Saturday, July 11, 2009

Minutes of the July1, 2009 Meeting

Minutes of Write-On Hoosiers meeting on July 1, 2009 at Purdue Learning Center:

Members present: George Miga, Cathy Dziubla, Arthur Wilkerson, Michael Musak, Katherine Flotz

Sharon Palmeri was ill and Katherine Flotz led the discussions.


Cathy Dziubla wrote a comical essay about the pronounciation of the name of the new president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejab, which the news media has trouble pronouncing.

Arthur Wilkerson is in the process of starting a new novel, beginning with "An Epic Poem - The Beginning". This will follow with prose and the story of the Great Book in which we learn the history of Terra and her inhabitants.

George Miga continued with "Medal of Dishonor" - this time McCall goes to the Washington National Records Center to find information about Cordell, the shoe shine man.

Michael Musak has written "Reinvent Yourself" - a piece about the Seven Deadly Sins. He is looking to find a magazine to publish it.

Katherine Flotz wrote another "diamonte" poem entitled "Evening Glow". She was inspired by a sunset in Lac du Flambeau, her summer home.

The next meeting will be on July 15, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at Purdue Learning Center.

No meetings in August and further notice will be forthcoming when the September meetings will begin.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Katherine Flotz

Minutes of the June 17, 2009 Meeting

Minutes of June 17, 2009 for Write-On Hoosiers, Inc.

Members present: John Boufis, Cathy Dziubla, George Miga, Beverly Stanislawski, Arthur Wilkerson and Katherine Flotz

Announcements: The matter of holding meetings in July was discussed and everyone present, with the exception of John Boufis, is able to make the meetings.


George Miga read a query letter which he sent out to Manus & Associates in Palo Alto, CA along with 30 pages of his story "Medal of Dishonor". He also continued with the story in which the CEO, McCall, is conversing with his girl friend about the possibility of his leaving the company.

Beverly Stanislawski wrote a beautiful poem entitled "Final Verdict". She ponders the question about the final judgement by God.

Arthur Wilkerson wrote down some thoughts about "Things I wish I knew, Things I know for sure and Bible clues to things I wish I knew". These are serious questions to which we have no answers.

Cathy Dziubla read an "oldie" which she wrote in 2003 called "Liquid Licorice". A comical story, true by the way, of how she sampled some "Ouzo" as a child. The result proved to be a bad headache, a long nap and a lecture and punishment from parents. She has since sworn off "Ouzo".

John Boufis had nothing to read but participated actively in the critiques.

Katherine Flotz read an article which appeared in the Post Tribune written by Jill Pfister, director of Village Park Enrichment Center in Valparaiso. The article promoted Katherine's lecture to be given Friday, June 19th at the Books and Entertainment program.

The next meeting will be July 1, 2009 - same time, same place.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Katherine Flotz

Minutes of the June 3, 2009 Meeting

The minutes of the June 3, 2009 meeting are as follows:

Members present: Sharon Palmeri, George Miga, Katherine Flotz

Guests: None

Announcements: Due to the meager attendance at the meeting, it is questionable if summer meetings are necessary. You will be advised further.

George Miga talked about a possible screen play for his book and asked for advice as to how to go about it. He continues to look for an agent.

Kathy Flotz had a successful speaking engagement in Lake Summerset, Illinois at a book club. Attendance was well over 50 people.


Katherine Flotz read a diamonte poem she wrote for her grandson's Bar Mitzvah. The poem was made into a bookmark with a picture of the Torah.

George Miga continued reading his novel "Medal of Dishonor". The story continues with conversation between McCall, the boss, and Tony, the shoe shine man's son.

The meeting adjourned 7:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Katherine Flotz