2012/3 — Tom Nelson

Dear Members,

By now most of you have realized that GCWA has not yet met this month of March. That is by design so we did not conflict with the Southwest Florida Reading Festival this past Saturday, March 17th.

Now we are ready to have our Annual meeting and Writing Contest Awards Presentation this coming Sat, March 24th. Regrettably, with a conflict at Zion Church we will be meeting at an alternative site. Please note the following’

*Place: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers. (A couple of blocks south of Edison Estates.)

*Time: 10am to 12:30. Come early to find the new location, and to get a good seat or help in the kitchen.

*Special: Potluck lunch, bring a serving to pass or $5 for being a non- potlucker. Don’t forget serving spoons, ladles for your special dishes. Drinks, luncheon meats, cheese, rolls and rest of eating utensils, plates etc furnished.

Our program agenda will be a lively one with a number of business items to attend to (quickly) including voting on proposed bylaw changes and constitutional amendments. This will be followed by the election of Board members and Executive Committee as GCWA enters into its seventeenth year.

As always in March we celebrate the winners of this year’s writing contests in poetry, fiction and non-fiction categories. First place winners will read their successful entries for the entertainment of the group. (No whistles, catcalls, or throwing of objects allowed.) Please note in your program that day the list of generous sponsors of special gifts for the winners. But of course only your president knows in what order the nine nominees have finished and in spite of various offers, my lips are sealed.

Remember, for those who haven’t paid this year GCWA dues, March is the last month to keep your name on the rolls. Bring your check book Saturday.

Any questions check out www.gulfwriters.org or give me a call.

See you Saturday,

Tom Nelson, President

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