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!