Minutes of the CVHC August Meeting
During the "Dog Days of Summer" the members of the CVHC met, as planned, the hot afternoon of August 13th, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom and shared a potluck of foods while catching up on all that has been happening with the various members over the last several months.
Attending were members Bill Owen, Mark Hollingsworth, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi and Leslie Rose. We were pleased to hear that member Lana, who we have missed over the last several meetings, had contacted Bill to say that she will be rejoining us in October for our annual Haiku Reading event.
Yvonne reported that she has secured the meeting room at the Sake Factory for us for that reading. We will be performing between the hours of 1:00-3:00 and will retire to the tasting room for a meeting from 3:00-4:00 directly after that.
Regarding our annual Jerry Kilbride Haibun Contest, Yvonne is looking for more entries during these last few weeks before the deadline. To spur entrants to get their poems in, we will be posting twice to Facebook during August.
We briefly discussed Tanka Prose and member Leslie was asked to check to see if there are currently any contests being run for that particular form.
We congratulated Bill who has a haiku appearing in the latest issue of Frogpond (Vol. 34:2, 2011).
Yvonne shared her poem, "Into the Dark", and the story behind it, which has been accepted for publication in the upcoming Bottle Rockets.
With that we had to close the meeting, but are looking forward to our next gathering on October 8th at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom. (Anyone wanting more information about that Reading may go to our Facebook page or our blogspot: http://blinkhaiku.blogspot.com).