Indy News Guild seeking a new president; meeting schedule for Feb. 16 at guild hall

Indy News Guild 34070 needs a new leader to fill departing president Tom Spalding’s term that runs through June 2013. Tom notified the unit that his last day with Gannett/Indianapolis Star will be Feb. 18, 2011.  According to the Guild by-laws, any member in good standing can fill the position.

This is an extremely important position but it’s not an overly complicated one. The ideal applicant is a self-motivated leader with passion to defend our contract and advocate for our 165-employee unit. No experience is necessary. We’ll train you, and the position comes with the built-in support of four seasoned officers on the team — two vice presidents, a secretary and a treasurer. There are no preferred candidates – it’s an open invitation. Keep in mind, it’s a volunteer and part-time role.

The only major heavy lifting that is required on your part is to let Spalding or vice president Adam Yates know of your interest, hopefully as soon as possible. The replacement will be named (and sworn in) during a 3 p.m. meeting scheduled for Feb. 16, 2011 at the Musicians Hall, 325 N. Delaware St. We also want to build up the number of stewards, who are also trained and act on the Guild’s behalf, so please let Spalding or Yates know of that interest.

Please mark your calendars, and spread the word.

For the Guild,
The officers and stewards of Indy News Guild 34070

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