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ACES 2017 St. Petersburg EFA's Florida chapter meeting
Friday, March 24, 2017
Florida Chapter Lunch: On Friday, March 24th, the EFA's Florida Chapter will meet at the Hilton's Tangerine restaurant from 12:30 to 1:45 pm. If you would like to join us, RSVP to email@example.com.
September Meeting Information - 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Next Meeting Date: Saturday, September 26 -- 12:30 - 2:30 PM -- All EFA members in good standing are invited to this meeting, including our regular members in the Ocala to Orlando corridor and all Tampa area EFA members.
Meeting Agenda: Organization and Networking. We will discuss workshop and speaker options for future meetings, as well as the frequency with which we will meet. We want to take advantage of the expertise within our Central Florida EFA community.
New Meeting venue:
Location: Cagan Crossings Community Library
Address: 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont, FL 34714
Phone: (352) 243-1840
Website: www.mylakelibrary.org (see "Libraries"
Follow these Directions:
Take I-4 West to US Hwy 27.
Exit NORTH (toward Clermont)
Drive 8 miles (you will cross over Hwy 192) and you will see Wal-Mart on your right.
Make a Left Turn into Cagan Crossings Shopping area.
Turn Right at the circle.
The Library is at the end of this street - Big building - plenty of parking!
From NW Orlando/Apopka/Winter Garden:
Take 429 south to Exit 6 (US 192/Kissimmee). Turn right on US 192, take it to US 27, and take US 27 north towards Clermont. The rest is the same.
From Tampa Area: Take I-4 East to US Hwy 27 (this is the Davenport and Haines City exit) Exit NORTH (toward Clermont) Drive 8 miles (you will cross over Hwy 192) and you will see Wal-Mart on your right. Make a Left Turn into Cagan Crossings Shopping area. Turn Right at the circle. The Library is at the end of this street - Big building - plenty of parking! From North Central Florida: Take US Hwy 27 South (you may need to join it by way of I-75 to FL Turnpike and exit at the US 27 South Exit) Drive south through Clermont and almost to US 192 (near DisneyWorld). When you see Wal-mart on your Left TURN RIGHT into the Cagan Crossing Library Parking Lot. (if you miss this entrance the next right is into the Cagan Crossing Shopping Area. Go to circle and turn right. You will see the library in front of you.) We will have a conference room just inside the entrance hall on the left.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The discussion focused on the many aspects of grant writing and editing.
Annual Agenda Meeting
Saturday, March 15, 2008
The chapter met to organize the 2008 schedule of workshops and seminars.
Dealing with Clients
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Our discussion focused on contracts, agreements, proposals, and fees (both hourly or job rates).
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The guest speaker and workshop leader at the second quarter meeting was Chris Coward. With a concentration in professional writing and editing and an MA in English, Chris has twenty-five years of experience with a recent emphasis in marketing and publications.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
In attendance at the inaugural meeting were Mary Lois Sanders, Joy Jones, and Amy Mayer. A working plan for the chapter was outlined. It will meet quarterly in March, May, August, and October, on Saturdays unless otherwise arranged. Topics and programs will include a workshop series: newsletter editing, what publishers want, writers' expectations. Other possible subjects are dealing with clients (contracts, agreements, and proposals), fees (hourly versus job rates), billing and deposits, networking, resources (software, including Quark and InDesign), and book editing.
The group agreed that community service seemed a great idea for sharing what chapter members know. One suggestion was to sponsor a "How to Write a Memoir" seminar, or to conduct oral history interviews to record stories for posterity's sake. Another idea was to offer a package of the editorial services to designated nonprofit groups that might benefit from the chapter's collective talents.
Several assignments for upcoming meetings were determined and accepted. Amy Mayer will find a permanent location. Joy Jones will research speakers from local publishing companies on the topic of what publishers want. Mary Lois Sanders will undertake both finding writers to speak on writer expectations and organizing the newsletter editing session.
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