Public Relations Committee

For any questions about Maryland Federation Public Relations, please contact:

Edward Holland, Public Relations Director
Post Office Box 181, Pomfret, Maryland 20675



Here are the Press Releases.


All Maryland Federation’s local chapters  are encouraged to write press releases to their local news media “After-The-Event”, describing their NARFE Event, and should include the:

  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why

A good press release should:

  • Keep sentences and paragraphs “short”
  • Give exact and complete dates of the event (For example: Thursday, March 5, 2015)
  • Give the town of residence for all chapter members mentioned in your release
  • Spell out numbers from one to nine and use numerals for 10 and above
  • Check all names for accuracy and spelling


Your press release tells editors and reporters

  • What the news is (publicizing NARFE’s presence and services to federal employees, retirees and survivors in your area)
  • What your chapter has to offer and gives them the chance to weigh it against other demands for news space or time (newspaper/ radio/ TV)

Your chapter’s press release should:

  • Be prepared on chapter letterhead
  • Be typed double-spaced
  • Include a headline at top and
  • Have all participants identified, left-to-right in any associated photo

FINALLY:  You may send your chapter’s “After-The-Fact” press release with photo (from the local news media) – to: The Maryland Federation of NARFE Chapters – for publication in the Federation’s newsletter – to: Secretary Pat Farmer on: ( – with a “cc Copy” to: President Dan McGrath (

Updated on 2/8/2020