Category Archives: Dinner & Speaker

October Dinner & Speaker

Topic: Marketing on a Budget

Speaker: Linda Carlson

October 22, 2014

Linda Carlson, northwest native and graduate of the Washington State University journalism program and the Harvard Business School MBA program, is the author or editor of 13 books, including the new Advertising with Small Budgets for Big Results: How to Buy Print, Broadcast, Outdoor, Online, Direct Response & Offbeat Media (Barrett Street Productions), she has been speaking about marketing since 1979.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and we don’t want to make extra work for the wait staff if we underestimate the number of attendees, so please RSVP.

September Dinner & Speaker

Topic: How-to Interview

Speaker: Carolyn Leeper

September 24, 2014
If you are going to write an article about the person sitting next to you, what questions would you ask? What will be the focus of the article: personal life, family background, career, latest accomplishment? How did he get where he is now? What was her earlier life like? What does that person want others to know? And what will the reader want to know? What is your message? How long will your article be? Unless you’re doing a complete biography, you can’t cover everything, so you have to choose you content carefully.

Carolyn Leeper is a freelance writer and has been contributing personal profile articles about local residents to the Northwest Retirement Magazine for several years. During her 25 years as a travel agent she wrote how-to articles for travel trade magazines and newsletters. Her latest book is “19 Remarkable Northwest Women.” An insatiable reader, she loves mysteries, thrillers, and biographies. Carolyn is a past state president of the Business & Professional Women (BPW/WA) and a strong supporter of working women.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and we don’t want to make extra work for the wait staff if we underestimate the number of attendees, so please RSVP.

Make your reservations for January 23rd Dinner and Speaker

Come join us for Copyright in the Age of Internet: What you need to know! with Peggy Watt, professor of Mass Media Law at W.W.U. Wednesday, January 23rd 5:45-8:30 at Nicki’s Bella Marina.

The cost of your dinner is up to you since we are simply ordering off the menu at Nicki’s Bella Marina, however the seating is limited so we do need people to make reservations. Making a reservation is easy, all it takes is filling in our little web form with your name and number of guests.

Remember when enjoying the dinner and speaker presentation that the restaurant is very graciously providing the room for free and hopes to make enough money from our orders to justify reserving the room for our events. So please order something off the menu if you can. This generous arrangement can easily be taken away if the restaurant does not feel it is worth their while.

RSVP now!

WWP Dinner & Speaker: New Date, New Location!

The regular WWP dinner and speaker mettings have been in a state of flux for a few months, as some of you may have noticed.  But now, it looks like we might have finally settled on something great.

The new location is going to be: Upstairs at Nicki’s Bella Marina, located at 2615 South Harbor Loop Drive, Squalicum Harbor. This will eliminate the need for Paypal reservations and allow all guests to order off the menu as they see fit. This is in a private room so the restaurant noise will not be a problem. The restaurant hopes to see at least $250 of food and beverage purchased for our use of the room, and this should not be a problem, but please keep in mind that they are graciously not charging us for the room, so please keep this in mind when you are making your food order.

The new date is because our new hosts already have a prior arrangement for our regular meeting dates, so we have changed to the 4th Wednesday of the month, making January’s meeting on the 23rd.

Hope to see everyone at the next meeting!

November Dinner: Hidden Markets, Writing for the Non-Fiction Youth Market

Please join us at our next meeting:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Doors & Bar Open: 6:00 PM

Windows on the Bay
2625 S. Harbor Loop (Yacht Club Building)
Bellingham, WA 

Speaker: Marilyn McClellan
Hidden Markets that Pay:
Writing for the Non-Fiction Youth Market

Non-fiction for children and youth is one of the strongest sellers in today’s market. Join us for a presentation by Children’s Book Council and National Science Teachers Association award winning writer, Marilyn McClellan.

Marilyn McClellan is an educator, mental health counselor and writer. Her articles have been published in educational journals and the Los Angeles Times. For thirteen years, she wrote a parenting column on teens for the Bellingham Herald. She has written three books for Enslow Publishing Inc., a New Jersey firm that publishes nonfiction library books for teens and young adults.  Marilyn’s first book for Enslow, Organ and Tissue Transplants: Medical Miracles and Challenges won an award from the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council in 2003.

Remember to make your reservation by Friday Nov 9th at 5pm!