Last year’s 125th anniversary convention in Yakima drew strong participation from our membership – and we expect even more registrants as we meet in the Puget Sound area in 2013. Convention dates are Oct. 3-5. We hope you will join us in Olympia!
Please email Mae Waldron at WNPA with your questions, or call her (206) 634-3838 ext. 2.
Dates: Oct. 3-5, 2013
Location: Red Lion Hotel, Olympia
Program: Lori Maxim, Vice President of West Sound Operations for Sound Publishing, Poulsbo, chairs the 2013 convention committee.
Registration: Available here in early August.
Sponsorship: Details are in our brochure (pdf)
Questions: Please email Mae Waldron or call her at (206) 634-3838 ext. 2.
Members celebrated 125 years of Washington's community newspapers Sept. 27-29, 2012, in Yakima, where WNPA originated in 1887 as the Washington Press Association. The Yakima Herald-Republic, successor of one of three publishing WPA founders, was honored at the opening reception held at Gilbert Cellars.
2012 Award Recipients
Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award: Sue Ellen Riesau, former publisher of the Sequim Gazette
Freedom's Light Award: Rowland Thompson, executive director of Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington
Honorary Life Membership: Cliff Rowe, Pacific Lutheran University
Our 124th annual WNPA convention, Oct. 6-8, 2011, in Everett, drew more than 200 attendees. Bill Forhan, publisher of NCW Media, Leavenworth, led the planning efforts.
2011 Award Recipients
Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award: Manfred Tempelmayr, retired president of Sound Publishing Inc.
Dixie Lee Bradley Award: Linda Chittim of Beacon Publishing
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Members of WNPA and Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington gather in Olympia annually to meet with the state's elected officials and legislative leaders. Rowland Thompson, executive director of Allied, and Bill Will, executive director of WNPA, provide a review of bills of interest to newspapers being floated during the legislative session.
The WNPA Board of Trustees typically meets in January, April, July and October. Meeting dates in 2013 are Jan. 11 (Olympia), April 25 (Bellevue), July 18 (Leavenworth) and Oct. 3 (Olympia).
For questions regarding board meetings or information about the board, please contact WNPA Executive Director Bill Will or (206) 634-3838, ext. 0.