SPJ elections: Agenda, May 7

SPJ UW will elect 2015-2016 leaders, at 6 p.m. May 7 in COM 302. Here’s the meeting agenda:

Welcome/introductions

Elections: Candidates will each have two minutes to tell members why they should be elected. Interested in running? Prepare a short statement and make sure you’re a registered SPJ member. Here’s more about open positions:

  • President: Organize chapter events and oversee members.
  • VP: Work with president to organize events and recruit members. Learn president’s duties to take over next year.
  • Treasurer: Oversee budgets, accounts and financial statements. Handle deposits from fundraising events and reimburse officers for club expenses.
  • Secretary: Record minutes from each meeting and set agendas. Assist with social media and event promotion.
  • Student representative (appointed): Works with president and board members of the Western Washington pro chapter to coordinate events between students and professionals.

SPJ speed-date: Students met one-on-one with professional mentors in this speed-dating-style networking event, organized by SPJ UW and the Western Washington professional chapter to bring students.

This year, we’ll tour Seattle PI, then sit down with mentors from 7 to 9 p.m. May 27. During the meeting, we’ll brainstorm which mentors we’d like to hear from and talk about next steps.

Excellence in Journalism scholarships: Each year, SPJ UW offers scholarships for members to attend the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual national conference. This year’s event is Sept. 18 to 20 in Orlando.

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