Winter Board Meeting

The INBA Board of Directors will hold its Winter Board Meeting on Saturday, January 20, in Normal.  The meeting will begin at 10:30am, in Fell Hall Room 140, on the Illinois State University campus.  All are welcome.  Discussions and possible actions are expected on the SINBA Awards entry process, designation of convention planning responsibilities, committee re-structuring and the function of the Executive Board.

Illinois News Broadcasters Association
Spring ’18 Board Meeting Agenda

January 20, 2018  Normal, Illinois




A.  Fall 17 Board Meeting Minutes


       A. President-Laura Trendle Polus

       B. Vice President-Nora Baldner

             1. Accounting from past conventions
             2. Fall 2017 (Quincy) – Nora Baldner/Jason Parrott
             3. Spring 2018 (Peoria)   
             4. Fall 2018 (Springfield)   
             5. Spring 2019 (Normal)  

       C. Treasurer- Tanya Koonce Williams

       D. Executive Secretary- Rich Egger

       E. Recording Secretary- Jasmine Crighton

       F. Immediate Past President- Sue Stephens

**Motion to accept Officer Reports**


**Motion to receive and file**


     A. Standing Committees

          1. Cams/Mics- Jim Grimes

          2. FOIA/OMA- Bob Roberts

          3. Legislation-  

          4. Honors and Awards – Aaron Eades

          5. SINBA Awards – Jennifer Nagle/Josh Morgan

          6. Financial Committee- Tanya Koonce

                  a. Scholarship Auction- H Wayne Wilson/Dave Dahl

          7. Membership/Outreach/Benefits – H. Wayne Wilson

          8. INBA Mentoring/Tape Critiques –

          9. Professional Development- Rachel Lippmann

          10. Nominations/Elections-Steve Suess

          11. INBA Archives- H Wayne Wilson

          12. INBA Website- Laura Trendle Polus/Brian Moline

**Motion to accept Committee Reports**


  1. Committee Re-Structuring
  2. Relationships with IBA, RTDNA and others


  1. Executive Board function


Brian O'Keefe

One of the greatest benefits for me has been getting to see and know other parts of the state. I’m not from Illinois and traveling to spring and fall conventions over the years has transformed dots on a map to memories of places that enhance my story telling process.

Michelle Eccles McLaughlin

INBA is an organization that really caters to continuing education for professionals. It offers a relatively inexpensive way to learn new things, reinforce best practices and network.

Molly Jirasek

One of my top goals in my career was to get to Chicago. Thanks to INBA I met Margaret Larkin. She remembered our great conversations about Chicago and first alerted me to a job opening in the city I might be interested in. Lo and behold, I got that job! INBA helped me reach my dream.

Aaron Eades

As a student, it's often difficult to picture what working in the real world will be like. For me, the INBA bridged that gap by giving me the chance to talk to professionals who used to be in the same shoes I'm in now.

Andrew Tanielian

INBA taught me how to network in a meaningful way. The scholarship process taught me how to endure a hard job interview and thrive.

Jennifer Fuller

INBA is not only a great networking tool, it also provides advocacy and support for journalists in an ever-changing world.

Ryan Denham

“I recently attended my first INBA conference—and it won’t be my last. The combination of professional and student journalists learning together is electric. Everyone learns from each other and walks away with new friends (and LinkedIn connections). I know I did.”

Nora Baldner

The support INBA gives to student journalists is vitally important as we all discover how technology is changing news dissemination, INBA monitors and actively encourages truth, transparency and accountability from students and their universities.

Bob Roberts

INBA is as much about friendship and as it is about achieving common goals. It provides two things individual newsrooms cannot: in-service training, and the ability to speak out on issues affecting the profession. But most of all, it brings newspeople together.

Alexis McAdams

INBA played a huge part in preparing me for my broadcasting career. The INBA conventions connect students with on-air talent and news directors who give feedback on now to improve your work. Through relationships I made at those conventions, I was able to obtain my first on air reporting job.

Mike Miletich

Joining the INBA was one of my best life decisions. I met some of the best broadcast journalists while I was still a college student. Plus, I ended up getting a job through the connections I made!

Jeff Bossert

When I was working in radio for the first time, I had no idea whether I could truly handle the demands. But INBA made me curious and want to improve. Even now, when I’ve maybe worked a lot of hours or planned some stories that didn’t come together for one reason or another, what I learn from an INBA conference gets me re-invigorated about the business.

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