Location – 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 101, Dallas, TX

Attending Board members – Paul Wahlstrom, Arnold Wayne Jones, Zane Harrington, Barry Hoffman, Song Yang, Liz Farmer (by phone)

Absent – Martha Tiller, Cary Broussard, Tristan Hallman, Hugh Aynesworth

The meeting convened at 4:02 pm

Old Business  Approval of the minutes for Oct. 23, 2018. Moved by Barry Hoffman,  seconded by Arnold Wayne Jones. Unanimously approved.

Financials  As of Oct. 31, 2018, net assets were $8,644.23, but this did not account for net revenue from the Legends event or sponsorship for the Aynesworth Awards. Zane Harrington moved to accept the financial report, and Song Yang seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Membership Report  Zane Harrington said he was having difficulty pulling up info people whose memberships had lapsed. Paul Wahlstrom said the algorithm on the membership portal had been changed. He told Zane he would be updated so he could obtain the proper information. Paul said the Press Club would have membership information and sign-up sheets at the Aynesworth Awards on Dec. 1.

Next Happy Hour  Paul said the holiday Happy Hour for the Press Club would be Dec. 11 at the Mansion on Turtle Creek from 5-7 pm.

Hugh Aynesworth Awards  Paul said the parking garage would begin charging a $10 parking fee at 4 pm on Dec. 1, and the reception would start at 5 pm. Liz Farmer asked what time the Press Club volunteers should begin arriving and Paul suggested 4 pm. There would be a separate reception area for sponsors and finalists, he said, and board members’ presence would be most appreciated.

Song Yang said she would be at the civic center at noon Dec. 1 to do a run-through of the visuals for the program. Barry Hoffman and Paul Wahlstrom said they both would be there as well.

Arnold Wayne Jones showed a preview of the program, which all board members thought was quite effective. He listed deadlines for sponsorships and where their placement would be in the program.

A discussion was held to determine which finalists would actually be called to the podium, and it was agreed that all participants – award winners and finalists – would be invited to come up and receive their awards.

Adjournment — Paul said the next meeting would be held Jan., 22, 2019, place and time to be determined.

The meeting was adjourned at 435 pm.

Minutes submitted by Barry Hoffman