April 13 Meeting: Wine, Cheese and Expertise
Join Colorado Press Women for an informal and informative meeting April 13 at 2 p.m. in the home of CPW member Sandy Graham at 3 Club Lane, Columbine Valley.
The three-hour meeting will feature:
- Guest speakers from Colorado Public Radio (CPR);
- Presentation of Press Women’s 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award;
- Recognition of members who have won the At-Large National Federation of Press Women’s Communications Contest;
- Introduction of new members; and
- “Happy hour” refreshments to conclude the gathering.
Well-known CPR staffers Ryan Warner, host of the daily interview program Colorado Matters, and Michelle Fulcher, radio and digital producer for the show, will discuss CPR’s expansion of statewide news coverage and the addition of 17 new programs to its weekly lineup.
Ryan covers everything Colorado — from regular interviews with the governor to quirky conversations that give listeners a sense of place (like the origin of the Denver omelette). He came to CPR from WGCU in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was the founding host of that station’s daily call-in talk show. He also has worked in Ohio, Missouri and Iowa in radio and television. Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Denver Post for almost two decades before she joined Colorado Matters from 2007-2012. She then worked on the University of Colorado Boulder communications staff before returning to CPR in 2016. Both journalists have won prestigious awards for their work.
CPW is proud to present its 2019 Communicator of Achievement award to Donna Bryson, hunger and housing reporter for the online news source Denverite (which is now part of CPR) and a former international reporter and editor for The Associated Press. She will talk about her career in a one-on-one interview with Sandy Graham. The award is given to a CPW member for outstanding professional achievement and service to the organization and the community. CPW’s COA then contends for the national title, to be announced at the NFPW conference in Louisiana in June.
Also on the agenda is a salute to Colorado members who have won the highly competitive NFPW At-Large Contest and hence are competing in the 2019 NFPW national Communications Contest. Those in attendance each will spend a few minutes describing their entries. Winners of the national contest will receive certificates at the Louisiana conference.
In addition, CPW will introduce new members.
Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the final hour of the meeting. A contribution of $5 per person will be accepted at the door.
PLEASE email Sandy Graham at email@example.com before April 10 if you are attending.
Note: Columbine Valley is a small municipality southwest of Denver near downtown Littleton. The nearest major intersection is South Santa Fe Drive and West Bowles Avenue. Navigation software sometimes will send visitors to a similar address in Ken Caryl. This is NOT Sandy’s house!
Ongoing CPW Events
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet at 10 a.m . on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Dala Giffin.
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