Month: September 2019

Oregon Poetry Association Board Meeting at the Grand Hotel in Salem, Oregon September 15, 2019

Present:  Retiring Board Members: Shirley Marc (president); Charles Castle (vice-president); Erik Muller (secretary); Lynn Otto (treasurer) Continuing Board Members: Bruce Parker (Historian and NFSPS liaison, newsletter) Dale Champlin (Verseweavers editor, newsletter editor) Diane Corson (membership outreach) Stella Jung Guillory (adult poetry contest coordinator) Jennifer Rood (Banta Award committee chair) New Members: Dave Mehler (elected for …

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OPA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Salem Conference, September 14, 2019

President Shirley Marc presiding. Banta Award:  Jennifer presented the First Annual Ruth Banta Award to David Hedges, with a survey of his contributions, and the gift of a framed broadside and a certificate. David comments. Annual Report: Lynn summarized the handout, using power point to survey the accomplishments since the last conference, also thanking those …

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Oregon Poetry Collection Donations at the 2019 OPA Conference, September 14-15, Salem

Copies   Author                       Title 2          Eleanor Berry              Only So Far 1          Gordon Dawson          The Listening Post 1          Jennifer Dawson         Vagaries 2          Kelly Lenox                  The Brightest Rock 2          Joan Dobbie                Quail Go Beserk 2          Susan K. Anderson      from Please Plant This Book Coast to Coast             Virginia Brautigan Aste 2          Penelope S. Schott      House of the …

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OPA Executive Board Meeting, September 9, 2019

Present: Lynn, Shirley, Erik, Charles, Dale, Stella, Bruce, Diane, Jennifer. Approve Minutes of August 9: Minutes approved. Treasurer’s Report: Lynn provided a financial statement. Lynn is ready to help the next treasurer assume duties. At the conference this weekend, she will have bank cards for new signers. Lynn will have a check ready for the …

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August 9, 2019, Oregon Poetry Association Minutes of Board Meeting

Present: Shirley, Lynn, Diane, Stella, Charles, Erik, Bruce, Jennifer Approve June 13 Minutes and Updated Policy and Procedures: Both approved with amendments. There was no July Board meeting. Treasurer’s Report: The Board accepted the financial report Lynn had sent. Lynn is working on grant applications for the 2019-2020 student contest and Cascadia. Membership: Charles reported …

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OPA 2019 Conference Registration and Workshop Descriptions

Join us for our fall conference and annual membership meeting September 14th and 15th! $105.00 Member – $125.00 Non-Member – $60.00 student Our conference theme, “Our Common Life,” is highlighted by this year’s keynote speaker, Penelope Scambly Schott, with her topic The Personal “I” in the Community of “We.” She says, “Skim through any contemporary …

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