Region 12 meetups at EIJ 2014

EIJ 2014 agenda provides plenty of opportunity for chapter leaders, delegates and members to discuss SPJ business, feedback on local issues

There’s a ton of sessions to see and things to see, and I don’t hope to take away too much time for Region 12 business. If you’re a chapter delegate, leader and/or members, please don’t forget to review the SPJ business sessions at EIJ14, some specifically aimed to help you get ideas for your local chapter.

Attendance  is not mandatory, but if you’re coming to the conference on your chapter’s dime, I would hope you attend the most applicable sessions.

Our region will officially meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Suite C6012 (Cascades) for a meet, greet, reconnect, add folks on Facebook/Twitter, etc. Nothing too formal.

Ideally, this will be a space for us to share successful programming from the past year. I would love to hear some great stories. I’d also like to get in a 20 minute conversation about board membership and recruitment. If you can’t make it, come join me Friday for lunch.  More details to come on that lunch.

Below are suggested sessions for chapter members and delegates. Both should attend:

  • SPJ Opening and Closing Business Session — Hear from the board candidates and information about the election, resolutions and other SPJ business.
  • Delegates:
    Please don’t miss “The Anatomy of an Ethics Code Revision” at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Ryman Studios, A. This is one of the few times you’ll have to ask questions directly to the authors and SPJ leadership about the newly proposed code and discuss as a group. It’s an item that could likely dominate the discussion at the final business session in what’s scheduled for a two-hour closing business session.
  • Chapter members:
    Whether you’re a chapter president or rank-and-file member, I suggest you go to the applicable: 11 a.m. to noon Friday for the Pro Chapter Leaders Session at Suite C6012 (Cascades) or from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for the Campus Chapter Leaders Session at Suite C6012 (Cascades).