A long-held tradition for this writing group is to meet annually in January, at a chosen eatery, for good food and conversation. It is a chance to build and strengthen friendships, outside of our more traditional meeting format, which is dedicated largely to the appraisal of each others’ works.
This year, we met at The Olive Garden, Melbourne, a venue we had not chosen before, as a group, and we can now say wholeheartedly that we were delighted with our choice. It was a memorable day. The food was excellent. It was very well attended by members old and new. We were especially delighted that Mac was in attendance, after he was forced to miss some meetings because of a serious illness. If the smile on his face is anything to go by, he’s recovering nicely and he was given a round of applause to show him how delighted the group was to see him.
Richard Marschall, the new President for 2020, presented Nancy Clark, the outgoing President, with a plaque and a bouquet, to affirm the groups’ appreciation of her four years of hard work and commitment to the post.
It looks set to be another exciting year for the group and members look forward to attending the first meeting of the new year at the Eau Gallery Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, Florida, 32935 from 9.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. We start with coffee, cakes and savories plus chat for half an hour then move on to the official meeting at 10.00 a.m.