ASJA PNW Meeting 2023-02

Representatives from ASJA Pacific Northwest and other regional chapters met online this month with ASJA members interested in forming new chapters to talk about planning and organization. Michelle Rafter, who along with Maxine Cass and Bruce Miller represented the Pacific Northwest chapter, provided an update on the initiative at the PNW chapter’s February meeting.

Bruce Miller gave an update on his work to transfer the chapter’s member database to the new website and incorporate features. With the new format, members can update their own profiles on the website and can also access a separate, members-only version of the membership list to share telephone numbers and other information.

Discussed this month, in addition to individual member news and needs:

  • How to provide writing samples and credentials to potential clients when work has been ghostwritten and can’t be shared
  • Using the graphic design platform Canva to enhance a LinkedIn profile banner
  • The opportunity to propose content for ASJA’s 2023 annual conference, which will be virtual this year.

In member news:

Joanna Nesbit’s latest article for Money Magazine, 4 Myths About College Scholarships That Could Cost You, was published in February. Joanna, in Bellingham, WA, writes regularly about financial aid, student loans, and other college topics for Money Magazine and other publications.

ASJA members attending the February meeting: Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Bruce Miller, Joanna Nesbit, Michelle V. Rafter, Randy Stapilus, Minda Zetlin.