Kolb Launches ‘ABQ Sports’ Magazine

ABQ Sports, a new magazine devoted to all things sports, has been successfully launched by Joe Kolb, SPJ New Mexico chapter member and our former chapter president.  Joe is also the publisher of the Gallup Herald. The 8 ½ by 11” glossy is free and copies of ABQ Sports (www.abqsportsmag.com) can be found at stands throughout the greater Albuquerque region.

SPJ Offers True Value for Freelancers

By David L. Brown, VP-Communications

One of the really great values from your membership in SPJ, especially in these tough times, is National’s Freelancer Directory. It’s free to members, accessible to all, and as I can testify it can actually pay off.

If you are a freelance, or even think you might be interested in taking the occasional assignment on the side, you need to register on the Freelancer Directory. It’s quick and easy. Just go to this link, sign in, and you’ll be presented with an interactive form on which you can enter information about who you are, what you do, and how you can be reached. Potential clients can search by state, specialty, state-plus-specialty, or city.

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Here’s a Great Opportunity to Be a Chapter Leader

By Betsy Model, President

Help Wanted: Chapter Vice President—Development

That’s how this “job listing” for a key position in our Chapter’s leadership mignt be headlined. As most of you already know, our chapter – following a 24-year siesta! – is awake, full of energy and thriving.  In fact, we’ve become one of the country’s fastest growing SPJ chapters and to keep up that momentum, we’re actively looking for a Vice President—Development.

This is a board position although non-board members can apply and, if chosen, nominated to fill this key slot on the chapter’s board of directors.  The position requires strong communication skills and a willingness to solicit new members, address membership questions and issues, and be available via email and telephone to assist the chapter membership.

I formerly performed these functions as membership chairman on our 2009 interim board. The title change and upgrade to VP level reflects a wider focus on a range of activities. Besides recruiting new members,  it will be your responsibility as VP-Development to pursue and serve as initial contact for job postings, fellowship opportunities, and other “development” related activities to benefit the entire membership. You’ll interact fairly regularly with the national board and staff at SPJ headquarters in Indianapolis.

As a Chapter board member you’ll be required to attend at least a majority of monthly board meetings (either in-person or via conference call). As one of two Vice Presidents, you may also be called upon periodically to lead and/or facilitate a board meeting should the president or VP-Communications David L. Brown, be unavailable.

This is a terrific opportunity for someone who’s social, enthusiastic, and a natural leader.  Could that be you? To find out more, or to apply, please contact me at 505-466-2770 or bmodel@betsymodel.com ,or David at  505-867-4840 or david@dlbrown-inc.com.