Saturday, December 8, 2012, as the holiday season was in full swing, the CVHC members held their last meeting of the year at their favorite eating spot, Eastern Empire Restaurant in Sacramento. Bill Owen, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi, Mark Hollingsworth and wife Nancy, and Leslie Rose were delighted to include Lynne Sperry in the festivities. Lynne had attended several of our October Readings at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory.
We ate hearty, gabbed, and ate some more, before settling down to do a wee bit of business.
Yvonne announced that, having reached the deadline for our annual Jerry Kilbride English Language Haibun contest, the entries had been sent to the judges and we should be delighted to announce the winners at our next meeting in the new year.
On their I-pads/I-phones, both Bill and Mark showed off their entries at a new, interactive website, "Tapestry". We agreed that the site shows great promise as a new and exciting venue for sharing writings.
Then going around the table, haiku and tanka were shared, and everyone was pleased that Lynne joined in, sharing several poems she had written after hearing poems that were read at the October Reading.
In the spirit of the season, gifts were shared....beaded jewelry for the ladies from Yvonne, English toffee from Nancy, candy suckers from Leslie, and bags of Fuyu persimmons from Mark. Then as the afternoon ended, it was decided that the Club would meet again in February, and we will then workshop a few more tan renga.
The next meeting of the Club will be Saturday, February 9th, 2013, from 11:30-3:00 at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom. Any and all are welcome to join the fun.