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.

January 28, 2010

CAABJ Preps for First Meeting of 2010, Seeks Input

Dear Black Journalists and Media Professionals,

I am excited not only that a new decade is upon us, but it’s another year for CAABJ to shine! And one of you will win a free one-year paid CAABJ membership…keep reading.

First, let me thank Jarvis Holliday for leading CAABJ for the past two years. His leadership as president has kept us strong—and his knowledge has helped make the transition of the new board a smooth one.

The new board has already met and is pumped up about what 2010 holds for CAABJ. I look forward to seeing each of you at our first meeting of the year. It happens Saturday, February 6, 11 a.m. (sharp) at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (911 E. Morehead Street). RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Please bring someone with you in journalism or the communications field or anyone who wants to know what CAABJ is all about. Come with your ideas on how we can make CAABJ more effective. I want our local chapter to better serve you. Remember, this is your chapter.

This meeting will be a time of fellowship, networking, and brainstorming. We have included a link below to a survey, seeking your input on what you would like to see from CAABJ. It only takes about five minutes to complete and participation is greatly appreciated.

Now, to the free membership. We will have a random drawing at the meeting and the person selected will receive free CAABJ membership for one year (new membership or renewal). The only catch is you have to be present to win!

Finally, I believe with all the gifts and talents CAABJ members (and potential members) possess, there’s nothing that can stop us but us.

See you at the meeting.

Dedrick Russell
CAABJ President

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