At the Peninsula Press Club’s Christmas Party some business was conducted. Members heard an annual report on the club’s activities, the board’s plans for 2007 and the results of the board election. Elected were:

    President: Jamie Casini (Palo Alto Daily News managing editor)
    Vice President: Dave Price (San Francisco Daily editor/publisher)
    Treasurer: Ed Remitz (San Mateo County Community College journalism instructor)
    Secretary: Jon Mays (San Mateo Daily Journal editor)

    Directors – two year terms
    Jack Russell (retired, San Mateo Times)
    Jennifer Aquino (San Mateo County Times executive editor)

    Directors – one year term
    Aimee Lewis Strain (Bay City News managing editor)
    Diana Diamond (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal special sections editor)

    Director continuing second year of term
    Peter Cleaveland (retired, ABC-KGO)

    Ex-official members (without vote)
    Past President – Michelle Carter (Notre Dame de Namur University journalism instructor, former San Mateo Times managing editor)
    Executive Director – Darryl Compton (former KRON news executive, current staff for RTNDA and Broadcast Legends)

Members were told that the club’s income for the year was $24,018.39, its expenses were $17,995.30 and the net was $6,236.28. Assets total $31,587.04. The scholarship fund totals $6,993.41.

Members were reminded to send in their membership dues form. It was in the last newsletter or can be downloaded here.

Activities for the year included:

    • 29th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, June 1
    • The presentation of two Herb Caen scholarships
    • High school journalism contest
    • Summer picnic, Aug. 27
    • Christmas party, Dec. 6
    • Participation in the Broadcast & Newspaper Museum of Northern California
    • On The Record (newsletter)
    • Web site
    • Daily Press Club e-mail (Feed Blitz)

Plans for 2007:

    • 30th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards. Contest information coming in January. The deadline will be at the end of February.
    • Bench-Bar-Media returns — a roundtable discussion for journalists, law enforcement, judges, lawyers.
    • Aid to high school newspapers

Outgoing President Michelle Carter told the members that the board is concerned about the number of high schools that have discontinued their student newspapers in recent years. She pointed out that most of the journalists in the room got their start on a high school newspaper. The board intends to meet with high school teachers and principals in the coming year to determine what assistance the club may provide in keeping these student newspapers going.

Board members thanked Carter for her service as board president. Darryl Compton was also recognized for his work as the board’s executive director, especially his work organizing the club’s annual contest.

SF Press Club News

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