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September 2013 Press Club board minutes

Sept. 11, 2013 — Izzy’s Steak House, San Carlos

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

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

FINANCE AND MEMBERSHIPS: Darryl reported on the club’s finances, which are in good shape.

AWARDS BANQUET DEBRIEF: This year’s Awards Banquet went very well. SF Chronicle Science Editor Dave Perlman was an excellent speaker who dazzled the crowd with his rich history and vignettes. Due to the cost of plaques, the board discussed possibly eliminating wooden plaques in the third place category. Board members unanimously agreed to replace them with paper certificates in a classy folder.

BOOT CAMP: The board discussed final details of the Boot Camp on October 25. We discussed various workshops and the fact that the number of students enrolled was lower this year than in past years.

BOARD MEETING FREQUENCY: Members were in favor of changing the meetings to once every other month, instead of once a month. More people might be interested in the vacant board seat if meetings are six times a year, rather than every month.

BOARD VACANCY: There is a vacant seat on the board. Members discussed the possibility of inviting Elaine Larsen or Jane Northrop (we need coastal representation on the board).

BARBECUE: The Press Club barbecue was planned for Oct. 6 at the home of Darryl Compton.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Antonia Ehlers, Secretary

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