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New Members, New Events and New Progress


Past president Frank Librio has confirmed that the future is bright for the Press Club. Frank’s leadership has brought this fine organization into a new era. As several dignitaries noted at the Bob Schieffer tribute event earlier this year: The Press Club is back!
Earlier this month, I accepted the position of President of the Press Club of Dallas during our annual meeting at KERA headquarters. I have not been a part of this organization for as long as some of you, but I’ve lived in Dallas for more than a decade and I was a newspaper reporter for most of that time. I know that the Press Club has had great times and challenging times. 

I’m former Dallas Morning News reporter of eight years and now the chief of policy and communications for Mayor Mike Rawlings. I am proud to be a part of the DFW communications field. It is with that sense of pride that I come into this position as president of the Press Club of Dallas. I follow in the footsteps of some incredible leaders.
Specifically, my vision for 2016-17 includes:

  • Living up to our new “serving North Texas” slogan by beginning an annual tradition of hosting at least one event in Fort Worth.
  • Improving our outreach to minority journalists with an event in Southern Dallas.
  • Helping cultivate the next generation of journalists and communications professionals by hosting a professional development event geared toward college students and young journalists.
  • Re-establishing our awards program with the inaugural “Hughies” next spring.
  • Continuing to increase our membership rolls, including new categories of corporate membership.
  • Hosting another major fundraiser to rival our Bob Schieffer tribute

We’re off to a great start with our new meeting location and partnership at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center in the West End. And I’m thrilled by the diversity of our new batch of board members.
Please join us at our first major event of the fall, Cowboys Kickoff with Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg, Kristi Scales and moderator Mike Doocy. The longstanding radio team will provide a unique inside look at the team’s 2016 chances at one of our favorite venues, 3015 at Trinity Groves. We’ll also be raffling off some fantastic autographed items from Cowboys legend Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson, Dirk Nowitzki, Cole Hamels, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and more. All raffle proceeds will go to Okay To Say, a mental health awareness campaign. Visit for more information. I hope to see you there and I look forward to another great year.
Scott Goldstein
President, 2016-17

Cowboys Kickoff with Brad, Babe, Kristi and our moderator Mike Doocy aka "The Dooce"

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Annual Membership Meeting
On August 8th, 2015-2016 Press Club President, Frank Librio, provided a recap report including:
- Approval of 2015 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
- Strategic Plan
- Financials
- Membership Growth
- Membership Communications
- Social Media Growth
- Events

In addition, the Annual Meeting covered:

- Announcement of 2015-2016 Journalism Scholarship Awards Winners: Andrea Carrizales and Corrie Coleman
- Thank you to outgoing board members (Niki & Doc)
- Results of Board Member Candidates Vote
- Introduction of new President, Scott Goldstein
- Remarks: Scott Goldstein, President 2016-2017
Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund
Awards Largest Financial Journalism Scholarships to Date

August 9, 2016 – Dallas, TX - The Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund has announced two college scholarships awarded to Dallas area students for the upcoming, academic 2016-17 school year. Administered by the Communities Foundation of Texas, the scholarships were awarded this evening during the Press Club’s Annual Membership Meeting.

Students receiving the financial scholarship awards include:  Andrea Carrizales, whose major is journalism and human rights, received a $10,000 scholarship. Andrea a graduate of Crandall High School, attended Eastfield College and plans to transfer to Southern Methodist University (SMU). Corrie Coleman, whose major is journalism and new media, received a $3,000 scholarship. Corrie participated in the dual credit program at Mountain View College while in high school, and will enroll in Baylor University with credited hours earned.

“For decades, the Dallas Press Club Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships to help aspiring students pursue careers in the continually evolving field of journalism and communications,” said Jay Rosser, a vice president of the foundation. “This effort is enhanced by the ongoing commitment of the Press Club of Dallas in its various fundraising efforts that continued to add to the scholarship fund now managed by the Communities Foundation of Texas.”

Elizabeth Liser, Director of Donor Services for the Communities Foundation of Texas confirmed the increase in financial scholarships. “The 2016 Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarships represent the largest awards given to date and we are honored to partner with such a wonderful organization in providing over $45,000 to support communications students since its inception.”

Frank Librio, as current president of the Press Club board, was included in the grant decision-making process with the foundation’s scholarship board. “The Press Club has renewed momentum and public visibility”, said Librio. “The board has worked hard to execute an ambitious strategic plan, resulting in growth of membership, diversification of the board, consistent communication with membership, and most importantly – financial stability. Our Press Club board fully understands that scholarships are critically important in opening doors of opportunity to deserving students,” he added.

The Press Club of Dallas supports journalism in all of its forms, and annually makes a financial contribution to the foundation to award scholarships to students who have graduated from a high school in the North Texas area, completed at least 45 hours of collegiate coursework, and are currently pursuing a college degree in the communications field, to include traditional and new media, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising.  
Applications for scholarships are taken in the spring of each year and are one-year scholarships. For more information about the scholarship program and/or background on this year’s recipients, contact or go to the Communities Foundation of Texas website:
Conscious Capitalism Dallas Hosted Breakfast Meeting featuring Scott Goldstein
How a Conscious City Heals....

Scott Goldstein, Chief of Policy and Communications for Mayor Mike Rawlings' office and incoming President of Press Club of Dallas commented on how the Mayor and Chief Brown prepared for an unfathomable crisis on July 7th.  Their positive working relationship with each other, both long-time, involved, citizens of Dallas, and having each endured personal and professional hurdles themselves.  In addition, Scott noted that the Mayor has studied how cities learn from tragedies such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy 50+ years ago, and its effect on the Dallas community.

Richie Butler is a real estate investor and manager w/Prescott Realty Group, and the Senior Pastor of St. Paul’s Church downtown, the oldest African American church in Dallas. Richie described how he works with the police and the community to bring them together, and as a business executive at Prescott, how he lives his purpose with a personal mission statement. Richie is a board trustee of the Communities Foundation of Texas and Southern Methodist University.

Cary J. Broussard, Press Club board member and Chair of the Conscious Capitalism Dallas Board Chapter, moderated the discussion on August 19th.
Board Moves HQ to The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Our Board is joining The Dallas Entrepreneur Center for a unique partnership beginning next month. Serving as the new venue for our BOD Meetings, the DEC will also provide countless opportunities to collaborate and host events with their mentors, members, and thought leaders. In addition, we will be named a sponsor of the monthly program Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.
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Excellence in Journalism: North Texas Legends Awards 2016

Join us for 2016!
 184 MEMBERS: 
We are so proud to announce that our membership has increased by more than 75 members this year!

Thank you for your continued commitment and support!
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"Dallas Cowboys Kickoff"
-3015 at Trinity Groves
September 7

"35th annual Awards for Excellence Luncheon"
- Dallas Historical Society, Fairmont Dallas
November 17th
Events Calendar
PCD has established events throughout the year to excite, educate, and energize the media and PR communities of North Texas.

Refer to the events calendar, which includes where to be and what to expect at each function.
Brad, Babe, Kristi & "The Dooce" team up for the Dallas Press Club's Sept. 7th "Cowboys Kickoff" (updated with new autographed items) - Ed Bark, Board Member:
"For the first time ever, they’ll gather together for an off-the-air panel on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, when the Press Club of Dallas sponsors a “Cowboys Kickoff” event. Longtime Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy will moderate."

2016 AFE in Community Service:
Please join us at the 35th annual Awards for Excellence luncheon on Thursday, November 17th at the Fairmont Dallas to celebrate these outstanding civic leaders, including PCD's Hugh Aynesworth.


Steve Noviello, Press Club Member

Steve Noviello is a 6 time Emmy Award winning journalist who has been a consumer rights advocate for 15 years. Steve's work appears each week on FOX Television Stations across the country. He has been honored multiple times by the Associated Press and is a three time National Headliner Award Winner.

Steve also works as a College Professor teaching students the fundamentals of superior storytelling. He is among the top 5 most followed personalities on social media for the FOX O&O Group and says personally engaging viewers through digital platforms is essential. Those who know him best will tell you Steve's money-saving tips aren't just for TV, in his spare time he loves bargain hunting, projects around the house and spending time with his husband Doug and their dog Sam. 
George Curry, Legendary Political And Civil Rights Journalist, Dies At 69

Our hearts are sadded as George Curry, the legendary columnist, commentator and champion of black journalists, died of sudden heart failure on Saturday, August 20th. We send our condolences to his family and friends.

The Press Club of Dallas is a dynamic organization of journalists, and professional communicators, in North Texas  committed to promoting the discipline of journalism, communication, literacy, current affairs and First Amendment freedoms. We value the development, and protection of journalism.
The Press Club is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible support is essential to our mission,  daily operations and our ability to continue the work of journalism and communication.
For more information on how to donate to the Club, please contact
president Frank Librio at 214-642-6635.
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