Awards Banquet: It’s time to celebrate our good work

On Saturday, April 17, Press Club members from throughout Idaho will gather for our Best of 2009 Annual Awards Banquet, for a chance to celebrate what we do – with humor, camaraderie, good food and drink and well-deserved accolades.

This is one of the basic ways the Idaho Press Club works to improve journalism in Idaho, through recognition of excellence in our annual journalism contest. Whether you’re winning an award or not, please join us. In this stormy time in our industry, we all need a night of celebrating what we do right.

This year’s banquet will begin with a social hour at   6 p.m., and it’ll be right in the heart of downtown Boise at the Boise Centre on the Grove. The evening continues with the banquet and program beginning at 7, and will include the comedy of Pat Mac, honors for all our award winners and scholarship winners, and a choice of entrees between oven roasted chicken with rosemary dijon sauce and butternut squash ravioli (yum!). There’s no silent auction or raffle this year; you don’t need to bring your checkbook. Just bring yourself, your spouse or significant other, your co-workers, and have a night on the town in celebration of good journalism.

Prices haven’t gone up; they’re $35 for members and $40 for non-members, and for the first time, we’re offering a new online payment option through our Web site, www.idahopressclub.org.

Register now, and we’ll see you there!