CALL FOR HOUSTON SPJ CHAPTER BOARD NOMINATIONS

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS, HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER

August 1, 2012

Dear SPJ Houston chapter members and prospective members,

We will be holding an annual election September 28-September 29 for board members, including directors at large, and are now welcoming nominations. Please let us know by August 14 if you are nominating someone, which can include yourself, for office. PLEASE SUBMIT NOMINATIONS TO HOUSTONSPJ@HOTMAIL.COM, ATTN CHAPTER SECRETARY.

This is an exciting time for the chapter as it gives us a chance to reflect on what activities, initiatives and programming we would like to enjoy and who we think should lead those efforts. We welcome veterans and newcomers alike to serve.

All members in good standing (dues paying) are eligible to serve on the board, to present nominations and to vote. For information on joining the organization, see http://www.spj.org/join.asp. To check if you are current on the $20 annual Houston chapter dues, please email us at houstonspj@hotmail.com.

The eligible candidates’ names will be published at www.spjhouston.com 30 days before the start of voting. Additional nominations can be made up to 14 days before the start of voting and will be published as they are received.

The officers positions are:

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

We also have open positions as BOARD DIRECTORS. These directors, along with the officers, serve as the decision-making body of the chapter and meet at least quarterly. We can have a maximum of eight and a minimum of two board directors in addition to the four officers. Please see the bylaws for position descriptions of each board position. The bylaws are posted at http://www.spjhouston.com.

The voting begins September 28, and the September 29 deadline calls for votes by email by 11:59 p.m. CDT sent to houstonspj@hotmail.com or postmarked by September 29 mailed to SPJ Houston, P.O. Box 211, Houston, Texas, 77002.

Yours truly,

Katharine Fraser

SPJ Houston chapter secretary

hikatharine@gmail.com, houstonspj@hotmail.com

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