There has been some confusion lately about the mission of the Northern Colorado Writers. Despite our motto, “helping writers navigate their way to success,” there are some who have taken to social media promoting NCW as a politically conservative organization.
Write, Right, Rite: They Sound Alike, But They Mean Different Things
The confusion seems to stem from the third word in our name, Writers. Spelled with a W, it refers to those who write. Righters, a quaint nickname for conservative citizens, is a homophone of Writers. IT ISN’T THE SAME THING!
These are politically charged times. Trying to make sense of an ever-changing socio-political landscape has many looking wherever they can for validation, even in places they ought not to trust.
NCW is not about politics
It cannot be stated often or loudly enough that NCW is not, never has been, and never will be about politics. There is room in NCW for everyone, whether they support the current administration, or they have decided to back one of the other candidates who seek the highest office. Put another way, Blue, Red, Green, or Purple, there is room for everyone in NCW.
Change. It’s coming for us all, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Once again, for the record, NCW will not get involved in politics, no matter how many times we have been begged to endorse one candidate over another. We’re simply not going to do it, even if the promise of “sugar on top” is added. Please stop asking.
Our Name Has Changed, Our Mission Has Not
Having grown weary of the hundreds of emails we receive each week, either protesting or praising us for our perceived political bias, we have decided to change our name. Henceforth, NCW will stand for Northern Colorado Worders. Have no fear, NCW will offer the same top-notch value to members as it always has. New name, no new game.
For more information, you can go to NCW/Special Reports.
The beauty of this decision is that our initials, NCW, remain the same. Having to change the gold letters on top of our corporate offices would have proven far too expensive, given the uncertainty of the times. We applaud our PR team, headed by Miranda Birt, for coming in under budget.
Give Yourself a Period of Adjustment
Change of this magnitude takes time, we know. Still, please try to update your contact lists, your vernaculars, and, most importantly, your hearts as we go forward with our new moniker.
Change, see what I did there?
For more information on how to handle this change of name, check out these websites:
Coping with Organizational Name Change
The Name Has Changed, But the Game is the Same
What’s in a name?
By Ronda Simmons