MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Denise Polverine- Press Club of Cleveland President
Happy 2021 fellow journalists and communicators!
I am thrilled to serve the membership of The Press Club of Cleveland this year alongside some of the most thoughtful, passionate people I know. The board recently held a virtual brainstorming session and I think we can promise members a few things in 2021.
First and foremost, we can commit to giving you a reason to be part of this organization. Although we will still try our best to provide networking, acknowledge the local work in our field, and lift a virtual glass of wine or beer together while we try to beat each other at trivia, the board really wants to go way beyond those things. This year, we want to provide regular access to newsmakers and conversations that journalists may not get elsewhere. We’ll do that through smart, original programming.
We also want to advocate for journalists by offering vocal support, creating smart training sessions, job news and openings and by encouraging idea-sharing and mentoring. Our social media will continue to buzz and we’ll ask you to be an even bigger part of what we do.
The Press Club is only going to be a great organization if you get involved and help make it what you want and need it to be. This is a two-way street. We have committees you can join to dive in and feel part of the club. The programming, engagement, and membership committees are currently re-thinking our offerings. This is going to be like anything in life, you get out of it what you put in. Help us be a dynamic, relevant organization that gives a big nod to our rich history, but is willing to look at where we are now and need to go. We’re already underway!