APPRECIATION WHEREAS the Inter American Press Association held its Midyear Meeting in Cancún, Mexico WHEREAS our Host Committee, chaired by Rómulo O’Farrill Jr., Novedades Editores, and including Andrés García Lavín, Novedades Quintana Roo and Novedades Yucatán; Hilda Avila de O’Farrill, The News, Mexico City; Juan Francisco Ealy, El Universal, Mexico City; Gonzalo Leaño, Ocho Columnas, Guadalajara; José Antonio O’Farrill, Novedades Acapulco; José Santiago Healy, El Imparcial, Hermosillo; Miguel Quintana Pali, The Miami Herald Cancún Edition; and Andrés García Gamboa, Novedades Quintana Roo and Gerardo García Gamboa, Novedades Yucatán, provided a hospitable and friendly environment conducive to professional and social activities. WHEREAS the Undersecretary for Social Communications at the Interior Ministry of Mexico, Mr. Javier Lozano, accepted the invitation of the Association to address the members and their guests WHEREAS Amb. Oscar González, Andrés Oppenheimer, Carlos Ramírez, Raúl Trejo Delarbe, Bengt Braun, Ricardo Medina Alarcón, Kevin McCourt, Andrea Rosato, Hernán Salcedo Giuliani, Marcelo Cacciola, Joe Sollaccio, Leavett Biles and Darin E. Heisterkamp provided insightful talks on matters of great interest to IAPA members WHEREAS the Midyear Meeting received the generous support of the following organizations that sponsored hospitality events and provided useful and informative material: the Governor of Quintana Roo, H. Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez, Customs and Immigration, Xcaret, Aeroméxico, Casa Cuervo, Embotelladora del Caribe S.A. de C.V., Cervercería, Telmex, PR Newswire, Screaming Media, El Universal and Cancún Limousine WHEREAS the Midyear Meeting was by all accounts a resounding success for members, friends and supporters THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE IAPA RESOLVES that the president, officers, directors and members express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to all who have contributed.