Members of CBAS assembled on Saturday for a potluck lunch and the annual meeting. Some members brought books and books-in-progress for show-and-tell prior to our delicious meal with good conversation. After a brief business meeting chaired by outgoing Lou Kroner, guest speaker Will Hillenbrand, author and illustrator, entertained us with memories of his childhood and how he came to love stories and books and to capture them with pictures. He shared his working method to produce both words and images in his well over 50 published children’s books. His presentation was both informative and delightful, and it was a treat to have him with us. Following the presentation, members were enticed by a mini-shop of Hillenbrand’s works, and a number of us went home happy with a new book in hand and lots of inspiration.
For more about Will, visit his website at http://www.willhillenbrand.com
Many thanks to Lou for being such a great CBAS Chair these last two years. And welcome to several new board members and several returning ones. Below are those who will serve for the next year.
Officers: Co-Chairs, Beth Brann and Judith Serling-Sturm; Secretary, Jeanne Taylor; Treasurer, Linda Dietrich
Board of Trustees: Anjali Alm-Basu, Patty Bertsch, Marguerite Ketchen, Lou Kroner, Veronica Sorcher, Jeanne Strauss-DeGroote, Sharon Wilson
Continuing to act as committee chairs are the following: E-Communication, Peg Rhein; Exhibits, Jeanne Strauss-DeGroote; Outreach, Jack Campbell; Programs, Judith Serling-Sturm; Public Relations, Carole Winters; Study Group Coordinator, Janice Kagermeier.