August 22nd MadRomance Meeting
- Statement of Purpose
- The reason for starting this group
There are enough RWA members in Madison who are enthusiastic enough to support our own RWA chapter.
- RWA affiliation
To form a group supportive of each other and our writing. We are not planning on this being a promotional group. The organization's goal will be to serve and keep the focus on the people in it and their writing, keeping the organization itself in the background.
- Pros and Cons
There were a number on both sides, but consensus seemed to be that the pros outweighed the cons. So, we are proceeding with the RWA chapter affiliation process.
- Dues requirements
We hope to keep it to $15 annually.
Mad City Romance Writers
Middleton Library, Saturday mornings (probably 3rd Saturday) at 9:30 a.m.
Low maintenance was the key here. Will have a blog that serves as both. Will not break out members as published or unpublished on the site. Will not promote individual authors or their books, contest wins, etc. on the site.
- Loop, membership forms, etc.
We will continue to use the Yahoo group loop already in use. We will try to be as "green" as possible and do as much as possible online (lower paperwork).
- Funds, needed and plans
One of our goals is to actually stay small financially. No contests or conferences. There are already a number of conferences within an easy drive of Madison. And numerous contests our members can enter with other chapters.
15 members are required by RWA. We had that many sign up as interested in joining at the meeting. We are moving on to the next step.
Writers' Retreat paid for by those who attend was mentioned as an option.