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Vol. 5 No. 2
Summer / 2019
A Round of Ina Coolbrith Award Goes to
Congratulations to our latest
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
winners of the 2019 Jack
London award for outstand-
his time the coveted state award for continu-
ous and dedicated service to the Central
ing service to your CWC TBoard goes to Donna McCrohan Rosenthal.
Volunteering is a serious The award is named for one of the founders of
endeavor for many of our the California Writers Club, and the first Poet Lau-
coast-to-coast branches that reate of California, Ina Coolbrith. It is given for out-
rely on hours of dedicated standing dedication and service to the California
services to sustain a vital Writers Club.
statewide membership. Donna is only the 13th CWC member to be so
honored in the history of the California Writers
The Bulletin is the official
Club. Previous winners are David George, Anthony
publication of California
R. Folcarelli, Bob Isbill, Ray Malus, Robert Gar-
Writers Club, an educa-
finkle, Dave La Roche, Kelly Harrison, Joyce Krieg, President Joyce Krieg pre-
tional nonprofit 501(c)3
Casey Wilson, Barbara Truax, Betty Freeman and sents the Coolbrith to Don-
corporation. Issue e-
Ruth Theodos. Read more on Page 2. na McCrohan Rosenthal.
edition 12 now in circula-
tion since August 2019.
CENTRAL BOARD Welcome the New Central Board 2019-20
President: Donna
McCrohan Rosenthal
Vice Pres.: Roger Lubeck Newly elected CWC Central
Secretary: Elisabeth Tuck Board: (l-r)
Treasurer: Anthony Becker
Member-at-Large: Elisabeth Tuck, secretary;
Jeanette Fratto Donna McCrohan Rosenthal,
Branches: 22 Anthony Becker, treasurer;
California Writers Club and, Roger C. Lubeck, PhD.,
PO Box 201 vice president
Danville, CA 94526
Corner Meet Our Newest President
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
Joyce Krieg, on the left, handed the traditional gavel
to our new President Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
during the Central Board's scheduled meeting in late
July. Taking the helm is nothing new to Donna; she
has a long and varied career in publishing industry.
Here's a bit of her background.
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal moved to Califor-
nia from New York City in 1997 to marry Dave Rosen-
thal. Prior to that, she had begun her career in publishing at Pocket Books as editorial
assistant to the legendary executive editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, continued on to the Liter-
ary Guild and Avon Books, then turned full-time author with books traditionally pub-
lished by Simon & Schuster, Random, Viking, St. Martin's, Workman, and Crown.
She's written magazine articles in Redbook, McCall's, Cosmopolitan, Bakers-
field Magazine, and NY AAA Magazine frequently; and, in newspapers, the Ventura
County Star, Victorville Daily Press, and Oakland Tribune. She has spoken at the
Smithsonian and appeared on A&E Biography and Oprah television shows.
When she lived in New York, she represented the international service organi-
zation Pilot International as its NGO (nongovernmental observer) at the United Na-
tions, where she worked alongside NGOs such as the Sierra Club, Cousteau Society,
Rotary, Elks, and Lions.
For the CWC, she has served more than a dozen years on the Central Board,
most recently as secretary and vice president. As CWC Public Relations director, she
arranged for the placement of our centennial time capsule in the Bancroft Library. She
chaired CWC-South for many years and in her branch, East Sierra, has held the posi-
tions of president, secretary, newsletter editor, program chair, and publicity chair.
Highlights of Central Board Events of July
The gavel is handed over from Joyce
Krieg (outgoing) to Donna McCrohan All smiles for the 2019 Jack London
Rosenthal (incoming) President. recipients from their respective
All hands on deck for the catered awards banquet, elections,
and presentation of awards.
Clarissa is just one of the many Jack
London recipients featured during
the ceremony.
Photo credit: Vice President Roger C. Lubeck