Press Club of Dallas

Board of Directors Minutes

Sept. 17, 2018

KERA Studios – 3000 Harry Hines Boulevard

Attending board members: Paul Wahlstrom, Cary Broussard, Liz Farmer, Zane Harrington, Song Yang, Arnold Wayne Jones, Martha Tiller

Absent: Tristan Hallman, Barry Hoffman, Hugh Aynesworth

The meeting convened at 6:50 p.m.

Membership

Zane Harrington offered to take over as Membership Chair since Jo Ann Holt is no longer serving in that capacity.

Upcoming meetings

The board will continue to meet at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, for now, but will meet at 6060 N. Central Expy #101.

North Texas Giving Day

Arnold Wayne Jones asked if people that day could do things like buy a Legends ticket, but Paul Wahlstrom and Cary Broussard said no because things like that can’t be totally written off for tax purposes.

Cary Brousard said ideally, we would have had something set up downtown because people tend to have stands, but we can think about that for next year.

Steve Smith said he would do an e-blast about the fundraising initiative soon.

Roles

We need to further discuss the webmaster’s role, as well as Marketing Chair since Zane Harrington is over membership and Liz Farmer agreed to be secretary.

Happy hours

Paul Wahlstrom said he’d like to get happy hours started again in October if possible. The board agreed on two upcoming dates: Oct. 2 and Nov. 13. Paul Wahlstrom said the club typically covers about $250 for snacks and people cover their drinks.

Holiday party

Paul suggestion The Mansion as a possible venue. The board decided not to have a board meeting Dec. 18 since it’s so close to the holiday party.

Aynesworth Awards

Several members are scoping out the Irving Convention Center at 2 p.m. Sept. 25. Paul Wahlstrom said Martha Tiller agreed to help with decorations and that he’d spoken to Frank Librio about promoting Dallas to the finalists. The evening of the event, Dec. 1, Gary Clark Jr. will be playing across the street, so attendees can catch his concert afterwards.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Liz Farmer, Secretary