As you read this, your club president, Soni Dimond, is being loyal to Beasley Media Group, Inc.—and attending to her corporate duties —instead of writing her Scoop article. She is in Las Vegas, poor dear, attending the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention. So instead of enjoying her article with personality and pizzazz, you’re stuck with me—but just this once!
As the NPC luncheon season winds down, we spend more time at board meetings recapping past programs and projects than planning future ones. However, that will change when we hold our annual planning retreat on June 10. We will devote an entire morning and part of the afternoon to brainstorm projects, events and scholarship outreach to make our club even more effective and appealing to local media and communications professionals. Please, if you have ideas for us to explore, let a board member know before June 10.
Help us extend a huge thank-you to Carol Glassman, whose coverage of our April luncheon is stellar. Locate it in this newsletter. If you were there, you’ll realize how accurately she has reported the program. If you were not able to come, you’ll see what you missed. Great job, Carol.
Also in this issue you’ll find a report by Connie Kindsvater on our most recent outreach to the FGCU journalism program. This was a panel of local media professionals with the goal of inspiring and educating the journalism students. Regrettably, not as many students as we hoped were able to attend. We’ll try to schedule our next FGCU outreach at a time more J-students can fit it into their schedules. Maybe we’ll persuade their professors to grant them extra credit—or even require that they come! We’ll see what happens in the fall. We don’t give up! Many thanks, Connie.
If you have not reserved your seat at our May 4 luncheon, you still have time. Come and hear three media professionals tell us about the changes and challenges this industry faces now and in the future. Members may pay at the door, but you do need a reservation—at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click here to buy a ticket at Eventbrite.
The scholarship committee members are busy interviewing applicants for the Terrence J. Miller Scholarship. We’ll announce them at our June 1 luncheon—the season finale—and make some special presentations. We’ll also get prepared for hurricane season, which begins on that very day, as our program presenter will be the Collier County emergency manager. Because of the scholarship presentations, we’ll alter our schedule a little, so come at the usual time (11:30) but be prepared to stay until 2:00. Look for details in the June issue of Scoop, in your mailbox on May 28.
Until next time…