CaRWA

2016 Christmas Party

2016-11-19-p1040640sfwOur annual Christmas Party was held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from noon to 4 pm at the home of our President Shelley Kassian.

Meeting called to order by President Shelley

Meeting called to order by President Shelley Kassian

Incoming President Win Day receives the CARWA binder from President Shelley Kassian.

Incoming President Win Day receives the CARWA binder from President Shelley Kassian.

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In January 2017, the new board will begin its term with President Win Day, Vice President – Programs Emily Vale, Vice President – Communications Jill Flanagan, Secretary Sherile Reilly and Treasurer Vicki Chatham.

We celebrated our multi-author project: The Thurston Hotel series.

We celebrated our multi-author project: The Thurston Hotel series.

The Thurston Hotel series helped four authors to publish for the first time: Jan O’Hara, Win Day, Maeve Buchanan and Ellen Jorgy.

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After the meeting, we enjoyed the usual CARWA potluck and mingling.

Moira Stelmack, Brenda Sinclair, Brenda Collins Deeks

Moira Stelmack, Brenda Sinclair, Brenda Collins Deeks

J.F. Kaufmann, Victoria Chatham, A.M. Westerling

J.F. Kaufmann, Victoria Chatham, A.M. Westerling

Janice Harvie, Jill Flanagan

Janice Harvie, Jill Flanagan

Victoria Chatham, Ellen Jorgy

Victoria Chatham, Ellen Jorgy

Suzanne Stengl, Sherile Reilly, J.F. Kaufmann

Suzanne Stengl, Sherile Reilly, J.F. Kaufmann

And then it was time for champagne.

Jennifer Snow pouring champagne

Jennifer Snow pouring champagne for Alyssa Linn Palmer, Emily Vale and A.M. Westerling

And we all made a toast to Jasna in honour of her first book published.

Katie O’Connor, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Shelley Kassian, J.F. Kaufmann

Katie O’Connor, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Shelley Kassian, J.F. Kaufmann

Win Day, Jennifer Snow, Katie O’Connor

Win Day, Jennifer Snow, Katie O’Connor

Brenda Sinclair, M. Jane Colette, Moira Stelmack (seated), Emily Vale, A.M. Westerling, Ellen Jorgy, Victoria Chatham

Brenda Sinclair, M. Jane Colette, Moira Stelmack (seated), Emily Vale, A.M. Westerling, Ellen Jorgy, Victoria Chatham

Champagne was followed by a Secret Santa gift exchange and Goal Setting, and a good time was had by all. Thank you Shelley for hosting us!

Brenda Collins Deeks, Alyssa Linn Palmer

Brenda Collins Deeks, Alyssa Linn Palmer

Merry Christmas to all!