- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Dear News Directors and General Managers:

It’s time for The Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Luncheon! This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 28, in Charlottesville, Va.

The annual luncheon and general membership meeting will be held from 12 to 3:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Va., 22903. We are offering a seminar this year at 10 a.m., prior to the luncheon, for college students: How to Get Your First Job in Journalism. Some of the topics will include what to put on your resume/reel, how to start your job search, and what news directors are looking for in new hires. The workshop covers both television and radio. There is no additional cost for the seminar, but seating is limited to the first 30 students who respond.

The 2015 Awards Luncheon is open to Virginia and West Virginia broadcasters, their spouses and friends, to professionals employed in associated fields and to college students.

Reservation fees are listed in the schedule below. The deadline to register is Friday, March 20, 2015. Please make checks payable to: Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters (VAPB). You can also use the PayPal feature on our website: www.ap.org/virginia. (A credit card fee of $2.50 will apply).

Awards Luncheon Fee for:

Broadcaster $45.00

Spouse or date $45.00

Non-Broadcast Professional $50.00

Journalism Student $35.00

There is free parking at the Omni. PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW AND E-MAIL to [email protected] OR SEND TO:

Heidi Brown

The Virginias AP Broadcasters Luncheon

977 Clearfields Lane

Crozet, VA 22932

Please let Heidi know of any dietary restrictions.

Station, firm or college __________________City:________________

Person responsible for these reservations: _____________________

Phone ______________________ Email address: ___________________

Attending Luncheon only:

Name/Title:

Name/Title:

Name/Title:

Attending Seminar & Luncheon:

Name/School:

Name/School:

Name/School:

Check enclosed for $________ # of reservations____ Date:__________

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Hotel Accommodations

Should you wish to stay in Charlottesville overnight on Friday (March 27) and/or Saturday (March 28), a block of rooms at the Omni has been reserved until March 6. Guests are responsible for making their own reservations. Call Deana Nowell at 434-817-6626 or email [email protected] and identify yourself as part of the Virginias AP Broadcasters to get the reduced rate of $189/night.

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