The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

June 20, 2007

CAABJ Cookout -- Are you coming?

The date is getting closer and we're getting more excited. We want to remind you to come out and take part in our official summer kickoff cookout on June 30th.
CAABJ (Charlotte Area Association of Barbecuing Journalists) invites you to a cookout at the home of our member Glenn Burkins of The Charlotte Observer. Glenn is graciously opening the doors to his home and his grill. CAABJ will be providing the meat and we'd like you to bring one of your best dishes (we all have that one thing we swear we make better than anyone). See sign up info below.
Come mingle with your friends from print, TV, radio, and PR. And have a good time. You know black folks invented the cookout. You don't believe it? Check Wikipedia.
What: CAABJ Summer Kickoff Cookout
When: Saturday, June 30th at 1 p.m.
Where: Glenn's House, 211 Glen Oaks Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270 (use Mapquest for directions)
Here's a list of the kinds of items we need (the board has already nabbed a few spots).
If you're able to provide any of the items, please email Jarvis Holliday a . Please plan on serving 15-20 people.==
Side Dishes:
Shrimp Pasta Salad - Lindsay Pollard
Potato Salad - Lena Warmack
Mac & Cheese - Alva Pearson
Italian Meatballs - Jarvis Holliday
Chips and Dip - Bervette Carree
Brownies - Mary Curtis
Banana Pudding - Melody Freeman
Also, members of CAABJ, we do have a bit of business to take care of and we cannot do it without the majority of you there so please plan on being there early! ;)
PLEASE RSVP by June 28th so that we can a get an accurate head count and make sure that everyone has enough to eat. We'll see you all June 30th at 1pm! Questions? Log on to the blog at

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