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August 2008 Press Club board minutes

Meeting was called to order on Aug. 20, 2008, at 10:12 a.m. by President Jamie Casini.

Board members present: Jon Mays, Peter Cleaveland, Jamie Casini, Dave Price and Michelle Carter. Executive Director Darryl Compton was also in attendance. Absent: Jennifer Aquino, Aimee Strain, Jay Thorwaldson, Ed Remitz

Treasurer’s report: Distributed to board members.

New business:

The annual picnic was postponed because of scheduling. Instead, the Christmas party was scheduled for Dec. 7, a Sunday, between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

It was determined that the forum/boot camp for high school students would take place Sept. 26 at the College of San Mateo. Topics are yet to be determined, but some considerations may include: The future of the industry, what is news, dealing with an administration, ethics, design, critiques, finding stories, interview techniques, podcasting and photography.

The next meeting was determined to occur at the San Mateo Daily Journal offices Sept. 17.

There was an informal discussion on board participation and how the club overall should proceed considering some directors’ lack of participation.

Meeting was adjourned by President Casini at 11:04 a.m. by President Casini.

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