Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee is responsible for the creation and publication of the “Travel Times,” the GBTA North Central Chapter's newsletter.  The Committee develops the newsletter’s editorial schedule, solicits updates from the other committees and chapter members, writes the articles, proofreads and edits all copy, takes photographs at meetings and events, and publishes the newsletter. 

The cut off dates for Travel Times updates, advertisements and other articles are listed below. Please submit all copy for upcoming issues of Travel Times to Valerie Barnes at and Heather Marigold at    

2018 Newsletter Schedule 

Issue #1 (Jan/Feb) - Copy due January 22, 2018
Issue #2 (Mar/Apr) - Copy due March 26, 2018
Issue #3 (May/Jun) - Copy due May 21, 2018
Issue #4 (Sep/Oct) - Copy due September 24, 2018
Issue #5 (Nov/Dec) - Copy due November 19, 2018

Your cooperation in meeting these deadlines is important as it is critical to ensuring the Newsletter is delivered to our members on time. 

Click HERE to join the Newsletter Committee

Board Liaison

Valerie Barnes
U.S. Bank

Committee Member

Heather Marigold
Sheraton Minneapolis West

Kristin Deur
DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown

Donita Matthews
SpringHill Suites & TownePlace Suites – Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park

Wanda Baumgartner
Fox World Travel, Inc.

Hazel Vokral
United Airlines