Newsletters and Periodicals Committee
The Newsletters and Periodicals Committee is responsible for both creating and maintaining communications with State Societies and Chapters which result in the improvement of SAR newsletters and other periodic publications.
The Committee is also responsible for conducting a newsletters and periodicals workshop at each National Congress for interested State Societies and Chapters.
In addition, judges the Carl F. Bessent Award, the Jennings H. Flathers Award, the Paul M. Niebell, Sr., Award and the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award at each National Congress.
Newsletters and Periodicals Handbook
The Newsletters and Periodicals Committee has created the following Newsletter Handbook to assist those Compatriots, Chapters and State Societies in their creation of a periodical newsletter.
You can Find the Handbook here
Newsletters and Periodicals Awards
Guidelines for Judging
- Eligibility: To be eligible for competition, there should be a minimum of two (2) printed issues per year submitted to the Committee Chairman by December 15. However, Editors are encouraged to place the Committee Chairman on their normal distribution list.
- Contains: (Chapter, State and/or National activities, a calendar and/or notices of events, membership info, such as welcoming of new, remembering deceased, etc., special observances announced and/or reported, and special stories)
- Editorial Content: (writing style & content, punctuation, spelling & typo’s, helpfulness to readers, general interest of articles, identifiable masthead & SAR logo, and overall quality)
- Appearance: (general layout, use of photographs, use of art/graphics, typefaces, and neatness).
Submit State and Chapter Newsletters to:
NSSAR Newsletter Chairman
414 Wilder Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314
- Chapters: Determined by the number of printed pages.
(Bessent) Up to four 8 1/2 x 11 pages for single sheet.
Five or more 8 1/2 x 11 pages for multi-sheet.
(Niebell) Up to ten 8 1/2 x 11 printed pages, over 500 members.
(Smallwood) Over ten printed pages, over 500 members.
(Flathers) 500 or less members.
(Blank pages are not part of page count, but will be considered
in use of space or appearance.)
- Method of printing: Whether by copier, digital or offset printing, it is not to be of primary concern. Cost o