On November 12th and 13th, winemakers and wine aficionados will come together for a long weekend of wine, food and fun to raise money, ensuring the health of the workforce on which Oregon’s wine industry so heavily depends.
Now in it’s 18th year, ¡Salud! will be kicking off its annual auction on November 12th to support efforts of bringing healthcare to seasonal vineyard workers and their families. Even with the latest healthcare bill being passed, this initiative does not cover seasonal workers, which is why ¡Salud!, Needs Your Support More Than Ever.
According to the healthcare bill, if an employee works for a company fewer than 120 days each year, he is considered seasonal, and the company does not have to include him in the employee count.
Demand for ¡Salud!’s services continues to rise. In 2009, 3,575 workers and family members registered in the program – an increase of 9% over 2008. 1,002 wellness screenings were given at the worksite, 3,492 dental procedures were performed and 1,232 medical clinic visits were documented. There are similarly significant numbers for emergency care grants, discounts negotiated with healthcare providers and so on. It’s an essential service but one that’s being increasingly squeezed by demand.
On November 12th and 13th, winemakers and wine aficionados will come together for a long weekend of wine, food and fun to raise money, ensuring the health of the workforce on which Oregon’s wine industry so heavily depends. Won’t you join us? If you can’t make the event, please consider contributing or donating an auction item!
Tasting and Big Board Auction
Friday, November 12, 2010 — 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dinner and Auction Gala
Saturday, November 13, 2010 — 5:00 p.m.
The Governor Hotel, Portland
Black Tie Optional
The ticket price of $395 per person includes the Friday Tasting and Big Board Auction and the Saturday Auction and Dinner. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets or call (503) 681-1850