The 2007 Orange Blossom Award has been presented to Jann Audiss!
This award honors many years of outstanding service to the chapter. And Jann certainly deserves this recognition.
During the 15 years she has been a member of OCC, she has volunteered in many positions. She has been on the committee of our Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished writers several times, then Co-chaired the contest twice–this is a huge undertaking. The editors in the industry love our contest, citing it as one of the best, so the entries are quite numerous, and itâ€™s a big job.
She was also our Ways and Means chairman for two years, and a roving committee member before that. Ways and Means is pretty much the backbone of our chapter, and she did a fabulous job of coming up with ways to keep our treasury healthy.
In addition to other volunteer and board positions, she also handled our Write For the Money, where she encouraged our members to set a writing goal each month and meet it.
She was Co-President of our chapter for two years, in 2001 and 2002. During her term as Co-President, Jann was co-coordinator of our Orange County Chapterâ€™s first, and very successful Autumn Affaire conference.
These days you’ll see her name right here on the Slice of Orange with her fellow critique group members of “Writers Rock!”