Julie Ann Grimm Volunteers as Interim Treasurer

By Joe Kolb, Interim Chairman

Through the convincing efforts of Staci Matlock, her colleague at the Santa Fe New Mexican, Julie Ann Grimm, has graciously volunteered to be interim treasurer for our chapter.

With Julie Ann’s guidance we will now be able to open a checking account for the chapter. In the coming days I will have contact information for Julie Ann so checks can be sent directly to her for deposit.

Please continue you efforts to have your outlets sponsor the chapter for $250 per year. This is an effective method of generating passive income for our chapter.

Thanks again for all of your efforts.

Enter the “Top of the Rockies” Competition

By David L. Brown, Communications Chair

I hope all New Mexico members will take time to participate in the upcoming “Top of the Rockies” media competition, sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of SPJ and open to all Region 9 members, including New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. You got an email alert about this, and now the complete entry rules and application form are posted on this site (go here). This is a great opportunity to “show your stuff,” and the first entry is FREE for SPJ members so there’s no excuse not to participate.

And the best part is that the competition can generate some revenue for our Chapter, since entry fees net of costs will be divided between the Region 9 Chapters pro-rated on the basis of the number of entries received. Examples of reportage, photography, blogging and opinion must have appeared between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. The deadline for entries is December 4. Be sure to check out the details at the link, and direct any questions to John Ensslin, Region 9 Director, at damon_runyon@hotmail.com.