At our August 23 meeting, guild members defeated a resolution
    on moving our meetings from the Heritage Cafeteria to the
    Library Station. Issues with the Heritage have included lack of
    adequate audio-visual equipment, including mobile microphones
    so all during discussions may hear. Members asked the board
    to explore with Heritage management best ways to secure
    adequate equipment.

    The case for staying at the Heritage included central location,
ease of parking, and camaraderie of writers over lunch. The case for moving
included larger meeting room, variety of nearby restaurants, and availability of
audio-visual equipment.

The board cannot act unilaterally in this matter, nor should it. Fair and careful
attention to the needs and concerns of members is a priority if our guild is to
remain viable.
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September 6 and 7 St. Charles, Missouri
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October 8 St. Peters, Missouri
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