information, visit:



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ACWN: Iron Hub Winery Field Trip - Wed Aug 22

Join us at
Iron Hub Winery Field Trip
(indoors in the tasting room)
11:30 am networking
12:00 pm lunch then winery tour.

Only have an hour, not counting travel time ?
We try to keep the meeting length to accommodate all working women.  Come check us out!
Don't forget to RSVP with sandwich choice to Debbie LaVielle by Friday August 17.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Aug 9

Hello, Tourism Supporters-

I hope you are staying as cool as possible, and safe this summer. Please read the details below.

1.       If you didn’t hear, Amador’s County Exhibit at State Fair won Best of Show represented by a Golden Bear, a gold ribbon, and a blue ribbon for best marketing. This recognition brought many State Fair visitors to the booth. Thanks to all of our volunteers who shared their passion for Amador County with those visitors.

2.       Our signature fundraiser, Supper Under the Stars, is sold out and there still is an opportunity to participate by bidding on the silent auction before the event, Sunday, August 5th. Please see the list below and take advantage of the “Buy It Now” option , by emailing your interest to maureenfunk@volcano.net, and I will get in touch with you to work out payment.

3.       Attached (below) you will find an advertising opportunity with Bay Area News Group, offered in partnership with Amador Vintners and El Dorado Tourism. These Sunday inserts have been quite successful bringing visitors to Amador. We are publishing earlier than past years, Sunday, August 19, and deadlines are very soon. Space reservation is August 10 and ad copy is due August 15.


4.       Amador Council of Tourism Board of Directors meets Thursday, August 9, 9am, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s hotel conference room. All are welcome, member or not. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort generously provides a light breakfast, plus coffee and hot water for tea. Please arrive a little early so we may start promptly and finish by 10:30.
Agenda:


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Auction Items:
Sutter Creek Show & Shopping
Buy it Now! $200
·         $50 Gift Certificate to Element
·         4 Tickets to the Sky Kings at Sutter Creek Theatre on August 24th
·         2 Tickets to the T-Sister at Sutter Creek Theatre on September 21st
·         $25 Gift Certificate to Choc-O-Latte
·         $25 Unique Boutique for U
·         $25 Gift Certificate to Finishing Touches Boutique

Special Edition –
Supper Under the Stars – Silver Amador Necklace
Buy it Now! $150
·         Hand made by Daniel Trassare
of Trassare Jewelers in Jackson

Amador County Wine and Art
Buy it Now! $230
·         2 Tickets to Amador Arts WineFest on November 10th
·         Larry Angier Local Canvas Photo
·         2 Bottles of Amador County Wine

Trashed at Home “Plate”
Buy it Now! $600
·         Gift Certificate to ACES for one year of residential waste service
·         6 tickets to any 2018 Stockton Ports Game
·         Craft Beer and Koozies

Drink and Driver
Buy it Now! $400
·         Gift Certificate for Amador Uncorked - Four hours transportation with local guide
·         Gift Certificate to Iron Hub Winery – Private Tour and a Cheese Plate for four
·         Two tickets to Barbera Festival on
September 15th

Dazzle and Dine
Buy it Now! $300
·         The Clothes Mine Gift Certificate and goodie basket
·         American West Leather Tote
·         $100 Gift Certificate to Lone Wolf

Plasses Cozy Camping
Buy it Now! $450
·         One Week Camping at Plasses
·         Plassses T-shirts
·         Two Bottles of Wine
·         Wine Glasses
·         S’mores Kit
·         Fishing and Outdoor Gear

Roederer Esatate Bubble Box
Buy it Now! $200
·         Three Bottles of Roederer Estate Bubbles

Entertainment Package
Buy it Now! $300
·         Two Tickets to Alice Cooper on August 15th
·         Two Tickets to Joan Jett on August 19th
·         Two Tickets to Jack the Ripper at Baker Street West – Choice of date from October 5th – November 2nd

Tahoe Getaway
Buy it Now! $400
·         Two night stay at Tahoe Vacation Resort in South Lake Tahoe
·         Two bottles of Amador County Wine

Booooooooze
Buy it Now! $240
·         Four Tickets to Preston Castle Wine Tasting on August 25th
·         Two VIP Tickets to Preston Castle Haunt – Choice of Date in October 2018
·         Two Tickets to Big Crush Weekend – October 5th

Cool Off – Tee Off
Buy it Now! $700
·         Round of Golf for Four at Castle Oaks including carts
·         Snow Cone Machine Rental for Private Event up to 100 snow cones with a variety of flavors

Drink and Deck Décor
Buy it Now! $250
·         Custom Metal Rooster Décor
2 Bottles of Amador County Wine

Brews and Blues
Buy it Now! $200
·         Provisions Beer Basket
·         2 Tickets to Kyle Rowland Blues Band at Sutter Creek Theatre on August 25th
·         2 Tickets to The Jones Gang at Sutter Creek Theatre on September 8th

Napa Getaway
Buy it Now! $1,400
·         Two Nights with Two Hotel Rooms, Lunch for Four and Aroma Wheel of Fortune Experience at Trinchero Napa Valley

Paw Play Party
Buy it Now! $100
·         Gold Country Pet Resort Two Night Boarding or One Hour Private Pool Rental
·         Dog Goodies
·         Dickies and Jamba Juice Package

Baking and Tasting
Buy it Now! $300
·         “Bakers Delight” Martha’s Baking Mixes
·         Dished from The Biggest Little Kitchen Store
·         Helwig Private Tasting for Ten People

Wine and Wildflowers
Buy it Now! $300
·         Farrell Photography Wildflower Photo
·         Two Bottles of Amador County Wine

Sonoma County Getaway
Buy it Now! $800
·         Two Night Stay at Casa Contenta at Sea Ranch, Sonoma County.  Two Bedroom House, can fit up to four people

Stocked Full of Flavor
Buy it Now! $550
  • Dinner for 2 at Market Tavern
    (farm-to-fork modern American cuisine)
  • One-night stay in a one-bedroom suite
    at the Residence Inn by Marriott,
    includes breakfast
  • Wine tasting for two at Sorelle Winery
  • Two passes to the Haggin Museum
  • Two tickets to a live performance or sporting event during your stay
  • A gift certificate to the shops at Lincoln Center

Interactive Infusion
Buy it Now! $1,500
·         Six-person Interactive Experience
·         Behind the Scenes Barrel Tasting and Tour with the Winemaker at Terra d’Oro
·         Private Cooking Tip and Tricks with Mark Berkner of Taste Restaurant
·         Seasonal Multi-Course Meal Paired with
Terra d’Oro Wines

Vineyard Stay and Play
Buy it Now! $500
·         Two Night Stay at Amador Harvest Inn in Shenandoah Valley
·         Two VIP Tickets to Behind the Cellar Door

Sacred Rock Escape
Buy it Now! $600
·         Two Night Stay in a Quant Ocean View Cottage
·         Dining at Greenwood Pier Restaurant in Elk, CA

Farm-To-Fork
Buy it Now! $350
·         Four Tickets to the Farm-To-Fork Legends of Wine Event on September 20th on the Lawn of the State Capitol
·         Farm-To-Fork Goodies

Chefs at Home
Buy it Now! $800
·         Multi-Course Dinner for Ten People in Your Home with Chef Micah and the Argonaut Culinary Arts Chef
·         Two Bottles of Amador County Wine

Jackson Rancheria Meeting Package
Buy it Now! $400
·         Meeting Space for up to Twenty-Five People
·         Seasoned Event Coordinator
·         Notebook for each attendee
·         Granola Bars
·         Donuts

All of Amador Vintners
Buy it Now! $400
·         Two Tickets to Each Amador Vintners Events
·         Barbera Festival
·         Big Crush
·         Behind the Cellar Door
Amador Four Fire


Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249