Friday, February 12, 2010

We have a board!

The MadCityRomance Chapter Officers have been unanimously approved by the founding members. Thanks to those agreeing to serve on the board.  MadCityRomance is an amazing group, and these people have offered their talents to help facilitate the incredible sharing of knowledge, support and energy that makes this group so special.

Here is the official MadCityRomance Board:

Kathy Steffen 



Bobbi Dumas

Vice President


Jennifer Scratch



Jenafer Lloyd-Jones Humphries



Lori Devoti

VP Communications


Christine Merrill

PAN Liaison


Jean Staral

PRO Liaison

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nominations Open for Board Positions

In the interest of getting closer to affiliating with RWA National, it is time to elect a board. Following is a list of the board positions MadCity Romance needs to fill to go forward with RWA National affiliation. We are beginning the process by gathering nominations/volunteers for these positions. SEND ALL NOMINATIONS  to She will contact everyone who gets nominated and make sure the nominee is both interested and  able to serve.

Volunteers (or nominating one's self) is encouraged :o)

Three things to remember:

1. You must be a member of RWA National or in the process of joining to nominate/volunteer to nominate or volunteer.

2. Only nominate (someone or yourself) if you plan on becoming a member of MadCityRomance

3. Send nominations directly to

Also, to affiliate with RWA National, we MUST fill the first four positions.

MadCityRomance Board Positions


  • Serve as spokesperson
  • Call, set agenda, and preside over board meetings
  • Execute chapter business as needed
  • Non-voting member of all committees
  • Liaison between chapter and RWA National office
  • Other duties as needed and designated by the Board

Vice President

  • Assume duties of President if s/he gets abducted by aliens
  • Plan/oversee all program-related activities (meetings, workshops, pencil box etc.)
  • New member contact (online and at meetings—new member info distribution)
  • Blog, loop, newspaper and other media meeting announcement
  • Other duties as needed and designated by the Board


  • Collects dues and supervises the collection and disbursement of chapter funds
  • Keeps chapter financial records and provides statement to Board every 6 months
  • Sends tax info to RWA Nationals
  • Works with Secretary to maintaining the list of "active" chapter members
  • Other duties as needed and designated by the Board


  • Keep up-to-date records of chapter members and attendance at meetings
  • Works with Treasurer to maintaining the list of chapter members
  • Contact members for annual membership renewal/expiration notice
  • Works with Vice President to maintain/archive all chapter related communications
  • Update blog and loop meeting recap
  • Other duties as needed and designated by the Board

Internet Communications

  • Blog and loop upkeep and maintenance (working with Secretary and Vice President)
  • Other duties as needed and designated by the Board

PAN Liaison

  • Must be PAN member
  • Liaison between PAN and PAN chapter members

PRO Liaison

  • Must be PRO member
  • Liaison between PRO and PRO chapter members

Board members must be RWA General members in good standing.

All positions with the exception of the President are voting positions.

A conflict of interest statement (board member declares if they have a conflict between chapter and business, etc. interests) will need to be signed. The full statement will be sent to nominees prior to election.

Remember, send the nominations to