I nominate Nichole Snyder of District 5 for an Award of Merit for Service to the club. Nichole stepped in faithfully before joining D5 to help us with our computer and Zoom issues. She agreed to serve in 2023 in a newly-created position as Technology Manager and has excelled in her gracious service. I appreciate Nichole because I know how difficult it is to listen to the speakers while trying to run club issues simultaneously, and the computer "glitches" and malfunctions have often taken considerable time over a meeting.
Nominated by Connie Rae White
I nominate Ann Christine Fell for the KAC Service Award. Ann dedicates herself to promoting Kansas authors in her community and in the state. Currently she serves as the Writers in Community Liaison for District 5. She especially champions authors' involvement with libraries. Ann organized a small group for writers in the Winfield area.
Ann was a moving force for the first D5 Writers Retreat. She found the speaker and provided the venue for the retreat. She was a gracious hostess.
Working with Ann is a pleasure because of her competence and service mindedness. D5 is blessed to have her as a member.
Nomination by Sandra Taylor
I nominate Lindsey Bartlett for the Kansas Authors Club Service Award. Lindsey joined KAC in 2021 after serving as a judge for our literary contests. In 2022, she agreed to become the prose contest manager and served in this position for two years. This year, she introduced and co-sponsored the Rural Voices category to our prose and poetry contest, a contest, bringing in a total of 51 entries, making it one of the larger categories in our contest. Lindsey is an active member of the Emporia Writers Group and has become a KAC leader serving as Co-Chair of District 2 in 2023. She has also worked as the assistant editor on our new publication, The Write from the Center Zine. Lindsey is a generous friend and an actively publishing writer. Her efforts to grow as a writer and as a KAC community builder are inspirational.
Nomination by Tracy Million Simmons