It’s CCW election time, and much more: pizza, a mystery novel exchange, and an invitation to read your short-story submission.
After the election of the new CCW executive there will be a round table discussion of what you have enjoyed reading recently and why. Lastly, anyone who was not shortlisted for the 2016 Audrey Jessup short story contest can bring their writing to read to the group.
When and where
When: Wedesnday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ottawa City Hall (Honeywell Room, second floor)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (IMPORTANT: We need to know how much pizza to order)
Note: A strong interest in the elections is needed, otherwise CCW is at risk of folding.
THe CCW Executive is composed of the following positions:
PRESIDENT: oversees the Executive; builds consensus at Executive meetings; oversees the implementation of Association plans & programs; ensures Association operates in accordance with its By- Laws; calls Executive meetings; organizes agenda & chairs Executive meetings.
VICE-PRESIDENT: carries out duties & responsibilities of the President when the President is unavailable; runs the Audrey Jessup short story contest.
PAST-PRESIDENT: serves in advisory capacity to Executive to facilitate the continuity of information from one Executive to the next
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: responsible for the content of the regular monthly meetings(speakers & workshops) & the December dinner. Reserves the meeting rooms for the monthly meetings.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: responsible for implementing & maintaining communications, including an Internet presence.
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: maintains membership records; solicits membership renewals; drafts summary minutes of Executive meetings.
TREASURER: maintains a bank account in the name of ‘Capital Crime Writers’; receives fees & reimburses expenses; prepares an annual financial summary
For the past year the SECRETARY-MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR & TREASURER positions have been filled by one person
The Program Director is normally assisted by two members from the Association. The Communications Director is normally assisted by one member from the Association.
Members who have served on the Executive have generally served for a number of terms. This has given the Executive a degree of continuity. However, few new members have joined in recent years. The Organization’s strength lies in its members. An executive needs and benefits greatly from an infusion of new Executive members. New members build on past strengths, bring new ideas and help the Association face new challenges. In short, the Executive remains relevant to its members and carries the organization forward.
Any member of CCW can put their name forward for any position on the Executive. A number of current Executive members have agreed to stay on the Executive. However, the Program Director & the Vice-President, will become vacant and must be filled at the May election. In addition, the Presidency may become vacant.
The Executive meets about four times a year. The meetings usually take place in a library or a pub. Having vacant Executive positions places more work on fewer members. Our Executive needs new blood.
If you are interested in putting your name forward for any of the Executive positions outlined above, or if you have any questions, please contact the President Katherine Hobbs (email@example.com) or Michael Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org ).