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May Meeting
May 10, 2014

Our annual networking meeting

Incoming President, Dennis Potter, will be in charge. Emily Zentner, the winner of the high school scholarship award, is expected to be there.

Come and introduce yourself and your work and network with fellow publishers and authors.

Meetings are held at:

Emeritus at Citrus Gardens
7418 Stock Ranch Road (near Greenback & Sylvan)
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Meetings are held in the "Sun Terrace" room on the third floor, NOT the first floor room we have been using for the past several years.

To get to the third floor room, take the elevator that is to the left of the front desk. The Sun Terrace room is across the hallway from the elevator. Look for signs or someone to greet you and point you in the right direction.

Here are some photos (provided by our Communications Director, Ken Umbach) to help orient you (click to enlarge).

Elevator to Sun Terrace
Elevator to Sun Terrace
Sun Terrace - view 1
Sun Terrace - view 1
Sun Terrace - view 2
Sun Terrace - view 2

Map and directions to Emeritus

Future Guest Speakers

Click here for information on upcoming speakers.

2014 Awards Competition Banquet

It is going to be a great competition this year with 21 entries!

The dinner will be held at the Blue Prynt Restaurant (see map below), Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm.

Ticket sales are now closed.

Silent Auction

The Award Dinner always includes a Silent Auction. To learn what items are available for bidding, click here.

REMINDER: Book award entrants, your ticket is included with your entry. Only use this to purchase additional tickets. Judges, please contact Rosa Umbach offline for your tickets and meal selections.

The dinner will be held at:

Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar
815 11th Street
Sacramento, CA
(corner of 11th and H streets)

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2014 NCPA Election of Officers

Election in progress - voting ends midnight April 15

Any member in good standing may run for one of the five elected positions. See the bylaws, Article IV Voting Rights and Article V Nominations and Elections of Officers, for more information.

By tradition, our annual business meeting is the May meeting, this year, May 10th. That sets the clock for nominations and election itself.

Ken Umbach has developed the following schedule for the election:

By April 15th, balloting concludes and results tallied. Candidates notified of results following tallying of ballots.

On April 27th, results announced at the annual awards dinner, and incoming board briefly introduced.

On May 1st, new officers take their positions.

On May 10th,at the annual business meeting, incoming board members are introduced to the members in attendance and the ceremonial gavel handed off to the new president.

April Meeting Minutes Available

The minutes from the April 12 meeting are now available to read on our Meeting Minutes webpage or you can download them as a pdf.

Additionally, our speaker, Denise Branco, has provided a copy of the powerpoint presentation she used. Since not everyone might have Powerpoint, I've converted the presentation to a PDF. Click here to download the PDF. Denise says that even if you attended her presentation, you should check it out as she's added a bit more information.

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