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.
Conference early bird deadline extended to April 11
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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