Thursday, September 3, 2009

RWA Board Candidate Cynthia D. Morgan

First, thanks to the ladies of the blog for hosting my ramblings today.

And second, voting for the 2010 RWA Board Elections started on Tuesday. Voting runs all month to allow those members without email addresses to be notified via snail mail. If RWA has your email address, you should have received a passcode and a link to the voting site. If, as you read this, you have not received this email, and RWA has your email address on file, you might want to check with the national office. Or you might check your spam mail filter. Either way, it’s important to voice your opinion by voting.

Now, all this week, I’ve been roaming around the internet talking about the 2010 RWA Board Elections, specifically my run for PRO Liaison. My bio, vision statement and answers to the board questionnaire are all on my website (http://cynthiadalba.blogspot.com/) so I won’t use up space repeating them here. The last two days, I have been talking with other PROs about what RWA PRO membership means, why the designation was created, and what kinds of issues do PRO members feel need to be addressed. Take a minute and read the posts of these blogs and the comments.

Why does PRO membership exist on EveryoneNeedsALittleRomance (http://everybodyneedsalittleromance.com/2009/09/02/why-does-rwa-pro-exists/)

and

The importance of volunteering on The Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers (http://pinkfuzzyslipperwriters.blogspot.com/)

From what I’m hearing from other PRO members, they were surprised to discover that PRO was created to enhance knowledge of the business aspects of publishing, not the craft. I know that the ladies of this blog are PRO members. Did you know that? The comments on Everyone Needs A Little Romance are excellent and thought provoking and I encourage you all to read them.

Yesterday when talking about volunteerism, the readers were surprised to discover there were PRO committees they could volunteer for. I’ve heard many PRO talk about what they’d like to see happen with the Pro-Org yahoo loop. Did you know that you can affect that loop by being on the PRO-Communications committee?

So talk to me. What PRO issue is burning a hole in your gut? And if helping grow and improve the PRO element of RWA would require that you volunteer two hours a month, could you do that?

Thanks for reading this and a HUGE thank you to all my friends who have roamed blog to blog with me this week, keeping me company, and sharing their opinions (not that any of them are too shy or bashful to tell me what they think on everything!)

And if you haven’t voted, get out there and vote.

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend.

8 comments:

Teresa Reasor said...

Cyndi:
I'm spreading the word about your blog and your board position. I hope you'll get some response tomorrow.
You've already got my vote!!
Teresa R.

Leigh Duncan said...

Cyndi,
PRO membership is such a benefit! And the on-line classes offered from the PRO loop are as good, or better, than anything offered elsewhere. This deserving group needs great representation on the RWA Board, and you're exactly the right person to provide that.

ARCyndi/Dr. Cynthia Morgan said...

Thanks Teresa.

Leigh! great picture my friend. Thanks for all your encourage and support

Mary Ann Webber said...

Cyndi:
I've happily cast my PRO vote for you.
You go, Doctor Cyn!
Mary Ann Webber

Tracy Preston - Romance Writer said...

I voted for you, and have all fingers and toes crossed. We need people like you to represent us on the BoD. So thank you for running.

Good luck!!

Tracy

ARCyndi/Dr. Cynthia Morgan said...

THANKS! Mary Ann and Tracy. I got chills just reading your messages. Of course, IF I win, I'll be givin' "the eye" to all my PRO buddies for help!

Mary Ricksen said...

People need to get involved. And a lot of people are afraid to do that.
I congratulate you Cyndi on your efforts and I expect you to win!

You are driven and that's what RWA needs more than anything.
I will be in the back cheering you on my friend!

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