MEAL RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS – LUNCHEON AND DINNER PROGRAMS
When we announce a forthcoming WAC luncheon or dinner program, we request that you press the Reserve Now button for your event. You will be able to choose either (1) to enter a reservation and pay by credit card, or (2) to print a reservation form to fill out and mail to WACSC according to the instructions on the form. In either case, you must reserve and pay so that we receive your reservation at least one week before the event.
Most venues require this amount of time (one week) in order to be properly staffed and for the chef to order the right quantity of food for our event. Also note that we will take reservations up to a week prior to the luncheon date, or earlier if capacity is reached. It is always a good idea to make your reservation as soon as you can so as not to be disappointed.
If you reserve by mailing a check, if your reservation arrives after the deadline date or if capacity has been reached, you will receive a notification and your check will be returned. You may request to be added to a “wait list” for reservations by leaving a message at the WACSC phone number: 707-573-6014 or by sending us an email at email@example.com.
We accept cancellations and provide refunds up to 72 hours before the event. For example, if there is a luncheon on Friday, we can accept your cancellation and send you a refund if you have called the above-mentioned phone number to cancel before noon on the preceding Tuesday. After that time, we cannot provide a refund, since we are obligated to pay the venue for the reservation, even if you do not come.
WHY MOST VENUES DON’T LET YOU TAKE FOOD HOME
Many of us just can’t eat all the food that we are often served at our WAC luncheons. Wishing not to waste food, we may have asked for a “doggie bag.” Depending on where you were and whom you asked, you may have been told that the venue does not allow food to be taken away. How can that be? There is enough here for another meal!
A ‘NO DOGGY BAG’ policy applies at some of our luncheon venues. This is the restaurant’s food safety rule, not a WACSC policy. The reason is primarily related to liability that the restaurant would have, should you get sick from the food you take home. Sometimes, food taken home may sit in a car a bit too long and develop bacteria that could make you ill. Please understand that the venue is not being mean, but, rather, they do not want to take the risk of any adverse health effects.