We are starting the year off with a bang. Books are flowing in to be reviewed, membership renewals are coming in as expected, plans for the conference this November 8-10 in Charleston, SC, are being made, and we ended 2017 in good financial shape.
MWSA will hold elections this year for all officers and board positions. A call for volunteers to run for office or the board will be sent out in the next month or two. If you want to participate but not hold a formal position we have a number of committees that could always use additional help. Our website MWSADispatches.com is becoming better and better every day.
Remember to mark your calendars and save the dates for our conference in November this year. We have kept the rates down again making it one of the least expensive conferences of its kind. If you want to participate in a panel, or do a presentation, or have a subject you would like to be discussed at the conference, let us know. A conference registration form has been posted on our website under "NEWS & EVENTS." Again, there is an "Early Bird Special" for registration. You may pay through PayPal after completing the registration on-line.
We hope to have representation at the Aisne-Marne American WWI Cemetery in France this year for its centennial celebration of the Armistice. As part of this effort, we would like to know if any of our membership have relatives who were buried there or elsewhere in France during WWI. If there are any, we would like to acknowledge them.
If you have a response to any of the above, please send your response to Bob Doerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MWSA WWI Anthology is in the design process . . . no more submissions are being accepted. Plans are for publication in early April.
Member and author, Albert Ashforth passed. He was a book award winner and contributor to earlier MWSA Anthologies. His wife, Erika, has continued with MWSA membership for the year.