The March meeting was an opportunity to catch up on business. Members were encouraged to nominate valued works for the Aurora Awards, volunteer for When Words Collide and attend the April writers’ retreat. Panel topics for the conference were generated, and IFWA decided to hold a party on the Saturday night of the convention. Ideas were generated for the Friday Night Readings prompt, and fundraising ideas to support the Robyn Herrington Short Story Contest prize money were debated. We now have a coordinator for the Jack Whyte workshop and the new website will go live. Next month’s skills: How to critique. May skills: Report form the Rainforest Writers’ Retreat.