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Press Association

The New York American Legion Press Association (NYALPA) aims to promote excellence in public relations and journalism throughout the Legion Family in New York State.

Membership is open to members of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion who have an interest in or who perform various communications functions — such as newsletter editor, webmaster, web journalist, photographer, videographer, radio journalist, PR officer. Professional journalists and PR practitioners who belong to the Legion Family are also encouraged to join the press association.

NYALPA_application (Fillable PDF)



The Press Associations sponsors an annual communications contest. The deadline is April 15.

NYALPA Communications Contest Categories & Rules



The Press Association offers the Albert M. Becker Memorial Scholarship for a high school senior or graduate planning to pursue a degree in a communications field. Annual deadline is April 15.

Scholarship Application & Guidelines (PDF)
Scholarship Application & Guidelines (Word)




NYALPA Officers

David Lockhart
Corinth, NY

Treasurer & Executive Director
Lynda Pixley
Ransomville, NY

Kevin Harrington
Castleton, NY

Vice Presidents
Carl Griffith
Howard Heyel
Toba A. LaCrown
Patrick R. Rourk
Robert G. Stronach

Anne Harrington
Dorolyn Perry
Bill Baker
Susan Koch
Rich Calbo
John McCullough

NYALPA Website

NYALPA Voice (Spring 2020 Issue)

NYALPA Voice (Spring 2018 issue)