Last night’s Open Mic Night was a great success. We heard a variety of work from members, ranging from poetry and fiction to memoir and essay. We shared great feedback and learned from one another. As the outgoing president, I’ll throw out there that I’m thrilled to have ended my term on what I considered to be a high note. THIS is what the MWA is about — supporting and sharing, networking and improving!
We also collected ballots to approve the officer slate for 2014-15, and gathered feedback through a survey to help determine what kinds of programming we might feature locally going forward. Lastly, we offered some small tokens of appreciation to those members who have attended most regularly and to incoming officers, as a celebration of our first successful year here in St. Mary’s County.
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming our new officers:
President – Lisa LaPaglia
VP – Wendy Kibler
Secretary/Treasurer – Nancy Smay
Wendy and Lisa will be splitting the responsibilities for planning and opening meetings, essentially acting in a co-president capacity. They are already planning lots of great things for the upcoming months!
Thanks so much for a great year, and here’s to another!