2019-2020 National Historian/Media Relations Ambassador
Sharing Information for a Quick Start to the Year
The Historian/Media Relations Chairperson at the local Auxiliary level is to be the archiver of memories. They are also to communicate with local media and members of the community to increase awareness of the Auxiliary and its Programs and activities.
Archiver of Memories
- Collects photos, brochures, news clippings, small mementos and other printed materials throughout the year.
- Collects digital memories: TV and radio interviews, social media posts, etc.
- At the end of the year, the Historian is to submit a report to the Auxiliary President that captures the events of the year.
- Be creative! Present your Auxiliary President with a scrapbook, photobook, photo slideshow or video.
Increase Awareness of the Local Auxiliary
- Distributes information and promotes activities in the community to increase awareness of the Auxiliary, its Programs and activities.
- Shares the five (5) W’s – who, what, when, where and why of events taking place.
- Writes and distributes newsletters and/or e-newsletters.
- Posts to social media and submits story ideas to the local newspaper.
- Involve the local news media: TV stations, radio talk shows, community cable channels, etc.
Tips for Taking Photographs
It is best to take multiple photos at any event so you can choose the best ones to share. When taking pictures of Auxiliary events:
- Be attentive to the surroundings.
- Make sure no one is walking around in the background.
- Make sure everyone’s eyes are open; avoid closed eyes.
- Make sure no one eating and/or talking in the photo.
- Avoid background objects that stick out above a person’s head.
- Avoid taking photos of the back of someone’s head.
With so many relying on smartphone as our primary camera, it’s easy to snap multiple photos quickly and delete photos that are not good quality.
Be sure to share lots of photos on your Auxiliary Facebook page and in your newsletter/e-newsletter! People like to read and SEE what’s going on! Thank you to those who have shared their newsletters with me. It shows the spirit of OHANA (family).
ALOHA TO ALL!