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.


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!



Infogypsy said...

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

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...

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

June said...

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


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

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?