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March 2012 Press Club board minutes

March 14, 2012, San Mateo Daily Journal offices

PRESENT: Darryl Compton, Melissa McRobbie, Antonia Ehlers,Kristi Blackburn, Peter Cleaveland, Dave Price. Absent: Jon Mays, Marshall Wilson, Ed Remitz, Kristy Blackburn, Laura Dudnick, Peter Cleaveland.

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. Because we had six people, we did not have a quorum. Nothing was approved, although there was ample discussion about various topics.

MINUTES: Were not approved.

GREATER BAY AREA JOURNALISM AWARDS: Antonia reported that Manny Fernandez from The New York Times will be our keynote speaker. Our entries are up this year, with more categories entered compared to last year.

HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS: The board discussed having the contest at Serra High School. A date that works for the Serra administration is Thursday, May 10. We talked about judging the contest and we’ll need a pretty fast turnaround. We also discussed scholarships and grants for high school students.

HIGH SCHOOL BOOT CAMP: The High School Boot Camp 2012 will be held Friday, October 26, 2012.

VACANT BOARD SEAT: We discussed possible board candidates. We will have a more in-depth discussion about this at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Antonia Ehlers, Secretary

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