We hope your weekend was as nice as ours! Here is Austin, our weekend was filled with the Austin SCBWI Conference. And the main thing that shone through even over talent this weekend was the generosity of the Austin SCBWI group.
We can't even begin to start naming names on who all helped in the conference planning. Our group was led by RA Tim Crow who enlisted the help of an army of volunteers to pull of a top notch conference.
Tim is handing the Austin SCBWI reins to Debbie Gonzales effective immediately. In response, Debbie arranged for $800 to be collected to send Tim on a writing weekend retreat. Um, wow!
Some years ago, Meredith Davis founded the Austin SCBWI chapter, and for the second year running, Tim Crow has called for votes to award a Meredith Davis Award for the most-deserving volunteer of the year. We are so pleased to see that Carmen Oliver was given the award this year. Carmen is a perfect selection. She works so hard, always has a smile on her face, and never gives up. She's an inspiration to all of us.
Consider volunteering. Volunteering not only helps those who you volunteer for, but it hugely helps you too. There is no better way to throw yourself into the mix and get to know people and become involved. Figure out what you like doing or what you want to do, and go for it!
And have a great week!