Teen Scouts help the Mill Valley Masketeers by cutting hundreds of t-shirts to make ear ties. Led by local Mill Valley citizen Lee Budish, people from around the community came together like the Scouts, to donate fabric, cut, sew and deliver over 14,000 masks to those in need.
After 12 years of running the San Francisco North and East Bay Region, first as Assistant Regional Advisor and then as Co-Regional Advisor, I stepped down on 9/1/18. Our region is a tremendous success, with over 30 programs a year, and twenty enthusiastic dedicated regional team members. I look back and I’ve done over 200 programs, Intensives and Conferences, hosted over 225 speakers, managed geographical and membership growth, and survived some crazy bumps in the road. I structured the region so there are meetings touching nearly every county in our area. So, it is a joy to turn a thriving region over to two new people.
The friends I have made and the knowledge I have gained by developing programs and attending many other SCBWI programs are invaluable. I look forward to the time now to continue to improve my craft and relax at meetings to absorb even more. I thank everyone I have worked with for their time, creative ideas and gracious help.