SPJ Hawaii: May 2024 Newsletter

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Top stories of 2023 to be recognized July 30

The 2023 Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards dinner will be held July 30 in the fifth-floor ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St.

Robbie Dingeman and Keoki Kerr will again emcee the awards dinner. Dustin Malama is putting together the awards video. Bamboo Catering is preparing the food.

The chapter awards the best in Hawaii journalism for 2023. The Louisville SPJ Chapter is judging our contest, and the Hawaii Chapter in turn judged Louisville's contest.

First, second and third places will be awarded.

Because of rising costs, the awards will be restructured. Smaller wooden plates (ones formerly used for second place) will be awarded for first place; a certificate will be given for second place with a polyester bag from the 2023 regional conference instead of a wooden plate; and a certificate only for third place.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. And dinner is expected to start by 6:45 p.m. The awards presentation should start about 7:30 p.m.

Intern Coordinator Craig DeSilva will introduce some of our 10 summer interns to also attend.

Please get your reservations in by July 19. We won't be able to guarantee seating that is reserved after that. Reserve your seat by emailing Stirling Morita at smorita1@twc.com

Cost is $75 per member, student or member of a table of eight ($600). Nonmembers pay $80 each. Checks can be mailed to the Hawaii Chapter SPJ at P.O. Box 3141, Honolulu, HI 96802 or given at the door.

These Hawaii journalists judged entries in Louisville's contest


The Hawaii Chapter SPJ judged 304 entries from Louisville. We were paired by a national SPJ official.

Thanks to the judges:

Diane Ako
Robbie Dingeman
Joseph Guinto
Ben Gutierrez
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2023 Awards Dinner details

Location: Fifth floor ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Address: 2454 S. Beretania St.

Date: Tuesday, July 30

Signup Deadline: July 19

Registration: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Award presentation: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for Hawaii SPJ member, student or member of a table of eight ($600 total) $80 for nonmembers
Parking: $8 at fifth-floor credit card kiosk

Menu:
Roast Pork w/Mushroom Gravy
Oriental Steamed Fish
Crispy Garlic Chicken

Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry
Steamed White Rice
Mari's Garden Mixed Greens Salad
Asian Salad
Seasonal Fresh Fruits

Dessert & Beverages (included)
White Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Freshly Brewed Coffee
Decaf Coffee
Hot Water for Tea
Iced Tea
Iced Water




Nancy Cook Lauer
Matt Mallams
Jolanie Martinez
Stirling Morita
Brenda Salgado
Peter Tang
Pat Tummons
Katrina Valcourt

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HAWAII CHAPTER SPJ // P.O. BOX 3141 // HONOLULU, HI 96802
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