It’s Election Time – For SPJ Rio Grande

If you’re already sick of politics, may we tempt with you an election that does not include any televised debates or even money and will wrap up in less than two months? It’s time to elect officers and board members for the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter. Your board is tasked with improving the state of journalism in New Mexico; working cooperatively with other directors on fundraising, membership and programming; and bringing innovative ideas and energy related to training, transparency and other issues critical to our state’s journalists. If that sounds like the job for you or someone you know, please consider submitting a nomination. The board has four officers and seven at large board members.

Board Meeting Minutes – May 21, 2015

SPJ Rio Grande Chapter Board Meeting
May 21 2015
On the call: Andy Lyman (chair), Megan Kamerick, Michael Marcotte, Jeff Proctor, Marisa Demarco, Elva Osterreich, Matt Grubbs, Tom Johnson,  Andrew Oxford, Rachel Sams
Minutes from the previous meeting had already been approved and published
Membership report from Rachel Sams
● Rachel was not on the call but submitted this report via email ahead of Thursday’s meeting: Since our last meeting, we netted one new member, as five joined and four dropped off the roster. We’ve added a net total of five members year to date. Our goal for the year is 15; if we add three more by the end of June, we’ll be halfway there. Keep up your outreach efforts! One member dropped off the roster that I wanted to ask about David

Nominations For Rio Grande SPJ Board Are Open

Rio Grande Chapter members,

Now that the election buzz is dying down, it’s time to start thinking about your local SPJ board of directors. Comprised of six directors and five officers, the board works to improve the state of journalism in New Mexico through various panels and training programs.

If you’re a current SPJ member and are interested in running, please send your nomination to along with a picture and brief bio. Besides six director positions, all five officer positions are up for election. Please submit your nominations by November 22, 2014. Voting will begin on December  1, 2014 and run through December 4, 2014.Voting will be through email.