Conference Update: It’s On!

Thank you to those who participated in our survey about the Farmington Conference. The Board of Directors met on Friday and discussed your survey input, the current declining Covid numbers, and the unpredictability of the situation in a few months or next year. After a rigorous discussion, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with the Farmington Conference, with the caveat that registration for the full conference will now be limited to 30 people to facilitate social distancing. Once that number of 30 is reached, we will maintain a waiting list in case there are any cancellations. We will accept up to 10 guest registrations for the lunch and dinner events. We apologize in advance should this conference sell out. Additionally, if you register immediately, you may claim one of the remaining four (4) slots for the Acoma Wellness Court tour on Thursday, March 10th. You are also welcome to register at the Farmington Marriott  (505-325-5111) at the incredible NMPW rate of $89 (plus taxes) per night. The hotel is newly remodeled and features a Pueblo style. For more information, go to the 2022 Conference page.

There are now 13 conference seats available.
There are now 4 spots open for the Acoma Tribal Court visit.

Time’s Getting Short!

There is still time to enter the National Federation of Press Women’s New Mexico Communications Contest. Enter by noon Feb. 2 for all book entries and noon Feb. 9 for all other entries. There is a one-time late fee of $25 but this is a small price to pay for the chance to have your work recognized on a national level.

This is a two-tier contest with the first tier at the state level. Entrants do not have to members of the local chapter to enter but there are many benefits to joining.  If an entry is moved on to the national level then the entrant must be a member of the National Federation of Press Women. Entrants can join after they learn the status of the state level.

The contest is open to anyone regardless of sex or professional status. College students may enter under the collegiate division.

All work must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. There are 12 divisions with 61 categories covering all types of media and communications. There is a spot for just about all types of media. Here is the link to the contest site – .

Awards will be announced at the March New Mexico Press Women conference.

Conference Registration Is Open!

It’s time to plan for fun in Farmington! The conference will be March 10-12. See all the details on the 2022 NMPW Conference page, and register now. You can renew your membership at the same time.

We have arranged for a great rate ($89 + tax per night) at the newly renovated, charming Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington; call them now and identify yourself with our group to take advantage of it.

APWF Online Meeting December 13

At their Monday, December 13, 12:00 noon Zoom meeting, the Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host a familiar and very welcome friend, former State Senator Dede Feldman. She will be speaking about her new book, “Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change.” Building on her previous books, this contains her insights about how to make the politics of our world work better.

To attend, you must RSVP to Linda Lockett at: no later than 9 p.m. Sunday, December 12 so she can put you on the list to be allowed into the Zoom meeting.

To protect our privacy and prevent unwelcome spammers, etc., only those on this approved list are allowed in.

If you have not previously participated with Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, please give Linda one sentence identifying yourself – that is a safety measure for all our participants.

Dede Feldman spent 16 years in the New Mexico Senate where she was a champion of democracy, healthcare and consumer reforms. A former journalist and teacher, she is the author of two other books, “Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens” and “Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico.” Both have won state and national awards. She holds a BA and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a political commentator and a non-profit consultant in Albuquerque. She arrived in New Mexico in 1975, settling in the North Valley of Albuquerque, where she still lives in a pioneering solar adobe home she and her husband built in 1976.

Here is the Zoom invitation:
Topic: Albuquerque Press Women & Friends – Dec. 13, 2021 meeting
Time: Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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