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April 2010 Press Club board minutes

April 14, 2010 — Board Room, San Mateo Daily Journal

Present: Jon Mays, Micki Carter, Dave Price, Melissa McRobbie,
Darryl Compton, Kristy Blackburn, Antonia Ehlers, Peter Cleaveland, Marshall Wilson
Absent: Jamie Casini, Ed Remitz

The meeting was called to order at 6:55 p.m.

Minutes of March were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report
Darryl noted that $12.50 in interest was added to income. Some contest income still hasn’t been received. Report approved as read.

Evening of Excellence
We are on for Saturday, June 19, at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City. Still nothing definitive on a speaker. Dave suggested Bay Area journalist Matt Richtel of the New York Times who won a Pulitzer. Other names included Bob Dugoni, editor of the Bay Area Citizen or Knight Fellow Dawn Garcia.

High School Journalism Contest
Micki thanked everyone for their super quick turn-around of judging for the High School Journalism contest. Alpine Awards will have the plaques ready by Monday, April 19, She announced that Mario Dianda of the Daily News will come and speak for a few minutes about that paper’s Youth Opinion Pages. Micki will order pizza for the group, and Darryl will handle drinks, plates and napkins. Antonia volunteered to come and help set up.

CSM newspaper situation
Nothing new to report except that the journalism classes ARE in the fall catalog and students are now able to enroll in them.

Darryl handed out packets from the Southeast Texas Press Association for judging by May 7.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Micki Carter, Secretary

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