National League of American Pen Women
Outreach Committee Report
May 12, 2016

The Outreach Committee presently consists of Laura Walth, National Outreach Chair, Ronni Miller, 4thVice President, and Marie Kriss, member of the Denver Branch.

NLAPW Outreach Mission Statement:

The mission of NLAPW’s Outreach Program is to provide support and promote community based arts and creative educational programs through our national headquarters, state associations and branches throughout the United States.

The purpose of Outreach is to advance the creative arts and increase an awareness of the need for all citizens to have access to the enjoyment of the arts and creative endeavors.

The NLAPW’s Outreach Program will:

Encourage all of its state associations and branches to become pro-active in community-based educational, mentoring, and charitable activities in art, literature, music and dance in order to meet the criteria expected of a 501(c)(3) organization.

Offer quality seminars, workshops and outreach programs designed to promote artistic, literary, and creative endeavors (which includes music, dance, film, theater and public speaking) for members and non-members.

Enhance the programming and increase the membership of all of its state associations and branches. Establish a basis for the formation of new branches in those areas where no branches currently exist. Promote the standing of the NLAPW locally and nationwide.

The Outreach Committee will explore a partnership with various organizations throughout the United States with the help of the branch presidents or outreach chairs. The Outreach Committee will be exploring options of programs and projects, like Painted Sounds  and The Artists Journey, which are just a couple of examples that may be of service to these organizations.

Respectfully Submitted byLaura Walth Head Shot 32

Laura Walth, Des Moines (IA) Branch
National Outreach Chair
and 2018 Biennial Chair