As this year comes to a close, I have happy news to share. First, your new SCWW Board elected officers and named committee chairs for 2014. I am excited by the prospect of this new, competent leadership.
President – Tibby Plants
Vice President – JM Kelley
Vice President Conference Chair – Linda Cookingham
Secretary – Michelle Ross
Treasurer – Jim McFarlane; Charles Duke – apprentice
President Ex Officio – Ginny Padgett
Chapter Liaison – Michelle Ross
Contests – Marilyn Sowyak
Grants – Linda Cookingham
Membership Co-Chairs – Jim McFarlane, Charles Duke
Quill Editor – Courtney Diles Henderson
Petigru Review Editor – Tibby Plants; Courtney Diles Henderson – apprentice
Publicity – JM Kelley
Silent Auction – Teresa Burgher
Webmasters – Ginny Padgett, Courtney Diles Henderson
Dates of Meetings for 2014: GoToMeeting Conferences 10:000 AM ET
***If you’d like to attend a meeting, email Tibby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We bid a grateful farewell to the Board members who are completing their terms of service. Please acknowledge their dedication.
Kia Goins – 6 years (3 years as Conference Co-Chair/Volunteer Coordinator, 2013 Conference Chair)
Beth Browne – 2 years (2 years as Publicity Chair, 1 year as Vice President)
Helen Aitken – 1 year (completed a vacated term, Publicity Co-Chair)
Secondly, with much relief I report our treasury carries $7800.00 forward into 2014 – our best financial footing since 2008. Visit http://myscww.org/board-of-directors-meeting-minutes/ to get all the news from the SCWW Board of Directors. This page was added last month to foster transparency between members and the Board. Also, the Members’ Published Work page, http://myscww.org/members-published-works/, will be enriched during the next month. I think you’ll be pleased with the improvements.
I take this opportunity to say goodbye as SCWW President. It has been my privilege to serve in this capacity for the last three years. I’ve endeavored to champion the needs of SCWW and her members and to strengthen the bond between SCWW, her chapters and her members. I am most proud of the redesigned website and the introduction of a money-saving content-management system, as well as streamlining the budget in general.
I look forward to another bright year for SCWW and to continued service on behalf of the organization.