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OUR PREVIOUS/MOST RECENT MEETING

Information about our most recent meetings is available via a link on the ďWelcomeĒ page.(To the left)

Visit the ďProgramsĒ page (to the left) to learn about our next meeting and other writer related events.

 

We now post current and most recent columns from our President, our Editor/Web-master, and any member or guest who wishes to contribute to ensure everyone sees them.

(Newest is at the top)

FROM OUR PRESIDENT

 

November Ė a month to vote, to remember, and to be thankful!

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A message from your presidentÖ

November brings many things to our group, among them election of SASP officers. Please either email your ballot to our webmaster or attend the meeting November 10th and cast your vote.

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Description automatically generatedAnother ballot for your attention and action is the city, county, state, and national issues and candidates on the general election ballot. Let your voice be heard, and if you havenít done so already, mail in your ballot or drop it in one of the collection points by November 8th.

Veteransí Day is November 11th, a cause for us to remember why we still have the opportunity to vote. Many have sacrificed much to ensure our freedoms.

Finally, Thanksgiving Day is coming up November 24th. One of our precious freedoms is to gather and celebrate, to enjoy our families and friends, and to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

Seeyou November 10th at the Shadle Library.

Sue Eller, President

 

FROM YOUR EDITOR, WEB-MASTER, TREASURER

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††††††††† This monthís issue will be the third one in which Iíve used a memberís book cover on the front of the newsletter.Iím learning as I go, so hopefully the presentations will improve.At the same time, many seem to be a little pixelated and that is due to the copies I have being quite small.I hope that doesnít detract too much from the overall appearance.And again, if anyone would prefer I donít use the cover of your book, let me know.Again, Iím working my way down our members list as it appears on our web-site.

By the time you receive this, you should have received a ballot for our annual elections.Please return it to either the SASP e-mail or my e-mail address, or bring it to our upcoming meeting.At this point it looks as if we will simply be confirming our current slate of officers and advisory board members for another year.

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Description automatically generated with medium confidenceAgain I remind you that as we near the end of 2022, itís time to think about dues for 2023.You are more than welcome to pay early.And if you havenít yet paid for 2022, there is still time to do so.Remember, you need to be current in your dues to be listed on our Members Page on the web-site, and to have a link to your Member Web-Page.Plus that, itís a pain to have to take member web-pages down when members arenít current, and then put them up when they pay later in the year.I usually donít do that for a couple of months, by why wait.And remember, since we now meet at the library, we no longer have to buy a meal at every meeting, so all should have some funds available for dues.

††††††††† 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 receivedÖ 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.

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FROM OUR PRESIDENT (Previous)

Fall has arrived!

 

A message from your presidentÖ

 

It is now officially fall, and our next meeting will be Thursday, October 13, 2022. We continue to meet in the Events Room at the Shadle Library, W 2111 Wellesley Ave. The room will be open at 1:00 p.m., and the meeting begins at 2:00.

This month, our speaker will be Shannon Potratz, a local artist, cover designer, graphic novelist, and writer. Iím sure you will enjoy his presentation and ask him lots of questions.

Next month, we will hold elections for officers and board members. Please submit nominations to Dave McChesney in person or via email at authors@spokaneauthors.org.

I would like to propose a ballot issue on adding a second meeting each month. We will design the ballot so that you may choose your first and second choices for an additional meeting. We really need and appreciate your input and are willing to volunteer our time to make it a success. The proposed additional meeting would be of a critique or instructional format. It would be held in the evening or on the weekend so that some members unable to attend a daytime meeting could join us in person. Voting could be done online, mail-in, or in person at the November meeting.

Donít forget that our regular meeting has been permanently changed to the second Thursday of the month.

As for the picture (banner) at the top of this monthís message, it is the banner Iíve been using on my website and on bookmarks. I will update my other social media pages and business cards to match. Hopefully, I will be updating my professional headshot soon. A few things Iíve done consistently over the past few years havenít changed, and Iíve discovered that this is a part of developing a brand. Perhaps you have some things that have become part of your writing persona. I hope we have time to discuss branding in further detail at our October meeting.

Sue Eller, President

 

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

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††††††††† I didnít have any response to last monthís cover, and I guess that is a good thing.No one complained about it.I hope to continue using covers or membersí books as the cover for SASP NEWS.If for some reason you would prefer I not use your book, please let me know.My intent is to start at the top of our membership list as it appears on the web-site and work my way down.Iíll also try to utilize covers that are appropriate to the season.I have a feeling that it will take a while to work through all the books available from fellow members of Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers.

Last month I mentioned the possibility of changing the SASP e-mail account, as I found the current one a little difficult to work with.Not long after that, while working with it, I gained some insight into its operational features and decided that I could deal successfully with them.So, I renewed it for another year and will continue on with it.So if you are looking for a new e-address for SASP, there wonít be oneÖ at least for the foreseeable future.

As we near the end of 2022, itís time to think about dues for 2023.You are more than welcome to pay early.And if you havenít yet paid for 2022, there is still time to do so.Remember, you need to be current in your dues to be listed on our Members Page on the web-site, and to have a link to your Member Web-Page.

Speaking of Member Web-Pages, if yours needs updating, let me know.Ideally each one should have a member bio, a photo or headshot of the member, as well as information about any books or other publications by that member.

††††††††† 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 receivedÖ 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.

 

or Advisory Board Member.We will see what we can do to accommodate you.

Dave McChesney

 

 

 

 

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