MWA’s Baltimore Chapter Needs Volunteers to Stand as Officers

Calling all Baltimore-area MWA members! Volunteers are needed to serve as officers for the Baltimore chapter in the 2013-14 membership year. Please read the appeal below from Neal Patterson, Secretary of the Baltimore chapter.

Thanks!

Paul

I’m making this direct appeal to those MWA members who have been regular attendees of the Baltimore Chapter meetings over the past year.

For various reasons both personal and professional, Fernando, Shirley, and Neal (our current president, vice president & secretary, respectively) have decided to step down as officers of the Baltimore Chapter at the end of the month. Fortunately, our treasurer and long-time MWA member, Gary Lester, has agreed to run for treasurer again.

As you can see, this year’s election is critical because three posts are becoming vacant simultaneously. The Baltimore Chapter needs to find candidates for at least President and Secretary to stand for election by our next chapter meeting on June 24. Otherwise, the Baltimore Chapter would technically be in violation of its charter and the state board would be within its rights to revoke its charter and disband the chapter. Of course, we hope it doesn’t come to that, but the chapter needs leadership to survive. So, for those who enjoy our monthly meetings and want the Baltimore Chapter to continue, it is vital that anyone who can run for office should step forward now.

Although officers must invest a few hours time each month in planning and organizing the monthly meetings, the experience would be enriching and valuable to your career as a writer. Also, Gary’s veteran guidance should make the process relatively painless.

If you would be interested in keeping the Baltimore Chapter going and helping to guide it over the next year, please contact us at mwab@marylandwriters.org. Elections are currently scheduled for our chapter meeting on Monday, June 24th at 7p. m. at Ukazoo Books in Towson.

Thanks for your support.
Neal Patterson
Secretary, MWAB

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