New convention-al wisdom
There is no business as usual these days.
Following the NDNA board’s decision to postpone the May 7-9 annual convention, decisions have been made about what will happen instead. The board met this week by conference call and came to the following conclusions:
- Contest winners will be announced electronically by May 7, and the corresponding certificates and trophies will be mailed to the winning member newspapers.
- The annual meetings of NDNA and the NDNA Education Foundation will be boiled down into an electronic format, and the primary business will be to elect officers and directors. Watch for details.
- The annual Witham Symposium will be held Nov. 5-7 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Certain educational sessions from the convention will be rolled into the symposium, along with a banquet where we’ll do special awards including the induction of Duane Schatz of Elgin into the NDNA Hall of Fame, the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Mike Maidenberg, and the presentation of 50-year pins.