SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Melisa Mel, PhD
Multi-awarded Author, Educator and Advocate
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: WED July 26th 2017 5:30 -7:30 pm*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club – new venue as of January 2017
11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: Mission: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
*Please – RSVP in advance – by noon the Friday before the meeting, no later!
Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Guests pay in advance
See information below.
6:45 speaker – Join Melisa Mel as she shares a walk down memory lane of how her eight books came to be. Her momentum is strong and she is currently working on her ninth book. There is a story behind each of the books she has published and she will be sharing those stories with us.
Mel’s hard work has been recognized time and time again as she has been nominated and awarded for various national awards for her work with victims, her philanthropy, her teaching, and her writing. She was recently awarded the 2017 AZ Woman of the Year Beth McDonald Award, the Triumph Over Tragedy Award from Governor Doug Ducey, and National Ski Patroller of the Year for 2016 and 2017.
Melisa Mel, also known as the “Cargo Pants Girl”, is the CEO, Founder, and President of her company “From Victim to Survivor, LLC” as such she works extensively with First Responders, Perpetrators, and Victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.
Mel taught English, Spanish and Severe Disabilities for 28 years after which she transitioned her focus to LGBT issues, policing issues, and first responder issues. She holds a BA in English, an MA in English as a Second Language, an MA in Special Education/Education, and a PhD ABD in Psychology. Her passion for vulnerable populations is evident in all the endeavors that she pursues…including her writing.
See notes below – NEW pricing and other changes as of January 1, 2017, for dinner fees, guest policy and location directions. Thank you
NEW PRICES: $30 for members and guests. Cash or check at the door.
RSVP before noon the Friday morning before the meeting. The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food, and I must give a guarantee to them at that time. That is the confirmed deadline for an RSVP!
GUESTS pay in advance by the Wednesday before the meeting! I must have their check in hand before making their reservation, no exceptions, unless YOU will guarantee for them.
Again, the deadline is noted above. Thank you.
CANCELLATION: If you do not attend the meeting, and do not cancel by noon the Friday prior to the meeting you will be billed for the dinner. This is due to many no-shows in 2016.
Thank you for appreciating my contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
CHECKS or cash: Please make your check payable to (SSWW) prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 to begin the buffet that is available at 5:45 The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful information for you. They also include the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101-freeway exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a short distance, the club is on the West side of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side of the street.
Goals of the Group
• Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
• Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
• Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
• Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
• Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
• Encourage participation by members as mentors, and volunteers
• Support and challenge each other to always be writing
• Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
• Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams