Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 CAL Board Meeting Minutes
6:30-8:30pm – Englewood Library, Anderson Room
These minutes were amended on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Mike Madigan, Peg Brantley, Cheryl Carpinello, Trina Lambert, Margie Evan, Christine Goff
6:57 – Call to order – Mike Madigan
3 new members for consideration:
No approval given for new membership as all written material submitted were older than the specified time limits (Must have books w/in 3 years; articles, etc. w/in 2 years.) Will wait until newer works become available.
Approval of Minutes of September meeting will be approved on-line later in the week.
Trina Lambert – Treasurer’s Report through Oct. 6th, 2014:
Downing Scholarship – need to find where Linda put it.
Mike will talk with Linda about submitting updated Budget
Christine Goff needs to know whether attendees at last Saturday meeting were members or non-members.
Treasurer’s Report accepted with notice of mistake. Unanimously approved. Christine moved; Peg seconde
Julie Browman is now the Publicity Chair
Peg – Awards Update
Working with Columbine Printing on getting the stickers printed – Peg will ask when the proofs will be ready
Peg supplied historical records for Literary Awards for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 201. Will get those put on the website
Peg’s suggestion for 2015 awards:
Judges?? – SW Writers not sure they will judge this year. Christine will check with RMM Writers out of state to see if there are writers’ groups who do judging. Definitely out of house. New Mexico Press Club – Margie will check with them. Margi will check with Library contact to see if out-of-state Librarians would be interested. Mike will check with Sally (formerly of the state librarian)
Peg will work up a list of categories for 2015 to send out in email blast.
Ask previous winners what more CAL could do
Programs – Christine Goff
Last program wasn’t well attended-Oct. 11
The programs for January and February 2015 have been switched.
The January Program will now be about he Business of writing: possibly a lawyer or Indy publisher. Location TBA.
The February Program will now be the Craft Fair at Arapahoe Community College in partnership with the ACC Writer’s Studio with Kathy Winograd
The March Program is on marketing and social media.
The April Program is Genre Fest.
Podcasts: 42 viewed after the 1st workshop, but didn’t listen to entire program — Positive feedback – $62 for the editing of the first podcast (maybe comes out of Michele’s retainer?)
Notice send today with details and list of what Denny needs – Needs 2 or 3 people to help set-up: Cheryl Carpinello volunteered, Margi maybe.
Looking for PR contacts
Mark Stebens has extensive list of contacts-may share if asked
CALCON – Margi Evans
CAL student scholarship
Lifetime Achievement/Authors Advocate Nominations
Adjourned at 8:21 pm