Board Members Present – Paul Wahlstrom, Bill Young
Steve Smith – Staff
Proxy – Hugh Aynesworth
Conference phone – Zane Harrington
Guest – Matt Thomas
4:08 pm – Meeting Called to Order
4:10 pm – Matt Thomas Board Membership – Matt gave introductory information – worked for KRLD – Downtown Dallas Inc. communications director – Board Of Directors TX associated press broadcasters.
4:11 pm – New Board Member nomination: Bill Young nominated Matt Thomas, Zane Harrington seconded. Approved unanimously
4:12 pm – September 26th meeting minutes approved. Unanimous
4:15 pm – Financials – Discussed: outstanding add sponsorship invoices, Board Insurance payment, Membership dues down. Approved. Unanimous
4:20 pm – Membership Discussion: feedback for non-renewals, ways to attract more membership, how to figure out how to make the Club more appealing and valuable for its members
4:23 pm – Keri called in – Communications Discussion – Tech Contractor Todd Davis is in direct contact with Paul Wahlstrom on website issues.
Student Press Conference with Skip Hollingsworth discussed. Press release review. Possible Sponsors / underwriter mentioned as well as potential moderators. 3 colleges – 2 junior colleges have been confirmed for the Press Conference. Discussed possibly opening the press conference to the public after considering budget implications.
4:39 pm – Discussion of possible Internships with PCD for journalism students. Speakers groups will be focused on after the student press conference – Board Members have begun making contacts with possible host schools and speakers. Continuing education discussion tabled for Next Meeting.
4:42 pm – Aynesworth Awards scheduled for May and Legends in Oct 2020
4:53 – meeting adjourned – next meeting scheduled Thursday Nov 21st