Haiku Northwest held its first meeting of 2017 on Thursday, January 26 at the library in Kirkland, Washington, with eight people in attendance. We shared news, announcements, candy, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Haiku Northwest has received several out-of-print haiku books from a member’s collection, and we discussed valuation and ways of offering them for sale. Treasurer Dianne Garcia will do further research on the subject. Because we had to cancel our December meeting due to snow, we held our election of 2017 officers at this meeting with the following slate being unanimously elected:
President – Michelle Schaefer
Vice President – Tanya McDonald
Treasurer – Dianne Garcia
Secretary – Angela Terry
Webmaster – Michael Dylan Welch
Congratulations to Michelle as our new president. After the election, we shared and discussed haiku that members had brought. We are now working on ideas for upcoming meetings and events during 2017.