California Writers Club recognized 20 dedicated members during the July 21, 2019 awards ceremony in Oakland, CA. Nineteen received the Jack London Service Award for outstanding volunteer service at the branch level and one took home the Ina Coolbrith Award for service at the state level. The Jack London and Ina Coolbrith Awards are the highest honors bestowed upon a member by the CWC.
Each honoree exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism. Jack London Awardees: Karma Bennett (Berkeley), Clarissa Conn (Central Coast Writers), John E. Anderson (East Sierra), Jan Small (Fremont Area Writers), Dr. Mary Langer Thompson (High Desert), Sam Nichols (Inland Empire), Frank Kerns (Long Beach), John Byrne Barry (Marin), Marlene Dotterer (Mt. Diablo), Sarita Lopez (Napa Valley Writers), Kathleen Hiatt (North State Writers), Robbi Sommers Bryant (Redwood Writers), Jenifer Rowe (Sacramento), Laurel Ann Hill (San Francisco Peninsula), Rita Keeley Brown (San Fernando Valley), Anthony Marinelli (San Joaquin Valley Writers), Carolyn Donnell (South Bay Writers), G. Karl Kumfert (Tri-Valley), and Janet D, Skirbinski (Writers of Kern).
Ina Coolbrith Award: Donna McCrohan Rosenthal (East Sierra).