Public Relations is an ongoing year-round activity that each lodge should participate in.  There are many activities that occur at this time of year that are good candidates for press releases to your local paper. 

A picture of your Hoop Shoot contestants and winners along with an article about the Hoop Shoot is one of them.  Also, if you are giving out food baskets or clothes and toys, submit that to your paper. 

Remember, make sure that there are no alcoholic beverages in the picture and you may not want to show the people that are receiving your gifts unless they agree. 

I have some press releases/stories for these events that have been used successfully so if you want some help with yours, email me at and I’ll send them to you. 

Also, don’t forget to send them to to have them included in the OEA News section, of the web site and the quarterly newsletters,

State Public Relations Chairperson - 2018/19
Kermit Morse, III