From time to time, I am asked by local GPAA chapters how to get more people to their meetings. Well, one easy way is to go to the website of your local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and post or submit a notice to their “community calendar.” It is very easy to get free publicity since GPAA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to attend. Here is an example of how to write one. Be sure to keep it simple, include the 5Ws (who, what, where, when and why) and follow the style shown:
The Temecula Valley Prospectors, a local chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, April 11 at 9 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park, CRC Building, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, in Temecula, Calif. Learn how and where to find gold using a simple gold pan, metal detector or small-scale mining equipment. The meeting is free to join and is open to the public. For more information, go to www.temeculavalleyprospectors.com or contact Chapter President Mike Mahr at (760) 473-8456, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.