NABJ's 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair is quickly approaching and the host hotel is the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.
This year's convention theme is, "People, Purpose, Passion: The Power of NABJ." I hope this theme excites you to get ready to fellowship with NABJ family, learn new things, and to have a bit of fun in the sun.
NABJ is nothing without its members and that's why I'm calling on you to renew your memberships, convince a friend to join, then register for convention. Here are some helpful links:
NABJ belongs to each of you so we need your financial support for the continued health, welfare, growth and development of the organization we all love.
It's no secret that NABJ continues to boast one of the nation’s lowest membership dues and convention registrations of any professional association. We continue to do this with great sensitivity to our members needs and the contribution of our sponsors.
This year, NABJ has a greater challenge: meeting its hotel room obligation. When NABJ doesn't meet its room block, the Association pays for it, and this will inevitably mean lost revenue. Revenue which can't be used for member services.
Our convention planning team along with the local chapter, the Central Florida chapter (CFABJ), are hard at work ensuring that your investment in NABJ is money well-spent. There are dozens of workshops devoted to providing our members with hands-on training which make you innovators equipped with new skills, and better prepared to excel in the newsroom or at your company.
We're also putting unique touches on our special events from the Opening Ceremony, to the Salute to Excellence Gala where will salute and applaud all our own, to the NABJ Film Festival which will have several exclusive previews, and every registrant will receive two free passes to Disney World.
So make your plans to join us today, and remember NABJ's pre-registration deadline is June 15.
I look forward to seeing you at convention in Orlando, Fla. on July 31 to August 4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Check out this video on all that this great resort property has to offer.
Thank you as always for supporting our beloved NABJ.