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Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes Heidi Osselaer - author

SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS

Did you know Arizona is a leader

in women holding public office?

SSWW Welcomes Heidi Osselaer, author, researcher and authority on women in politics in early Arizona history!

Come celebrate our centennial

one more time on November 28th!

WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting

WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner - Enter off Chaparral Rd - 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room

WHEN: November 28th, 2012 - Wed. 5:30-7:30

HOW: PLEASE - RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder

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WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.

Bio - Heidi J. Osselaer received her undergraduate degree in history at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned both her master’s degree and doctorate in U.S. history at Arizona State University. In April of 2009, the University of Arizona Press published her first book, Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics,[masked], which won two Glyph Awards from the Arizona Book Publishing Association in 2010--best History/Political and the Embodying Arizona Award—and was a finalist for the Best Book award. (see book cover and author photo below) [masked]

Talk - In January of 1999, five women were sworn in as Arizona’s top executive offices by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Dubbed the “Fab Five” by the media, these women made history when Arizona became the first state with all women in charge of government. But Arizona’s female politicians had been making history since 1883, when they first demanded the right to vote. Heidi Osselaer discusses some of the state’s most important early female politicians, like state suffrage leader Frances Willard Munds, state legislator Nellie Trent Bush, Congresswoman Isabella Greenway, and Justice Lorna Lockwood. These women established a tradition of holding office prior to 1950 that has allowed Arizona to become a leader in electing women to public office.

See notes below for dinner fees, format and location directions. Thank you.

MENU: A light dinner - salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST: $22.00 for members - $25.00 for guests

CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you.

CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. Pick up your name badge and ENJOY!

AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.

DIRECTIONS: Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear - two large parking lots.

Note: best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4th Floor Grille.

From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille. This is the easiest way in – NOT through the main lobby.

Goals of the Group

  • Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
  • Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
  • Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
  • Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
  • Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
  • Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
  • Support and challenge each other to always be writing
  • Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
  • Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams

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  • Patricia L. B.

    Looking forward to this wonderful night - 35 RSVP's as of today - see you soon - come early to meet a new writer - should have a full house and more RSVP's by the 28th!

    November 23, 2012

  • Patricia L. B.

    What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season in relationship to your writing? I am thankful for the ideas and feedback from my critique group - they have been generous.

    October 28, 2012

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