Check out some of the awesome items donated for the silent auction

Brunch for two at the Double Eagle in Mesilla
Tickets and dinner for two at the Spencer Theater near Ruidoso
Pecan gift basket from San Saba Pecans
Georgia O’Keeffe art poster
Breakfast or lunch for two at Duran’s Central Pharmacy in Albuquerque
Budweiser camp chair with tray table and pockets
Books, jewelry, sandals, decorative items
Photo: This silver three crosses necklace donated by Cutter Gallery is one of our silent auction items. Be ready to bid early and bid often at the conference in order to support our scholarship program!
Necklace with three silver crosses donated by Cutter Gallery (photo on the right)
All proceeds go to the NMPW scholarship fund.
Have your checkbook, cash and/or credit card with you for purchases.
See you at the NMPW Conference on April 26!



3 Top Reasons to attend the NMPW Conference on April 26

This year’s conference is packed with exciting opportunities to learn, network and celebrate both your and your fellow professional communicators’ achievements.

Here are the 3 Top Reasons to attend the NMPW Conference on April 26:

1) Two workshops with plenty of opportunities to learn and network with professionals from around the great state of New Mexico.

2) Two awards celebrations and a silent auction to raise funds for our Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship.

3) The NMPW Annual Meeting at 1:40 on the day of the conference. At that time, the Membership will take up the issue of revisions to the NMPW Bylaws. Among those is a proposal to change the name of our organization.

The following names will be advanced for a vote by Membership present at the Annual Meeting:

  1. Maintaining New Mexico Press Women
  2. Changing the name to New Mexico Media Professionals
  3. Changing the name to a combined version, New Mexico Press Women & Media Professionals

The February newsletter contains the revisions to the NMPW Bylaws along with memos for and against the name change. In addition we have information from NFPW affiliates which have changed their names.

For more information on the conference go to

Registration ends April 17







The NMPW conference is Saturday, April 26, in Las Cruces and we hope you’ll be there!

Conference early bird deadline extended to April 11

The early bird deadline to register for the New Mexico Press Women conference has been extended to Friday, April 11! If you’ve been waiting to hear if you won an award in the communications contest or for another freelancing check to arrive in your mailbox, you’ve got another week to get your registration submitted! Revised registration and information sheets are attached. We hope to see you in Las Cruces on Saturday, April 26.

Membership meeting topics
We have important Items on the agenda for this year’s membership meeting, scheduled for just after the Zia Award Luncheon. Details have been sent in the Broadsheet newsletter and in several e-mails, but if you missed them, let us know and we’ll resend the newsletter to you. If you want to vote on these items, you need to be a current member and in attendance at the membership meeting at the conference.  (If you are unable to attend and vote, but want to voice an opinion, you may send a statement to NMPW Vice President Sherri Burr at and it will be presented at the membership meeting on your behalf.)
• Electing new officers
• Changes to our bylaws
• A proposal to change our organization’s name (names suggested by the board are New Mexico Media Professionals or New Mexico Press Women and Media Professionals)

Silent auction donations needed
We hope you’ve been looking for items to bring to our silent auction, either gently used items around your home or by asking local businesses to make a donation. The silent auction is the only fundraiser to support our Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship. We’ll have auction items on display at the conference with the conclusion of bidding at the banquet. So, bring your items to donate and your checkbook to make your purchases — you never know what treasures you’ll find! Items donated so far include a night at Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, a round of golf at Red Hawk Golf Course in Las Cruces, a pecan basket from San Saba Pecans and something sparkly from Cutter Gallery. Use yourconnections to bring something great to help make this the best silent auction ever! Contact silent auction co-chair Elaine Stachera at to let her know what items you are bringing, the value and and suggested starting bid so we can have bid sheets prepared in advance. Of course, you can always bring last-minute donations with you to the conference!

April 11: Early bird registration and hotel registration for conference rate
April 17: Last day to register for conference and pre- and post-conference activities