The NOLA Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. with a networking opportunity and 6:30 p.m. for dinner meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St.

The guest speaker will be Marti Long, a 25-year IAAP- NOLA Chapter member, who will speak on “How to Produce Effective Newsletters and Brochures Using MS Word, PDF and MS Publisher.”

Long is a certified administrative professional and former administrative office manager of the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana. She is a virtual assistant, independent Pampered Chef consultant and serves as administrative chairwoman of the second annual Louisiana Veterans Festival, benefiting East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build Program.

Long will discuss the process of design through publishing both NOLA Chapter IAAP’s Potpourri newsletter and a three-panel brochure for seminars. It will include links to websites for quotes, videos, obtaining permission to use copyrighted works and more.

Cost is $10 for guests, free for members and includes a three-course dinner. Reservations should be made by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Email Cassandra Jackson at, call (504) 733-4336 ext. 178 or visit