Touring, Writing, Conferencing, POMA

I’ve been on the road and neglecting my updates, starting with a trip to the annual Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) conference, it’s time to catch up!

The daughter and I took a road trip and made a nine-hour drive a bit longer by stopping to see some sights along the way. Do you ever stop to check things out during your travels?

We both love the wild west and history, so we stopped at Boot Hill in Dodge City, Ks. The museum is a great one, and if you’re into history lessons we highly recommend checking it out. As far as the afternoon shoot-out, we could take it or leave it. It’s a bit hokey, and the actors definitely don’t try tom make it look anything close to real or legit. — Just sayin’. Regardless, we had a ton of fun along the way.

Once we met up with our colleagues in Wichita, the fun and work began. I’ve been a member for over a decade. I first joined the organization as my writing career began to bloom because I wanted to learn more about the “rules” of the industry. POMA and its members have filled those needs and beyond.

Over the years I’ve met so many people in the industry who’re willing to help me grow, teach me the ins and outs, be sounding boards and help me connect with others. POMA fit the bill then and it keeps giving into the present.

This year Toyota provided Lea with a scholarship to attend the conference. If you’re interested in applying, reach out to our managers at the POMA website.

A couple of years ago a couple of industry friends nominated me to run for a seat on POMA’s board of directors. I’ll admit, at first I hesitated. Then I paused and thought, “So many people in this organization have helped me. It’s time for me to give back to this venue.”

That’s what we do, right? We have to always give back, and we have to be mentors. I ran and was voted onto the board and have worked to spread the message that this is a great organization. I’ve also worked to look for great locations for our annual conference.

See my article about the Amazing Rush in Rapid City.

POMA’s annual conference is a time to network, attend breakout sessions, view and get our hands on partner corporation’s products. The Sportsmen’s Alliance and I hosted a roundtable where we brainstormed about our messaging toward non-hunters in regards to hunting.

We heard from industry supporters and peers, and made new contacts in the industry. I look forward to the relationships that are developed from this single one-week conference.

Many thanks to this year’s Professional Outdoor Media Association conference sponsors!

Alabama Black Belt Adventures
Allen Company
ALPS Outdoorz
Ammoland
Birchwood Casey
Brownells
Buck Knives
Case Knives
Costa
Crossbreed Holsters
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
BPI – CVA/Bergara
Ducks Unlimited
DJ CASE
GoWild
Mississippi Tourism
Mossy Oak Scholarship
Mossy Oak
NASGW
Nissan
NRA
NSSF
Powderhook
R3
RAM
Realtree
Real Avid
Ridge Road Outdoors
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Roeslein Alternative Energy
Sellmark
Sellmark Scholarship
Sure Shot Game Calls
SpyPoint
Toyota
USCCA

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Mentors, Camps and Range Time – POMA

We spent the past week touring around Lincoln, Neb. with our colleagues from the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). I’ve been a member for somewhere around a decade. I first joined as my writing career began to bloom and I wanted to learn more about the “rules.” The organization has filled those needs and beyond.

I met so many people in the industry who’re willing to help me grow, teach me the ins and outs, be sounding boards and help me connect with others. POMA fit the bill then and it keeps giving into the present.

Over a year ago a couple of industry friends nominated me to run for a seat on POMA’s board of directors. I’ll admit, at first I hesitated. Then I paused and thought, “So many people in this organization have helped me. It’s time for me to give back to this venue.”

That’s what we do, right? We have to always give back, and we have to be mentors. I ran and was voted onto the board last year. This year at the annual conference I moved into the treasurer’s seat and continue to attempt to mentor others in the industry as well as the outdoors, hunting, shooting and fishing.

POMA’s annual conference is a time to network, attend breakout sessions, view and get our hands on partner corporation’s products. You can view some of the fun in the photos below.

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Camping, S’mores, YWLF, and POMA on MAC Outdoors Podcast

mac-outdoors-1400In episode 020 of the MAC Outdoors Podcast with Mia and Lea the duo shares a recap of Lea’s camping trip in the high country. After that Lea heads out on her first solo trip as she treks to Dallas, TX to Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Forum. While Lea is in the mountains and then hanging out with young conservatives, Mia is in Shreveport, LA with the Professional Outdoor Media Association. She gets to field test camping and outdoor gear, and guns.

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Shoot Like A Girl – http://www.shootlikeagirl.com/
Kim Corban – http://kimberlycorban.com/
Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) – http://professionaloutdoormedia.org/
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ALPS Ready Lite Low Chair – http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/products/furniture/chairs/ready-lite-low-chair
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Ashley Hlebinsky Receives Grits Gresham Award from POMA and NSSF

Curator and Firearms Communicator Ashley Hlebinsky Receives Prestigious Grits Gresham Award from POMA and the NSSF
Ashley Hlebinsky
January 17, 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) presented firearms expert, historian and journalist Ashley Hlebinsky with the Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award today during the 2017 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.
Hlebinsky is the Robert W. Woodruff Cody Firearms Museum curator at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.
The prestigious POMA/NSSF Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award recognizes extraordinary achievements in communications in the areas of responsible firearms use, the shooting sports, and hunting.

 

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“POMA is excited to honor Ashley for her contribution as a firearms communicator, historian and expert analyst in the media. She will proudly add her own piece of history as the first female to receive this prestigious award,” said Kevin L Orthman, Executive Director of POMA. “The Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award is one of the highest awards POMA gives out each year. Ashley is a great example of someone who has spent her career changing the face of firearms in the media and preserving the history and legacies of some of the greatest firearms in the world.”

Grits Gresham
Hlebinsky is entering her sixth year with the Cody Firearms Museum and assumed the Robert W. Woodruff Curator position in January 2015. To further disseminate firearms history to a broad audience, she is a museum consultant, freelance writer for academic and popular publications, certified firearms instructor, and on-camera historian for networks such as National Geographic, Travel and the Outdoor Channels. For several years, she was a researcher and fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Firearms Collection.
“Ashley personifies today’s generation of young and engaged gun owners. I know that Grits would appreciate her skills at bringing the history and culture of firearms in America to a wide audience.” Tom Gresham of Gun Talk Media.
“Ashley’s contributions to increasing public understanding of firearms and their manufacturing and cultural history through her writing and many media appearances, including in our NSSF video series ‘The Gun Vault,’ is astonishing,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF President and CEO. “She is most deserving of this award.”
“I am still in shock and humbled to be the recipient of the Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award,” said Hlebinsky. “It’s especially gratifying to be recognized with an award that honors the Gresham legacy, as Tom Gresham gave me my first introduction to the media world on both his radio and television show. At the Cody Firearms Museum, we strive to reach our gun enthusiast audience and educate those who are unfamiliar with firearms. I am deeply moved by this award when so many people that I idolize have received it before me, and I only hope that I can live up to their legacy in my advocacy of firearms history to the gun industry, the general public and the academic community.”
In addition to her duties as curator, Hlebinsky is the project director of a full scale renovation of the Cody Firearms Museum, whose collection exceeds 7,000 firearms, many of them rare examples of the gunsmithing craft. She lectures around the country to public audiences, the firearms industry and academic institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Aspen Institute, addressing the stigmatization of firearms in culture.
About the Grits Gresham Award

POMA and the NSSF developed the Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award in 2005, when NSSF honored Grits Gresham with a lifetime achievement award. Gresham was an internationally known sportsman, TV personality, author and host of the long-running The American Sportsman series on ABC television.

The award recognizes communicators within the firearms, shooting sports and Second Amendment arena who grasp the ideals, foster the commitment and display the talent Grits Gresham showed during his storied career.
Nominations for the Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award come from all corners of the shooting sports industry. Affiliation with a communications or industry organization is not required. Shooting sports industry professionals are encouraged to make nominations through the POMA website: www.professionaloutdoormedia.org.
About POMA
About NSSF

POMA is the premier communications and industry professional’s organization, and the only media association wholly focused on the traditional outdoor sports of hunting, shooting, fishing and trapping. POMA is also the only media group to support the industry through membership in the most important trade organizations including the NSSF.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Orthman
POMA Executive Director
248-894-4903

korthman@professionaloutdoormedia.org

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. www.nssf.org
For more information, contact:
Bill Brassard, NSSF Sr. Director, Communications

203-426-1320
bbrassard@nssf.org

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