Monday, August 01, 2016

President's Message

Hello OCC!

Happy August to you all! I hope this message finds you all doing well, and I do hope you had a most excellent July. We didn’t have a meeting this past month because of Nationals, and if you were able to go, of course, we want to hear at this next meeting some of your highlights. I had such a fantastic time, and it was wonderful to see so many of us representing our great chapter. I even had attendee’s come up to me to tell me that they’d heard great things about OCC!

At our next meeting, we will have two of our very own chapter members will be speaking. The morning meeting will be own Sabrina Sol speaking on, “Getting Words on the Page,” and in the afternoon we will have Linda Carroll-Bradd speaking on, “Catch an Editors Eye with Active Speaking.” This is going to be an exciting meeting, and I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s experiences at Nationals as well as other accomplishments that are happening with you all.

I would encourage you all to take advantage of the many opportunities for taking classes with OCC and other venues. OCC strives to have classes that are informative, educational, and beneficial to our membership. In August we will have 7 Ways to Market and Promote Your Books without Breaking the Bank with Kitty Bucholtz from August 15-September 11, 2016. The cost for classes is reasonable at $20 for OCC members and $30 for non-members. For more information, please go to http://occrwa.org/classes/.

I’d also like to ask that if you have knowledge in a field that will help your fellow OCC members, please share your knowledge. With that in mind, I’d encourage you if you have knowledge in an area that would benefit OCCRWA please think about teaching an online course through OCCRWA or speaking at an OCCRWA meeting. To teach an online class, please send the proposal: http://occrwa.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/08/OnlineClassProposalForm.pdf to the online class coordinator at: onlineclass@occrwa.org. If you wish to be a speaker at a meeting, please send an email to Liz Scott at: Programs@occrwa.org.

As always fellow authors, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. Your commitment to excellence is what keeps OCCRWA one of the best chapters in the nation. Our sincerest thanks for being a part of this great chapter where our motto is: “One hand reaching forward, one hand reaching back, in a continuing chain.”

Best,

Nichelle Scott-Williams writing as Nikki Prince