Our region has two Co-Regional Advisors, Judith Gardiner and Barb Herkert. Each signed up for a 3 year volunteer term begining June 2015. Sue Ford was our Co-RA for three years with Judi June 2012 – May 2015. Sue is honored with the title of Regional Advisor Emerita for serving as RA in Oregon, Washington and Kansas. The region had previously been under the leadership of Robin Koontz for 18 years–she is honored with the title of Regional Advisor Emerita as well.
Judi serves as the Annual Conference Director and Retreat Director. Barb oversees the bimonthy newsletter. Of course, Judi and Barb make decisions for the region jointly. Our Co-RAs oversee a team of volunteers who help plan upcoming events. Click here to see volunteer bios.
Judi Gardiner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb Herkert – Newsletter Editor – email@example.com
Robyn Waters – firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Committee (AdCom)
Arlene Williams – Good News and Articles Editor – OrNewsScbwi@gmail.com
Barb Kerley – PAL Publicity Coordinator – email@example.com
Carol Bloemen – The Write Direction Coordinator & Book Sales – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamisa Kellogg – Art and Layout Editor/Illustrator At Large – email@example.com
Christy Peterson – SW Washington Liaison/Nonfiction Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Debby Zigenis-Lowery – PAL Communicator (on sabbatical, contact Barb Kerley) – email@example.com
Kelly Garrett – The Next Level Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Kasch – Critique Group Coordinator – email@example.com
Laura Byrd – Hospitality/Event Session Coordinator/New Member Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosanne Parry – Youth Outreach Coordinator – email@example.com
Roz Malin – Publicity – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Ford – Webmaster – email@example.com
Talia Heath – Library/Bookstore Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Send an email! Addresses above.
Critique group info and requests go to Kim Kasch. (Please use form on critique group page.)
For the newsletter: Illustrations to Chamissa Kellog; Articles, event info, good news, etc. to Arlene Williams.
In the subject line, please put: NEWSLETTER, your name and what you're sending.
Offers to volunteer go to Judi Gardiner.
Notice of your PAL opportunites go to Barb Kerley.
Website corrections, additions, or info about broken links go to Sue Ford.
For The Write Direction scheduling talk to Carol Bloemen.
Youth Outreach questions go to Rosanne Parry.
CONNECTIONS are geographically-based groups for the purpose of networking for our SCBWI members in areas away from the Portland metro area where most of our events are held. Each area has one or more representatives. These representatives, under the authority of the Co-RAs, may plan local events in specific subsets of our region. Want your area covered? Find out what volunteering entails by contacting the Co-RAs.