February 20, 2015

Fight the Chill with Chili at the February Meeting 2/21/15

We dodged a Weather Bullet! The Meeting is on!
The February KaCSFFS meeting (#514) will happen! We have a full evening planned.

Chili with cornbread
What:   February 2015 KaCSFFS Meeting
WhereThe Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
5:30 Open Board of Directors meeting.
6:00 Doors open for setup and pre-meeting socializing. 
6:30 Start of Annual Chili Contest
7:00 Program begins.
After the Program “Chili break” to vote and have a brief business meeting. Winners will be announced, and certificates presented, at the end of the meeting.

Annual KaCSFFS Chili Contest (+More)
Chili Mac
Cook up your favorite chili recipe and bring it to share. Our enthusiastic tasters will have a chance to enjoy a tasty winter treat, and vote for their favorites.

We also encourage everyone to bring tasty side items that compliment Chili: your favorite Cornbread. Or Macaroni & Cheese for Chili Mac? Salad or slaw? Fruit? Desserts are always in order, too!

The KaCSFFS treasury is providing Ball Park-brand all beef hot dogs, buns, and shredded cheddar cheese for Chili Dogs.
Chili Dog

KaCSFFS also will provide plastic bowls, plates, plastic-ware, napkins and paper towels from our stash of party supplies.

Enjoy a Dramatic Reading for our Program
Saturday's program: Twice-past SFWFA president Robin Wayne Bailey will give a dramatic reading of his latest science fiction short story, "Tombaugh Station."
Robin Wayne Bailey gives a dramatic reading in 2013

It will be published this fall in Bryan Thomas Schmidt's latest original short stories anthology Mission: Tomorrow, from Baen Books.

Business Meeting 
After Robin's reading, there will be a "chili break," voting, and then the club's monthly business meeting. 
February is the first month for Board of Directors self-nominations. The only person who can nominate you is yourself. So step right up!
Other business:
Member announcements
KC area events updates,
Presentation of Chili Certificates!

IMAGES: Many thanks to The Heritage Cook for the image of chili with cornbread, to WikiHow for the chili mac photo, and to SheKnows for the chili dog image. The photo of Robin W. Bailey doing a dramatic reading is from a Facebook album of an event at Prospero's Books in 2013.

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