After a successful fundraiser in September and traditional skipping of a meeting in August, Bloomington Press Club will reconvene Oct. 25 for its regular meeting at noon in the Coronation Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Our guest:

Guest speaker will be J.T. Coopman, superintendent of the Monroe County Community Schools. He’ll update us on newsworthy topics such as referenda and personnel challenges brought on by the recession. Coopman has been MCCSC superintendent since 2009, and he has led several other Indiana school districts.

He was honored as Indiana’s District V Superintendent of the Year in 2007, has held several national and state officer positions and offices of professional educational leadership organizations, serves as Indiana’s representative on the National Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators, and was elected President of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents for 2009-2010.


The lunch buffet in the Tudor Room is $14 for the full buffet and $12 for soup, salad and dessert buffets. RSVP the week before the meetings to treasurer Sherry Rouse ( to hold your spot.

Dues are due:

Deadline to pay your dues is Oct. 31. All the information, including downloadable forms, is on this page.

Take a student to lunch:

While you have your checkbook out, considering supporting IU journalism students by paying for their lunches at Press Club  meetings. All you have to do is pay for one extra lunch at any time. Treasurer Sherry Rouse will arrange to invite students to meetings as funds allow.