2018 National Convention

NALPA Executive Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. in Room 103, Section C, Level 1 in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The annual business meeting will immediately follow at noon.

The awards luncheon is on Monday, Aug. 27, in the Minneapolis Ballroom, Salon A, Second Floor at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S. Marquette Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:10 a.m., following with a small report, taking of office and awards presentation.

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Photos from Annual Meeting

2018 NALPA Annual Meeting (Minneapolis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 AWARDS PRESENTATION PHOTOS

2018 NALPA Awards Luncheon (Minneapolis)














2018 AWARDS

"CATEGORY I-A GEORGE W. HOOTEN AWARD: 
Department - Wide Publication Over 40,000 Members"

1st Department of Minnesota - Al Zdon
     - Minnesota Legionnaire

2nd Department of Michigan - Mark Sutton
     - MI Legionnaire

3rd Department of Nebraska - Amanda Washburn
    
- Nebraska Legionnaire

 

"CATEGORY I-B GEORGE W. HOOTEN AWARD: 
Department - Wide Publication Under 40,000 Members"

1st Department of Maine - Paul A. L'Heureux
    
- The Maine Legionnaire

2nd American Legion Auxiliary - Maria Gottlieb
     - Indiana Hoosier Auxiliary News

3rd Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of California
   
- "John "Durk" Durkin"
     -
The California SONs Adventure
   


CATEGORY III-A AL WEINBERG AWARD: 
Larger Post - Over 750 members

1st American Legion Post 160- Linda Hedrick
     -
The Smyrna Legionnaire

2nd The American Legion Post #527 - Paul Steward
    
- Reveille

 

CATEGORY III-B AL WEINBERG AWARD:
Posts - 250 - 750 members                                   

1st Cathay Post 384- Clara Pon
    
- Cathay Dispatch

2nd Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 - David Wallace
    
- The Post Times

3rd Albert E. Schwab Post 556- Kokoe Estrada Dusina
    
- The Marauder

 

"CATEGORY IV JACK R.C. CANN AWARD: 
Smaller Posts, Units, Squadrons
"                                

1st American Legion Post 1244 - Robert Santo
    
- Greenlawn Bugle

2nd Lt. John Farnkopf Post 401- Gary Cooper
    
- Post 401 News

3rd The University of Akron Post 808 - Jason Graven
     - The University of Akron Post 808

 

CATEGORY V-A MARY B. HOWARD AWARD:
Department Websites

1st Department of Kentucky - Mike Moses
    
- www.kylegion.org

2nd Newport Harbor Squadron 291 - "John ""Durk"" Durkin"
     -
www.salcalifornia.com

3rd Department of Georgia - Tommy Hatton
     -
https://www.galegion.org

 

CATEGORY V-B MARY B. HOWARD AWARD: 
All Other Websites

1st Kentucky Boys State - Dr. Peter Trzop
    
- www.kyboysstate.org

2nd Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 - JasonFeimster
    
- www.legion180.org

3rd "7th District, Department of Iowa" - Alan E. Schenck
     -
https://google.com/site/7thdistrictialegion/home                                 


CATEGORY VI-A WILLIAM E. ROMINGER AWARD: 
Editorial:  Original Effort of Editor

1st Herman Granados AL Post 739 - "Dr. John  Ellis, Ed.D"
     - Editorial: Let’s Put the Issue to Rest

2nd Cathay Post 384 - Clara Pon
     - Editorial:  Reigning National Color Guard

3rd Cathay Post 384 - Clara Pon
     - Editorial:  National Commander Rohan in California

 

CATEGORY VI-B WILLIAM E. ROMINGER AWARD:
Guest Editorial  
                  

1st Cathay Post 384 - Roger Dong
    -
Long Term Care Insurance - Guest Editorial

2nd Santa Monica Post 123 - Jared Morgan
    
https://www.legion.org/college/241877/
     first-person-california-american-legion-college-journey

3rd Department of Kentucky - Mike Moses
   -
Moving Up!-Are you ready for the Challenge-Guest Editorial?

 

CATEGORY VI-C WILLIAM E. ROMINGER AWARD: 
External Editorial

1st The Kentucky Standard - Dr. Peter Trzop
    -
Helping Veterans is not a one-person job

2nd Department of Minnesota - Star Tribune
    -
Walz Bill Sends Message to VA

 

CATEGORY VII-A ROBERT L. MORRILL AWARD: 
Department Level Social Networking

1st Department of Minnesota -Jennifer Havlick
    -
Facebook.com/MNLegion

2nd Horace Orr Post 29 -Thomas F. Cannon
    -
https://www.facebook.com/POWMIAHonorGuardGA/

3rd Department of Georgia -Charlie Dowick
    -
Facebook:  Georgia Legion Bloodonors

 

CATEGORY VII-B ROBERT L. MORRILL AWARD: 
All Other Social Network Sites                              

 

FACEBOOK

1st District 6 American legion Auxiliary of Nebraska
   
- Vicki L. Cyboron
      -
https://www.facebook.com/NELegionD6

2nd American Legion Post 124- Robert Santo
    -
https://www.facebook.com/americanlegion greenlawnpost1244

3rd Fort Campbell Unit 233- Jane McKnight
   
- Facebook:ALA Fort Campbell Unit 233 Oak Grove Ky

 

TWITTER

1st Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 - Jason Feimster
    
- @Post_180

 

CATEGORY VIII-A VISUAL MEDIAL AWARD:  Photographs

1st Cross Bayou American legion Post 252 - Edward Lewis
    
- Photographs - Korean War Vet Comes Home

2nd Department of Minnesota - Al Zdon
    
- Photography - Color Picture in Paper

3rd Cross Bayou American legion Post 252- Edward Lewis
    
- Photographs - The Hands of ""Stand Down"

 

CATEGORY VIII-B VISUAL MEDIAL AWARD:
Videography

1st Dyer-Gunnell Squadron 180- Jeremy Wallace
    
- https://youtu.be/ZnfKzUJ9QQY

2nd Sons of The American Legion Detachment of California
    - "John "Durk" Durkin"
    
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= XnGQTuOwSBc   

3rd American Legion Post 252 -JOHN GRAY NEWS ANCHOR WTEN ABC
    
- Trooper Anson -

 

CATEGORY VIII-C VISUAL MEDIAL AWARD:
Graphic Designs                              

                                 

1st Rochelle Park American Legion Post 170- William J. Pfaff
    
- Graphic Art posters - Post 170

2nd Sons of The American Legion Detachment of California
    -
"John ""Durk"" Durkin"
    
- Graphic Designs

3rd Kentucky Monthly - Dr. Peter Trzop
    
- "Media Ad - Bourbon, Patriots and Veterans"

 

 

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2017 National Convention

The National American Legion Press Association hosts its national annual meeting and awards luncheon at the National Legion Convention.

NALPA Annual Meeting

The NALPA Annual Meeting was held in Reno, NV.  Some amendments to the By-Laws were approved.
Annual election of Officers and Directors was completed, see Leadership / Contact page for more info.

NALPA Awards Luncheon

The Winners of the 2017 Media Contest were recognized at the annual NALPA Awards Luncheon.
A list is published in the Fall 2017 Newsletter (see newsletter page).

 

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