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An Open Letter to PNWCA Members and Potential Members

Hello, PNWCA Members and potential new Members.

We’re writing because we want to rejuvenate/rebuild/re-something the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association and we want you to join us. 

The PNWCA has a long, robust history of conferences, professional development, and camaraderie among writing center professionals in the region, but the pandemic and everything that came with it took the wind out of our sails. The Executive Board is eager to bring back the annual conference and regional meetups, revive and expand the PNWCA website, foster collaboration among our membership, and increase professional development opportunities throughout the region.

Here are some things we’ve been working on throughout the last year:

  • Revising the PNWCA constitution to account for the major shift of virtual-everything and the adjustments to the PNWCA over the last few years
  • Defining the PNWCA membership as anyone and everyone on the PNWCA email listserv (no membership fees – yay!)
  • Developing and hosting virtual “PNWCA Connect” meetings 
  • Adjusting roles in the PNWCA Board to ensure compliance with IWCA and to meet the needs of our region
  • Imagining the best use of PNWCA funds and resources to support writing center administrators and practitioners in the region. 

Here’s what we want from you:

  • Tell your colleagues about the PNWCA and encourage them to join as members (by joining the listserv)
  • Join us for a General Meeting on September 20th at 2 pm over Zoom to learn about upcoming events during the 23-24 school year 
  • Consider running for an elected position on the Executive Board (information at https://pnwca.org/
  • Plan to vote on Board members following the September General MeetingConsider hosting the PNWCA conference at your institution in the spring of 24 
  • If you are no longer involved with a writing center or you’ve left the PNW, email eechols@uw.edu and we can remove you from the listserv. 

Get in touch with us! What would you like from the PNWCA? We want to hear from you. 

Thank you for your support,

Your PNWCA Executive Board

Comments

I am a new member of the PNWCA. Are you able to add me to the listserv? (The Google form would not open for me.) My email address is haijala@stmartin.edu. Thank you!