You can join TABJ or renew your membership for just $20.10, which commemorates the year TABJ was founded. The deal lasts through Saturday, July 11, the date of our next general body meeting. Full and associate professional membership fees are regularly $40 and $30, respectfully. The student membership fee remains $15. Print out the TABJ membership form and bring it to the meeting, or start paying online Saturday on the TABJ website.
1) When are the elections?
In-person voting will take place on at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27. CustomerCare CarWash. 311B W. Lee St., Greensboro.
2) What if I can't vote in person on Saturday, June 27?
Paid 2014-15 TABJ Members who cannot vote in-person may do so online during the absentee voting period determined by the 2014-15 Board. Those who need an absentee ballot must contact TriadABJ@gmail.com. They will receive further instructions for absentee voting.
3) Can I nominate candidates?
Yes. Please nominate candidates for office by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at http://bit.ly/tabj2015nods. When nominations close, TABJ will contact the nominees and finalize the ballots for online and in-person voting.
4) Who can vote?
Full and associate members of TABJ from the 2014-15 period can vote.
Student members cannot vote. According to the TABJ Constitution and By-Laws, “Student Members are not allowed to vote, hold office, or chair committees; provided, however, the Student Member appointed to the Board of Directors, known as the Student Representative, shall be entitled to vote on matters before the Board in the same manner as other directors.” (TABJ Constitution and By-Laws | Article 3: Membership - 3.1.c)
5) What positions are available on the Board of Directors? What are each officer’s duties?
The positions and duties are as follows:
6) Who can be a candidate?
Anyone who had been a paid 2014-15 member for at least six (6) months can become a candidate for office. (Article 6: Officers – 6.2)
Full members can run for:
7) Must TABJ officers be NABJ members, as well?
Yes. All members of the TABJ board, whether full, associate or student members, must be NABJ members, at the time of chapter renewal (December). This is an NABJ requirement.
8) Who can run for President and Vice President?
Full members can run for all positions. Only full members of both NABJ and TABJ can run for President, Vice President of Print and Vice President of Broadcast. Associate members may not run for those positions. The 2014-15 associate members are marked by a single asterisk (*) on the TABJ website: http://triadabj.weebly.com/membership.html.
9) What positions can associate members hold on the Board?
Associate members can only be elected as the Secretary or Treasurer. The Board can appoint an associate member to be Parliamentarian. The 2014-15 associate members are marked by a single asterisk (*) on the TABJ website: http://triadabj.weebly.com/membership.html. (Article 3: Membership – 3.1.b)
10) How long is the term for Board members?
The term is for one (1) calendar year. (Article 6: Officers – 6.2)
11) Important, annual dates for the Board to remember:
12) How can I become a member of TABJ?
TABJ thanks everyone who made the #TABJonFOIA forum a success Saturday, especially our co-sponsor, the Lumber Kimbrough Lodge #838/PHA, and our panelists Jonathan Jones, Tom Carruthers and Chris Brook.
We had a packed house, so we hope everyone learned a ton of information and left empowered about accessing public records. If you missed the panel, then catch up with the Twitter conversation on Storify.
What are public records? Can I get copies of them? What happens if an agency refuses to release those records to me?
To commemorate Sunshine Week, TABJ will help shed light on those issues at The Freedom of Information Forum: What Records are Public Information and How to Get Them.
Please invite your students to join and learn with us at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the News & Record. You can come along, too.
Chris Lea of "Straight Talk" and Freedom of Information Act advocates, legislators and law enforcement agents will discuss what records the public has access to and the procedures to go through to get them. The forum starts at 1 p.m., but there will be a light reception at noon.
The panelists include:
Follow the discussion using #TABJonFOIA.
The Triad Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) will hold a panel, Domestic Violence: Questions, Answers & How It’s Reported. Members will bring together advocates, journalists, victims and the community to host a healthy discussion about this issue.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Allen Jay Preparatory Academy, 1201 E. Fairfield Drive, High Point, N.C. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be Domestic Violence: Questions, Answers & How It’s Reported will be moderated by Chisa Pennix-Brown.
Pennix-Brown has more than 13 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach and social media insight. She is an active TABJ member, president of the Piedmont-Triad Chapter of National Black MBA, and CEO of Lady Bizness, Inc. As moderator, Pennix-Brown will lead a discussion with panelists who bring unique perspectives to our conversation.
ToshaMakia Acevado is a former morning radio show host, model, singer and entrepreneur. The Connecticut
Native is a domestic violence survivor. She now resides in Greensboro and volunteers to help domestic
violence victims. Acevado also works as a personal trainer.
Julie Grant is co-anchor of the FOX8 Morning News. She has worked as a morning news anchor in
Steubenville, OH. Most recently, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, PA. Grant,
who received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron (OH), has experience with prosecuting
domestic violence cases, felony and misdemeanor offenses.
High Point Police Department's Domestic Violence Initiative is unique because, unlike traditional law
enforcement agencies, it doesn't just focus on victims but also focuses on offenders as well. The effort is to get offenders from repeating their behaviors. The program has earned national recognition and officers from other states have visited in an effort to model HPPD's program.
Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest, private non-profit agency serving children and families in
Guilford County. It is focused on building safe and healthy family and strong communities. The organization’s areas of service include, but are not limited to, counseling, victim services, prevention and community education.
The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. is named, in part, for a young woman who found herself a victim of domestic violence with nowhere to go for help. Her abuser took ultimately took her life and hid her body for 19 months. SDJF strives to save the lives of men, women and children who are faced with domestic violence.
Participate in the conversation by following TABJ on Twitter (@TriadABJ) and the hashtag #TABJonDV.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host the Region III Conference on March 5-8, 2015, on the Carnival Cruise Lines to Nassau, Bahamas. The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) and Triad Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) could cover some of your expenses, if you participate in the #R3HighSeas Raffle!
CAABJ and TABJ will award $300 to one lucky winner! You’ve already paid for your trip? No problem! You’re still eligible to win. Here’s what you need to know:
Proceeds will benefit CAABJ and TABJ programming and/or community service events. Please submit any questions about the raffle to TriadABJ@gmail.com or call 336.255.2181.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, TABJ held a resume workshop at Winston-Salem State University. TABJ members Kerry, Chris, Dioni, Jordan and Chisa taught students about resumes, reels, LinkedIn, online portfolios, interviewing, professional attire and personal branding with social media.
Students from WSSU, Wake Forest University and N.C. A&T attended the event. TABJ appreciates to all of the members who presented and gave students one-on-one critiques. Also, special thanks to our host, The News Argus, WSSU's student paper.
TABJ members Chanel, Chisa, Chris, Dioni, Dre, Jordan and Kerry visited High Point University and swapped stories with the students at the student chapter's Meet N Greet. Mayeesa Mitchell, the student chapter founding president, thanked TABJ for volunteering their time and expertise.
"Everyone walked out saying how much they enjoyed the event and learning about y'all's experiences," she said. "We are forever grateful for the way you have taken our chapter under your wing and welcomed us to the NABJ community."
HPU's new NABJ student chapter has invited professionals to meet with students to discuss careers in communications from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Room 208 of the School of Communication. For GPS navigation, please use this address: 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262. When you arrive, let security know you are there for the #NABJ event, and they will tell you where to park. Light refreshments will be provided. (The School of Communication is Building No. 11 on this campus map).
The Triad Association of Black Journalists is an organization committed to the needs of African-American journalists in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.