Le Donne del Vino in every Italian region elect a Delegate from among their members, to hold office for three years, with the expiry of the term coinciding with that of the National Council. The Delegate coordinates regional activities, organises events and reports on the projects pursued, ensuring that all members of Le Donne del Vino feel that their voice is being heard and their skills considered. She is the group’s reference point, liaising with the Association’s National Council, local authorities and press. Her role in expanding the association is extremely important. The Delegate approves applications for admission received from aspiring members, before forwarding them to the national secretariat. Without entitlement to vote, the delegate attends at least one national council administrative meeting a year, voicing the concerns and ideas of the group she represents.