Press release from Switzerland County Tourism
Members of the Women's Press Club of Indiana
from left; Gene Slaymaker (Treasurer),
Elizabeth Granger (President), Angie Satterfield
(Vice-President), Marion Garmel (Secretary).
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Elizabeth Granger, journalism teacher and adviser to the student newspaper at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, was elected president of the Woman's Press Club of Indiana at the group's annual business meeting March 19.
Granger also is an award-winning travel writer.
She will serve a two-year term, 2011-2013, ending in the organization's 100th year. Founded in 1913, Woman's Press Club of Indiana is a non-profit organization of media professionals in communications. It is a charter member and current affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. Other officers are:
· Angie Satterfield, Destination and Business Manager for Switzerland County Recreation, Tourism, and Convention Commission in Vevay, IN, vice president. Satterfield, member since 2008, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio.
· Retired arts reporter and theater critic Marion Garmel, Indianapolis, secretary. Garmel, member since 1974.
· Gene Slaymaker, former broadcaster, free-lance writer and co-owner of Slaymaker and Associates, Indianapolis, treasurer. Slaymaker, member since 2009.
Officers will be installed at the group's annual awards luncheon in May.
The Woman's Press Club of Indiana, founded in 1913, is a charter member of the Nation Federation of Press Women. The National Federation of Press Women, organized in Chicago in May of 1937, is committed to professional excellence and promotion of the highest ethical standards in communication fields, and to the rights and responsibilities of the First Amendment. The federation has 38 affiliates.
Some members were historically noteworthy women, including Dorothy Dix, Heloise, Margaret Hickey, Marjorie Holmes, Claire Booth Luce, Mary Margaret McBride, Sarah McClendon, Charlotte Montgomery, Nina Pulliam, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hazel Brannon Smith and Helen Thomas.
The Woman's Press Club of Indiana will celebrate its centennial in 2013.