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 13, 2007

Sizzling Summer Meeting -- Come Cookout with CAABJ

The weather is warm, school is out, and gas is three dollars. Yep, it's that time of year. And we'd like you to join us as we officially kick off summer 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 at . 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
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! ;)
We'll see you all June 30th at 1pm! Questions? Log on to the blog at

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