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The Press Club of Dallas Newsletter • Truth. Trust. Transparency.

HOT OFF THE PRESS • SEPTEMBER 2016

New Members, New Events and New Progress
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Greetings!
 

It’s been another great month for the Press Club of Dallas, highlighted by our successful “Cowboys Kickoff” event at 3015 at Trinity Groves. 
 
Nearly 200 journalists, public relations professionals and die-hard football fans turned out for the Sept. 7 preview of the Cowboys season. FOX 4 sports anchor Mike Doocy moderated a discussion among the Cowboys' radio team of Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg and sideline reporter Kristi Scales. 
 
As always, the Trinity Groves venue offered fantastic accommodations and delicious food. Our board is particularly proud of the $1,600 that we raised through a raffle for the mental health awareness campaign Okay to Say. 
 
But that wasn’t it for us in the month of September.
 
As part of our new partnership with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center in the West End, we’re now sponsoring the “Startup Grind," a monthly conversation with notable entrepreneurs. We're kicking it off tonight with Press Club Board Member and NBC 5 reporter, Cory Smith, hosting a discussion with driversselect Founder and President, Steve Hall. 
 
The DEC/Startup Grind partnership is just one more way that we are extending our reach and broadening our target membership. We hope you’ll consider checking out an upcoming Startup Grind at the DEC, which The Dallas Morning News has dubbed “a hub of Dallas’ startup scene.” The event is typically held on the last Tuesday of every month at 311 N. Market St. #200 in Dallas. For more details, visit thedec.co.  


Scott Goldstein
President, 2016-17

Startup Grind Dallas presents Steve Hall, Founder and President of driversselect

Steve Hall has managed to build a profitable alternative to the typical car dealership in DFW ($170M in revenue) all while prioritizing building culture through Conscious Capitalism.

Event moderated by Press Club Board Member and NBC5 reporter Cory Smith.

When: Tonight from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: The Dallas Entrepreneur Center,
311 N Market St #200, Dallas, TX 75202
*$10 ticket covers the program, food and wine*
Purchase Tickets

NEWS

Cowboys kickoff with Brad, Babe, Kristi and “The Dooce”

September 7th, 3015 at Trinity Groves

Starting Foursome: “Cowboys Kickoff” panelists Brad Sham, Kristi Scales and Babe Laufenberg, with moderator Mike Doocy - Cowboys Kickoff Recap by Ed Bark

View John ‘Doc’ Strange's photos from the event: http://seligimages.com/p249162253
REPORTER ROUND-UP
 
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.


The Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists started in 1946. As the only North Texas chapter of the national society, they support media professionals, educators and students in this area. 

They offer a variety of programs at monthly networking meetings. SPJ programs provide relevant information to enhance understanding and coverage of current issues including open government and First Amendment rights.

To help members keep up with the evolving media scene, the chapter also provides free training workshops led by professionals. There, members can learn new skills or sharpen old ones. The chapter awards nearly $20,000 in college scholarships to journalism students. President of Fort Worth SPJ is Max Baker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Metro Editor.

Members include print, online, broadcast, multimedia, freelance, photojournalism, or public relations professionals. Dues range from $75 for working journalists to $37.50 for college students. Application forms are available at spj.org/join.asp.
Board Moved HQ to The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Our Board joined The Dallas Entrepreneur Center for a unique partnership beginning this month. Serving as the new venue for our BOD Meetings, the DEC also provides countless opportunities to collaborate and host events with their mentors, members, and thought leaders. In addition, we have been named a sponsor of the monthly program Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.

Join us for 2016!
MEMBERSHIP
 184 MEMBERS: 

7 Corporate

13 Emeritus/Living Legends
 
68 Media/News
                 
52 PR
 
13 Retired
 
29 Students

 
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!
Your Board of Directors
JOB BANK

Looking for a different profession? Need to fill a position?

Visit DFW Communicators, a collaborative project connecting top communication professionals with new career opportunities!

Be sure to check the Press Club of Dallas as your source.
SAVE THE DATE

"35th Annual Awards for Excellence Luncheon"
- Dallas Historical Society, Fairmont Dallas
November 17th
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT




Sarah Mervosh, Press Club Member
 
Sarah Mervosh is a breaking news enterprise reporter at The Dallas Morning News. She previously covered courts and crime, with a focus on domestic violence. Her coverage includes the 2016 police shooting in Dallas, the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas and the political turmoil of former Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk. A Pittsburgh native, she joined The News in 2012 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. (Go Irish!) She lives in Dallas with her fiance and a loquacious cat named Penny Lane. 
IN MEMORIAM
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.
BE ACTIVE & STAY INVOLVED
 
PCD has established events throughout the year to excite, educate, and energize the media and PR communities of North Texas.

If you’re a member and would like to volunteer to serve on a Press Club committee, contact Michael Grant: michaelgrant405@yahoo.com

Committees include: Development, Events, Finance, Governance, Marketing/PR and Membership.
WHO WE ARE

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.
 
DONATIONS
 
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 Scott Goldstein at 
214-535-8919
 
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