SPJ Alabama seek board members, announces new chapter president

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Carla Jean Whitley, SPJ Alabama’s new chapter president

The SPJ Alabama Pro chapter elects new officers annually, and that means it’s time for us to bid farewell to current SPJ Alabama president Meredith Cummings and welcome VP/president elect Carla Jean Whitley to the role.

That also means it’s time to select officers for the other positions. Would you like to serve our chapter as VP/president elect, secretary or treasurer? Email Carla Jean–cj@carlajeanwhitley.com— by Aug. 5 to express your interest. Are you interested in being more involved but not quite ready to be an officer? Email us and indicate you’re interested in serving on the chapter’s board of directors. You SPJ Alabama logomust be a professional (not student) member of SPJ to run for office. Officers serve for one year or until a successor is elected. If multiple people express interest in these positions, we’ll hold an election. Otherwise, we’ll appoint those interested.

Speaking of, Excellence in Journalism–SPJ’s annual conference in partnership with RTNDA and NAJA–is in New Orleans Sept. 18-20. Registration fees increase after Aug. 4, so hop to it! Both CJ and Meredith would be happy to talk your ear off about why this conference is a must-attend event. (Seriously. We can talk. A lot.) Take a look at this year’s programming here. It’s only $230 for members if you sign up by Aug. 4, so seriously, what are you waiting for? We could carpool!

EIJ16 logoSPJ will review proposed bylaw amendments at EIJ. We have one delegate to represent our chapter, and in order to present the desires of the chapter, we’ll need your feedback.Review the proposed amendments here, and then let us know what you think here.