Our last good deed of the year occurred Thursday when
members discussed careers in communications with students at Allen Middle School's career fair.
Cami Anthony (WFMY News 2), Christopher Lea (102 Jamz and WXII 12 News) and Marquita Brown (News & Record) handed out pens, backpack tags and lists of careers in communications during the 4-hour fair.
Some of the kids asked great questions about the journalism industry. Others ran to the adjacent Terminix booth to see bugs in a jar. Overall, the day went well.
On Saturday, TABJ members attended the final general body meeting and social at Tavo in downtown Greensboro.
We discussed two big projects with the guests Deidre James, of Rock 92 and the Carolina Theatre Board of Directors, and Lamar and Cheryl DeLoatch of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).
TABJ will be Carolina Theatre's community partner for the Eric Benét concert on Jan. 18. TABJ will help promote the show, provide a talent showcase before Benét's performance and introduce the Grammy-nominated artist. Paid TABJ members will get special concert perks for being part of the or
Another 2014 project includes helping college students complete a video project about unsung heroes in the Triad's black community for the Piedmont-Triad chapter of AAGHS. The next year is sure to be another busy one.
This is some of what we accomplished in 2013:
- Elected a new executive board
- Hosted a networking reception for NABJ President Bob Butler
- Held a resume/LinkedIn workshop for college students
- Helped more than 350 people get free health screenings and gifts at Community Outreach Day in Winston-Salem
- Attended the NCCJ Citation Dinner in honor of Sandra Hughes
- Delivered food to a High Point pantry
- Helped prepare 7,000 Thanksgiving meals in High Point
- Encouraged students at the Guilford County Schools career fair and other school visits
We'll be on to bigger and better things tin 2014!