Simply submit your Chapters newsletter by the 25th of each month (either by email or US mail). The newsletter can be submitted either by the Chapter Director or Editor. Each quarter one of the monthly winning newsletters is submitted to Region N to compete in the Region N Newsletter Contest. Since our newsletters compete for the Region N award they must meet certain requirements as set forth by Region N. Virginia District uses these requirements as the guidelines for judging our newsletters. While fulfilling the newsletter requirements try not to stop at “the minimums.” Often the winning newsletter Editor has gone beyond the minimum requirements to include articles from National, Region and District Newsletters (as opposed to quick blurbs). I have attached the Region N guidelines for your use.
Note: it is a National requirement that a newsletter be created monthly and made available to your Chapter Members. Bi-monthly newsletters are not allowed and cannot be considered for an award.
Please share this information with your Editors and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kristen Weston 757-463-4429
VA District Newsletter Contest Coordinator
Send newsletters to: 3500 Wayne St, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or
Please review the Electronic District Calendar which is available on the District WebSite, to make sure that all of your significant events are listed, and that the descriptions, dates, locations, and times (if available) are correct. We want to make sure that everyone gets all of the correct information. Also, if any of the information changes for the event in the future, please let me know so that I can make the change to the website. If we all work at it, we can make the District Website a very useful tool that everyone can use, and it can help build attendance at your events.
Also, please let me know of anything else that might be of interest to the rest of the District, and I will review it for inclusion in the District News section of the Main Page.
Keep up the good work about notifying me of meeting or event changes or cancellations, and notifications of participant events (i.e. deaths, births, marriages, significant events, etc.) These types of things keep people coming to the website and are interesting for the rest of our participants to read.
Don't forget to let me know about plaque captures, etc., too. That way we can help build attendance at your meetings.
All of you are doing a fantastic job, and I really appreciate all of your help. The District website has really become a place where people can come to find out the latest that is happening around the District. I can't keep it fresh without the information you guys provide me. This is OUR website - I just try to make the info attractive and current.
Thanks to you all.