Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BWG Minutes of March 2, 2013 Meeting

Bayou Writers Group
Minutes of regular meeting – March 2, 2013
Carnegie Library, Lake Charles LA

31 members and 1 visitor attending

Meeting called to order by President Randy Dupre at 10:10 a.m.

Treasurer’s Report – Sherry Perkins
Checking balance 3/1/13 $1819.54
Savings balance 3/1/13 $2690.55
Scholarship balance 3/1/13 $ 375.32

Old Business
2013 Conference: Randy reminded us again that help will be needed for the conference.
February Word Count: Randy exceeded his 5,000 word goal in February, racking up a total of 5,980 words.
Logo contest: Won by Sylvia Ney and husband.

New Business:
Young Writers Contest Stories accepted March 4th through May 30th, 2013. First prize: $25, 2nd prize, $15, 3rd prize $10. The school having the first prize winner student will receive $100 in books or school supplies for their library.
Members Only Contest Open to paid members. Contest runs June 1 through Aug. More later.
Speakers: Pam Thibideaux spoke in detail about tax reporting and deductions for writers. Angie
Dilmore spoke about “Learning to Become a Writer.”
Member news: Rebecca Stelley’s book is published and available. Michelle Abshire has a column in Voice of SELA. Congratulations to 2012 Reminiscent Writing Contest‏ Winners - Bayou Writer's Group members Debra Bailey won 3rd Place and Angie Kay Dilmore won 1st Place.

Meeting adjourned 12:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Georgia M. Downer

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