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Nicole Koutz
National Historian & Media Relations Ambassador

It is hard to believe that it is already March and National Mid-Year Conference has come and gone. It was a wonderful time on the cruise. I want to thank everyone who I met on the ship and for the warm greetings and kind words.

It is now time to get serious about awards and the biggest thing that was asked of Department Chairmen is to create a PowerPoint about your state. Please read the rules for this award and help your Department Chairman if you are able. Perhaps you can offer to help them put the PowerPoint together or make phone calls to ensure they have the best pictures of events that took place in your state. One thing to remember is you do not have to have pictures of National President Jane in your PowerPoint if she did not come to your state. Feel free to use pictures of Jane that someone sends you from National events.

I know that some people do not do computers or struggle with different programs like PowerPoint. Below is a list of templates and websites that help people create newsletters and offer PowerPoint tips. Don’t hesitate to ask someone to help including our youth – they are very knowledgeable when it comes to computers. Ask them to put a newsletter together for your Auxiliary or have them show how you can do it yourself.

Newsletter and PowerPoint Templates

I normally open Word, select “new document,” click on business or type “newsletter” in the search box and many different types show up to pick from. Some have graphics and some let you add your own. The same can be done in PowerPoint by opening a PowerPoint, selecting “new,” clicking on presentations, themes, designs, etc. Templates are also available for download at the links below. Many of these are free; some have subscription fees.


Newsletter Templates

• https://templates.office.com/en-us/newsletter-tm02686615

• https://www.layoutready.com/Microsoft-Word-Templates/Newsletters/Newsletter-Templates-Library.aspx

• http://www.worddraw.com/


PowerPoint Templates

• https://www.presentermedia.com/powerpoint-templates/templates.html

• https://templates.office.com/en-us/templates-for-powerpoint

• https://www.free-powerpoint-templates-design.com/free-powerpoint-templates-design/

• https://slidesgo.com/simple


Use templates to create eye-catching newsletters and presentations for your Auxiliary. I promise you won’t break the programs and you can learn if you try!