The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Hotel, Racetrack & Casino Altoona, Iowa site of the Biennial PPA Conference on August 1-3. Preceding the conference will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday, July 31. The room rate is $129.00 per day king or double queen occupancy. Current tax rate is 12%. For room reservations click on the link below or call 1-800-325-9015 using group code 07292019APW. Prairie Meadows will provide free shuttle service from Des Moines International Airport, complimentary Internet access and no charge for parking a vehicle.
Plans progress for August PPA Conference
On August 1-3, APWU editors, associate editors and officers will meet in Des Moines, Iowa for the 2019 biennial conference of the APWU National Postal Press Association. Preceding the conference will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday, July 31.
Established in 1967 and held every two years, the PPA Conference is not only for editors. It is an educational event specifically designed to help participants, whether novice or experienced sharpen their communication skills. Regardless of the office held in our union, learning about communication as a means to better represent the membership should be a part of every representative’s educational development. This conference is also a must for local or state organizations that are interested in establishing (or re-establishing) a communications program for its membership.
Led by a group of talented instructors from the Labor Movement, the intensive four-day program will cover a variety of communication-related topics. In addition to eleven workshops, the gathering will include three general sessions, four networking events and an awards banquet.
Further details about the conference, including workshop and registration information will be provided in the coming weeks.
PPA Awards entry deadline Wednesday, May 1
First place and honorable mention awards in 15 categories will be presented at an awards banquet on Saturday, August 5 in Altoona, Iowa at the conclusion of the 2019 PPA Conference.
Serving on the2019 PPA Awards Committee are: Chairperson Jenny Gust, editor, Ohio Postal Worker and Black Swamp Outrider, Toledo, Ohio; James Krivonak, editor, The Virginia Postal Worker, Chesapeake, Virginia; Cathy Hanson, editor, The Northern Light and Minnesota Postal Worker, Delano, Minnesota; Loren Adams, editor, The Arkansas Postal Worker and The Razorback Scheme, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Valerie Schropp, editor, Redwood Empire Area Local News, Petaluma, California.
With the exception of the website category, the awards committee has the responsibility of independently reviewing and rating each entry using a point system. The results will be tabulated to determine the top eight finalists in each category. A judge from outside the Postal Press Association and APWU will then review the finalist entries and select the award recipients. All website entries will be sent directly to the outside judge for review and final selections.
Originally called the Biennial Award of Merit Program, it was established at the August 1967 conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
The purpose of instituting an awards program was to recognize Association editors for outstanding work in editing, publishing and writing. The first awards were presented at the 1968 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, the awards program has been modified several times to reflect changes in technology and production methods.
Awards Program rules and entry form were previously mailed to editor members. A duplicate copy of this material is available by clicking on the link below.
Deadline for receipt of entries is Wednesday, May 1.Download: 2019 Awards Program rules-entry forms.pdf
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