A group of writers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia got together December 15th for an informal Christmas social and year-end meeting of ASJA Pacific Northwest.
Items on the agenda at the virtual meeting included member plans for the year ahead, possibility of inviting guest speakers to chapter meetings, and updates on assignments and projects in the works. On that front, Christina Leimer, formerly based in Portland, dropped in from Missouri, where she is researching cultural history of her family as background for a novel.
In other member news, Randy Stapilus, a writer, editor and publisher in Carlton, Oregon has a new, regular column in the Oregon Capital Chronicle, a news organization launched in 2021 to cover government and policy in the state.
ASJA members attending the December meeting: Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Christina Leimer, M. Carolyn Miller, Michelle V Rafter, Randy Stapilus, Sharon Thompson, Darlene West, Minda Zetlin.