OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., March 21, 2020

9:00 AM to Noon

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 North Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

A Tisket A Tasket, I Found My Writing Basket

Michael and Virginia Derrickson, facilitators for the March 2020 meeting
Come, join the fun as we explore the background of a famous nursery rhyme. We will use items from a basket filled with motivational tools to encourage one another. The fun will continue with a free-write designed to get your juices flowing.
 
DCWA NOMINATIONS: Between now and March 31, we will take nominations for the DCWA Board of Directors. Offices are: President, Vice President, Public Relations Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Members eligible to run for office, nominate, and vote are those who have signed the Statement of Faith. Criteria for officers: (1) two years of active membership in DCWA with 50% attendance, (2)  leadership experience, (3) actively writing, and (4) commitment to serving a one-year term. Submit your nomination to the President via email or at the March meeting. 
 
BALLOTS: The slate of nominees will be developed the first week of April and emailed to active members who have signed the Statement of Faith. Completed ballots may be returned immediately but no later than the second Saturday of April.
 
ANNUAL MEETING: We will have our first Association meeting in April for the purpose of electing members to our Board of Directors. The election results will be announced at that time.
 
CRITIQUES: If time permits, we will critique manuscripts. If interested, please bring 20 copies of a maximum of three (3) double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-pt. font. Also, please use the Line Numbering feature in Microsoft Word for your manuscript (go to Layout and click Line Numbering). 
 
CONFERENCE. We will be hosting our second Christian Writers Conference in 2021, and 2020 will be a planning year. If anyone is interested in serving on the committee, please let Candy Abbott know.
 
Refreshments for this month's meeting are provided by Marilyn Emanuel and Judy Adams.

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, signing this statement is required in order to be a member of Delmarva Christian Writers' Association. Those who decline to sign the statement will be considered guests and be unable to vote or hold a leadership position (i.e., facilitate meetings or serve on the Board of Directors).
Statement of Faith.pdf
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MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2020

(Please mark your calendar for the third Saturday of the month)

 

 

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 North Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

 

 

Thank you STEPHANIE BRADLEY for taking responsibility

for the refreshment supply bins:

___________________________

 

JANUARY 18

Facilitator: Stephanie Bradley

Topic:  CHANGE

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Betty Kasperski and Judi Folmsbee

 

FEBRUARY 15

Facilitator: Jill Mansor, author of Fighting for the Finish

Topic: SPIRITUAL WARFARE FOR WRITERS

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Stephanie Bradley and Candy Abbott

 

MARCH 21

Facilitator: Michael and Virginia Derrickson

Topic:  A TISKET A TASKET, I FOUND MY WRITING BASKET

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Marilyn Emanuel and Judy Adams

 

APRIL 18

Facilitator: Cat Martin

Topic: Prayer and Praise in Writing

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments:  Stephanie Bradley and Mary Emma Tisinger

 

MAY 16

Facilitator: Judi Folmsbee

Topic:  TBD

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Fred Hageman and _______________

 

JUNE 20

Facilitator: Leslie Claunch or Lisa Falkner

Topic:  TBD

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Leslie Claunch (fruit) and  _______________

 

JULY 18

Facilitator: Betty Kasperski

Topic: 

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Cat Martin and Stephanie Bradley

 

AUGUST

No meeting. Happy writing!

 

SEPTEMBER  19

Facilitator: Jenna Caraway 

Topic: TBD 

Location: Collins Pond, 20202 Gum Island Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: _______________ and  _______________

 

OCTOBER 17

WRITING "UNWORKSHOP" 

Topic: Writing Opportunity and Planning for the 2021 Delmarva Christian Writers Conference

Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 330 E Church St, Millsboro, DE 19966

Refreshments: DCWA will provide but other offerings welcome!

 

NOVEMBER 21

Facilitator: Fred Hageman

Topic:  

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Stephanie Bradley and  _______________

 

DECEMBER 19

Facilitator: Candy Abbott

Topic: OPEN MIKE (readings only and discussion, no critiques)

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: EVERYONE (lunch and Christmas goodies)

 

 

Sussex County Satellite Chapters of DCWA

Kingdom Writers' Fellowship

Kingdom Writers' Fellowship meets in Seaford led by Teresa Marine CLICK HERE for more information.

 CWF Eagles Nest 

A small group in Rehoboth that meets in Donna Carver's home. CLICK HERE for more information.

Other Groups

EPWORTH WRITERS' FELLOWSHIP is open to all, and their slogan is "Sojourners on God's Write Side." They meet at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth, led by Marilyn Emanuel. CLICK HERE for more information.

VINE & VESSELS (closed) - Betty Jarman and Joyce Sessoms were original members of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship in 1993. They formed Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship and hosted a conference at Crossroad Community Church for ten years before disbanding. They continue to be valuable members of  Delmarva Christian Writers as we continue the conference they established. CLICK HERE to read more.

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