At the April board meeting, the appointments of our Orange Blossom co-editors were confirmed. I am looking forward to seeing their fresh new ideas on these pages in the coming months. Within the next day or two, OCC members should expect the May edition in their email box via the OCC Announcements loop.
More good news â€“ we have a new blog editor! Laura Drake is an online class moderatorâ€“in-training, and has now joined the staff as contributor and editor of OCCâ€™s blog, â€œA Slice of Orangeâ€ at http://occsliceoforange.blogspot.com/. (Thank you, Laura!) Are you interested in writing a monthly column? Great PR op! Please contact Laura at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura also volunteered to create an informational flyer for guests and new members listing the services offered by our chapter. The flyers will be available through Membership Director Rowena Hacker at the May meeting.
Thanks to everyone who voted at the meeting and who sent in their proxy ballots, the restated bylaws passed unanimously at the April meeting. I know I speak for the entire chapter in expressing our gratitude to Past-Presidential Advisor Jann Audiss and Linda Prine (also one of our past presidents) for their hard work as Bylaws Chairs.
And one final thanks to Ways & Means Director Deb Mullins, who has organized the WRITERPALOOZA raffle for the May and June meetings with some terrific prizes, including author critiques and books. Look for details at http://occrwa.org/writerpalooza.html