AAJA-NY February Chapter Meeting Minutes

Sachi Fujimori February 12, 2014 0
AAJA-NY February Chapter Meeting Minutes

AAJA- Meeting February 12, 2014

Conference Call 7 p.m.


I.   Financial (update from Carolyn)

1. The audit went well; will repeat for next year

2. Need to vote on transferring majority of funds to Dreyfus (higher interest earning than checking)

a. $46,800 in checking/about $9 K in Dreyfus

b. Need funds for deposit for Trivia Bowl (last year was $4K)


II. Trivia Bowl (Bao and Leezel)

  1. In addition, to Broadstreet Ballroom, looked into Time Inc, which we can get free, but there is a mandatory catering cost of $8 K, and may not be able to bring in our own wine/beer. (which we get sponsored/Tiger?)
  2.  Bao is organizing sponsors for food.
  3. Looking for May 15 date.
  4. Bao sent out list of targeted sponsors, but it’s best to have contacts at each outlet. (reach out to membership list to find members w/connections to those sponsors)
  5. Raffle prizes. List of diff. categories (hotel, sports memorabilia, food). Raffle (last yr. made $3K) brings in more money than silent auction.
  6.  Michelle Yu at SNY for raffle items and to co-host?
  7.  Ti-hua Chang will co-emcee event. Vivian Lee?
  8.  How to find sponsorship in banker/lawyer crowd? Asian American Affinity groups are good points of contact.
  9. Volunteers—will send query to entire Listserv, but for those who commit Yin will create a volunteer e-mail list for that specific event.
  10.  Bao and Leezel are fairly set with strategic work planning event, but will need volunteers day of event.


III. ELP, Voices, J-Camp and Scholarships

  1. Need to get word out—listserv, website and social media.

IV. National convention

  1. Need to encourage members to sign up for convention. Pre-convention mixer ? Raffle for a discount ticket ?

V. Columbia J-School Career Expo in end of March

1.  AAJA Columbia student members set up a table ?

VI. Membership renewal

1. Divided up email list; board members are emailing membership to gently remind them to re-new dues for this year.

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