Thursday, January 19, 2012

December 2011 Press Club board minutes

Dec. 14, 2011, Janet Parker Beck Press Room, County of San Mateo Hall of Justice

PRESENT: Marshall Wilson, Melissa McRobbie, Micki Carter, Kristy Blackburn, Peter Cleaveland, Dave Price and Darryl Compton. Absent: Jon Mays, Laura Dudnick, Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz and Jack Russell

Marshall Wilson called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.

Marshall offered the board’s special thanks to retiring board member Micki Carter for her service as secretary, past president, awards contests, high school liaison, party host and much much more.

FINANCE REPORT: Darryl offered the following report:
    Income: $26,607.23 
    Expenses: $22,774.32 
    Net: $3,832.91 
    Assets 
    Checking: $16,075.89 
    Savings: $11,121.90 
    Total: $27,197.79 
    Scholarship Fund 501(c)(3) Total: $7,019.97 (Scholarships have been paid out of the General Fund for several years.)
MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Current 2011: 139, up seven from last year. Renewal notices were in the last newsletter. Several publications entered the contest at the flat rate, so entrants did not join the club.

ACTIVITIES OF THE YEAR: Marshall reviewed the club’s programs in the past year:
Active Board of Directors, meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month

34th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Entries Feb. 28, 2011
    523 Entries, up 32 percent from 394, previous year. We traded judging with several other Press Clubs.
High School Journalism Awards May 2, 2011
    221 students, 15 High Schools, 459 entries, 12 categories up 40 percent from 329, previous year.
34th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner May 29, 2011
    Herb Caen Scholarships $3,000 Keynote: Mike Sugerman, KPIX CBS 5/KCBC Radio
Summer Picnic Sept. 17, 2011 – Micki & Mike’s home

High School Journalism Boot Camp Oct. 21, 2011
    Keynote: R.B. Brenner, Stanford University 21 workshops, newspaper critiques, student editors’ panel
Holiday Party Dec. 14, 2011, with the County of San Mateo
On The Record (Newsletter) four issues
Web Site – Thanks to Dave Price
FeedBlitz – news e-mails

PLANS FOR 2012:
35th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards — entry deadline Feb. 29, 2012
Online Entry – forms and submissions PDF, Links
High School Journalism Contest — entry deadline March 31, 2012. Will be online this year.
$1,500 Herb Caen Journalism Scholarship — entry deadline April 16, 2012
34th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner May 19, 2012, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City
Aid to High School Newspapers project
Bench Bar Media
Professional Development Workshops
Town Hall Meeting

BOARD ELECTION:
    President, Marshall Wilson; 
    Vice president, Kristy Blackburn; 
    Treasurer, Ed Remitz; 
    Secretary, Antonia Ehlers 
    Directors 
    2013 (two-year term) Peter Cleaveland, Dave Price 
    2012 (one-year term) Laura Dudnick (Jamie White's seat); Melissa McRobbie (Blackburn seat); one open position (Ehlers seat) 
    Ex-officio: Past President Jon Mays 
    Director Emeritus Jack Russell 
    Executive Director Darryl Compton 
MEMBERSHIPS: The board approved $100 donations to CFAC, CA Aware, Student Press Law Center.

Adjourned at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Micki Carter, secretary

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