Eastern Chapter Information:

The Eastern Chapter represents members along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States including those residing in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Click here for details on our 2019 meeting in and around Palm Springs, California June 10-13. 


Come for a drink and to meet fellow SATW members in your region. Plus, feel free to bring potential member actives, associates and editors along! 


Join us for one of our upcoming meet-and-greets:

Jekyll Island - December 7 & 8, 2018
Stay one or two nights at the beachfront Westin Jekyll Island for $99 island view or $119 ocean view. 


  • Welcome gift courtesy of Georgia Tourism
  • Friday night networking reception with SATW colleagues hosted by the hotel
  • Saturday AM yoga and smoothies on the beach compliments of the Westin Jekyll Island
  • VIP visitors passes to area attractions compliments of Jekyll Island Authority
  • Pre or post trip excursions hand crafted by Georgia Tourism upon request
  • Other bonus features may apply
  • To book please call Monica at 912-319-2833

Portland Maine - December 7 & 8, 2018
The historic Westin Portland Harborview is your host for $99 per night.  At this mini-meet we’re welcoming colleagues from the New England Travel Writers Association (NETWA)


  • Welcome reception hosted by Westin Portland Harborview
  • Saturday breakfast hosted by Maine Office of Tourism
  • Complimentary admission to the Maine Museum of Art, home to the world’s largest Winslow Home collection
  • Ambassador Passes to city attractions compliments of Visit Portland
  • Post-trip visit to Sunday River Resort upon request.
  • Contact NETWA member Karolyn Castaldo@ 207-824-5218.

Additional good stuff likely to apply.
To make reservations, call Westin Portland Harborview Central Reservations at 1-855-811-0043 and reference the SATW Mini Meet or use this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1808106545&key=1AB72C64 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to Lauralee Dobbins.
Also, sincere thanks to Charlene Williams,(Maine Office of Tourism) and Cheryl Hargrove (Georgia Tourism) for the value-added goodness.

Past Meet-and-Greets:

New York City— June 16, 2018
Eastern Chapter SATW members joined guests of Hawai’i Tourism Authority at the New York Botanical Garden, which co-sponsored a spectacular evening of food, wine, music, art, and, of course, foliage in celebration of its current exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i. Thanks to Associate member Gayle Conran for making it all happen!

Photos (L to R): New member Lavanya Sunkara stops and smells the tropical flora and SATW members and others gathering outside the Enid Haupt Conservatory



Boston, MA - March 8, 2018 
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, The Library
Thank you to Associate representative Suzanne Wenz for the generous hospitality! 

Orlando, FL - February 20, 2018
Eastern Chapter members congregated in the Sunshine State for an evening at Gatorland® in Orlando. They checked out the theme park’s newest attraction, Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, and enjoyed the results of the park’s $2.2 million expansion, the largest since its opening in 1949. A big round of applause to Associate Kathy Hernandez for setting this up and to ex- Chair Bob Jenkins for acting as SATW host.






Providence, RI - August 6, 2017 
Marriott Hotel, Aqua Poolside Lounge
Thanks to Providence Warwick CVB and 1st Vice Chair Kim Foley Mackinnon for assistance in planning!



New York, NYC - May 4, 2017 
Thanks to Eastern Chapter Treasurer Karyl Leigh Barnes for planning assistance!

Arlington, VA - May 10, 2017 
Jaleo Restaurant
Thanks to Associate Cara O’Donnell of Arlington Convention & Visitors Service for additional sponsorship and help in planning! 

Philadelphia, PA - 
April 25, 2017
Museum of the American Revolution
Thanks to Associates Donna Schorr and Paula Butler of Visit Philadelphia for sponsorship and help in planning!

(Lauralee Dobbins and Rob DiGiacomo)

Raleigh, NC - April 11, 2017 
Watts & Ward
Thanks go to Associate Ryan Smith of Gilles and Zaiser for planning assistance.


(Members, left to right: Beverly Hurley, Scott Peacock, 
Ryan Smith, JS Fletcher, Kathy Newbern)

Miami Beach, FL - March 1, 2017 
The Betsy Hotel
Thanks to Associate firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications for help in planning!




Boston, MA - Feb. 1, 2017
Fairmont Copley Plaza OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
Thanks to Associate Suzanne Wenz of the Fairmont for sponsorship and help in planning!

Chapter Information:

Eastern Chapter Candidates for the 2018 SATW Elections, click here.

Congratulations to the 2017 Eastern Chapter Writing and Photography Contest Winners:
 Click here for the complete list of winners.

View the Eastern Chapter's Instagram Gallery, click here.

Eastern Chapter E-blasts:


Eastern Chapter Meeting Minutes:
06.23.17 - Eastern Chapter Board Meeting, Sheridan, Wyoming
10.27.16 - Eastern Chapter Board Meeting Minutes, Outer Banks NC
10.26.16 - Eastern Chapter Meeting Minutes, Wenzhou, China

Eastern Chapter Operations Manual, click here.

Eastern Chapter Officers:
Chair JoAnn Greco
First Vice Chair Theresa Medoff
Second Vice Chair Jason Frye
Secretary Joan Brower
Treasurer Ryan Smith
Active-at-Large Renee Sklarew
Associate Representative Cheryl Andrews
Associate-at-Large Suzanne Wenz
Ex-officio Chair Bob Jenkins 

To learn more about the Eastern Chapter, please contact JoAnn Greco, chapter chair.

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