More than 100 Indianapolis Star employees and their family members rally today as part of our “Save The Star” campaign. We’ll post more info, photos and video later tonight. Learn more about the “Save The Star” campaign at SaveTheStar.com
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We will be leafletting Downtown prior to this Sunday’s Colts Game. If you haven’t been able to make a Colts leafletting, please try to join us this week, as this will probably be our last Colts pre-game leafletting. We’ll meet at the Guild hall (musicians hall) just behind the Star’s parking garage at 11 a.m. to distribute flyers and instructions.
The leafletting effort at tonight’s Colts game is postponed due to rain in the forecast the rest of the day. The next Colts home game is at 1 p.m. against the Chiefs on Sunday, October 9. We need volunteers for that game and are hoping for a big turnout. If you’d like to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
The Indy News Guild will hold an informational meeting tonight at 6 p.m. to update members on the first two days of contract negotiations. We will meet at the Musicians Hall on Delaware St. (across the street from The Star garage). For those that can’t make it to the meeting we’ll send an email with a summary later tonight. If you have any questions or comments please let us know.
The Indianapolis Newspaper Guild will hold a meeting for all members on Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Musicians’ Guild hall on 325 N. Delaware St. (across from Star garage).
Topics to be covered:
– Guild’s contract negotiation proposals
– The new Save The Star media campaign
– Member feedback and discussion about events currently going on in the newsroom
Food will be provided. We hope to see all of you there.
The Indianapolis Newspaper Guild invites duespaying members and their families to enjoy a day at the ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 21, when the Indianapolis Indians take on the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs (the Pigs’ manager is former Cubs 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg!). The guild will buy tickets for members and their family. Everyone who attends also gets $10 in “Baseball Bucks” to spend at the park. The game starts at 2 p.m.; gates open at 12:30 p.m. Arrive Early: The first 2,500 fans get a souvenir slippers.
Reservations required. RSVP to Guild steward Vic Ryckaert at email@example.com.
The first of what we expect to be two programs aimed at former Star employees looking for their next career will be held Saturday at IUPUI’s campus.
“Celebrating Service, Looking to the Future” will offer some perspectives on careers in news, public relations and, generally speaking, life after the Star from people who know – former Star staffers themselves.
The event will be held at room IT 160 in IUPUI’s Informatics Building, which sits at the corner of Michigan and West Streets. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided by the Guild.
Former Star staffers Kevin Corcoran and John Strauss are spearheading this effort, with help from many others. They’re putting together a panel of folks to address key topics such as “The Next Steps.”
This effort is also intended to offer a thank you for your good work and some fellowship time, since many folks didn’t have a chance to say a proper goodbye to their friends and colleagues.
Already, there’s a Facebook page, “Celebrating Service, Looking to the Future,” where you can find more information and let us know if you’re coming. If you have other questions, contact John Straus at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself email@example.com.
Hope to see you there.