May 5, 2011
Dear WNBA Members and Prospective Members,
Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here (also Interim Secretary for WNBA-San Francisco Chapter) reminding everyone to reach out, not stress out, when building your writer’s platform, and have fun.
Speaking of fun . . . How Did WNBA-SF Chapter Members Celebrate on May 5, 2011?
Today I packed the Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter (WNBA) membership roster, name badges, name tents, the thank-you gift for our chapter president Lynn Henriksen, and went cake-shopping for tonight’s celebration. Mary E. Knippel created the card and Christopher Payne coordinated the gift.
The event was at the San Francisco Public Library-Main Branch. What an exciting meeting! Established members (guiding lights) showed up; talented new members showed up. Here’s a list of the folks who were at the planning meeting/celebrations.
Lynn Henriksen will mentor the new incoming chapter president or co-presidents (now that Lynn’s term has ended, she’ll have more time to teach more classes at Book Passage and to write more books).
Kate Britton wishes to stay on as Membership Chair.
Christopher Payne wishes to stay on as Treasurer.
Teresa LeYung-Ryan wishes to stay on as Secretary, also mentor committee chairs, and continue to show members how to build their own platforms with the help of the WNBA platform.
Mary E. Knippel (creativity mentor) wishes to stay on to mentor members.
Birgit Soyka wishes to be WNBA Liaison to BookShop West Portal.
Elizabeth Pomada, former chapter president, will continue to be a guiding light for WNBA, promoting our chapter through San Francisco Writers Conference, ASJA, and other affiliations.
Michael Larsen, former chapter president, will continue to be a guiding light for WNBA, promoting our
chapter through San Francisco Writers Conference, ASJA,and other affiliations
Leon Veal will continue being our liaison at San Francisco Public Library and San Francisco Project Read.
Jane Glendinning is also affiliated with California Writers Club-Berkeley Branch.
Patricia Tsang, M.D. is also affiliated with California Writers Club-San Francisco Peninsula Branch (and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration this year).
Janine Kovac is also affiliated with LitQuake (San Francisco’s Literary Festival).
Apala Egan is also affiliated with California Writers Club-South Bay Branch.
Claudia Boutote is also affiliated with Harper One, publisher in San Francisco.
Joan Gelfand is immediate-past president on national board of WNBA; she recommends our chapter sponsoring smaller events, and more of them, so that members get to co-chair one event in their region. This distribution of duties would benefit all members.
Linda Joy Myers, founder of National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW), offered to share her expertise in teleseminars.
Linda Lee, our webmaster and cyberspace guru, offered to share her expertise in webinars and make webinars a benefit to members and a revenue tool when we sell the products to non-members.
We honored Lynn Henriksen; she made the past 2 years fun for us. Thank you, Lynn!
Vicki, Leigh Anne, Kaye, Barbara, Judith, Ricky, Elisa, we missed you at this meeting/party. See you soon!
Teresa LeYung-Ryan, board member, San Francisco Chapter of Women’s National Book Association
************** 3 EVENTS IN JUNE 2011 **************
Thursday June 2, 2011, 6:00-7:30pm Hope to see members in or near San Francisco
Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter MEET UP
Mary E. Knippel (Creativity Mentor) & Teresa LeYung-Ryan (Writing Career Coach) will be present to mentor members and conduct “round-table MEET UP”
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Community Room (you can bring food into this room) at lower level,
100 Larkin St.(or use 30 Grove Street entrance), S.F., CA 94102
Grab a snack at the library cafe and join Mary & Teresa in the Latino/Hispanic Community Room.
RSVP by emailing: <Secretary@wnba-sfchapter.org>
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Sunday, June 26, 2011 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Attn: WNBA-SF Members – let your voice be heard!
Attend the WNBA-SF Chapter Planning Meeting (lunch provided) to design a spectacular calendar of WNBA-SF events. All WNBA-SF Chapter members are welcome to attend.
RSVP email@example.com by June 23 to get meeting details and to allow us to plan refreshments accordingly.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 415-564-8080
Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) members celebrate June’s “Rebuild Your Life Month” featuring books by members Birgit Soyka and Teresa LeYung-Ryan. Join us for a fun evening— reception; authors’ presentations; meet the new board and members of the San Francisco Chapter. Please RSVP by emailing BookShopRSVP@wnba-sfchapter.org
Birgit Soyka (author of To Drink the Wild Air: One Woman’s Quest to Touch the Horizon) and Teresa LeYung-Ryan (author of Love Made of Heart and Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days).
Visit Teresa’s blog at http://todrinkthewildair.com/
Visit Teresa’s blog at http://WritingCoachTeresa.com