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Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Ave.

Winnetka, IL 60093

OCWW meets weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 at the Winnetka Community House (September through May). 

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OCWW Board

Off Campus Writers' Workshop is run by an all-volunteer board. Please use the contact form above for more information or to volunteer.
 

Officers:

President, Fred Fitzsimmons

Vice-President, Jeanne Mayer

Secretary, Tom Benz

Treasurer, Rita Angelini

Program Director, Renee James

Publicity Director, Melissa Weidner

Past President, Penny Fields

OCWW Needs Your Help. Volunteer Today!
 OCWW operates on a volunteer basis. We need your help! Please take a look at our list of volunteer opportunities. Contact us at: ocww.info@gmail.com if you are interested.   

“Many hands lighten the load.”

If you love coming to our lectures please join our merry volunteer crew.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Hospitality: Creates and manages the snack sign up sheet.

Snack Providers: Sign up and bring snacks.

Publicity Committee: Help with promotions, advertisement, and/or social media.

Communication Assistants: Help with member questions and communications. Take event photographs with OCWW’s camera.

Outreach Committee: Reach out to Universities, writing groups, venues and other partnership opportunities.

Welcome Committee: Meet and greet new members and first time guests.

Social Committee: Coordinate special offsite events and monthly birthday wishes.

Registration Assistants: Help with workshop registrations. *Your session fees will be waived*

Technical Assistants: Temperature control, AV set up and trouble shooting.

Library Assistants: Organize our library; manage check-outs and returns.

Fundraising Committee: Help with fundraising activities.

 Assistant Treasurer: Register attendees, collect &record cash/checks, deposit funds, send information to Treasurer who develops Financial Report & Tax Filings. *Your session fees will be waived*

Volunteer Board Positions:

Vice President: Leads meetings in President’s absence; backs up President as needed. Mail pickup and distribution.

Program Co-Chairs: Lines up speakers for weekly meetings, including finding and booking them, arranging topics, getting bios and ms info and informing the Pres, Secretary, Communications and Publicity.

Secretary: Keeps Board meeting minutes; provides notice of meetings and circulates agendas and minutes; prepares and issues contracts to speakers; maintains Board records.

Assistant Treasurer: Records payments, manuscripts and membership. *Your session fees will be waived*

Attendance / Membership: Manages membership roster and records weekly attendance. *Your session fees will be waived*

Bylaws: Serves as a resource on matters governed by the Bylaws; in charge of any amendments; assists with meeting protocol as needed.

Communications: Sends out e-Blasts and Newsletter, manages website information.

Librarian / Historian: Manages the library and keeps OCWW’s historic records.

Manuscripts: Prepares and supervises the manuscript policy; keep track of weekly submissions and coordinates with speaker.

Publicity: Submits program information to online and print outlets, etc.

Summer Meetings:  Plans summer meetings, including speakers and locations.

Arrangements Director: Verify workshop venue set-ups (i.e. dates/times, seating layouts – # tables/chairs, equipment requirements (i.e. A/V needs – projector adapter for Apple or PC, mikes, whiteboard, projection screen, # of electrical extension cords, coffee and hot water requirements, OCWW cabinet refreshment supplies – cups, napkins, etc.

  

With Gratitude,

OCWW


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