The Eastern Chapter Represents members in the Eastern United States and often has causal meet-ups throughout the year.



The Eastern Chapter represents members 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.

Previous Events

Manchester, Vermont, March 2023

Upcoming Events

To be announced.

Chapter Officers

Chair: Caroline Eubanks
First Vice Chair: Terri Marshall
Second Vice Chair: Jen Ruiz
Secretary: Joan Brower
Treasurer: Bob Curley
Associate Representative: Barbara Golden
Associate-at-Large: Suzanne Wenz

Eastern Chapter Media and Public Relations Awards

2020 Eastern Chapter Contest Winners

2019 Eastern Chapter Writing Awards winners

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!


Portland Maine

December 7 & 8, 2018
The historic Westin Portland Harborview was our host and at this mini-meet we welcomed colleagues from the New England Travel Writers Association (NETWA). Also, sincere thanks to Charlene Williams,(Maine Office of Tourism) and Cheryl Hargrove (Georgia Tourism) for the value-added goodness.

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!

New member Lavanya Sunkara stops and smells the tropical flora 

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

To learn more about the Eastern Chapter, please contact chapter chair, Caroline Eubanks.

Council 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.

View the Eastern Chapter’s Instagram Gallery, click here.
View our Members-Only page, click here.