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Volume VIII, Number 3
News Letter
September 2009
of the World's most unique Literary Society
where we turn Scribblers into Scribes and Meeting he Muse is a way of life

Sundance, Wyoming

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Patricia Frolander,66, rancher from Sundance, Wyoming, has been named 2009-2010 National Senior Poet Laureate in the 17th Annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older sponsored by Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation. She succeeds Mike Gullickson of Burnet, Texas as holder of the National Senior Poet Laureate title.

Contest administrator and coordinator of judges was Yvonne Nunn.

Check other pages to read the national laureate poem and details about the contest.

Highlights of the 2009 competition, our first exclusively electronic SPL event (and comparable 2008 figures), include:

All winners will appear online in GOLDEN WORDS before 10/1/09.

Notes from the Editor:
Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation dissolved

This is the last edition of The Diploemat to officially be issued as newsletter of the Missouri non-profit corporation I founded as sole incorporator July 31, 2001. Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation, Inc. (the “foundation”) was dissolved with the Missouri Secretary of State as of Aug. 31, 2009 (following my relocation in May 2009 to Calif.). How this affects “Angels Without Wings” as a business entity that currently has no bank account of its own is yet to be resolved. There are three options:

  1. file a “Fictitious Name” (dba) announcement in a local legal newspaper announcing I am doing business as Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation;
  2. file for incorporation as a California non-profit entity, just as was done in Missouri, in which case officers must be named, a board of directors chosen, quarterly reports issued, and estimated taxes possibly prepaid;
  3. do neither of the above and just operate as a freelance writer/editor/publisher doing business under my own personal bank fund (checking account) entitled Wanda Sue Parrott Literary Account.

This matter must be resolved by the board of directors, with whom I will meet electronically at the close of what would have been our 3rd Quarter, Sept. 30, 2009. Since various states have different laws that govern non-profit corporations, I have research to yet be done about the best and most-affordable way to operate in Calif.

Under the Missouri statutes, a non-profit that has been dissolved must give the balance of its assets to another non-profit organization. If I give away the Fdn.'s small balance from this year's SPL contest, which was $400, there will be no seed money with which to sponsor another Senior Poets Laureate , or any other, literary event.

I will safeguard the bank balance until proceeding as directed by the board and other officers: Amy Kitchener, honorary CEO/President; Bill Kiene, vice president.director; Wanda Sue Parrott, secretary-treasurer/director; Ronald Cannata, director; Vera-Jane Goodin Schultz, director; Albert L. Baker, webmaster; Yvonne Nunn, dean, Cyber-college of Online Poetry. Also, Meeting the Muse section members, comprised of past and present Senior Poets Laureate. Thank you all.

Since I am now sole operator, I propose removing the letter “o” from the name of the organization and redub it Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Fundation, which can be abbreviated as Fdn., in keeping with the theme we frequently cite in The Diploemat: Poetry should be fun. If the board decides I should simply continue unincorporated, my profession would become a “hobby.” That would make it easier as far as accounting goes, and considerably less costly as far as paying for professional tax preparation goes. Stay tuned to the December electronic edition of this newsletter. Thanks for participating. May the muse be with you

Wanda Sue Parrott, Editor