Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Year, New Beginnings, New President

Okay, so it’s not a very original blog title, but it’s the truth.

I’m talking about myself.

I’m the new president.

Well, A new president anyway.

I’ve been elected the president of my local writing group, Chicago-North RWA and I’m really…excited? concerned? scared to death? In a word, YEP.

I’ve been with Chicago North for three years and when I joined I was looking for help in getting my young adult book published. What I found was the help I needed and so much more. I’ve met some terrific ladies, and some men who show up from time to time. I have publishing house buddies (Waving at you Deb and Nancy!!) and have just basically had a really great time. So when it was time for board elections and the president position was open (Thank you Sara for such a WONDERFUL job) I went for it.

Okay, that is a lie. (We all know I like to lie every now and then, you know, just to stir things up a bit.)

Seriously, I was hesitant to go for the position because I didn’t think I had what it takes to be president of such a great group. But then I realized that all I needed, if I was made president, was exactly what I was looking for when I joined the group in the first place.

Support.

I figured if this group could assist me with my dream of getting my book published, which I did, and continue my dream career, which I am, then this is the place for me to spread my wings and try my hand at doing more. I want to give something back to the group that helped me so much. Hopefully I can do that.

Thanks for everything Chicago North—and Happy New Year!

June

www.junesproat.com
http://twrpclimbingrose.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

Judi Romaine said...

Congratulations on your new presidency, June. You'll do great.
lynn romaine - Long Run Home due out 09/18/09
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Marilyn Brant said...

June, we're fortunate to have you as our president (and you're already great at wielding that gavel :).

Debra St. John said...

Hi June! Waving right back atcha! And as a former C-N President myself, I have the utmost confidence that you'll do a great job. We are lucky to have you!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congratulations!
And nervous is okay - you can transfer that into enthusiasm! Just maintain a helpful spirit and always put the group's needs first, and you will succeed!

L. Diane Wolfe
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
www.spunkonastick.net
www.thecircleoffriends.net

June said...

Thanks so much for all the encouragement! I hope I can do the chapter proud!

June

Morgan Mandel said...

Hi June,
Congratulations again, June. I know you'll do a wonderful job, that's why I voted for you!

Like I said, being Prez is much better than being secretary. I liked it much better myself. You don't have to keep track of people moving around or changing their emails any more.

Morgan Mandel
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Rebecca J. Clark said...

Congrats and good for you for volunteering. I could never do that job, nor would anyone want me to. Way too unorganized. :)

It's nice to give back, isn't it?

Becky
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