Thank you for your dedication and support to Florida Press Club this year. As many of you know, I stepped down as president following the 61st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Banquet in Malabar, but I’ve been helping with the finances and social media until the new board is in place in January. It’s been a great two years as president, but I’m a big believer in change. Over the past two years, we’ve:
- Increased our membership
- Established a social media presence (FLPressClub on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest)
- Used an online contest platform
- Held writing and publishing workshops
- Saved 36 percent in banquet costs by skipping the resort and supporting a family-owned business
I hope you keep such a wonderful momentum going, and I look forward to seeing how the club evolves. Right now, President-elect Trisha Cormeny is mailing out plaques and planning next year’s schedule. (If you’ve emailed her, please be patient, as she has had a family emergency recently.) I already know Trisha as well as Anne Geggis have some creative FPC ideas in mind, so stay tuned!
It’s been an honor getting to know each and every one of you. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, we at the Florida Press Club hope it’s joyous. Again, thank you, and best of luck!