New name, new look, new board members

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club has changed its name to the San Francisco Press Club. This rebranding comes as the press club’s board has added new members with some fresh perspectives. These changes are occurring as the club is entering its 40th year. Within days we will begin accepting entries for our annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest. Keep an eye on this space for details.

July 2017 Press Club Board Minutes

Press Club Minutes — July 13, 2017 2 p.m. via teleconference PRESENT: Antonia Ehlers, Edrie Blackwelder, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Carla Worfolk, Jim Henderson, Jane Northrop, Jim Kirkland, Bill Parks, Jon Orlin and Mark Shaw NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Kirkland, Jon Orlin and Bill Parks were welcomed to the board. Jim Kirkland is the creative director of Climate Magazine in Redwood City. He has enjoyed nearly 40 years in the graphics industry. In that time, he has worked as a

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March 2017 Press Club board minutes

6 p.m. March 28, 2017 at Serra High School, San Mateo PRESENT: Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dave Price (via phone), Carla Worfolk (via phone), Jim Henderson, Jane Northrop and Mark Shaw NEW BOARD MEMBER: Antonia introduced the board’s newest member, Mark Shaw. Shaw, of Burlingame, is an attorney, former network TV analyst and author of more than 20 books. His most recent book, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much,” delves into the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of famed columnist

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February 2017 Press Club board minutes

Meeting via teleconference, Feb. 9, 2017, at 6 p.m.   Present: Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Jim Watson, Carla Worfolk, Jim Henderson and Jane Northrop. Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest debrief: Website needs to be updated to fix incorrect information. (That was done Feb. 10.)   Finances: Antonia had a conversation with the IRS and learned that the club’s main operational account is in good standing, and that only the 2015 returns are due. However, she learned that no

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Holiday party for Bay Area journalists is Dec. 14

The Press Club has decided to combine its annual holiday party with those being hosted by other journalism groups on Dec. 14 at the Bluxome Street Winery, 900 North Point St., San Francisco. Enjoy wine, catch up with fellow media friends, and hear from the Solutions Journalism Network’s Bay Area chapter and the Society of Professional Journalist’s Northern California chapter. Here’s how to get tickets.

Examiner editor Michael Howerton joins San Francisco Peninsula Press Club board

Howerton San Francisco Examiner Editor-in-Chief Michael Howerton has joined the board of directors of the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. Howerton is the vice president of editorial for the San Francisco Media Company, which publishes the Examiner and SF Weekly. He has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Daily, the Marin Independent Journal and The Berkeley Daily Planet. Michael has taught writing courses at Berkeley City College, UC-Berkeley and San Francisco State. Howerton has taught writing courses at Berkeley

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October 2016 Press Club board minutes

Meeting via teleconference, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Present: Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Jim Watson, Carla Worfolk, Edrie Blackwelder. Absent: Jim Henderson, Peter Cleaveland, Jane Northrop, Marshall Wilson. Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest: The general consensus of the board is that the club would mail certificates to the winners. Antonia will handle the printing. Board members will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Serra High School’s conference room to stuff envelopes. Executive Director: The board

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Press Club thanks retiring board members

A note from Press Club President Antonia Ehlers: Thank you to Melissa McRobbie, Aimee Lewis Strain and Laura Dudnick for your tireless energy and contribution to the Press Club’s board. You have inspired us in many ways and we wish you all the best in the future. We welcome two new board members, Carla De Luca Worfolk and Edrie Blackwater, and look forward to working with both of you to continue our mission of fostering the spirit of journalism.