Cary Broussard called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
- Attending: Ayona Anderson, Hugh Aynesworth, Cary Broussard, Jo Ann Holt-Causey, Scott Goldstein, Tristan Hallman, Barry Hoffman, Frank Librio, Lauren Reed, Martha Tiller
- Excused Absence: Angela Madison, Kevin Ferrell, Cory Smith
Approval of Minutes: July 2017
Motion made by Jo Ann Holt-Causey and seconded by Barry Hoffman. Motion approved.
Approval of July 2017 Financials
Motion made by Ayona Anderson and seconded by Lauren Finegan. Motion approved.
Scholarship Awards Re-Cap
The Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund awarded two college scholarships to Dallas area students for the upcoming academic 2017-18 school year. A news release will be distributed announcing the winners following today’s annual meeting. Pablo Arauz, a journalism major at the University of Texas at Arlington, and one of the Press Club scholarship winners, opened the meeting by thanking the Press Club with prepared remarks. He received applause and thanks from the BOD.
Announcement of New Press Club BOD Officers and Committee Chairs
Cary Broussard – President
Cory Smith – President-Elect
Tristan Hallman – Treasurer
Marketing Chair – Ayona Anderson
Membership Chair – JoAnn Holt-Causey
Programming Chair – TBD
BOD Meeting Dates and Location
Cary Broussard announced meeting dates and times for the year at VisitDallas headquarters, 325 N. St Paul, Suite 700, (last Tuesday of every month), 4-6 p.m.
Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 25, May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug. 28
Cary thanked Frank Librio and VisitDallas for their generosity for the meeting space and support of the Press Club of Dallas.
Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Excellence in Journalism Update
Barry Hoffman gave an update on the progress of the Awards
Scott Keenan said that he may have an emcee for the Awards
*Since the meeting, Barry Hoffman and JoAnn Holt-Causey were named Co-Chairs of the Awards event and an event date was chosen: Nov. 30, 2017. Location: Sixth Floor Museum
President Cary Broussard adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Cary Broussard for Kevin Ferrell, Board Secretary