Welcome to the website for the Sacramento Valley Rose chapter of the Romance Writers of America!
We are a large, active chapter. Our members range from aspiring authors to authors you'll recognize from the NY Times best sellers list. We have monthly meetings and a biannual writers' retreat at a fabulous getaway in California to inspire our creativity. This year we have an incredible line-up of speakers in place that should appeal to writers in every stage of their career.
This year we welcome back Margie Lawson as our esteemed guest speaker at our bi-annual retreat May 3-5, 2013. The retreat will be held at the incredible Stanford-Sierra Conference Center located at beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. Space is limited so make your reservations.
Feel free to explore the website and the links we've provided. If you're interested in becoming a member, whether you're close enough to visit us monthly or just want to connect with our outstanding members via our mailing list, we look forward to hearing from you.
We wish you much success for 2013!
Patricia L. Rickrode
So you're a member of Romance Writers of America. Congratulations! You've joined one of the biggest and most supportive group of writers around. If you're reading this, you must be looking for a local chapter as well. You've definitely come to the right place.
If you're looking for a group of friendly, dedicated writers following the same dream you are, publishing in the romance industry, RWA SVR could very well be what you've been looking for.
We are over 100 members strong and include writers in various stages in their careers: from the just starting out to the multi-published, to award winning and best-selling super authors.
Besides the support and comradarie of other romance writers, member benefits include:
We love to celebrate our members' accomplishments. Good and bad news receive chocolate, sales receive roses and even writing THE END to a project can bring a sweet treat. Every step an SVR member takes is one we recognize and applaud.
Don't live in Sacramento? We don't mind! We have a number of long distance members so please don't let location stand in your way of becoming a Rose. We strive to welcome each and every member with open arms and tons of encouragement. So stop by one of our meetings or click on over to our membership page for more information on how you can join the Sacramento Valley Rose.
Hope to see you soon!
President: Patricia L. Rickrode
VP Programs: Madeline Olson
VP Membership: Stephanie Caballero
Secretary: Melinda Terry
Treasurer: Mertianna Georgia
Newsletter Editor: Phyllis Laatsch
Web Coordinator: Suzanne Pitner
Events Coordinator: Marlene Urso
Pro Liaison: Janina Henderson
Published Author Liaison: Diane Beaumont-Rice
Our Vice President of Programs strives to bring in speakers that appeal to every stage of writing. From big name authors, to agents and editors, to presenting crafting workshops, it is SVR's goal to cover every facet of the writing life.
Our meetings are usually on the 4th Saturday of the month. Due to holidays or speaker availability occasionally these dates change. Please check back to make sure you've marked off the right date.
Click here to view our Meetings and Events Page.
Dues for new members are $30 if joining from January to June, and $15 if joining from July to December. Please read your membership for details.
**Lapsed members (members who have not renewed in over a year) must rejoin the chapter before attending more meetings. Lapsed members (anyone who has belonged to SVR in the past) MUST PAY THE FULL RENEWAL RATE OF $30. There is NO PRO-RATED COST FOR LAPSED MEMBERS.
SVR RENEWAL fee is $30.
SVR Membership expires on December 31st. Renewal forms are sent out in the November newsletter and can always be found on this website in the members only section. Members who do not renew by January 31 will be subject to a $10 late fee, just as they would be charged a late fee with RWA National.
**Please note that every RWA National membership expires at a different time, NOT at the same time as your SVR membership. SVR does not accept renewals for RWA National. It is up to each member to maintain his or her membership with National. DO NOT SEND NATIONAL DUES TO SVR.
Please send any and all correspondence not done through E-mail to:
P.O. Box 255412
Sacramento, CA 95865
Our chapter by-laws are now available online. If you are interested in reading them, please click here. This will open a new window. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)
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