September 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

September 20, 2016 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N Market St, 3rd Floor EO Conference Room

President Scott Goldstein called the meeting to order at 4:16 p.m.

Attending: Barry Hoffman, Ed Bark, Michael Grant, Jo Ann Holt-Causey, Frank Librio, Scott Goldstein, Stephanie Lucero, Cory Smith, Hugh Aynesworth, Lauren Reed, Bill Tristen, Angela Madison, Administrator David Wolpert

Excused Absence: Cary Broussard, Sam Armstrong-Lopez

Unexcused Absence: Denita Lacking-Quinn

  • Approval of Minutes: August 30, 2016
    • Motion made by Michael Grant and seconded by Stephanie Lucero. Motion approved.
  • Approval of July 2016 Financials
  • Motion made by Ed Bark and seconded by Cory Smith. Motion approved.

“Cowboys Kickoff” Recap

Scott and board members congratulated Ed for the success of the event. Ed shared the financials for the event which indicated a $1,255.06 profit. Stephanie will be following up on the non-member sign-in sheet information.

Start-Up Grind

The first as the Press Club of Dallas as co-sponsors to be held at The DEC on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cory Smith will moderate the discussion with Steve Hall, founder of drivers select.

October or November Event

Panel discussion on the July 7, 2016 police ambush. Potential location would be El Centro. Scott is the event organizer. Discussion to continue as details are firm.

Historical Society Luncheon

This event will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel. Hugh Aynesworth to be honored among others. The Press Club of Dallas has reserved a $1,000 table. Will be promoted in September issue of Hot Off The Press.

Digital Archives

Meeting was held with Wendy Kohl and Allen Olson. Everything has been digitized.

Holiday Party

Scheduled for December 15, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. Jo Ann Holt-Causey is the point person. Details will be discussed at October board meeting.

Membership

Memberize online membership has gone to a one -step process from a two-step process. Those remaining who wanted to join before the one -step process began will be contacted by phone to ascertain their continued interest. It was discussed that Memberize is providing poor service.

Awards

Committee chairman, Barry Hoffman, shared the committee’s vision of an annual Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Debate surrounded whether or not to combine the proposed new awards show in addition to the Living Legends or combine the two events into one.

Marketing/PR

Standards and Guideline for PR, social media and the newsletter were distributed. To be discussed at October board meeting.

Strategic Plan Review

Scott postponed discussion until October board meeting.

With all current PCD business discussed, President Scott Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted by Michael Grant for Cary Broussard, Secretary

MEETING ADJOURNED!