President’s Corner – October, 2015

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A few days ago I returned from a short trip to London, England. While there, I toured Westminster Abbey and spent several minutes in an area of the abbey called Poet’s Corner, where many famous writers are either buried or commemorated with plaques on the walls and floor. With such recognition, there is no question that writers are among some of our favorite people!

National Day on Writing takes place October 20th. This would be a good time to honor your favorite writer or reflect on what writing means to you. With chilly weather arriving in Ohio, you could curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea, write a poem, or catch up on a writing project. I recently downloaded the Day One journaling app to record my daily activities in London and I’m exploring WordPress with ideas for a blog. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate National Day on Writing.

If you were not able to attend our September meeting, you will want to read the summary of senior member Tricia Spayer’s presentation in this edition of the newsletter. I hope you join me in welcoming our presenters to the October meeting on emerging technologies and the November workshop on social media. Don’t forget our networking lunches and social events sponsored by NEO STC and be sure to renew your STC membership at There is a lot going on this fall!

Brian Smith