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March 2009 Press Club board minutes

March 11, 2009 — Board Room, San Mateo Daily Journal. The meeting was called to order at 6:47 p.m.

Present: Jon Mays, Peter Cleaveland, Darryl Compton, Ed Remitz and Melissa McRobbie. Absent: Jamie Casini, Marshall Wilson, Jack Russell, Micki Carter and Dave Price

A quorum was not present so the meeting was informational. This was the first meeting for Melissa McRobbie, Managing Editor at Bay City News.

Darryl Compton reported that preparations for the upcoming contests and Evening of Excellence are proceeding “smoothly,” though the number of TV entries has dropped from last year’s 28 to two. Also, the contests have collected $6,000 in fees so far and $3,500 for new memberships, down from last year’s $10,000 and $5,500, respectively.

Jon Mays reported that he met with the journalism adviser at San Mateo High School to discuss the ongoing efforts to support area high school journalism programs.

The board will resume discussion about a keynote speaker for the Evening of Excellence, set for June 6. The most recent proposal is to request Marshall Wilson to ask Phil Matier to speak.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

Submitted by Ed Remitz, treasurer

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