Author Archives: Press Club of Dallas

January 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

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January 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

January 31, 2017 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

  1. Approval of Minutes: November 29, 2016
    1. Motion Needed
  2. Financials: November and December 2016
    1. Motion Needed
  3. Accept resignation of board member DeNita Lacking-Quinn
    1. Motion Needed
  4. Accept resignation of board member Sam Lopez
    1. Motion Needed
  5. Appointment of Lauren Reed Finegan as president-elect
    1. Motion Needed
  6. PCD Holiday Party recap
    1. Discussion led by Jo Ann Holt
  7. Marketing/PR Committee Update
    1. Discussion led by Michael Grant
  8. Membership Committee Report
    1. Discussion led by Stephanie Lucero
  9. Awards Committee Report
    1. Discussion led by Barry Hoffman (see attached agenda and materials)
  10. Legends nominations
    1. Discussion led by Ed Bark
  11. Discussion of potential upcoming events
    1. Journalist panel re Trump/Election 2016 at Paul Quinn College
    2. Mark Cuban event

MEETING ADJOURNED!

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November 2016 Board Meeting Agenda / Minutes

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November 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

October 25, 2016 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

  1. Approval of Minutes: October 25, 2016
    1. Motion Needed
  1. Financials: October 2016
    1. Motion Needed
  1. PCD Holiday Party

    1. Discussion led by Jo Ann Holt
  1. Membership Committee Report

    1. Discussion led by Stephanie Lucero
    2. Results of new member happy hour and status of those memberships
  1. Awards Committee Report

    1. Discussion led by Barry Hoffman
    2. Review sponsorship package PowerPoint and letter
  1. Discussion of potential January event

    1. Journalist panel re 2016 Presidential campaign at Paul Quinn College
  1. Steve Stoler book event proposal

    1. Promotion of new book, “Stories Behind the Stories”
  1. Marketing/PR Committee Guidelines

    1. Discussion led by Michael Grant
    2. Set vote for approval at October 25 meeting

MEETING ADJOURNED!

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December 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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December 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

November 29, 2016 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

The meeting was called to order at by 4:15 p.m. President Scott Goldstein

Attending: Scott Goldstein, Hugh Aynesworth, Lauren Reed Finegan, Frank Librio, Sam Lopez, JoAnn Holt, Michael Grant, Tristan Hallman, Barry Hoffman, Stephanie Lucero and Angela Madison Attending by phone: Cary Broussard
Absent: Denita Lacking-Quinn, Cory Smith and Ed Bark

  • Approval of Minutes: December 2016
    • Motion made by Sam Lopez and seconded by Barry Hoffman. Motion approved.
  • Approval of Financials: December 2016
    • Motion made by JoAnn Holt and seconded by Stephanie Lucero. Motion approved.

Committee Reports

Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Investigative and Enterprising Reporting & Legends Awards:
Barry Hoffman and Frank Librio gave Committee update on the pending 2017 Awards Event.
Target date: Saturday, April 29th
Attendees: 215-220 people, sit down dinner
Possible Locations: 6th Floor Museum, Belo Mansion, other
The “Hughie Award(s)” would be presented to Texas journalists and their news organizations for outstanding investigative and enterprise reporting during calendar year 2016. Barry continues to secure national judges and distributed updated draft news release

The goal is to combine Legends and Hughie Awards into one event

Sam Lopez offered to draft a FACT sheet for the event
Discussed importance of committees needed for Awards event
Date, location and number of attendees under discussion
Marketing/Communications: Newsletter format and social media process is working well.
Lauren R. Finegan to reach out to names submitted during meeting for social media committee
PR Committee: JoAnn Holt and Cary Broussard to meet and discuss next steps for PR
Holiday Party: Expecting a good crowd with a great response on social media
Membership Report: Stephanie Lucero reported that we continue to steadily increase membership

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Cary Broussard, Secretary.

MEETING ADJOURNED!

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October 2016 Board Meeting Agenda / Minutes

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October 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

October 25, 2016 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

The meeting was called to order at 4:20pm by President Scott Goldstein

Attending: Scott Goldstein, Hugh Aynesworth, Cary Broussard, Frank Librio, Sam Lopez, Ed Bark, Barry Hoffman, Stephanie Lucero and Angela Madison

Excused absence: Tristan Hallman, Cory Smith, Lauren Reed Finegan, Jo Ann Holt, Michael Grant, Denita Lacking-Quinn

  • Approval of Minutes: Sept. 27, 2016
    • Motion made by Cary and seconded by Ed Bark. Motion approved.
  • Approval of Financials: Sept. 2016
    • Motion made by Sam and seconded by Barry. Motion approved.

Board of Directors Awards Committee Report

Hughie Awards:
Barry and Frank Librio gave Committee update on the 2017 Awards Event.
Target date: Saturday, April 29th
Attendees: 215-220 people, sit down dinner
Location: 6th Floor Museum

Discussed:
Barry has secured national judges and distributed draft news release
Discussed sponsorship levels
Discussed important that committees are needed for Awards event
Frank Librio asked Cary Broussard to look into caterers
Possibly extend to seminars/workshops in 2018
Edward Johnson has been hired to design web page for awards event

Dallas Historical Society Luncheon: Nov. 17
Board member Hugh Aynesworth Honored as 2916 Award for Excellence in Community Service: History Press Club of Dallas purchased table

Holiday Party: Dec. 15
Scott Goldstein to ask DEC re: possible location for party

Membership:
Approved 30 new members

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted by Cary Broussard, Secretary.

MEETING ADJOURNED!

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September 2016 Board Meeting Agenda / Minutes

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September 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

September 20, 2016 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

President Scott Goldstein called the meeting to order at 4:16 p.m.

Attending: Barry Hoffman, Ed Bark, Michael Grant, Jo Ann Holt-Causey, Frank Librio, Scott Goldstein, Stephanie Lucero, Cory Smith, Hugh Aynesworth, Lauren Reed, Bill Tristen, Angela Madison, Administrator David Wolpert

Excused Absence: Cary Broussard, Sam Armstrong-Lopez

Unexcused Absence: Denita Lacking-Quinn

  • Approval of Minutes: August 30, 2016
    • Motion made by Michael Grant and seconded by Stephanie Lucero. Motion approved.
  • Approval of July 2016 Financials
  • Motion made by Ed Bark and seconded by Cory Smith. Motion approved.

“Cowboys Kickoff” Recap

Scott and board members congratulated Ed for the success of the event. Ed shared the financials for the event which indicated a $1,255.06 profit. Stephanie will be following up on the non-member sign-in sheet information.

Start-Up Grind

The first as the Press Club of Dallas as co-sponsors to be held at The DEC on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cory Smith will moderate the discussion with Steve Hall, founder of drivers select.

October or November Event

Panel discussion on the July 7, 2016 police ambush. Potential location would be El Centro. Scott is the event organizer. Discussion to continue as details are firm.

Historical Society Luncheon

This event will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel. Hugh Aynesworth to be honored among others. The Press Club of Dallas has reserved a $1,000 table. Will be promoted in September issue of Hot Off The Press.

Digital Archives

Meeting was held with Wendy Kohl and Allen Olson. Everything has been digitized.

Holiday Party

Scheduled for December 15, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. Jo Ann Holt-Causey is the point person. Details will be discussed at October board meeting.

Membership

Memberize online membership has gone to a one -step process from a two-step process. Those remaining who wanted to join before the one -step process began will be contacted by phone to ascertain their continued interest. It was discussed that Memberize is providing poor service.

Awards

Committee chairman, Barry Hoffman, shared the committee’s vision of an annual Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Debate surrounded whether or not to combine the proposed new awards show in addition to the Living Legends or combine the two events into one.

Marketing/PR

Standards and Guideline for PR, social media and the newsletter were distributed. To be discussed at October board meeting.

Strategic Plan Review

Scott postponed discussion until October board meeting.

With all current PCD business discussed, President Scott Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted by Michael Grant for Cary Broussard, Secretary

MEETING ADJOURNED!

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August 2016 Board Meeting Agenda / Minutes

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Board Meeting Minutes Monday, August 8, 2016

6:58 – 7:51 p.m.

KERA Studios

The meeting was called to order, following the Annual Meeting, at 6:58 p.m. by President Scott Goldstein.

Attending: Frank Librio, Denita Lacking-Quinn, Lauren Reed Finegan, Barry Hoffman, Michael Grant, Ed Bark, Jo Ann Holt-Caussey, Angela Madison, Sam Armstrong-Lopez, Cory Smith, Stephanie Lucero, Hugh Aynesworth, Scott Goldstein, Administrator David Wolpert

Excused Absence: Cary J. Broussard

  • Approval of Minutes: July 7, 2016
    • Motion made by Michael Grant and seconded by Denita Lacking-Quinn. Motion approved.
  • Review of July 2016 Financials
  • Vote to approve will be taken during September meeting.

BOD Officers/ Members 2016-2017

Scott Goldstein reviewed the Board of Directors and officers lists forthe coming 12 months. He serves as President, Frank Librio serves as Treasurer, and Cary J. Broussard is Board Secretary. A handout with that information was sent to all PCD Board members.

Board expectations were announced by Scott Goldstein:

  • Continuous recruitment of new PCD members.
  • Board members will work to keep PCD in a high profile position in the North Texas Community through vibrant, successful events.
  • Purchase of extraticket at all upcoming PCD events

President Goldstein asked that all members review the Strategic Plan priorto the September Board meeting.

Board Meeting Days/Times/Locations
President Goldstein announced that Board leadership had signed paperwork to enterinto an agreement with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (311 N. Market St., 2nd Floor). Beginning in September, PCD Board meetings willbe held there. He also shared otherdetails on the arrangement in ahandout provided to Board members.

Monthly Board meetings will continue to be held from 4-6 p.m.

A list of upcoming meetings was provided. The next Board meeting will be held on September 20. Other meetings between October 2016 and July 2017 will be held the last Tuesday of each month. The Decembermeeting willbe replaced by the Holiday Happy Hourforall PCD members.

  • Motion to approve the Board meeting schedule was made by Denita Lacking-Quinn and seconded by Angela Madison. Motion approved.


Board  of Director Committee Assignments

President Goldstein provided ahandout to Board members showing proposed committee assignments for all Board members and the chairs/vice chairs foreach committee. In addition to Finance, Governance, Membership, Marketing and Awards Committee,Scott Goldstein announced the addition of a Professional Development Committee.

  • Motion to approve the Board meeting schedule was made by Sam Armstrong-Lopez and seconded by Ed Bark. Motion approved.

Dallas Historical  Society’s annual  awards  for excellence luncheon sponsorship request

President Goldstein announced that PCDmember, board memberand “Legend” Hugh Aynesworth will be one of the honorees at the Dallas Historical Society’s “2016 Awards for Excellencein Community Service”luncheon on Nov. 17.  Mr. Goldstein asked that the Board agree to purchase a table at the event. The cost: $1,000.

  • Motion to approve was made by Frank Librio and seconded by Jo Ann Holt-Caussey. Motion approved.

Event ideas
Board members held a lengthy discussion about future events that the PCD will hold in 2016-2017. This included, but was not limited to, a Professional Development event, Southern Dallas/Minority Journalism event, an activity in Fort Worth, continued efforts with the Dallas Historical Society, abig fundraising event in Spring 2017, and the Excellence in Journalism Awards. More discussion and planning will occurin the nearfuture.

Cowboys Kickoff event update
Ed Bark provided an update on the event that will occur Sept. 7 at Trinity Groves from 6-8:30 p.m.

At this time, 60 tickets had been sold and just over 150 raffle tickets had been sold. He also reviewed the many raffle items that have been donated. Mr. Bark reminded Board members that proceeds from the event will benefit okaytosay.org, a  mental health awareness initiative.  He encouraged members

to work to sell many more raffle tickets and 140 additional  tickets for “Cowboys Kickoff   with

Brad, Babe, Kristi and The Dooce”.

Adjournment

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Press Club of Dallas Annual Meeting Minutes

[fusion_text]*2015 minutes were approved at the 2016 annual membership meeting*

PRESS CLUB OF DALLAS

ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday | August 25, 2015

KERA Studios

 

 

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME:

President Niki McCuistion called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Motion:  A motion to approve the minutes of the August 7, 2014, annual meeting was made by Liz Oliphant and seconded by David Dunnigan.  Motion carried.

 

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL REPORT:

McCuistion reported YTD total assets/revenue (as of July 2015) is $56,153.96, which includes $32,138.20 from the Michael Jenkins Tribute and donations to the club in honor of Bert Shipp.

 

Total assets for the period ending June 30, 2015 is $56,153.96 vs. $84,295.28 from the same period last year reflecting $30,000.00 conveyed to the Press Club of Dallas Scholarship Foundation at the Communities Foundation – net proceeds from the Michael Jenkins Tribute.

 

McCuistion reported that total operating expenses for the period ending July 30, 2015 is $11,036.20 vs. $7,570.36, reflecting an increase due to the redesign of the club’s website and the board approved part-time administrative assistance.

 

McCuistion reported that the club has watched expenses closely, and that the main expenses continue to be accounting, legal, and event expenditures.

 

Motion to approve the financial report was made by Frank Librio and seconded by John ‘Doc’ Strange. Motion carried.

 

MEMBERSHIP REPORT:

McCuistion reported that last year at the Dallas Press Club’s Annual Meeting there were 100 paid members and to date there are 108 members. McCuistion noted that there were a few more members whose dues are being processed and that the board approved free memberships for college and university students.

 

 

2014-2015 PRESIDENT’S REMARKS:

McCuistion reported that her term as President focused on 501(c)3 governance and that several issues were addressed to make sure the club was in line with non-profit operations. For example, a Finance Committee was instituted to work with Duvall & Associates to report monthly and year-end financials in a manner consistent with 501(c)3 best practices.

 

McCuistion thanked board member Shawn Paul Wood for his expertise and assistance for obtaining 3 quotes from website designers and negotiating best pricing to hire Atomic Designs for the website redesign project.

 

Several events were produced over the past twelve months including collaboration with the Video Association of Dallas for a special screening of the documentary “Killing the Messenger”; a partnership with the World Affairs Council to host the editor of the Jerusalem Post; the successful Tribute to Michael Jenkins – the club’s 2014 Newsmaker of the Year. McCuistion thanked Pat Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gummer, Joanne Holt, Dallas Summer Musicals Staff, Liz Oliphant, Tony Pederson, and John “Doc” Strange for their assistance in producing that event.

 

McCuistion thanked board member Frank Librio for his efforts producing the club’s New Beginnings event held at the Le Meridian | Stoneleigh Hotel – an event to unveil the club’s new mission and website and to present a $30,000.00 scholarship grant to the Press Club of Dallas Scholarship Foundation in the name of Michael Jenkins. The event was held in the Penthouse of the hotel, a long-time meeting place of the club. Mayor Mike Rawlings provided a special recognition to honor the club and the Stoneleigh Hotel.

 

McCuistion thanked board members Cary Broussard and Hugh Aynesworth who worked as co-chairs to produce the Excellence in Journalism – North Texas Legends Awards held at the Sixth Floor Museum. Thirteen esteemed journalists were recognized for their contributions to journalism over their long careers in North Texas.

 

McCuistion reported that she was invited to sit on the scholarship selection committee and the Communities Foundation of Texas and recognized local university students who were awarded the 2015 Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarships.

  • Ricky Fumes (UNT – Commercial Arts)
  • Clayton Youngman (TCU – Journalism)

 

 

2015 ELECTION RESULTS:

At its board meeting on July 2015 the Press Club of Dallas board approved the following candidates for board positions for 2015-2016, voting confirmed the members.

 

  • Frank Librio, President (PR/Communications)
  • Scott Goldstein, President-Elect (PR/Communications)
  • Hugh Aynesworth (Media)
  • Stephanie Lucero (Media)
  • Ed Bark (Media)
  • Anna Clark (Media)

 

Board members whose terms continue through 2016 include:

  • John “Doc” Strange (Media)
  • Michael Grant (Media)
  • Niki McCuistion (Media)
  • Deborah Fleck (Media)
  • Shawn Paul Wood (PR/Communications)
  • Cary Broussard (PR/Communications)

 

2015-2016 PRESIDENT COMMENTS:

President Frank Librio recognized Niki McCuistion for her many years of service to the Press Club of Dallas noting her leadership and efforts to move the club forward, especially in the areas of governance and non-profit management. Librio presented McCuistion with a modest thank you gift for her service.

 

Librio reported that his term would continue on that good work, uphold the club’s mission and pillars in which it operates – and focus on efforts to keep the club relevant, financially stable, and retain and grow membership. Librio said he would be talking to the board about a membership retention and growth plan – with a pledge to gain at least 50 new members over the next twelve months.

 

He also reported that he would be recommending to the board that a consultant be hired to assist in the creation of a Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan to identify goals over the next 3-5 years and tactics on how to obtain them – in order to provide guidance for this board and subsequent boards.

 

Librio said he would be visiting with the board at their meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting with recommendations regarding meeting times/days/location, committee assignments, event assignments, and a proposed work plan.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Frank J. Librio, Jr. – President (for Cary Broussard – Secretary/absent)[/fusion_text]

July 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

[fusion_text]Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Stoneleigh Hotel, 2927 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas

July 7, 2016 |7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME

President-Elect Scott Goldstein called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

Board Members Present:

Hugh Aynesworth, Ed Bark, Cary Broussard, Scott Goldstein, Michael Grant, Sam Lopez, Stephanie Lucero

Absent:

Deborah Fleck, Frank Librio, Niki McCuistion, Denita Lacking-Quinn, John “Doc” Strange

ITEMS FOR APPROVAL:

Approval of Minutes: June, 2016

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of the June minutes was made by Ed Bark and seconded by Michael Grant). Motion carried.

 

Approval of Financials:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the financial report was made by Sam Lopez and seconded by Stephanie Lucero. Motion carried.
  • The brief board meeting was held directly after the Meet the Candidates night at the Stoneleigh Hotel.
  • Scott thanked everyone for their participation in Meet the Candidates night and asked board members for any brief reports.
  • Scott distributed the Profit and Loss statement from the Legends event that Cary Broussard provided prior to the meeting. Cary and Hugh, co-chairs of the event, thanked everyone and reported that the Legends Event made a net profit of $1,855.
  • Ed Bark briefed everyone on the upcoming Sept. 7 event at the Trinity Groves, Cowboys Kick Off with panelists Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg, Kristi Scales, and Mike Doocy. Ed asked for door prizes, tickets for which will be sold at the event. All door prize ticket proceeds will benefit org. Tickets to the event itself are priced at $20 for $25 for non-members and can be purchased through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cowboys-kickoff-with-brad-babe-kristi-and-the-dooce-tickets-26382290140
  • Lauren Finegan and Scott Goldstein briefed everyone on the new location for Board meetings at the DEC (Dall Entrepreneur Center) and vowed to give us plenty of notice on when, what day and time we will begin meeting there for our meetings.

 

Adjournment

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Cary Broussard – Board Secretary

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June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

[fusion_text]Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 4-6 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME

The meeting was called to order at 4:09pm by President Frank Librio.

  • Attending: Frank, Scott, Denita, Michael, Doc, Ed, Sam, Hugh
  • Phone: Niki, Lauren, Cary
  • Excused Absence: Stephanie

 

  • Approval of Minutes: May 3, 2016
    • Motion made by Denita and seconded by Doc. Motion approved.
  • Approval of Financials: April 2015 (actual) & May (snapshot)
    • Motion made by Doc and seconded by Niki. Motion approved.

 

Resignations of Deborah Fleck and Cynthia Garcia:

Deb and Cynthia both sent emails stating they needed to resigned due to work commitments.

A Motion was made by Denita and seconded by Doc to accept their resignations. Motion approved.

 

Board of Directors Nominating Committee Report

President Elect Scott Goldstein reported on the slate of candidates nominated by club members and fellow board members:

  • Scott Goldstein – Dallas Mayor’s Office – President Elect
  • Tristan Hallman – Dallas Morning News
  • Cory Smith – NBC 5
  • Angela Madison – WFAA
  • Jo Ann Holt – Media
  • Barry Hoffman – Media
  • Hugh Aynesworth – Media
  • Cary Broussard – PR
  • Sam Lopez – PR
  • Michael Grant – PR

If all approved, they will be joined by Frank Librio, Ed Bark, Stephanie Lucero, Denita Lacking-Quinn and Lauren Finegan.

Meet the Candidates Night is set for July 7 at the Stoneleigh Hotel.

A motion was made by Doc and seconded by Michael to accept the slate of candidates. Motion approved.

 

Discussion Items:

  • Frank reported that he was invited to sit in on the Press Club of Dallas Scholarship Fund grant meetings and was pleased to report that two students will receive scholarship grants based on their financial needs.
  • Frank reported that the remaining $25,000, proceeds from the Michael Jenkins event, were conveyed to the Press Club of Dallas Scholarship Fund.
  • Frank reported that $3,000, a portion of the proceeds from the Bob Schieffer event, was sent to Vanguard Investment Account to grow the club’s reserves to nearly $12,000.
  • The board further discussed obtaining permanent, shared meeting space at the DEC on Market Street and a motion was made by Niki and seconded by Doc to contract with the DEC for monthly meeting space, mail service, kitchen privileges, logo signage and sponsorship of a monthly event called Start-up Grind for $200 per month – total annual cost of $2,400. Motion approved.
  • The board discussed contracting with FME Creative for website maintenance services. A motion was made by Frank and seconded by Scott to approve a $200 monthly retainer for website services. Motion approved.
  • Denita provided a presentation on the club’s social media platforms and talked about how the Facebook and Twitter accounts were being programed and gaining followers.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Sam Lopez for Cary Broussard, Secretary.[/fusion_text]

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
May 2, 2016 | 4-6 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME

President Frank Librio called the meeting to order at 4:19 p.m.

Board Members Present:

Frank Librio, Ed Bark, Cary Broussard, Scott Goldstein, Stephanie Lucero, John “Doc” Strange, Niki McCuistion, Deborah Fleck, Denita Lacking-Quinn, Michael Grant

By Phone:

Denita Lacking-Quinn
Hugh Aynesworth

Absent:

Cynthia Garcia

ITEMS FOR APPROVAL:

Approval of Minutes: April 5, 2016

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of April 5, 2016 was made by Ed Bark and seconded by Niki McCuistion). Motion carried.

Approval of Financials:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the financial report was made by Denita Lacking-Quinn and seconded by Ed Bark. Motion carried.

Governance Committee Report:

Niki McCuistion is arranging for a Governance Policy class training for the Board of Directors and will report back on dates for that training.

  • Motion: A motion to approve Scott Goldstein as chair of the BOD nominating committee with the following committee members: Niki McCuistion, Hugh Aynesworth and Ed Bark for BOD positions was made by Frank Librio and seconded by John “Doc” Strange.
  • The nominating committee will meet and provide slate to membership June 6-July 1

Other Committee Reports:

 Membership Committee: Deborah Fleck, Chair

  • 151 current members reported. Membership drive continues.
  • Stephanie Lucero requested attendee list from Schieffer event so she and Deb could follow up re: membership recruitment. There were 3 or 4 students 2 media and 1 public relations executive who joined as a result of the Schieffer event.
  • Stephanie and Deb are pricing out the costs of a PCD membership card.

Marketing Committee, Chair Michael Grant

  • Provided marketing/public relations committee report.
  • Monthly newsletter continues to make a positive impact.
  • Frank Librio updated BOD that Edward Johnson of FME Creative is proposing $200 month to keep the website updated. His fee would come out of the existing administrative budget that we currently spend monthly. Board will discuss at next meeting and vote.

Events Reports:

Bob Schieffer Event & Excellence in Journalism Awards Update

  • Frank Librio confirmed that the Schieffer event generated and reached the estimated revenues, so that the Press Club of Dallas was able to donate $10,000 to Texas Christian University in Bob Schieffer’s name, designated for journalism scholarships with the remainder of net profits designated for Press Club operating funds.
  • Cary Broussard and Hugh Aynesworth, co-chairs of the Excellence in Journalism awards provided an update on the upcoming June 9th Awards event to be held at the Sixth Floor Museum. Cary asked for volunteers to manage certain aspects of the event. Sam Lopez agreed to produce the Powerpoint needed. Ed Bark agreed to provide the script for the emcee, Kristi Nelson. Niki McCuisition to provide videographer, and Doc Strange to provide photographer. Stephanie Lucero and Deb Fleck agreed to provide membership materials and staff the check in desk.
  • Cary reviewed the sponsorship package for the Excellence in Journalism Awards. Broussard Global, the McCuistion Group and an Anonymous donor agreed to be sponsors of the Excellence in Journalism Awards event. The Board members agreed to find additional sponsors to the best of their abilities.

Other:

  • Lauren Finegan provided an updated to the Board of Directors on space rental for Press Club of Dallas office, to be housed at the DEC (Dallas Entrepreneurial Center). Board members Ed Bark, Michael Grant and Cary Broussard conducted a walk through of space with Lauren prior to the BOD meeting, and confirmed the space and conference room would be sufficient for the BOD’s needs. Frank to review the other benefits provided to the PCD per Lauren in exchange for renting space and get back to the BOD with a recommendation.

Adjournment

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Cary Broussard – Board Secretary

June 3, 2016

April 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
April 5, 2016 | 4-6 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME

President Frank Librio called the meeting to order at 4:11 p.m.

Board Members Present:

Frank Librio, Hugh Aynesworth, Ed Bark, Cary Broussard, Scott Goldstein, Stephanie Lucero, John “Doc” Strange, Niki McCuistion, Deborah Fleck, Cynthia Garcia, Denita Lacking-Quinn, Michael Grant

By Phone:

Sam Armstrong-Lopez

Absent:

Lauren Finegan

ITEMS FOR APPROVAL:

Approval of Minutes: March 1, 2016

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of March 1, 2016 was made by Denita Lacking-Quinn and seconded by Niki McCuistion. ( Frank Librio noted that correct spelling of Sam Lopez’s name to be made in the minutes). Motion carried.

Approval of Financials:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the financial report was made by John “Doc” Strange and seconded by Niki McCuistion. Motion carried.

Governance Committee Report:

  • No issues to report

Other Committee Reports:

Membership Committee :Deborah Fleck, Chair

  • 152 current members reported. Membership drive continues.
  • Cynthia Garcia has reached out to the Hispanic Communicators Association to brain storm on collaborative, win-win efforts with our club.

Marketing Committee, Chair Michael Grant

  • Provided marketing/public relations committee report.
  • Monthly newsletter continues to make a positive impact with great feedback re: member spotlight.
  • Frank Librio updated BOD on website discussions with our website server provider, GoDaddy, and commented on their great personal service and domains secured: com and pressclubofdallas.org through December 2019.
  • PCD Board member Ed Bark will participate on Social Media Club blogger panel April 14th. All PCD board members invited for free and PCD members to receive SMC discount. Eblast and Facebook announcements scheduled.
  • Deborah Fleck mentioned DMN editor Bob Wilson would still like to headline a PCD event, once we provide dates to her.

Events Reports:

  • Cary Broussard provided update on Excellence in Journalism Awards/Legend Event, Sixth Floor Museum. June 9th date finalized, and sent follow up budget for event (see attached)
  • Follow up needed on Digital Archives Announcement event at Dallas Historical Society in Fair Park to be held in July. Stephanie and Cary to have update next board meeting

Bob Schieffer Event & Update

  • Frank Librio and show producer Karen Lukin provided update on Milestones: A North Texas Tribute to Bob Schieffer that will raise scholarship funds for Texas journalism students and support Press Club operations on April 11, 2016 at Belo Mansion, 6 to 9 p.m., to include a cocktail reception, dinner program and post reception. There will be a private VIP dinner with Bob Schieffer during the cocktail reception.
  • Former North Texas news anchor Tracy Rowlett will interview Schieffer about milestones in a broadcasting career
  • Sponsorship list reviewed and board members were thanked for their outstanding work in recruiting sponsors and ticket sales. Ed Bark, Niki McCuistion, Hugh Aynesworth and Scott Goldstein all received special recognition from Board President Frank Librio for bringing in the most sponsorship dollars.
  • Event P&L reviewed.
  • It was decided that students from TCU journalism school would be invited for free to the event.
  • Motion: A motion was made by John “Doc” Strange and seconded by Niki McCuistion that if the Schieffer Milestones April 11th event generated and reached the estimated revenues, the Press Club of Dallas will donate $10,000 to Texas Christian University in Bob Schieffer’s name, designated for journalism scholarships with the remainder of net profits designated for Press Club operating funds. Motion carried. 

Adjournment

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Cary Broussard – Board Secretary
April 21, 2016

March 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
March 1, 2016 | 4-6 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME

President Frank Librio called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.

Board Members Present:

Frank Librio, Hugh Aynesworth, Ed Bark, Cary Broussard, Lauren Finegan, Scott Goldstein, Stephanie Lucero, John “Doc” Strange, Sam Lopez

Absent:

Niki McCuistion, Deborah Fleck, Denita Lacking-Quinn, Michael Grant,

ITEMS FOR APPROVAL:

Approval of Minutes: February 1, 2016

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of February 1, 2016 was made by Doc Strange and seconded by Ed Bark. Motion carried.

Approval of Financials:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the financial report was made by Sam Lopez and seconded by Doc Strange

Governance Committee Report:

  • Motion: A motion to approve Lauren Finegan as interim Press Club board member was made by Doc Strange and seconded by Hugh Aynesworth. Ms. Finegan will begin her official term in August after she is voted on and approved by the Press Club membership.
  • Permanent Meeting Space Update: Options discussed included 2929 Canton Street and The DEC (Dallas Entrepreneurial Center)

Other Committee Reports:

Membership Committee: Deborah Fleck, Chair

Electronic New Membership Welcome Packet and Membership Drive are underway.

Marketing Committee, Chair Michael Grant

  • Provided marketing/public relations committee report.
  • Monthly newsletter continues to make a positive impact with great feedback re: member spotlight.
  • Social Media Club of Dallas asked PCD to recommend blogger for April 14th Deborah Fleck and Cary Broussard contacted Robert Wilsonsky from DMN, and he accepted. PCD has requested membership discount in return.

Events Reports:

  • Ed Bark provided update on the success of Weathering Heights event and fundraiser. Very pleased 110 people attended event. Raised $500 for American Red Cross and recruited 5 new members at event.
  • Cary Broussard provided update on Excellence in Journalism Awards/Legend Event, Sixth Floor Museum. Frank to reach out to Kristi Nelson to emcee event again. Dates discussed: May 26, June 2 or June 9. (After meeting, Date confirmed: June 9).
  • Stephanie Lucero and Cary Broussard offered to co-chair Digital Archives Announcement event at Dallas Historical Society in Fair Park to be held in July.

Bob Schieffer Event & Update

  • Milestones: A North Texas Tribute to Bob Schieffer will raise scholarship funds for Texas journalism students and support the mission of the Press Club on April 11, 2016 at Belo Mansion, 6 to 9 p.m., which will include a cocktail reception, dinner program and post reception. There will be a private VIP dinner with Bob Schieffer during the cocktail reception.
  • Hosts include: the Press Club of Dallas, the TCU Bob Schieffer School of Communications, CBS – KRLD AM, and event chair, Pierce Allman.
  • Former North Texas news anchor Tracy Rowlett will interview Schieffer about milestones in a broadcasting career
  • Individual tickets are on sale for $110 and are available for purchase on the Press Club website (http://www.pressclubdallas.com); corporate sponsorship information is on the site as well.
  • Frank Librio urged each BOD member to sell at least one table. The event will include 40 tables of ten.
  • Event logo finalized; sponsorship update provided; P&L reviewed.

Adjournment

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Cary Broussard – Board Secretary
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