The Central Oregon Writers Guild Elmer for 2009 goes to a person who has served the Guild willingly, accepting any task assigned. A member for five years and a team player, she has stepped up to the plate time after time. This past year when our Blog Director was unable to continue, she stepped up, when our VP Program Director needed assistance; she took that on, while fulfilling the duties of Publicity Director. She is a person who is there for you, takes joy in your triumphs, cries with you in your sorrow. She truly is the glue that holds Central Oregon Writers Guild together, Anita Lanning.