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Announcing the winner of the SSWC 2017 College Scholarship Writing Competition

SSWC is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 College Scholarship is Alyssa Payton who is a senior at Bella Vista High School in the San Juan School District. Her recommending teacher is Sandra DeLay.

Opening the Check(s

Alyssa gratefully accepted the scholarship check at our May banquet.

Alyssa reading her story(s

Here she is reading her story, The Decision, to us.

Be certain to watch for the 2018 scholarship information, soon to be available. Donations (either cash or items for the auction) are appreciated. Contact David for more information.

 



 

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SSWC 2017 College Scholarship Writing Competition

Submissions are now open. Read all the details on the 2017 page or go directly to the Application (proctored by Survey Monkey)!

Funds for the scholarship are derived from the silent auction we have every year. Here are a few of the items you’ll be able to bid on:

A tabletop popcorn machine and bottle of martinelli's sparkling cider

A tabletop popcorn machine and bottle of martinelli’s sparkling cider

A swan wicker centerpiece, a bottle of high end wine, and a framed print of original art by Christine Stein

A swan wicker centerpiece, a bottle of high end wine, and a framed print of original art by Christine Stein

A sketch wizard to help turn 3-D objects into objects you can draw

A sketch wizard to help turn 3-D objects into objects you can draw

A river-tubing class lounge raft and a stack of burnable DVD's

A river-tubing class lounge raft and a stack of burnable DVDs

A set of margarita glasses and ice cream glasses

A set of margarita glasses and ice cream glasses

A set of tea cups and saucers, a scented candle, and picture frame

A set of tea cups and saucers, a scented candle, and picture frame

A large 10x20 picture frame

A large 10×20 picture frame

A hatbox and set of wine glasses

A hatbox and set of wine glasses

A gift sampling from Trader Joes

A gift sampling from Trader Joes

A classic corded keyboard

A classic corded keyboard

A decorative table cloth, miniature thick picture frames, and a collection of silent movies

A decorative table cloth, miniature thick picture frames, and a collection of silent movies

A flower planter pot

A flower planter pot

A certificate for professional editingproofreading services offered by our own Cathy McGreevy

A certificate for professional editing proofreading services offered by our own Cathy McGreevy

A beach umbrella

A beach umbrella

A candlestick holder, desktop basket, glass dishescandle holders, tea cups, and desertcreme brulee dishes

A candlestick holder, desktop basket, glass dishes candle holders, tea cups, and desertcreme brulee dishes

Handmade soaps and an LED presentation projector

Handmade soaps and an LED presentation projector

Various books including a book by our own Mort Rumberg, a $25 gift card for Cheesecake Factory, a wireless bluetooth speaker

Various books including a book by our own Mort Rumberg, a $25 gift card for Cheesecake Factory, a wireless bluetooth speaker

2 books by Cathy McGreevy

Two books by Cathy McGreevy

Five $10 gift cards to Half-Price Books

Five $10 gift cards to Half-Price Books

An ornamental candy dish

An ornamental candy dish

An insanity workout kit, a pass for 4 to the Sacramento Zoo, and a certificate for a professional bike tune-up

An insanity workout kit, a pass for 4 to the Sacramento Zoo, and a certificate for a professional bike tune-up

An aroma therapy blanket, a cat food water bowl, and a creamer server

An aroma therapy blanket, a cat food water bowl, and a creamer server


 

SSWC 2016 College Scholarship Writing Competition

SSWC Scholarship - group of kids

Sacramento Suburban Writers Club is offering a generous College Scholarship to a local high school senior or college student interested in pursuing a career or future that includes writing. Last year our scholarship was $1000. We hope to raise as much for the 2016 scholarship.

The application contains all the rules and instructions for the students to follow to apply for the scholarship. The SSWC Scholarship ends upon the receipt of the first 30 applicants (as recorded by date and time of incoming emails) or April 30, 2016, whichever comes first (note: Deadline extended!).

The winner of the SSWC Scholarship Writing Competition will be awarded a certificate at our Awards Banquet in May, 2016, (exact date not set yet). The funds will be paid directly to the college of his or her choice when they are enrolled.

The students must write answers to five questions and write an interesting and well-written story or essay (submitted as a Word document or PDF file). The answers and story must be attached to an email and sent to scholarship@sactowriters.org. Their entries will be judged by an SSWC Committee to determine the winner of the SSWC Writing Competition Scholarship.

An English teacher will have to answer a simple, one sentence question to qualify the student as a candidate (see application).

Thank you,

Tammy Andrews, SSWC Scholarship and Young Authors Program Coordinator Lavendersunset54@yahoo.com


If you weren’t at our 60th Anniversary Banquet, you missed an exciting event!


Just a reOSF rosevilleminder

The festivities this evening are at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 731 Sunrise in Roseville, starting 5pm.


 

Sacramento Suburban Writers Club 60th Anniversary Silent Auction

The following companies have donated their wares, services, or tickets for this benefit:

  • Sacramento Zoo — 4 Admission Tickets 
  • Railtown, Jamestown — 4 Trip Passes
  • Pier 39 — Family Fun Pack for 4
  • T.G.I. Fridays — $50 gift certificate
  • Esquire IMAX Theatre — 2 tickets
  • Brighten Collectibles — $50 Gift Card
  • Sacramento Kings — Jersey signed by Carl Landry, Power Forward, #24, plus signed picture of Carl Landry
  • Evangeline’s — $25 Gift Certificate

The following people have donated their wares or services for this benefit:

  • Hair Styling — Amy Hart
  • Crystal Earrings — Kristi Taylor
  • Glass Art — Mary Lou Anderson
  • Blackjack Event, 3 hours —  John Marchel
  • Editing by the Grammar Guardian — Mary Lou Anderson
  • Hand-made Blanket — Jeannie Turner
  • French Lesson Tapes — Mort Rumberg
  • Wine (4 bottles) and Wine Glasses — Roberta Davis
  • Car Care Kit — Roberta Davis
  • Framed Poster of King Ludwig’s Castle — Roberta Davis
  • Candle — Tammy Andrews
  • SSWC T-Shirt — Roberta Davis
  • Candy dishes and Candy — Tammy Andrews
  • Cozy Comforts (slippers, book, photo box ) — Nadya Terman

Sacramento Suburban Writers Club 60th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to join us for a most exciting event.
(You do not have to be a member to attend.)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Celebration begins at 5:00 PM at The Old Spaghetti Factory ~ Upstairs (elevator available)

731 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, CA 95661

We are celebrating our club’s 60th Anniversary with a Banquet and Silent Auction for a Scholarship Fundraiser.

Whether you are a writer, a published author, or just enjoy reading good books, you should share the entertaining, fun, and educating evening with us.

Mingle, network, enjoy a glass of wine (or not), and experience an evening amongst your local writers and authors.

Eileen Rendahl-CarrEileen Rendahl/Carr, bestselling author of suspense, paranormal, and romantic comedy, will be our guest speaker. She has won multiple awards and has written twelve novels.

Ronald GoldbergRonald Goldberg, a solo guitarist will entertain us with his guitar, mandolin, and ukulele during the Silent Auction, Networking, and Cocktails. (No host bar)

Only $20 — no payments at door

Deadline for Reservations is May 11, 2015

Prepay for your dinner via PayPal or your Credit Card online

We hope to see you there!


2015 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

SSWC is offering a generous scholarship to a local high school senior. We invite you to apply.

    • What to do: Write a 1000 word story and answer 5 questions.
    • Deadline: First 50 entries or April 15, 2015, whichever comes first.  Deadline extended: Apr 30!

Scholarship Details at: sactowriters.org/scholarship (under the events tab )…or see your school’s Guidance Counselor.

 


SSWC’s 60th Anniversary

Yes! We have been in existence for 60 years. That mean this year we are celebrating our 60th anniversary! There are many events planned for this celebration: