A Message from Your (New) President


Hi CWA members.

I’m entering my third week as president already. The last two weeks have been busy ones, but productive. You’ll be hearing more about that over the coming weeks. Just to give you a peek, we have some changes in our requirements for membership application and a brand new social media committee being formed.

You’re probably already aware that we also have a purrific new website and new logo to go with it. We also have some great badges you can share on your own websites and blogs. Check them out on the “Members Badges” page of our website.

We have two very talented ladies to thank for our new logo and member badges. Debbie Glovatsky and Robin Olson put their heads and their talent together to purrfect them. I’d like to thank both of them for their contribution. The logo is a beautiful addition to our site and my own site proudly displays one of the badges. I hope all of you will take advantage and grab them for your sites also.

Our secretary, Wendy Christensen, has been hard at work also. She’s updated our member directory, providing us with a public version as well as a members only version in the form of a downloadable PDF file. The members version includes more private contact information not included on the public page, so that we can all keep in touch with one another easily. Thank you, Wendy, for all your hard work!

Thanks to the efforts of Layla Morgan Wilde, we also have a listing of all Muse Medallion and Special Awards winners, which is the very first post on our new blog. Thanks, Layla.

Speaking of our brand new website, we need to thank Dusty Rainbolt and Layla Morgan Wilde for that. Dusty got tired of waiting and took matters into her own hands. Combining their talents, together these two ladies created the beautiful new website you now see here. Thank you very much, Dusty and Layla.

We have a wonderful organization and there are lots of people that deserve thanks, not the least of which are all the people that played a role in making our recently concluded conference a big success. That includes the conference coordinators (Dusty Rainbolt and Su Ewing), all the volunteers that served on various committees and/or saw to it that things ran smoothly at the conference, and our very generous sponsors. Thanks all, and apologies to anyone I forgot.

Our council and committees will be busy over the coming weeks and months, planning next year’s conference and guiding CWA to even greater success. If any of you have suggestions or comments, I want to hear them. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

Thank you for being a CWA member!