October 9 Meeting Minutes

Zuri Berry
Zeninjor Enwemeka
Melanie Morris
Derrick Z. Jackson
Michelle Johnson
Glenda Buell

I. September recap
-We are still looking at doing a young journalists workshop, but the group decided that it would be best to push this back until spring 2015, while the organization gets some housekeeping and paperwork in order.
-Rony Camille is spearheading this and we have already spoken to BNN about using their facilities for the program.

III. Financial update
-Our website was about to expire so we have updated our web hosting for two years.
-We need to get some paperwork in order for the organization so that we can receive money earned from the convention.
-Need to have a conference call to discuss next steps for paperwork.

IV. Chapter calendar
-We would like to have a social calendar so the organization can have more fun events.
-We will do dinner and drinks at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Darryls’ Corner
-We will plan to have a potluck holiday party on Dec. 6 or Dec. 13 at Derrick Z. Jackson’s house (final details TBA)

V. BABJ elections
-Date to be Feb 2015
-We need to put out a call for membership and dues
-Derrick Z. Jackson suggests restarting BABJ scholarship program to attract younger members

VI. Adjournment & Announcements
-Our next meeting will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 (location TBD)


October meeting agenda

October 2014 BABJ meeting agenda

Meeting date: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 29
Location: WBUR 980 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
(Note: Entrance on St. Paul Street; WBUR is located on third floor)

Conference call number: 1-605-475-5950
Access code: 3730565

I. Reports
• September recap
• Region 1 conference
• Response to Boston Herald cartoon
• Financial update

II. Young journalists workshop
• Location
• Outline of programming
• Assignment of committees

III. Chapter calendar
• Social schedule for winter
• Required chapter deadlines

IV. BABJ elections
• Outlining process going into 2015

V. Adjournment & Announcements
• Next BABJ meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 15, 2014. Location TBD.
• Questions, concerns and feedback.