Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.
The first special event of my trip to the 2016 Desert Dreams Writers Conference was the day after I arrived, March 29, or the last Tuesday of the month, which is when the monthly chapter meeting is held.
I Love the beads! What a wonderful way to recognize members. Congratulations on attending your first meeting, Judith!
Thanks, Sarah! I love my beads also…and, I'm one of those people who does best with bits and pieces of recognition for making progress. I get compliments of the beads so it is a conversation starter. And, having the pin on my name badge for my first 5 years as a member? It makes it so easy to start a conversation with someone with 2, 3, 4, or even 5 beads! Much better than "what do you write?" although that is appropriate also.
Thank you for sharing. I like hearing what other chapters do to honor their faithful members. Love the idea of the beads and pins.
Aedyn, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. If your chapter doesn't already do this, please suggest it. I've found chapter leaders want to grow their chapter and support their members. I Really like wearing my bracelet whenever I do anything writing related.