Friday, February 24, 2017

February 2017 Minutes

Present: Lee, Linda, Rick, Natalie, Glenn, Olive, Marilyn, Jennifer, Sallie, Jayleen

Treasurer Report: (given by Jennifer via text from Sarah) $869.31. $50 was donated by Denise for an OWFI scholarship in honor of Charlotte. $10 was donated to WW from the Betty Jo Johnson Estate.

Public Relations: share what's new on the WW Facebook page

Secretary Report: minutes from Nov. and Jan. are up on the blog, please do not shoot the secretary for being behind.

Affiliate news did not get on OWFI report. There was some confusion on the deadline.  It is on the website though.

OWFI report comes out three times a year, you should be getting it soon.

OWFI conference:
  • early bird deadline March 15th. $175 gets you 2 days and 2 banquets. After 15th cost is $200.
  • Thursday night pre-conference with Ben Montgomery "Dirty Little Narrative". Cost is $20 and can be purchased at the door. This is NOT included in the regular conference fees.
  • There will be 2 a-la-carte lunches (not included in registration total).  One with Sonia Gensler, "Honing your writing process to a T(ea)" and a Q&A with Harlequin editor Leslie Tuttle.
  • There will be several workshops to choose from. If you aren't enjoying a session then feel free to move to another one. It's your conference after all!
  • How many ppl are planning to go? 6 that were present at meeting.
  • Jennifer will send an email to get correct number of ppl for tables/rooms.
  • If you want a roommate, need a ride, put it out there and let Jennifer know.  Jennifer is hoping that everyone can figure out their room situations but please don't not go to the conference because of rooming/transportation issues.
  • Friday night there will be a concert by Nathan Brown, past OK Poet Laureate. There will also be a costume contest Friday night.
  • April 15th is Deadline for room reservations
  • April 21st is deadline for Famous Authors Banquet. Submit if you have published from May 2016-May of 2017.
  • We have agreed to do a Coffee & Tea basket for the fundraiser. Please bring something coffee/tea related to next meeting and then we will "fill it in" if we need more. Also looking into having Maria Gus possibly put together a Bartlesville Tour basket. 
OWFI scholarships:
  • The deadline to submit for an OWFI scholarship is March 1st. You do this online at (secretary's note: it is really simple!)
  • How many scholarship's does WW want to sponsor this year? (last year we did 2 full scholarships @ $175 each and 1/2 a category @ $55).  Marilyn moved to do the same this year. Rick second, all approved.
  • Drawing for scholarships included those that could not be present. Sallie drew the names: Jayleen Mayes and Glenn Vermillion.
Next Meeting March 21st @ 6:30.

Open chat

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

I'm going for secretary of the year here people...

Present: Ann, Rick, Natalie*, Denise, Meredith, Marilyn, Glenn, Debbie, Lee Pollack*, Linda Pollack*, Olive Margery, Sallie, Jayleen, Jennifer

*denotes new possible member

Dues are Due! $10 for WordWeavers and $20 for OWFI. Please settle your dues, Jennifer doesn't want to get mean but she does know where you live.

Anthology is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Sarah Lynn absent, no Treasurer update. Keep selling the anthology and boost marketing.

Andrew Kauffman is ill and couldn't speak today. Please keep him in you thoughts/prayers.

Book of the Day is on Bartlesville WordWeavers Facebook page. Check daily and share, add to your notifications if possible.

Old News

OWFI and Friends of the Library writing contests due February 1st.

OWFI Contest
  • members, make sure you can log in now! Don't wait until submitting.
  • remember judging is subjective! (I think you're all awesome, just sayin')
OWFI Conference
  • May 4-6
  • $175 for 2 days/banquets if enroll by March 15th
  • OWFI has scholarships available, submit online by March 1st.
  • WordWeavers will have a drawing for scholarship in February.
New News

Summer's End (Jennifer), Beyond the Shadows (Linda), and ? (sorry Rita I didn't get the title!) are in semi-finals for Golden Book Award.

Margery received a scholarship to a conference in Santa Cruz in April. Congratulations!

Jennifer showed the group the OWFI contest entry process

Critique for Rick/Open Chat

November 2016 Meeting

Yes, I am just now posting November meeting minutes. And FYI this is an abridged version:

Members Present: Cindy, Sybil, Glenn, Sally, Margery, Denise, Eloise, Olive, Linda, Marilyn, Rick, Meredith, Ann, & Jayleen

Absent (only listing because of office holdings: Jennifer, Sarah, and Abigail

OWFI Denise (president) spoke
  • $20 for OWFI, $10 for WordWeavers
  • Conference is May 4-6, register by March 15 to save $25
  • $175 for 2 days, 2 banquet meals
  • $100 for 1 day, 1 banquet meal
  • Thursday night is an add on for $20
  • Kelly Armstrong is keynote speaker
OWFI Contest
  • Jan 1-Feb 1
  • all categories will make
  • be diligent on rules of submission
January Meeting will have guest Andrew Kauffman by Skype

Anthology emails will be sent regarding how to order books. They will be available on Amazon. Please share where you can for marketing purposes.

Oklahoma Book Awards due in December, check website for details.

Next meeting December 20th @ 6:00 at Denise's home. Wear socks and bring a holiday snack.

Open Chat