Minutes June 3, 2015

Called to Order at 10:00
Present: Suzanne Blaney, Paul Chollet, Joyce Rule, Sharyn Matin, L.J. Jester, Lynne Devlin, Skip Michael, Susan Korn, Chery Anderson, June Gillam
Introductions
ELECTION: THE SLATE WAS ELECTED UNAYMOUSLY AND SKIP AND SHARYN INSTALLED; WILL INSTALL BETSY AND LINDA NEXT MONTH.
Announcements
Sierra Writers – NC Library 980 Helling Way – June 9
Writer’s Bloc – Placerville Library – Writing Across Genres – June 6 1:00
California Writers Club – 3rd Sat – June 20 11 – 1- Cattlemen’s Hwy 50 $16 lunch –
Scott Roberts, “Turn Your Book to a Screenplay”
Open Mic for the Spoken Word – June 27. Joyce Rule will emcee
Rio Linda Elverta County Faire – Sept. 12. See Andrea Roth for info
Sinc Capitol Crimes. Spaghetti Factory Lunch June 20
Comedy writing, Blacktop Comedy, Thursdays in Rocklin, see Joyce Rule for details
Officers Reports
Vice-President – Skip Michael –wrote an email to Create Space on behalf of a writer, Create Space apologized and said they would try to improve.
Secretary – June Gillam—GCW minutes need to be available in the Placer Arts office as well as on GCW website
Treasurer – Susan Korn –passed around a mid-year membership list; have $937.11 as of January 2015.
Old Business
UOP writing conference recap – June
Envision Expo at Regional Park Gym recap – June
Speaker Series – Wes Turner May 20 “Book Judge”
Mentor program overview – Susan – passed out participant forms

New Business
Christmas Craft Fair – Nov 28-29 – GC Fairgrounds – board decided to participate with authors selling books to cover costs and labor
June Gillam will serve as acting chairperson

Saturday July 11 – Open House II. Committee: Chery, Joyce, Susan
½ Susan & Tracy Mentor program explanation with handouts
½ book reading round-up invite
Speaker Series – June 17 – Skip Michael – “How to E-Book” everything need to know

Also in New Business: Suzanne Blaney suggested we get our GCW book kiosk out in the main room. June suggested we investigate our relationship to Gomez and to Placer Arts Center as to if it is truly beneficial to us.

Suggestion was made that we contact the Placer Arts League about Call for Artists for our illustrators and/or book covers, etc. June will email a letter to their president asking what artists are interested in calls for Artists.

NEXT MEETING – June 10 – Drop-in-Critique