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Meeting Minutes for Nov. 17, 2009

Society of Professional Journalists
Minnesota Pro Chapter
Chapter Meeting
Date: Nov. 17, 2009
Location: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Board members present: Scott Theisen, president;  Jeff Achen, secretary; Sarah Bauer, president-elect; Amanda Theisen, treasurer; Sarah McKenzie, , Andy Tellijohn, Art Hughes, Karen Lundegaard, and Justin Piehowski, directors

Absent: Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, past-president; Jane Kirtley, Joan Gilbertson, Alyssa Ford directors.

I.  Treasurer’s Report
– Total: $29,690.20
– Deposits: $285.00
– Pending deposits: $100.00
– Charges: $32.00

II. Legal Update
– The mediation in Sela v. Pulse of the Twin Cities on Nov. 3 was unsuccessful.  It appears that the libel suit will be heading towards a motion for summary judgment.  We will draft a short amicus brief on behalf of SPJ on the issue of single publication and the statute of limitations. (from John Borger)
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Meeting Minutes for Oct. 27, 2009

Society of Professional Journalists
Minnesota Pro Chapter
Chapter Meeting
Date: Oct. 27, 2009
Location: Downtown/Southwest Journal, Minneapolis
Board members present: Scott Theisen, president;  Amanda Theisen, treasurer; Sarah McKenzie, Alyssa Ford, Andy Tellijohn, Joan Gilbertson, Art Hughes, Karen Lundegaard, and Justin Piehowski, directors

Absent: Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, past-president; Jeff Achen, secretary; Sarah Bauer, president-elect; Jane Kirtley director.

I.  Treasurer’s Report
-As of 10/26/09, Treasurer Theisen reported SPJ has a combined $30,336.19 in its checking account, savings account, and CD.  All pending expenses have been paid, including $999.27 to the Northwest Broadcast News Association to cover losses from the Midwest Journalism Conference.
-A. Theisen informed the board she has communicated with NBNA about         SPJ’s concerns about losses during the last conference.  She recommended     some changes, including making conference registration transferable but     non-refundable.  She will also talk to NBNA about having other organizations that participate in planning the conference contribute financially, as well.
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Meeting Minutes for Sept. 15, 2009

Society of Professional Journalists
Minnesota Pro Chapter
Chapter Meeting
Sept. 15, 2009
KSTP TV, 3415 University Ave., Saint Paul
Board members present: Scott Theisen, president; Sarah Bauer, president-elect; Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, past-president; Amanda Theisen, treasurer; Jeff Achen, secretary; Sarah McKenzie, Alyssa Ford, Joan Gilbertson, Karen Lundegaard; Justin Piehowski, Art Hughes, Andrew Tellijohn and Jane Kirtley directors.

I. Reports

II. Upcoming programs

a. Board discussed the upcoming “Comment Conundrum” panel event Sept. 29 and Intern night Oct. 22. There was also discussion of a grant opportunity from SPJ National for programs. Board Member Jane Kirtley suggested bringing journalists and author Chris Hedges to the University of Minnesota and making that an SPJ sponsored event, possibly a book signing too. This could possibly be tied into the grant program. Continue reading →

Meeting Minutes for Aug. 11, 2009

Society of Professional Journalists
Minnesota Pro Chapter
Chapter Meeting
August 11, 2009
Thisweek Newspaper, Burnsville, MN
Board members present: Scott Theisen, president; Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, past-president; Amanda Theisen, treasurer; Jeff Achen, secretary; Sarah McKenzie, Alyssa Ford directors.

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Meeting Minutes: Feb. 23, 2009

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Respectfully submitted by Sarah Bauer, secretary
February 24, 2009

Meeting Minutes: Jan. 5, 2009

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Respectfully submitted by Sarah Bauer, secretary
January 15, 2009