Start your planning for 2019 Convention now!

Make plans now so you don’t miss out on the great events!

Don’t miss out on all the great things that will happen at the 2019 Convention. If you plan to attend now, you won’t miss out.

The Convention is May 30-June 1, with the Better Newspaper Contest Awards Banquet set for May 31. All events will take place at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Room blocks and group rates are available at the following:

Jekyll Island Club Hotel & Resort
Room rates start at $219.
Call 1-800-535-9547 or 912-635-2600 by April 24 to make reservations. Ask for the group rate in the Georgia Press Association block of rooms.
There are several rooms in the GPA block being held at the new Jekyll Island Ocean Club, the hotel’s new property on the beach. All rooms here are suites and overlook the beach, with rates of $399. Please let them know when making reservations if you are interested in staying at the Ocean Club.
 
Westin Jekyll Island
Ocean View Room: $229
Call 1-888-627-8316 to make reservations, ask for the group rate in the Georgia Press Association block of rooms. Or, use this link to make reservations online:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1807121772&key=A4CA531
Guest rooms will be held until May 10, after which they will be released to the general public.
 
Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island by Hilton
Standard Room: $195
Call 1-800-426-7866 to make reservations. Ask for the group rate in the Georgia Press Association block of rooms. Or, use the following booking link to make reservations online: http://group.hamptoninn.com/GAPressAssociation
Guest rooms will be held until April 29, after which they will be released to the general public. 

Southeastern circulation group plans conference

Newspaper circulation managers and publishers from several Southeastern states will meet in April in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a networking and educational conference.

The Southern Circulation Managers Association includes newspaper sales, distribution and audience development leaders from newspapers in six states, including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. They will join with their counterparts from the Mid-Atlantic Circulation Managers Association April 4-6 for the Evolution 2019 conference.

Early bird registration rates are available before Feb. 15.

For more information, go to www.southerncma.com/single-post/2018/08/22/Save-the-Date—Evolution-2019.

 

Special D.C. tour arranged for First Amendment enthusiasts

Former GPA staff member Jennifer Farmer has arranged a special tour of Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville, Va., for enthusiasts of the First Amendment.

The four-night tour is from April 24-28, 2019, in Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, Va. It was created with journalists and First Amendment advocates in mind.

One of the highlights of the trip is a visit to The Washington Post, which is offering a newsroom tour, followed by a behind-the-scenes “off-the-record” experience with Post editors. The Post has stopped doing newsroom tours, but has agreed to do one for this group.

The trip is $2,250 per person based on double occupancy (early bird rate). The price includes great hotels, lots of tours/engagements, almost all door-to-door transportation services and some meals.

Interested? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0H0jBxJDFY&feature=youtu.be

Contact Farmer at jennifer@beckylambtravel.com or 404-558-7993.