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Group photo of AAJA Voice Staff on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Conner Jay/AAJA VOICES)

Group photo of AAJA Voice Staff on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Conner Jay/AAJA VOICES)


The AAJA mentoring and leadership program Voices is currently accepting applications for students and mentors. Selected participants will take part in a multimedia convention news project that will be held at the annual AAJA convention in San Francisco from August 10-16. Students will have travel and accommodation covered during the program.

Voices is now marking its 25th anniversary as a premiere training program for talented young journalists and mid-career journalists interested in newsroom leadership. Read more about how Voices has launched the careers of students.

Application deadline to apply is April 12, 2015.

Apply Here

For any questions, please contact Voices director Ruth Liao at ruthlessliao@gmail.com.

January 25, 2015 board meeting minutes

AAJA Hawaii Chapter Meeting

January 25, 2015

Honolulu Design Center

Attendance: Stan Lee, Wes Nakama, Kristen Wong

Call to Order: 11:18 a.m.

Approval of minutes: Not enough for quorum.

President’s Report: Emailed from Jason, who couldn’t attend.

– Lunar New Year Pau Hana on Thursday, Feb. 19: We discussed it at the previous meeting but did not make any solid plans other than the date. Do you have any venue suggestions? I can ask Fergusonʻs near my building, but am open to other suggestions. I think weʻd like to get a spot that is free for us to gather, but the chapter can purchase some food (budget less than $100). The purpose of the event would just be a social event.

Kristen will email Sean and Linda to see if they had a day that would be good for them to come out for a pau hana event. Stan said a pau hana event would certainly be good for people unwinding from the work day and cheaper for the chapter’s budget. Wes said we don’t necessarily have to have the Lunar New Year meeting on Lunar New Year as it tends to be busy.

Other updates:

– National org adopts bylaw changes for restructure

– SPJ internships

And Kristen, thanks for representing AAJA at the JCCH Ohana Fest!

Vice President’s Report: No report. Linda absent.

Treasurer’s Report: Stan will email current figures to Kristen. Stan turned in annual report to AAJA National. The credit union has asked the chapter to change the name from AAJA Hawaii to Asian American Journalists Association Hawaii Chapter to make all records match. Stan will email Kristen and Linda to fill out paperwork because Kristen and Linda are co-signed on the accounts.

New Business: Kristen talked about her experiences volunteering at the Ohana Festival. The Japanese Cultural Center’s Ohana Festival was Jan. 11. Kristen was assigned to the membership booth. At the membership booth, Kristen helped sell soda and bottled water, gave out prizes to passersby who spun a prize wheel and passed out event programs.

Wes suggested that the chapter find other Asian groups on Oahu or Asian-themed events that the chapter could volunteer for throughout the year.

National Representative’s Report: Wes plans to go to the Spring AAJA National meeting March 6 and 7. He will be staying at the Marriott in San Francisco. On the morning of the first day, the new board members will be receiving orientation. Because Wes is seasoned, he will not need to be there for the first day. He will be there Friday and Saturday, and will return Sunday. The national office would like the national representatives to stay at the Marriott in order to gain room credits for the future convention in August.

Wes would like to remind everyone to register or renew AAJA membership. Applying for Gold membership is one way to help give extra support.

Wes reminded everyone that this year’s convention is Aug. 12 through 15 at the San Francisco Marriott.

Adjournment: 11:40 a.m.

 

AAJA-Hawaii Networking Mixer/Early-bird registration drive

Are you ready for the 2015 AAJA National Convention in San Francisco? Join the AAJA-Hawaii chapter for a Bay Area-themed pau hana networking mixer at Gordon Biersch in Honolulu. Attend this free event, meet other media professionals and also receive a free gift!

What: AAJA-Hawaii Networking Mixer/Early-bird registration drive for National Convention in San Francisco
When: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., March 25
Where: Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 1123 Honolulu, HI 96813

Provided pupu, no-host cocktails

Questions? Please contact Jason Ubay at jason.ubay@gmail.com and at (808) 383-9365

Find the event here at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/725103604277912/

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