December meeting minutes*

SPJ Houston Pro Chapter

Dec. 5, 2012

The meeting came to order at 6:15 p.m. All officers and board members were present.

1) Financial report

• Deferred until next meeting pending transfer of financial records to current chapter treasurer, Susanne Pagano.

2) Review of tax-exempt status

We are still waiting for the IRS response.

3) Law and the Media event status

• The board is looking at the best way to inform area journalists and student journalists of the event

• The board will offer SPJ information and membership forms at the event

4) Media guide status

• Pagano has contacted the Greater Houston Partnership regarding a joint production as in year’s past. She has had no response.

• Susanne is seeking bids for the chapter to produce the media guide on its own.

5) Committee reports

• No reports

6) Open business

• The board is looking for a program possibility for the January meeting. Jim Magill (vice president) will research and report to the board.

• The board is working to present a panel discussion of suburban editors on their product for a spring meeting. Jim and Kassia Micek (secretary) will research and report to the board.

• Susanne to follow up on chapter financials so board members know the budget for future programs.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

* These minutes are unofficial until approved by the board at the next board meeting.