East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists

December 10, 2007

ETSPJ had a good year, looking for new ideas

Filed under: Hot on the Press! — hootyshouse @ 2:46 pm

August, 2007

The East Tennessee SPJ chapter has had a good year. Our membership has grown 40  percent, increasing from 44 members in June 2006 to 62 now.

Also, we’ve had some great events. A few of my favorites were the writing workshop, the annual Golden Press Card Awards ceremony and the annual Front Page Follies fund-raiser.

My challenge as your new president is to help make sure we continue to deliver good programming and retain members, even as we try to recruit new ones. So I am asking for your feedback.

Please let us know how the ETSPJ board of directors can better serve you. Do you want us to offer more professional training? If so, what kind of training do you want and when? Do you want more panels? Informal get-togethers? Or, are you happy with what we are doing now?

Also, I am interested in hearing what we might do to ensure our members stick with us. We’ve done a good job of retaining most members this year. Still, if any of you don’t see the value of continuing your SPJ membership, please let us know.

With your help, I believe we can make this year even better than the last one.

So don’t hesitate to give us a phone call or send us an e-mail. We’ll be waiting for your suggestions.

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