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June 2007 Press Club board minutes

Meeting was brought to order at 6:25 p.m. by President Jamie Casini

Board members present: Peter Cleaveland, Jon Mays, Micki Carter, Jack Russell and Jamie Casini. Executive Director Darryl Compton was also in attendance.

Absent: Aimee Lewis Strain, Diana Diamond, Jennifer Aquino, Ed Remitz, Dave Price.

Minutes: Minutes of April and May meetings were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Compton said the report is in flux since the club still must pay people.

Old business

Awards ceremony: The club made $48.48 in profit from the awards night, Compton reported. Compton also suggested some changes since the workload of doing the award banquet is nonstop in conjunction with another awards banquet he organizes a week before the Press Club awards dinner night. Some suggestions included: Moving the night, moving to an electronic system of both submitting and distributing entries and eliminating the honorable mention award. Compton said he will come up with some suggestions.

New business

PPC membership directory: Compton said he will have it this summer.

Location of forum for high school students. It is tentatively scheduled for mid-September at the Daily News’ new office in Menlo Park.

Annual picnic. Carter said she is planning for it Saturday, Sept. 8 at her house.


Changing the name of the club: Mays suggested holding a discussion about changing the club’s name to better fit its work. San Francisco Peninsula Press Club or Bay Area Press Club were two suggestions Mays made. Casini will put the idea on the next agenda.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Next meeting is July 11 at 6:15 p.m. at the San Mateo Daily News.

Minutes submitted by Secretary Jon Mays.

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