From the Board – February 2012

2012 has gotten off to a great start, with a lovely presentation on Sausalito’s sister-city, Viña del Mar, Chile, held at the Spinnaker restaurant in downtown Sausalito. Kudos to Lee Daley for coordinating the event, and for working with the presenters who were in attendance.
Over the course of the next several months, we already have an exciting slate of upcoming events. Here’s what we have planned so far:
Feb. 15: Lakshman Ratnapala will be giving an evening presentation on Sri Lanka at the Presidio Branch of the S.F. Public Library, from 5-7:30 p.m. Details can be found online at the BATW site.
March 17: Elisa Southard and Sandy Sims will be spearheading the BATW Anthology Book Launch party at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
April 21: Lee Foster is coordinating an event in Berkeley; details to come.
May 19: Karen Ballard of the Idaho Dept. of Commerce/Division of Tourism will be coming to San Francisco to give us some details on what’s happening in her state.
June 16: Laurie McAndish King and Suzie Rodriguez will be providing a professional development presentation on collaboration: the pluses, and the minuses. (Venue TBD.)
If anyone would like to volunteer to help coordinate a meeting, or propose a topic for presentation, please contact Erin Caslavka ( and present your ideas. Some really great meetings have come about from member suggestions, so don’t hesitate to formulate – and share – yours!


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