*No December minutes were take due to it being our annual holiday party.
President Barbara Shoff brought the meeting to order with seventeen present. Anyone having trouble sending entries to OWFI should watch the video by Jennifer McMurrain. Try to make your word count have a 50 word “cushion” because some programs come up with different numbers which can disqualify your entry. We covered the costs for OWFI and the scholarships available. We encouraged entries to the Friends of the Library contest, which also has its deadline on February 1st, and to Listen to Your Mother Oklahoma, Chicken Soup, and Good Old Days magazine. In memory of Bob Long, a motion to give $50 to the Homeless Shelter was passed. Several also gave donations totaling $16, so the amount from our treasury would be for $34. A motion to compile a list of books about writing our members would be willing to loan to others was passed. . We critiqued two stories. Then Barbara encouraged anyone wanting to submit something (10 pages or less) to be critiqued to send it to her by Friday Feb 13 to then be sent out to others for our next meeting February 17. Meeting adjourned. ~ Diana Purser