Nov. 7, 2012  

Run for the 2013 SPJ South Florida Board!

Are you concerned about promoting high standards and ethical behavior in our profession? Want to be part of shaping the future of journalism and ensuring that accountability, truth-seeking and independent reporting remain the hallmark of a professional journalist? Believe in encouraging diversity and inspiring talented students to become journalists? Want to pursue cost-effective educational, networking and leadership opportunities to advance your own career?

If so, the Society of Professional Journalists’ South Florida Professional Chapter is looking for you. We are now accepting nominations to fill positions on the 2013 chapter board. You may nominate yourself or others.

Join us: Run for the 2013 SPJ South Florida Board

To be eligible to serve, candidates must:

  • be SPJ professional members in good standing;
  • work or reside in the chapter’s service area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties); and
  • be available to attend chapter events and bimonthly board meetings. (Board meetings are usually held in the evening in Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale)

The chapter board consists of the following positions, all of which are open for a one-year term effective January 1, 2013:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President for Membership
  • Vice President for Programming
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Six (6) Directors at Large
  • Non-Voting Student Member

The immediate past president also serves on the board, bringing the total board count to 13, plus the one non-voting student seat.

Review the chapter constitution and bylaws to learn more about chapter operations, the nomination and election process, and the duties of those elected to the board.

To nominate yourself or others, please send an email including the nominee’s name and resume to current SPJ South Florida President Michele Boyet ( by Friday, Nov. 16. 

As specified by the bylaws, the nominating chair will confirm each candidate’s eligibility to serve and submit an official slate to chapter members by Monday, Nov. 19 (30 days prior to the election).

The chapter’s annual election meeting is scheduled for the week of December 17 in Fort Lauderdale. A formal announcement with time/date/location will come with the official nomination slate. Election shall be by simple majority vote of eligible chapter members, cast by ballot either in person and/or through electronic means. A chapter mixer follows the election.

If your membership has lapsed, or will end before the annual election, renew online or contact VP of Membership Dori Zinn (

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