Archive for December, 2012

KCABJ Newsletter for December 2012
December 17, 2012

Holiday Party
The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists holiday party on Dec. 14 attracted dozens of people to the Ninth Inning in the 18th & Vine Historic District.

People had a good time remembering the year that is coming to a close and looking forward to better times in 2013. Journalists, their spouses and significant others from area newspapers, television stations, radio stations and in public relations attended the event.

KCABJ continued a long holiday tradition of bringing people together to let their hair down and relax in good company.

New Year Elections
KCABJ will elect new officers at the January 2013 meeting. KCABJ President Glenn E. Rice will send a notice to members on where the meeting will take place, the date and time.

The positions that are open are president, vice president/broadcast, vice president/print, secretary and treasurer. Please contact Glenn if you are interested in running for one of the seats. The term is one year. Glenn can be reached at

News You Can Use
The Society of Professional Journalists is seeking entries for its SDX Awards. The organization annually recognizes the best in professional journalism. For more information go to

Entries are being accepted for the $5,000 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. The deadline is Jan. 20. For more information go to or call Charlotte Grimes at 315-443-2366.

KC People
KCABJ’s membership crept up by two with the edition for 2013 of Glenn Rice and J.W. Edwards. Membership dues is due in January. The application for membership follows:

KCABJ Membership Application for 2013

Mail this application with your $20 check or money order to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. It covers your annual membership dues. Membership entitles you to receive the KCABJ monthly newsletter sent via e-mail and e-mailed monthly meeting notices.



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