Because of Covid 19 and cold weather (it is winter, for sure), our next KWA meeting will be held via Zoom on December 19 at 1:30. I believe we are restricted to a 45 minute time frame, but we are still working out the details. We will do another email to the entire recorded membership closer to the date when we have the link to the Zoom. We will also post the meeting information on the website and Facebook pages.
The agenda for the meeting will primarily be to elect a slate of officers. We have some volunteers for the slots, but if you want to step up to fill a slot, we will gladly accept it. The positions we need to fill are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and 2 members at large. Wendell has volunteered to remain as secretary unless someone else comes forward. If any of you have tech expertise and would like to serve as advisors to any of the tech-challenged officers, we would appreciate it.
If you have ideas for programs you’d like to see or programs you could present, let us know at the meeting. Or if you have resources for speakers appropriate to writing. Also, a quick rundown of your accomplishments for the year or plans for next. And of course, any sales. Our December meeting is traditionally a celebration of our accomplishments. We’ll all miss the potluck part of it. Hard to taste chocolates via Zoom, no matter how realistic it is.
As I loaded the emails for this message, I found a few missing the @ suffix and a few I questioned as to accuracy. If you notice that I have anyone’s email wrong, please let me know.
We will likely have to continue on zoom for the next few months, depending on whether we can find a meeting room large enough to social distance and cheap enough we can afford it or until the weather allows for outdoor meetings. Meeting under the trees at the library can be pleasant or uncomfortable, depending on the capricious Kansas weather. A covered outdoor shelter might be an alternative. I know there is one in Goddard with water and restrooms and movable walls that can provide shelter from wind and rain. There are probably other suitable ones in Wichita. Let us know if you have any ideas.
Covid 19 has caused all aspects of life to be reimagined and rearranged. But writers are more imaginative and adaptable than regular people, so I am sure we will prevail and come out of this with a stronger, more cohesive organization.