Mark your calendars!
Bloomington Press Club has several programs for you in the works or on the docket:
Tour the IU Cyberinfrastructure Building at 10th Street and the Ind. 45/46 Bypass and get an idea of just what goes on in that cool new building of glass and metal. In addition to serving as the location of some of the university’s most innovative technical work, the building is the “greenest” building on campus and is certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the government’s certification for sustainable construction). We’ll tour the building to learn more about sustainable models, and we’ll see where much of IU’s data and technical departments collaborate under one roof.
For this event, we’ll skip lunch as a group and meet at the CIB. The CIB does have a small canteen that serves sandwiches, and you are welcome to meet before the tour starts and have lunch there. The tour starts at noon and should wrap up by about 1:30 p.m.
Parking is limited, so you may want to carpool. Board member Ron Johnson has offered to shuttle folks from the 10th and the Bypass strip mall across the street to the entrance of the CIB, so consider that option, too. Parking in that lot is open to the public, and Ron’s taxi service will prevent you from having to cross busy 10th Street on foot.
If none of those options suits you, use this page for lots of details about parking, contact phone numbers and maps for the CIB.
To RSVP: Send an email to treasurer Sherry Rouse by June 20.
- July 19: Pitch-in picnic at the home of board member Barb Ralls. Stay tuned for details.
- August: No meeting.
- Sept. 23: Guest speaker pending.
- Oct. 28: David Zaret, IU vice president for international studies and sociology professor, will talk on “Benefits and challenges of the growing number of international students at IU.”
- Nov. 18: Guest speaker pending.
- December: Holiday party at Mike and Dana’s, an event that was a big success last year.
Take a student to lunch:
We often invite students to join us for lunch. Consider making a donation to the club to pay for these lunches. Some members add a few dollars to the cost of the BPC meeting and lunch; others contribute a larger amount to treasurer Sherry Rouse for this purpose. Want to bring a student? Check with Sherry (email@example.com) about the availability of funds for this.
Dues are due
Membership is $25 per year, payable by mail or in person at the next meeting. Download dues forms.
Spread the word about the interesting speakers and programs at the Bloomington Press Club. The club is undertaking a membership drive for new members. More to come on this at the next meeting but start thinking about people you think would enjoy the club.
Do you have suggestions about speakers for upcoming programs or meeting topics? Tell board president Jack Dvorak about your ideas. Your board wants to hear from you about programs you have enjoyed or would like to see.
Buy a mug:
Treasurer Sherry Rouse will have stylish Bloomington Press Club mugs for sale at the next meeting. Featuring the BPC logo, the mugs are only $5 each, $40 for a place setting for eight. Bring your checkbook.
Stay up-to-date at this website, and don’t forget that the press club has its own e-mail account, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need to contact us. Continue to RSVP to treasurer Sherry Rouse at her email, email@example.com.
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