124th Annual Conference June 24-25, 2017

Our annual conference will be held June 24 and 25 in West, Texas and we have news that we hope will encourage more members to make plans to attend. You will be hearing more later, but we wanted to pique your interest with a little information now about the event.

We will spend the night at the Czech Inn where we have stayed in the past. The hotel is only a few years old and very nice with a breakfast included in the registration.

I have reserved eight to 10 rooms and hope we can fill those and add more. Room rates have been lowered considerably to $89.99 for one king bed and $94.99 for two queen beds. Use PWT or my name when you register. We will use the Inn’s meeting room for our business meeting Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning if we don’t finish business Saturday.

            When you arrive in West on Saturday lunch will be on your own before the afternoon meeting (time will be either 1 or 1:30 p.m.)

            Our awards dinner will be held at the West Station that some of us have visited before. It is a saloon style restaurant in the ground floor and an upstairs area for our dinner on Saturday night. The restaurant serves beer and wine and we will start at 6:30 p.m. Since we will order from the menu, it will be Dutch treat.

            Because out awards list is short this year the ceremony will not be long so we have some ideas for members to entertain ourselves. We will let you know that later.

            Because there are so few of us (we hope that statement can be updated and some plans maybe changed) we will not have a Werlin speaker at this conference. Neither will we honor high school winners. Tentative plans are to have a separate luncheon or dinner in the area where most of our high school winners are located, maybe in May, and have a Werlin speaker at that time geared for the students.

            At the last conference in Waco it was decided that the conference be a Saturday and Sunday event with Saturday afternoon for business; Saturday night for Awards dinner; breakfast at the hotel Sunday morning; continuation of business or whatever we need to do on Sunday morning; and lunch on our own to close the conference.

            Since the meals will be on our own, including the awards dinner, there is NO registration fee.  We will, however, send out a registration form so that we will know how many and who will be attending.

            Hope you will mark your calendars today for June 24-25 and plan to join us in West, Texas to keep the Press Women of Texas spirit alive.

 

Donna Hunt

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