President’s Message: WE LOVE OUR FREEDOM SO LET’S KEEP CELEBRATING! #RRBC

Hello, RRBC and welcome to the July, 2017 issue of THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE!

Because we love our freedom so much, we’re going to stretch the 4th of July all the way thru the end of the month!  That’s right, we’re celebrating and appreciating those who serve on the front-lines to allow us this freedom, all month long.  If you haven’t taken the time to THANK a service man, woman and/or service family, please do so.  They sacrifice so much for us.  While we sleep, the serve.  While we enjoy the every day little things that we take for granted, they serve…and for that, they deserve our eternal gratitude.  THANK YOU, FROM RRBC!

We have a lot going on in the club this month, but what’s new, right?   When do we NOT have lots going on in this amazing community?  We are getting closer to September…that special time when we will announce the grand prize winner and the runner-ups in the KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS Contest!  I am so excited, because our judges are excited!  They are sharing with me some of the most amazing reads…and I would never have known about them, had it not been for this contest.  You see, those of you hiding behind these amazing reads, it’s time for you to make yourself known.  You guys are wondering why your books are not being read as often as some of the others? (well, again, it was in the literature you received when you joined).  It’s because we don’t know who you are.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to become engaged in this community.  Yes, I’m sure there are other organizations out there that you belong to, but, I can’t think that you can find our kind of support ANYWHERE else.  If any of you have, please let me know.  We want to know about amazing books, and we want to know that they reside here in our midst.  So, don’t just throw your book into the catalog and move on – support other members, get to know them, and they in turn will support you.

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY in the VIP Lounge this month.  Kathryn C. Treat wanted us to celebrate this event soon after the club was founded, so we  continue to do so three times a year, in her honor:  Valentine’s Day, Christmas in July and Christmas!  We have a wonderful SECRET SANTA Program in place, where of course, we are secretly gifting a fellow member. At Christmas time, it gets even bigger and better, when we celebrate “secretly” with the 12 days of Christmas!  Yes, we sneak goodies into each other’s virtual stockings for 12 select days before Christmas!  These aren’t play goodies, either….oh, no, these are ‘real’ goodies like gift cards for Itunes, movie tickets, Best Buy, Starbuck’s, etc.  We do it up big!   I love my RRBC family.  (So, which one of you sneaky little devils have my name?)

August is going to be an extraordinary month!  We are celebrating the members of (RWISA) RAVE WRITERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS with a month-long tour where a different member will be featured on multiple blogs each day of the month.  This is an event that I’d like to use within RRBC, but, we are testing it out in RWISA first.  If you haven’t signed on to participate as a host of the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE tour, please let us know of your interest to host by sending an email to RRBCInfo@gmail.com.  What’s in it for you?  Well, one lucky host will win their own multi-blog blast tour, courtesy of 4WillsPub!

Our Literary Services Directory is growing!  And, the few entities that are there now are good at what they do, so, please do utilize the services found there before you go outside the club.

I can’t leave here today without talking about our upcoming 2017 WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO!  Have you registered?  Well, if not, here is our gift to you…for the next two days (now thru Friday, 7/14) all Author and Vendor Booths are at a $15.00 savings!  Instead of costing members $75 (ONLY thru Friday @ 11:59 PM CT), they are now only $60.  For non-members, an Author or Vendor Booth is only $85 as opposed to the $100 current price tag.  If you’re interested in promoting your books or services during the conference, I would not hesitate one second!  Prices will not be this low again!  REGISTER HERE!

Well, folks, that’s all for now.  I’m so glad you dropped by to read our magazine.  If you’re enjoying the content, we ask that you FOLLOW us via the widget on the right hand side of any page of the magazine.  We also ask that you share it with your friends and family.

Until next time, take care of yourselves…and each other.  You are your brother’s/sister’s keeper.

See you next month!!!

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14 comments

  1. I am blessed to be married to a disabled veteran and to live in a military town! I love the people that staff our military base and take every chance I can to thank a vet for their service. Without the work they do here, around the country, and abroad, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America!

    July, just like every other month, is filled with activities galore! RRBC is unlike any other book club I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen more than a few! I’m proud to be part of the 2017 Writers’ Conference & Book Expo Team and I love having a chance to support the RWISA writers coming up in August!

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  2. WOW!! July is packed with one amazing activity after another. Thank you, Nonnie and team, for making RRBC extraordinary!

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  3. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. You are right, Nonnie, they don’t get enough recognition for all they do. Michelle makes a GREAT cover model! Another jam-packed issue!

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  4. Great tribute to Dads, Nonnie! Your husband sounds like the man so many women are waiting for and they refuse to budge until they meet him! LOL! Enjoy the weekend with your family!

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  5. What a sweet tribute to your husband, Nonnie! Thank you for sharing with all of us. And, thank you for extending a collective “Happy Father’s Day” to all the fathers in RRBC. Your gratitude is mine – for these gentlemen offer hard-earned wisdom, blessing all. 🙂

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  6. What a tribute to Mothers everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day to you Nonnie Jules. Thank you for the beautiful roses. They smell wonderful!!

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