March 8, 2014
Kathy Landis, Media Escort
"Media Escort: Just WHAT is One?"
Since the mid-1990s, Kathy Landis has logged thousands of miles in the company of authors and actors, chefs and CEOs as they travel Northern California’s media circuit.
You might not recognize Kathy, who’s behind the wheel, and behind the scenes, but you’d recognize many of her guests who’ve appeared on television, spoken on the radio, signed books, or drawn crowds at political, business and community events.
As a media escort, Kathy’s a trouble-shooter, a tour guide, a confessor and a confidant.
She carries breath mints, nail files, and knee-high stockings in all colors.
Kathy doesn’t trust MapQuest, or Google Maps and always travels with a full tank of gas.
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
Sun Terrace - view 1
Sun Terrace - view 2
2014 Awards Competition Banquet - Tickets Now On Sale
It is going to be a great competition this year with 21 entries!
You don't want to miss the the awards banquet. The cost for dinner is $40. Reservations were mailed to all members.
A ticket can be purchased through our online store also. Be sure to read the entire ticket/purchase carefully as you must make a selection of both the dinner entree (4 choices) and the dessert (2 choices) desired.
Please note that due to the dinner/dessert selection requirements, only one ticket may be purchased at a time. Sorry, but there is no way to allow multiple tickets with multiple selections as one purchase.
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.
Reservations MUST be received no later than Thursday, April 10, 2014
The dinner will be held at:
Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar
815 11th Street
(corner of 11th and H streets)
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NCPA Scholarship Award 2014
Please download and read the PDF Flyer for futher details.
To apply for the scholarship, you must complete and submit the application form. Click here to be taken to the form.
2014 NCPA Election of Officers
Nominations are now open.
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 March 25th, nominations end. A member may nominate himself or herself, or may nominate another person by that date. (That person's nomination is of course contingent on his or her acceptance of that nomination.)
By April 1st, candidate statements (200 words maximum) be sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be formatted for forwarding to webmaster Jim Collins.
By April 10th, webmaster posts ballot online, along with the candidate statements, and notifies members by email of the opening of the election.
By April 10th, lists of nominees and their respective statements also be sent by email to the NCPA email list (including to members who are not part of the NCPA Yahoo group, which handles our regular email list)
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.
February Meeting Minutes and Special Board Meeting Minutes Available
Additionally, the Special Board Meeting that was held immediately after the regular meeting are available on the Meeting Minutes webpage immediately following the regular minutes or you can download them as a pdf.