The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

February 11, 2008

Dont Miss CAABJ's CIAA Mixer/ Membership Deadline Coming Up Soon!

Happy February!

We're nearly halfway through Black History Month and we trust that you're doing your best to recognize and honor those who paved the way for us. What better way to continue paving the way for those in our industry than by joining the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ)?

Not only is your membership valuable as an all-access pass to the exclusive benefits that come with being a member of CAABJ, but it also helps fund the great events we have planned this year like mixers, workshops, and forums on our profession. Your membership also helps a future journalist pay for school through the CAABJ scholarship we'll
award to a deserving student at the end of the year.

We are currently accepting applications for 2008 membership and dues. So please complete the attached membership application and mail it with your appropriate membership level dues to the address listed on the application, or you can contact one of your friendly board members listed on the left who will be happy to meet you at a mutually convenient
time and place.

And please don't forget to mark your calendar for our official CIAA event Jump Starter! Come out to Tutto Mundo (1820 South Blvd., above the Sunset Club), on Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30-9 p.m for a great evening of mingling and networking with your fellow journalists and public relations professionals. It's definitely the way to start the CIAA week off right.

And finally, we'll soon begin streamlining our communications. Starting next month, we'll only be sending member-specific emails to our paid members. We still have love for all of you and will continue to send mass emails regarding our events, but now that we're entering our third year of chapter renewal, we don't want to keep flooding inboxes of those who aren't interested in joining. (But please do! Trust us, you'll love it!)

Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of your board members.

Thank you to all of the media professionals and college students who continue to support CAABJ!