Friday, December 12, 2008

Press Club party is Sunday 4-7 p.m.

The Press Club is holding its annual meeting and holiday party this Sunday (Dec. 14) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of past president Michelle Carter in Belmont (E-mail her for directions).

Every Press Club member or visitor to our Web site is warmly invited to the party. But bring your own adult beverages and an item or two for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The party is also the club's annual meeting where the results of the board election will be announced. Board members will be on hand to answer questions and talk about plans for the coming year. You can even meet the guy who posts items on this Web site.

The Press Club sponsors:
    • the Greater Bay Area Excellence in Journalism Contest,
    • a high school journalism contest,
    • college scholarships,
    • a high school journalism boot camp,
    • bench-bar-media discussions, and
    • this Web site.
The club's contest for professionals kicks off in January when a call for entries is posted here and sent to newsrooms in the area. The deadline for entries is usually at the end of February, though the exact date for the upcoming contest has not been set. The entries are judged by members of press clubs in other cities across the country. The winners are announced at an awards banquet in late May or early June.

The Press Club is always looking for journalists or PR professionals who want to help with the programs listed above. If you're interested in helping in any of these areas, please e-mail Executive Director Darryl Compton.

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