THE PAPHOS WRITERS’ GROUP
AIMS OF THE GROUP
• To offer members the opportunity to develop their individual potential as writers through mutual support, encouragement, skill-based activities and presentations.
• To encourage members to set writing and publishing targets for themselves.
• To foster links with other agencies, outlets and published authors to enable members to achieve publication.
• To offer like-minded people a friendly and inviting environment in which to develop their writing skills.
In July of every second year the positions of Chairman and Deputy Chairman fall due for election or re-election. The results are determined by secret ballot. Proxy votes are allowed. If no winner emerges, a second ballot is held. The newly elected members take office in the September following.
The positions of Treasurer, Secretary and Librarian are voluntary and approved by a show of hands at a normal meeting when any such vacancy needs to be filled.
A Biennial General Meeting is held upon conclusion of the voting process at the end of July.
During the course of normal writers’ group business, temporary committees are established to handle any other business.
Membership is open to any aspiring writer whether or not resident in Cyprus. If the group becomes so large it cannot fulfil its purpose, a waiting list may be established. There is no membership fee. Contributions towards refreshments and a petty cash kitty are determined by the Treasurer as required. The group funds are audited by sub-committee annually at the end of July.
Any change to these guidelines is discussed by the group and decided by a majority vote of those members present.