Some Exciting Things in Store
After our summer hiatus, we will have two exciting meetings in September and October. You will want to put them on your calendar now.
On Saturday, September 21 at noon, Dan Schlossberg has arranged for the Garden State Journalists members and friends to visit the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Montclair for a tour of the museum, to hear speaker in the stadium-like seats, and lunch. The museum/learning center is the New York and New Jersey’s premier sports education center. The complex offers a walk through the life and career of one of the most beloved and enduring sports figures of all time. More details as we approach the date.
On Saturday, October 19, at noon, we will hear from Elizabeth Llorente, the politics editor for Fox News Latino, arranged by Archie Schiano. Gail Gerson will be arranging the meeting place. Llorente manages politics coverage and presentation about government politics, leaders, public policy issues, elections and the like. She is also a reporter covering breaking news, enterprise and analytical stories. Prior to joining Fox News Latino in October, 2010, Elizabeth was a senior writer at The Bergen Record, covering immigration and ethnic affairs. Liz joined The Record in 1980 and created the immigration beat there in 1994. She also worked for The Home News, covering several towns in Middlesex County, from January 1987 to January 1989. Prior to that, she was a news assistant at The New York Times from 1984 to 1987. She has also been a freelance writer for more than 24 years. Liz spoke to our press association once before – a few years ago.
We are planning some great meetings for November and December to close out 2013. Stay tuned.
Elections Due at April Meeting
The Nominating Committee made its recommendations for officers and trustees at the March meeting and the election will take place at the April 24 meeting at La Famiglia. The officers nominated to repeat their roles are: Jim Prior, president; Len Trugman, vice president; Bill Slossar, treasurer; Archie Schiano, secretary; and sergeant-at-arms, Anthony Birritteri. There are three trustees to be elected. Two of the current three will stand for re-election. John Zalarick has decided not to run for re-election because of his busy schedule and new grandchildren. Therefore, the three are: Ellen Wayman-Gordon, George Saliba and our new trustee Dan Schlossberg. Thanks, John, for the years that you served. Welcome, Dan.
Ellen Wayman-Gordon continues as executive director of the GSJA's Memorial Journalism Award Foundation, appointed by the executive committee.
Garden State Journalists on LinkedIn
Though we have a web site at www.gsjournalists.com, the Garden State Journalists Association has now created a group site on LinkedIn. For those of you who do not yet have a LinkedIn account, we urge you to sign up so that you can become part of our group site. The GSJA and its growing membership can now be a little more interactive on the web. The social media site allows members to post their thoughts and news on the industry and relative events. One can also read updates on GSJA meetings. Please contact Anthony Birritteri, Editor-in-Chief at NJ Business Magazine, when you have created a LinkedIn account and he will send out an invitation for you to join the Garden State Journalists Association group site. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.