Kim, Laura, and Kara work together on events such as our Bi-annual Conference and Fall Retreat. Laura and Kim are in charge of the region as a whole, including other events, PAL opportunities, and the bimonthly newsletter. Our Co-RAs oversee a team of volunteers who coordinate or help plan our upcoming activites.
Kim and Laura signed up for a 3 year volunteer term beginning June 2018 and Kara started June 2020.
Our region has two Oregon Regional Advisor Emeritae: Judi Gardiner and Robin Koontz.
Laura Byrd – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Kasch – email@example.com
Kara Frost – firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Committee (AdCom)
Arlene Williams – Good News and Articles Editor – OrNewsScbwi@gmail.com
Kelly Kehoe – Newsletter Editor – email@example.com
Deb Bartsch – Library/Bookstore Liaison & The Write Direction Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Schrader – Art and Layout Editor – email@example.com
Judi Gardiner – The Next Level Co-coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Burchell – SW Washington Liaison – email@example.com
Lisa Gerlits – Great Critique Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Nolan – New Member Coordinator – email@example.com
Robin Chilstrom – Webmaster – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosanne Parry – Youth Outreach Coordinator – email@example.com
Sheila Bailey – PAL Publicity Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Murray – Illustrator At Large – email@example.com
OPEN – Critique Group Coordinator –
OPEN – Event Coordinator –
Diane Kress Hower – Nonfiction Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN – Publicity –
Send an email! Addresses above.
Critique group info goes to Tiffany Dickinson. Please use the form on the critique group page if you want to join a critique group and can’t find one.
For the newsletter: Illustrations to Jenny Schrader; Articles, event info, good news, etc. to Arlene Williams.
In the subject line, please put: NEWSLETTER, your name and what you’re sending.
Website corrections, additions, or info about broken links go to Robin Chilstrom.
The League of Exceptional Writers questions go to Rosanne Parry.
We are also looking for more volunteers for our volunteer-led region. There are long term commitments–minimum of a year, such as the Advisory Committee–one time event positions, and volunteer at home positions. Without volunteers, events and services, don’t happen in our region. If you’re willing, we can put you to work.
Please fill out this survey to let us know how you’d like to help. And don’t worry, we won’t assign you something without talking to you!
logo by Lisa Mundorff
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.