Important note 1: December 4, 2017

There will be no SWWT meeting at LINC in Launceston, December 4. Instead we will be holding our annual Christmas function at the Launceston Country Club Casino, Links Restaurant, Country Club Avenue, Prospect, 12.00 onwards, $22.50 per person (buffet, pay on the day), $8.00 Secret Santa gift. All welcome. RSVP by November 24, Secretary Mary Farr, yted5@hotmail.com or telephone 63317619


Important note 2: December 4, 2017

As there will be no general meeting at LINC on Monday, December 4, a quick Meet-and-Greet will be held in the casino Watergarden Coffee Lounge at 11.00 a.m. before going in for lunch.


Important note 3: February 5, 2018

For those writers who are planning to come along to the first SWWT meeting for the new year in Launceston, February 5, 2018, we are moving to another room at LINC - Level 2, Room 1, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. All welcome.

Homework: Follow on in poetic form, or prose up to 750 words the opening line: And then the phone rang...

Committee meeting noon to 1.00 p.m. All welcome to stay.

Tea and coffee available.

Gold coin donation.


Annual General Meeting

The SWWT AGM was held at LINC, Launceston on October 2, 2017. The Society and its members offer congratulations and appreciation to those who have stepped down or stepped forward to form the new Executive and Committee for 2017-2018.

To SWWT's immediate past president Marilyn Arnold, who for a time was also Stylus editor, thank you.

A special mention goes to Wendy Laing who has not only taken on the Stylus editorship, but has once again taken on the position of President while retaining the post of Competitions Secretary, thank you.

Warm thanks go to our vice presidents, north and south, Elizabeth Russell-Arnot and Robyn Mathison for their continuing service in these roles and to the Society, with a particular mention of Robyn Mathison for her long ministration as Coffee Break editor on behalf of the Society (Coffee Break is now in abeyance).Thank you.

An immense debt of gratitude goes to our long-standing treasurer, Jane Waite, for her many years of service in that position. Well done and thank you.

Following in Jane's footsteps as treasurer, Anne Wilde and Ros Sydes will share aspects of the role. Best wishes and thank you.

Mary Farr, who will continue as the Minutes Secretary. Thank you.

Yvonne Saw, who has been the postal magazine Ripples' editor for many years. Thank you.

To former president Yvonne Gluyas who continues as a committee member, thank you.

And a final word of thanks to Christina Booth, who not only designed the new SWWT logo, but for a time was Vice President (North) and Stylus editor. Thank you.

Committee 2017-2018:

President - Wendy Laing  

Vice President North - Liz Russell Arnot 

Vice President South - Robyn Mathison

Treasurer - Anne Wilde 

Public Officer - Anne Wilde

Secretary - minutes - Mary Farr

Secretary - competitions - Wendy Laing

Membership Officer - Ros Sydes

Committee members - Yvonne Gluyas

Stylus Editor- Wendy Laing

Website and FB Administrator- Rose Frankcombe

Magazine editors- eWings: Anne Wilde assisted by Elizabeth Russell-Arnot; Coffee Break (in abeyance); Ripples: Yvonne Saw


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19.09 | 10:41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.

03.09 | 11:41

It is too late for our competition so here is a good site to find competitions that are still open.
Wendy Laing

01.09 | 07:13

I've only just now discovered your short story competition and saw that entries closed yesterday! I have the perfect story to enter. Is it really too late?

26.08 | 23:06

I like yous saide& love poetry

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