Singer and songwriter Tom Barmes lives in Elwood, Indiana. His songs, Big Boy Ballads, were written during his children's formative years. His love for children is expressed in all his songs, including "Sam's Song," which he included in his performance at ISFPC Spring Meet. Sam is an enjoyable entertainer with stories to tell, and an easy "folksy style."
ISFPC gathered at Fox Island County Park, Fort Wayne for our Spring Meet on May 14. NI Poets (Northeast Indiana Poets Of Every Type) proved gracious hosts. They provided everything from homemade snacks to music to diamond stickers to celebrate ISPFC's diamond anniversary. That's right, ISFPC is 75 years old! So our subtitle of the day was "Gemstones of Poetry and History."
Spring Meet was also an officially endorsed Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. See ISFPC's other bicentennial events here.
Enjoy the Slideshow Highlights of Spring Meet!
Other Important Highlights of Spring Meet
We installed 3 new officers:
We welcome them and thank the retiring officers for their service.
Please note the vice presidents no longer have to serve as contest chairs, though they may if needed. The offices were separated after consulting Nationals and our guiding source on bylaws, Practical Parliamentary Procedure. The bylaw committee is currently revising the bylaws. If you wish to participate, consult our President, Sandra Nantais. Look for the revised version on this website a month before Fall Rendezvous.
Thank you, NI Poets, officers, guest speakers, and members, for a lovely Spring Meet! See you October 14-16 at Spring Mill State Park for 2016 Fall Rendezvous!
Last Stanza, the poetry club with the cool name, turned 5 years old recently! Check out the video founder Jenny Kalahar made to celebrate.
The Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and creative process of poetry.