WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHEN: WED March 25th 2015 at 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
HOW: Please – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: 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 businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER: Dr. Lois Zachary
Mentoring: Sharing and Developing Ourselves as Writers
Do you want to learn more about honing our craft? Are you eager to improve and develop yourself? Or, are you at the point in your journey where you are thinking about how to give back? If these are your questions, then you will want to attend our March meeting. Dr. Lois Zachary, a local and international mentoring expert and author, will be joining us to talk about how you can make mentoring work for you. Whether you are a new, experienced or veteran writer you will walk away will practical tips, tools and strategies for mentoring success.
Lois Zachary’s first book on mentoring, The Mentor’s Guide has become the primary resource for organizations interested in mentoring and for mentors seeking to deepen their mentoring practice. With her other best-selling books Creating a Mentoring Culture (2005), The Mentee’s Guide (2009), and the 2012 revision of The Mentor’s Guide, five Mentoring Excellence Pocket Toolkits, and most recently published book, Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable and over 100 published articles, Dr. Zachary has created a comprehensive set of resources for promoting mentoring excellence for individuals and organizations. In addition, Dr. Zachary published her collection of poetry and reflection, My Mother Has the Finest Eyes.
Dr. Zachary is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that specializes in leadership and mentoring, and director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence
Dr. Lois Zachary
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: Members $28 (effective Feb, 2015) and Guests $30
RSVP Please RSVP by noon Monday – prior to the meeting. Thank you.
CHECKS or cash: Please make your check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay to attend the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
CANCELLATION: If you are unable to attend the meeting, please cancel by the Monday prior to the meeting – and by noon. Thank you.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good information for you and the schedule of the upcoming speakers.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale Rd at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is to the rear – two large lots. Note: Best to enter from the side elevator at the 4th Floor Grille – not the main lobby.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at the 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way – Not through the main lobby. Welcome!
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 presenters, mentors, judges 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