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FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Fall into September

&

Back to School

 

Here we are with the school year about to begin and the end of another calendar year fast approaching.

We at SASP have seen some major changes in 2022.  We are no longer meeting at the Golden Corral.  Instead, we have moved into a new home for our meetings at the Shadle Library.  The newly remodeled facility now has three meeting rooms, all of which are nice, quiet, and more suited to our needs as a group.  Library staff love us and have reserved the largest meeting room to us for at least until December of 2023.  They said they would help promote our meetings as well.  The catch?  We had to move our meeting to the second Thursday of the month.  We have the room from 1-5 p.m.  We are going to try to begin the meeting at 2:00 p.m. to allow plenty of time for our speaker to present to us, entertain questions, and have a little one-on-one time for visiting with the members and/or selling their books.  That also gives us time for a short break, a business meeting, and drawing for door prizes.  We should be able to do all of that and still clean up and be out of there by 5:00.

I had a computer glitch and have not been able to put up the videos for the last couple of meetings.  I do still have the files, so I’m working on getting them up to YouTube.  As soon as I do, I will send the link(s) to Dave so he can send them to the group.

Finally, I will need to leave early (about 2:20 p.m.) during the Sept. 8 meeting.  I have asked Marilee to take over for the remainder of the meeting, and she has agreed to do so.

Enjoy the meeting and our speaker, and I will see you again in October. 

Sue Eller, President

 

FROM YOUR EDITOR, WEB-MASTER, TREASURER

         

          Thanks to everyone who contributed to the refreshment fund at our last meeting.  We are now $11.00 to the good and it will help us reimburse whoever buys cake or cookies for our meetings.  If the individual providing doesn’t wish to be paid back, we’ll set it aside for next time.

I can only speak for myself, but I like the feeling of permanency we now have for our meetings.  It’s great to have a time and a place set aside, month after month.  We no longer have to worry about changes from month to month.  Maybe the Spokesman-Review will even get caught up and list our event correctly in the Sunday Literary Calendar.

Our e-mail account, which is associated with our web-site, is up for renewal late in September.  It’s not a huge sum and one I think we would normally expend the funds for with barely a thought.  However, as the individual who operates and manages the account, I’ve found it to be somewhat cumbersome and difficult to work with compared to other e-mail systems I’ve dealt with.  I am thinking to let it expire and starting a new e-mail account for SASP on Comcast.  I can add up to two separate e-mail accounts along with what I have now.  It is free, or at least at no extra cost to me or SASP, and it’s a system I am much more familiar and comfortable with.  I’ll probably make the switch in the middle of September.  As soon as we have an e-address for the new account I’ll let everyone know.

When we were meeting on the first Thursday of the month, the deadline for submission to SASP NEWS was the Thursday prior to our meeting.  One week before, or the last Thursday of the preceding month.  Let’s keep it there and make the submission deadline two weeks prior to our scheduled meetings.  I’d still like to get the newsletter out to all of you as early in the month as I can and that will help.  The extra week might also give me time to produce a better one as well.

If you were dropped from the “Members” page on our web-site because you have not yet paid dues for 2022, we’d love to put you back on the list and make your Member Web-Pages available again on our web-site

          Paying dues is easy.  You can pay at any SASP meeting, or you can send a check or money order for $15.00 to:

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers

P. O. Box 18573

Spokane, WA 99228-0573

          I check the mail weekly, and if we receive any dues payments, I take those payments directly to our financial institution for deposit.  I also try to notify anyone who pays that the dues payment has been received… usually by way of e-mail.

          If your personal situation means paying dues will pose a financial hardship, please contact a SASP Officer or Advisory Board Member.  We will see what we can do to accommodate you.

Dave McChesney 

 

 

FROM OUR PRESIDENT (Previous)

 

Hello, fellow scribes.  I hope all of you are staying cool.  Let’s hope the only thing heating up is the collective writing muse.

For our next meeting, we have a couple of changes.  We will still meet in the Shadle Library, but for this month only, we will be in a smaller room – the Classroom.  Also for this month, the room will open at 11:00 a.m., and the meeting will begin at approximately 11:30. Our guest speaker will be Brooke Matson, Executive Director of Spark Central. We will also have a short talk after the break from Annie McKinlay, host of the KYRS Thin Air Radio show Page Turner.

Beginning in September, we will begin to meet on the second Thursday of the month in the largest meeting room at the Shadle Library.  They have reserved this room for us on the second Thursday every month through December of 2023.  The room will open at 1:00 p.m. and we have it reserved until 5:00 p.m.  I am grateful that we have such a nice facility in which to meet, and it seems appropriate for us to be in a building full of books.

See as many of you as possible next week.

Sue Eller, President

 

FROM YOUR EDITOR, WEB-MASTER, TREASURER (Previous)

         

          One of the big changes in meeting at the library is that we no longer have to spend more than ten dollars to buy a meal, whether we particularly want to eat or not.  We do have refreshments, provided by one or more of our members.  To this point, SASP has been reimbursing those who have provided the cake.  Last month a member suggested passing the hat, so to speak, and letting those who wanted contribute a little to the cost of our gastronomic treats.  I’ll bring a “cake donation” jar and set it by the cake and you may contribute what you will, what you want.  Any contributions will be used to offset reimbursement expenses from our treasury.

There are still several people who were dropped from the “Members” page on our web-site because they have not yet paid dues for 2022.  We’d love to put you back on the list and make your Member Web-Pages available again on our web-site

          Paying dues is easy.  You can pay at any SASP meeting, or you can send a check or money order for $15.00 to:

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers

P. O. Box 18573

Spokane, WA 99228-0573

          I check the mail weekly, and if we receive any dues payments, I take those payments directly to our financial institution for deposit.  I also try to notify anyone who pays that the dues payment has been received… usually by way of e-mail.

          If your personal situation means paying dues will pose a financial hardship, please contact a SASP Officer or Advisory Board Member.  We will see what we can do to accommodate you.

Dave McChesney 

 

 

           

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