Next District 3 Meeting:
Sat., Sept. 14,'13 • 9 A.M.
Our September 2013 meeting will be held at Sirloin Stockade, 104 West 11th St., Coffeyville, starting with a Continental breakfast at 9 a.m.
Judy Leeds of Coffeyville will talk about "Writing Memoirs"
Anyone interested in writing is encouraged to attend District 3 meetings.
D3 Meetings are held at twice yearly .
—All writers are welcome to attend.
Next Night Writers Meeting: Tues., May 28, '13
at Sycamore Landing, 701 Lewark, Coffeyville, at 6 PM.
Our hostess for May is Ruth Ames, and her assignment is to "Write About the Big City."
Night Writers usually meets every fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Sycamore Landing, 701 Lewark, Coffeyville.
Everyone is invited to join our group.
Night Writers: Lois Vail is president and Ursula Turner is secretary/treasurer.
April News: Ursula Turner
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D3 2013 Writing Contest Results:
PROSE —Joyce Long, prose contest manager
1. "To be a child again" — Ursula Turner
2. "Odd Person Out" — Ursula Turner
3. "Remembering Mom at the Clothesline" — Ursula Turner
Children's Story, any age:
1. "Tony Cares for God's World" — Louise Click
2. "The First Day of School" — Ursula Turner
3. "The House that Olivia Built" — Louise Click
1. "October Wedding" — Ursula Turner
2. "The Stalker" — Frankie Roland
3. "What a Grandma Won't Do" — Louise Click
1. "My Parents, My Heroes" — Ursula Turner
2. "Second Love Is" — Louise Click
3. "Trust" — Frankie Roland
POETRY —Barbara Cooper, poetry contest manager
1. "Under Spring's Full Moon" — Roy Beckemeyer
2. "The Seed" — Louise Click
3. "What Sways in the Wind" — Louise Click
1. "The Old Clock" — Ursula Turner
2. "The Sister" — Ursula Turner
3. "The Mouse" — Ursula Turner
1. "Christmas Anticipation" — Ursula Turner
2. "Little Jimmy's Last Hurrah" — Ursula Turner
3. "Writing Poetry" — Ursula Turner
1. "What If" — Roy Beckmeyer
2. "Autumn, My Favorite Seaso" — Ursula Turner
3. "Memories Here Belong Only to Me" — Louise Click
Kansas Authors Club is sad to announce the death, on January 3, 2013, of Grant Williams, District 3, Arkansas City. Read about Grant on our In Memoriam page. 1/6/2012
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Past 2013 KAC District 3 Events:
KAC D3 Meeting: Sat., Apr. 27, 3013
Third District members gathered at Sirloin Stockade on April 27, 2013, for their spring meeting.
At 9:30 a.m., following a Continental breakfast and a getting acquainted session, the meeting was called to order by Ursula Turner, president. Fifteen members answered roll call by stating what they plan to have published in he near future.
Joyce Long, secretary, read the minutes which were approved as read. Ruth Ames, temporary treasurer, handed out a financial report.
Joyce Long, prose contest manager, announced there had been 22 entries in the 2013 District 3 Writing Contest. Barbara Cooper, poetry contest manager, announced there had been 38 entries.
It was announced that the state contest deadline is June 15, 2013. Deadline for yearbook entries is Oct.6, 2013. Information about either one can be found in the yearbook on pages 45 and 46, and page 146 respectively.
The Third District fall meeting will be held Sept. 14, 2013 at Sirloin Stockade. Judy Leeds of Coffeyville will be the speaker. She will talk about writing memoirs.
A nominating committee was appointed, consisting of Louise Click, Verna Sanders and Nellie Briggans.
Following a short break, June Freisberg, editor of Good News, talked about her life with this newspaper and the struggles to establish it.
The winners of the writing contest were announced and first place winners read their entries.
The meeting was adjourned at noon for lunch and more fellowship.
Past Night Writers 2013 Events:
Tues. March 26:
Night Writers of Coffeyville met Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013, at Sycamore Landing with 11 members and one guest, Dana Peugh, attending.
Lois Kay Vail, president, opened the meeting by asking Joyce Long to talk about her project of making it known that Frank Bellamy of Cherryvale was the one who wrote the Allegiance to the Flag as opposed to Francis Bellamy of Rome, NY, as some say. Long has written a book on the subject.
Ursula Turner, KAC Third District president, then talked about several items, such as: having short programs at monthly meetings; the fact that D3 has a new member who lives in Iola; and asking members to save Best Choice labels. She then talked about the D3 meeting which is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m., April 27, at Sirloin Stockade.
Turner also had several issues of a poetry book available which members had ordered. It is the last book the late Grant Williams had published before his death. He had named it Poems by a Kansas Yankee.
Barbara Cooper then introduced Jaque Rooks who gave a unique program on writing poetry. Rooks is assistant to Sherri Chittum who teaches a kindergarten class that is imbedded in Windsor Place Nursing Home. She talked about how she combines the writings of the children with that of the elders, asks for rhyming words, and ends up with a poem.
Following the program several members read their assignment “Happiness,” before enjoying the refreshements.
Tues. February 26:
Our February meeting was canceled because of winter weather. The planned meeting has been rolled to March.
Tues., January 22:
Night Writers of Coffeyville met Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Sycamore Landing with 8 members attending.
In the absence of Lois Vail, president, Ursula Turner, district president, opened the meeting. Due to the sudden death of Grant Williams, treasurer of the group, an election for a new treasurer was to be held, however, since so few members had made an appearance, the election was postponed for a couple of months. Ruth Ames volunteered to be interim treasurer.
In other business, Turner brought up a number of items. These included talking about Grant Williams' memorial service. Telling the group that he had published his last book on Nov. 2, 2012, and she passed one around for the others to look at. Turner also handed out the newest list of members to everybody present. In addition, she mentioned the flyers that are to go to all the counties that belong to Third District.
After business was concluded, members read their assignment given by Turner who was hostess for the meeting. It had to be “About Food,” and there were a variety of takes on this.
Officers of Kansas Authors Club, District 3
Ruth Ames, interim