January 2018 Meeting

posted Jan 30, 2018, 9:30 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 9:31 PM ]

The first Haiku Northwest meeting of 2018 took place at the Redmond Library on January 25, 2018. Seven people were in attendance: Gary Evans, Ida Freilinger, Connie Hutchison, C. R. Manley, Tanya McDonald, Michelle Schaefer, and Michael Dylan Welch. The election of executive committee officers took place with all of the officers retaining their positions:

  • President: Michelle Schaefer
  • Vice President: Tanya McDonald
  • Secretary: Angela Terry
  • Treasurer: Dianne Garcia
  • Webmaster: Michael Dylan Welch
After that, we shared the news of Johnny Baranski’s passing, and Michelle read a handful of his poems. He will be much missed in the haiku community, and at our Seabeck retreats. Michael gave a brief overview of the planned Seabeck haiku walk, and there was a discussion about it. Connie brought cookies to share and we all enjoyed them while we critiqued each others’ poems. Our next meeting will be at the Redmond Library on February 22, 2018.