Thursday, January 31, 2013

2013 Officers

Left to right: Publicist - Kathleen Haskins, Vice President - Laurie Kolp, President - Sylvia Ney, Treasurer - Debra McElwee, and Secretary - Lanell Stuart. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Meeting Recap

I'm so pleased to announce we had 20 members present and six visitors. I enjoyed talking with you all!

Member News -  Congratulations to those who are just starting or resuming writing. It is a beautiful, frustrating anfd fulfilling work. Also, congratulations to those who shared news of recent and upcoming publications. If you'll send me the information, we will share your news on our blog/facebook page.

Voted on 2013 Officers: President - Sylvia Ney, Vice President - Laurie Kolp, Secretary - Lanell Stuart, Treasurer - Debra McElwee, and Publicist - Kathy Haskins. 

Passed By-laws -  See the above tab.

Membership Application - turn in at next meeting with your 2013 dues of $20.

Complete Member BIO - Please return this if you have not done so. Your TGCW officers will be scheduling speakers, critique groups, workshops etc. based on this feedback.

Web Page - Blog - Please feel free to send any news, links etc. you would like to share. 

Open Mic at Miller Library in April - If you're interested in reading or sharing poetry, please contact Laurie Kolp. This will be the week of April 15, possibly on a saturday from 1 -3. Laurie will share more as the time for the event draws near.

Next Meeting - Feb. 11 - Please feel free to contact me before then with questions or news.

Happy Writing!
Sylvia Ney

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 14th Meeting

Our next TGCW meeting will be held on Monday, January 14. Don't forget, we are now meeting in the club room of the West End Lodge at 4215 North Major Drive in Beaumont @ 7 pm.

The purpose of this meeting will be both business and sharing. Please remember it is the responsibility of ALL members to share their thoughts and opinions. This is the only way your officers can serve you properly and we can all benefit.

We will vote on our by-laws and our 2013 officers, complete membership applications, and member bios.

We will discuss plans, speakers and activities for our group in 2013.

Our remaining time will be to share. In previous discussions and at the December meeting we began sharing our favorite resources, tips for using our writing time effectively, and writing goals. Please feel free to bring examples of your favorites.

I will also be sharing news about several writing conferences as well as submission and market opportunities.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and concerns. Let's make 2013 the year we enjoyed the most writing success - at least so far!