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June 2004 Press Club board minutes

Minutes of the June 10 Peninsula Press Club board meeting held at the San Mateo Daily News, 2600 El Camino Real. In attendance were Dave Price, Aimee Lewis, John Kane, Jack Russell and Michelle Carter. Executive Director Darryl Compton was also in attendance. Justin Nyberg, Ed Remitz and Bill Workman were absent.

Meeting was called to order by President Michelle Carter at 6:27 p.m.

1. There was some discussion regarding classifications for the annual awards competition. Carter received an e-mail from Nyberg expressing disappointment that the Examiner was not included in the below 75,000 circulation category. Nyberg suggested that the free dailies be separated from the paid dailies in the competition. However, some difficulties with the proposal and alternatives were discussed. General consensus of the board is that it should find a way to allow for a fair competition.

2. Treasurer’s report. Compton reported that the club was doing well financially and was expecting $1,645 in additional income from the awards dinner from attendees who did not pay.

3. High school/college scholarship. There was some discussion on raising the amount of the scholarships to generate new interest while also looking for additional sponsors/donors. Compton reported that SAMCAR is interested in donating $1,500 for a scholarship to be given out at the annual awards competition. It was decided that board members should try to come up with ideas to raise revenue for scholarships.

4. Annual meeting/board elections. Carter announced that the election/annual meeting will take place in September.

Price mentioned that Bench/Bar Media will need a new coordinator since Daily News reporter Melanie Carrol left the area in search of the American Dream.

The minutes of the May meeting were approved.

The meeting was adjourned by Carter at 7:40 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Jon Mays.

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