Additional Volunteer Information

Our Regional Advisor (RA), Laura, and her assistant work together on regional events. Laura is in charge of the region as a whole, including events, PAL opportunities, and the bimonthly newsletter.

She oversees a team of volunteers who coordinate or help plan our upcoming activities. Laura signed up for a 5-year volunteer term beginning June 2018 and again in 2023.

Our region has two Oregon Regional Advisor Emeritae: Judi Gardiner and Robin Koontz.

How you can communicate with Laura and the Advisory Committee: Send an email! (email addresses found on Regional Team page)

Critique group info goes to Leslie Bernard Booth. Please see the critique group page if you want to join a critique group and can’t find one.

Newsletter: Illustrations, articles, event info, good news, etc. to In the subject line, please put: NEWSLETTER, your name, and what you’re sending.

Website corrections, additions, or info about broken links goes to Becky Lance.

We are also looking for more volunteers for our volunteer-led region. There are long term commitments–minimum of a year, such as the Advisory Committee–one time event positions, and volunteer at home positions. Without volunteers, events, and services don’t happen in our region. If you’re willing, we can put you to work. Please email to let us know how you’d like to help. And don’t worry, we won’t assign you something without talking to you!

CONNECTIONS are geographically-based groups for the purpose of networking for our SCBWI members in areas away from the Portland metro area where most of our events are held. Each area has one or more representatives. These representatives, under the authority of the RA, may plan local events in specific subsets of our region. Want your area covered? Find out what volunteering entails by contacting Laura.