President’s News – October 2014
Hello Members and Friends
I would like to begin by offering a warm welcome to the new committee, with many thanks to those who have stepped down. My most sincere gratitude for your vote of confidence in accepting my nomination as President for a second year. I look forward to the upcoming year.
Congratulations to Jeannie Barker for being awarded Life Membership and to Gary Ivory for receiving the Andrew McDermott Annual Achievement Award. Both Jeannie and Gary are very deserving of these awards, as their contribution to writers on the Gold Coast, and as members of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association, have been exceptional. Congratulations also to Gavin Fisher for being a worthy nominee for the Annual Achievement Award.
With the AGM over for another year, we carried on to the monthly meeting. Members shared their written work and writing experiences, once again highlighting the diversity and talent within the association. Thank you to all who participated. On October 20, we look forward to hearing about undertaking historical research for writing projects, with guest speaker, Elizabeth Ellen Carter.
I am truly excited about the year ahead, including special celebrations for our 25th anniversary. Planning is already underway for the 2015 Gold Coast Writers Festival and other exciting initiatives. We look forward to your participation in meetings and events throughout the year.
Have a truly creative month.