IAM Announces Dates for 2012 Basic Newsletter Development Class


(International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers)

This is the Official Call for the 2012 Basic Newsletter Development course at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at Placid Harbor in Hollywood, Maryland. The class will be held March 18-23, and is the only Basic Newsletter Development course scheduled for 2012.

The Basic Newsletter Development course teaches new editors how to start and publish a newsletter. It covers selecting subjects for stories, conducting interviews, writing and editing, headlines, and effective layout and design. Students obtain hands-on desktop publishing experience by creating their own newsletter using Microsoft Publisher software.

Newsletters are a valuable part of an effective communications program that reaches the widest possible number of NFFE-IAM members. The IAM has one of the strongest networks of newsletters in the labor movement. We strongly encourage every local and district lodge to continue that tradition by having a regularly published newsletter.

Because of the highly specialized and hands-on training, class size is limited. Participants should complete and return the enclosed Registration Form as soon as possible to ensure a place in this class. Participants must be IAM members in good standing. Contact the Communications Department at (301) 967-4520 if you have any questions. Also be sure to contact your local union president before submitting an application.

Applications for the March 18-23 class must be received by the Communications Department no later than January 20, 2012 and must include the Lodge Officer’s signature and Lodge Seal.

Send the completed Registration Form to:

IAM Communications Department
Basic Newsletter Development
9000 Machinists Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687

Or send by FAX to: 301-967-4586.