SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Geneva Escobedo, MBA
Retired Higher Education Professional
Published Author, Poet and Community Service Leader
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: WED August 29th, 2018 – 5:30 -7:30 pm
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WHERE: Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: Mission: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER 6:45: Geneva Escobedo, MBA
Geneva retired from Pima Community College after a 30-year career in higher education. Her community college and university work included marketing and promotion, student development, multicultural programs, minority recruitment and retention, grant writing/grant management, and developing programs for underprepared college students.
Geneva received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
She began journaling during her college years and joined two women’s writing groups to pursue her goals to write and publish. Her first book, Dichos de mi Padre is published by Latino Book Publisher, an imprint of the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues based in Mesa, Arizona. Dichos de mi Padre contains 20 dichos and related stores that provide insight into Mexican culture, family traditions and values and spirituality. It also includes her family history. Short stories and several poems were published in a women’s anthology, Our Spirit, Our Reality: celebrating our stories and Pima Community College’s art and literature magazines
Her community service includes serving on the board of directors of Our Family Services that supports homeless teens and families, the University of Arizona Hispanic Community Council and co-facilitator of the Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Geneva raised three step-daughters and is a grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of three young boys.
RSVP before NOON the Friday morning before the meeting – August 24th. The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food, and I must give a guarantee to them at that time. That is the confirmed deadline for an RSVP! Please do not use the PayPal after that time. Thank you for appreciating our contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com
NOTE upper right corner for the link on this website. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON FRIDAY! Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests.
We no longer take checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. This is a workable and good system for all of us. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 to begin the buffet that is available by 5:45 The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
Guests pick up a brochure and a membership signup sheet too.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful announcements for you, including the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are reviewed at 6:00 with dinner. The member introductions are 30 seconds. They follow the announcements.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101 Freeway, exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a quarter mile, the club is on the West side (Left) of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side (Left) of the street. 11500 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
Goals of the Group
• Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
• Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
• Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
• Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
• Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
• Encourage participation by members as mentors, and volunteers
• Support and challenge each other to always be writing
• Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
• Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams