¡Mil Gracias!

Chapter Members and Friends,

More than 40 journalists gathered at the home of Ray Suarez from PBS NewsHour on Saturday, June 29. The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter raised $3,210 at Noche de Periodistas.
More than 40 journalists gathered at the home of Ray Suarez from PBS
NewsHour on Saturday, June 29. The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter
raised $3,210 at Noche de Periodistas.

Thank you for making “Noche de Periodistas” a success! Mil gracias a Ray Suarez and his wife Carol for opening their home for a second year to host our chapter fundraiser. Gracias a Felix Contreras and his “Cilantro Boogie” band for keeping the beat going. Gracias a Suzanna Sanchez for designing the event’s logo, ticket, and poster. Thanks to our special guest Jim Avila from ABC News and his fiancé for joining us. Muchas gracias a todos who bought a ticket and brought a side dish. You made our fundraiser special and delicious!

We raised $3,210 on Saturday night. The fund will benefit our national association and our Washington, D.C. Chapter.

Noche de PeriodistasThe revenue will be split as follows: $1,312.50 will go to the national level which is 70% of the profits from the following auction items: United Airline tickets and Excellence in Journalism convention registration.

Our chapter will keep $1,897.50. This is more than enough money to replenish the checks we mailed for the two Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplements (commuter stipend for Washington Interns) and convention assistance (registration) for one professional and one student to attend the national convention in Anaheim. Before our fundraiser, the chapter had about $8,000 in our account.

aulogo2Here are the winners of the auction:
Latin Jazz CD $20 Jackie Diaz
Latin Jazz CD $25
Guapos $50 Ray Suarez
NAHJ Convention $225 Brandon Benavides
2 United Airline Tickets $1,650 Brandon Garcia

Members of The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter Board with Ray Suarez from PBS NewsHour and Jim Avila from ABC News. Brandon Benavides, Ray Suarez, Jim Avila, Jackie Diaz, and Melissa Macaya.

Members of The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter Board with Ray Suarez
from PBS NewsHour and Jim Avila from ABC News. Brandon Benavides, Ray
Suarez, Jim Avila, Jackie Diaz, and Melissa Macaya.

Sincerely,

The Washington, D.C. Chapter Board of Directors

Brandon A Benavides
President
Content Producer at NBC4

Jackie Diaz
Vice-President
Web Producer at WUSA*9

Rosalba Ruiz
Secretary-Treasurer
Latin America Producer at AP

Melissa Macaya
At-Large Officer
Multimedia Journalist at CNN and CNN en Español

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