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2011 NMPA Annual Convention. October 27 - 29. Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa
The membership of the New Mexico Press Association will return to the Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa for its annual convention on October 27 - 29. Details on workshops, the trade show, awards banquet and a golf tournament are being developed.
Members and guests are encouraged to begin making their hotel reservations online at: HOTEL RESERVATIONS
We have an excellent line-up of advertising workshops on Friday afternoon, a full schedule on Saturday with something for just about everybody and it all leads up to the awards banquet on Saturday night.
NMPA has also held the low rates and are once again offering a la carte sign ups. You will find the registration form online: REGISTRATION.
NMPA Golf outing
This year the annual convention will kick off with a golf tournament at Twin Warriors Golf Course on Thursday Oct 27th. $75.00 per person. Registration required. 1:45 meet up time at pro shop. Please let your suppliers and vendors know of the golf tournament - we'll have plenty of sponsorship opportunities for all of them.
BNC Judging Update - Goodnight Irene!
The entries arrived in what was sunny Rhode Island all set to be judged on Aug 29th. A little storm named hurricane Irene changed our plans a bit. With widespread flooding and power outages we had to postpone the judging. Results should be in within the next week or so - barring any additional hurricanes.
NEWMEXICO.GOV RE-LAUNCHES WITH NEW LOOK AND FEATURES
The new version of the portal has been updated with a new modern look and new features that allow citizens, visitors, and businesses better access to information such as online services, public resources, upcoming public meetings, news and emergency alerts. The portal has also undergone a major renovation that allows the public to view live webcasts and archived videos of the legislative session, legislative committee meetings, board and commission meetings, and other public meetings in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Press Association has also made available all public notices regarding hearings, financial reports, adoption of ordinances, and other government activities published anywhere in the state of New Mexico, linked from the portal's home page.
*A link to the NMPA public notice website is now available through the redesigned state website and the state sunshine portal.
Celebrate Your Right to Know!
It's your government, it's your money, and you have a right to know.
That's why NM-FOG has fought for 21 years to guarantee that you and your fellow New Mexicans can access public information, regardless of who's in power. Join us on September 28 to celebrate New Mexico's First Amendment champions and support an open government year-round, in communities across our state.
ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson will deliver this year's keynote address to leaders from business, law, government and journalism.
Together, we can open up New Mexico. Join us!
CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the luncheon
There are a series of upcoming webinar training sessions offered through Inland Press. NMPA members are afforded special member prices through co-sponsorship of these convient training sessions. Please take a look at the upcoming topics on the lower left hand side of this newsletter. Clicking on the title will bring you to the registration page and provide additional information.