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RE: [Victoria-Creative-Writers] New Beginnings

From: Dave B.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 2:16 PM
Hi there,
I signed up sometime ago with the idea of attending a meeting to see what this is all about.  My 11 year old daughter has been encouraging me to write my short stories and so I thought a writing group would be a good place to start, get critiqued etc.
Keep me on the list please. I will get out to a meeting soon!

Dave Brougham
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Skype / alpinequest


"Love is better than anger.  Hope is better than fear.  Optimism is better than despair.

So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.  And we'll change the world.

Jack Layton


From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [Victoria-Creative-Writers] New Beginnings
Date: Tue, 4 Oct[masked]:30:46 -0400

Hello Everyone!
This note is to let you know about some updates and changes happening to this group and on this board. First off the news is that the leadership is our 'old' leaders gracefully settle into retirement a group of 'young' leaders are stepping in. We are excited about the new season of writing and as a group are dedicated to making this MeetUp group thrive. Our goals are to embrace and support Victoria's writers and we have already begun with our first Meet Up of the season. Check out the comments from our October 3rd meeting and see some new energy floating around!
We have begun a new round of meeting for the 2011 and 2012 season. These include the first Monday of the month Fun and Party, Meet N Greet meeting and a set of Critique groups that meet both weekly and monthly. We are excited to welcome writers from every genre and all experience levels. NANOWRIMO and our own version of NANOWRIYEAR are both exciting additions to our season and we are looking forward to seeing some great graphics to go along side.
To Business: With change comes great plans, but as you all know plans never seem to go exactly the way we want so bear with us as change happens! Over the next few weeks you will notice some changes on the board (need more dragons...and purple) and a few executive changes as well. Most of these changes are of the updating and cleaning nature so please do not be alarmed though you may write passionately about all the changes and share them with us!
One of the big things is that though our group list hit 100 members this morning only twenty of you are active. So as of October 15th the members that have been inactive for the past 4 months will be deleted, culled, chopped off. We promise this is not to hurt anyone....though again you may write voraciously about the axing, is to clear up the board and allow the annoying leadership to control their world!
Another note of business is that we are looking for someone who would be willing to take on the job of 'Writing Liaison'. This person would be in charge of letting the rest of the group know about up-coming contests, workshops, or writer perks from local or farther away venues. Please let me know if you are interested. Warning until this position is filled we will be bothering you all about it!!
For the Future: We are in the early planning stages of offering a one day writers retreat/workshop in late November early December. The biggest issue at the moment is place. Please brainstorm and make a few suggestions. Hint-if you live in an apartment many of them have recreation rooms the tenants can use?!
Finally if anyone is interested in co-leading, group leading, cow-leading, or even just has suggestions for specialty groups please let us know. We are open to all suggestions...ok not ALL...but we will at least listen...maybe.
SO to you all - WELL COME to the[masked] Victoria Creative Writer's Season!
Your Crazy Leadership

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