Board Members Present – Paul Wahlstrom, Zane Harrington, Barry Hoffman, Hugh Aynesworth, Bill Young, Keri Mitchell, June Owens
Guest: Frank Librio
4:20 – Meeting called to order – Approved previous meeting minutes and financial report.
4:38 – Discussion of potential new board members.
4:43 – Discussed commitment and improvement of diversity in identifying Legends for awards and diversity within the Board of Directors
4:56 – Newsmakers highlights, possible speakers and possible events discussed. Names mentioned: Bob Costa, Ronan Farrow. Student Press conference event discussed. June Owens mentioned possibility of screening the Molly Ivins Documentary at the Texas Theatre. Emphasized the urgency of having an event in the near future.
5:08 – Zane Harrington left the meeting.
5:12 – Zane Harrington called into the meeting by phone.
5:15 – Discussion regarding the Speakers Group and Student Press Conference events that PCD would like to produce with area journalism students and professors. Oct 18 – Annual Convention of Community Colleges Journalism Award Presentation. Discussed finding out from professors what the students would like to hear about and would be relevant to them in the speaker’s series.
5:35 – Timeline for the student press conference was discussed. Aiming for 4-6 weeks to setup with a date between Nov. 1st and Nov.22nd. Skip Hollandsworth mentioned as possible subject for the first press conference. Need to discuss with Skip if he would like a moderator or not.
5:40 – Speakers group and need to approach possible speakers by next week.
5:45 – Discussion of having the Aynesworth Awards in 2020 at the end of May or early June. Legends Awards moved to October.
5:55 – Discussed the need to find fund raising avenues for the Club, Happy Hour locations mentioned.
6:00 – Possibility of PCD internships raised. Approved the Board resignations of Song Yang and Arnold Wayne Jones.
6:05 – meeting adjourned