2022 Executive Committee Nominees

The following SWW members have been nominated for election to the 2022 Executive Committee. They have accepted those nominations and will stand for election at the October 2 Annual Meeting.

All nominees are running uncontested. Those elected begin their terms on January 1, 2022.

SWW members in good standing may vote:
1. In person during SWW’s annual meeting on Saturday, October 2. The meeting will run from 10:00 am–noon, but voting will end at 11:00 am.
2. By electronic ballot. The link to the ballot will be sent to SWW members. If you don’t receive the link by email, sign in to the Members Only section to find it. Electronic voting will run September 1–25.

Please contact the SWW office (505-830-6034 or info@swwriters.com) if you cannot vote electronically or attend the in-person meeting.

Nominee for SWW President:
Brenda Cole

Brenda has been an educator for children from preschool through high school. Her multiple life sciences degrees led to teaching Biology and Western Medicine at three different institutions. She splits her time between writing, art projects, and genealogy. Over the years she has become an award-winning author of nonfiction short stories. Brenda is the current vice-president of SWW and chair of the Collegium Committee.

Nominee for SWW Vice-president:
Joe Brown

Joe writes historical fiction and memoirs. He retired from his USAF military and civil service careers in 2010 as a Senior Analyst advising the Commander, USAF Flight Test Center. He is a member of SouthWest Writers, Western Writers of America, Military Writers Society of America, and several non-profit organizations.

Nominee for SWW Secretary:
Dan Wetmore

Dan is a North Carolina transplant, having landed in New Mexico after twenty years’ peripatations with the U.S. military, during which he performed tours of duty in a nuclear missile silo as an ICBM launch officer, as an Instructor of Ethics and Logic at the US Air Force Academy, launching satellites aboard decommissioned ICBMs, and overseeing a communications post in southern Turkey. His dual degrees are in Philosophy. Dan is a poet and essayist who was the 2021 chair of the SWW writing contest. He is presently editing and formatting Winning Words of SouthWest Writers, SWW’s 2021 anthology.

Nominee for SWW Treasurer:
Rose Marie Kern

Rose attended Butler University where she began her studies in Arts Administration, though she received her Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit management from the University of New Mexico. In addition to working for the FAA and later Lockheed Martin, Rose has owned and managed her own business since 2003. As an author, Rose has had over a thousand articles published in national and regional magazines on solar energy, sustainable living, solar cooking, aviation, and organic gardening, and has written 5 books. Currently she works with authors who want to learn how to self-publish, and has given a number of classes and workshops for SWW. Rose has been a member of SouthWest Writers since January of 2006, and a board member since 2008.

Rose is familiar with the history and the present workings of SWW’s finances and has worked closely over the past couple of years with Jennifer Black, outgoing treasurer, and ReVaH Loring, the office manager.

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