Diversity on the menu at end-of-summer potluck

The potluck is an apt metaphor for what makes a chapter vibrant.

Everyone brings something to the table.

Thanks to all who came out for our AAJA Seattle end-of-summer picnic. It was a fun event – and we enjoyed sunny skies!

The picnic offered members with children a rare opportunity to come network with colleagues and enjoy the beauty of West Seattle’s Lincoln Park.

We had members come from as far away as Yakima, Bellingham and Tacoma!

The chapter provided picnic supplies, bratwurst, chips, salsa, vegetable trays and soda pop.

Members brought food items that gave our picnic an international flavor: Thai BBQ chicken, Southern fried chicken, orzo salad, tomato-basil salad, Indian samosas, spicy Asian noodles, and peach pie with ice cream, among other dishes.

You can contribute your photos or video from the picnic by adding them to our Flickr pool! Just go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/aajaseattle. Photos need to be approved by a moderator before they go live.

If you didn’t receive an alert about the picnic, you need to update your subscriptions: Click on each of the links below to update your social-media accounts:

    Facebook Group
    Twitter channel

Speaking of giving, what would you like to contribute to your AAJA chapter?

Would you like to…

    mentor a student?

    organize a workshop on an issue you are passionate about?

    coordinate our nationally recognized minority scholarship program?

    manage our chapter blog and social media channels?

Whatever your interest, chances are there’s a need our chapter has that you can help address. Please consider giving back to your AAJA chapter. Our officer elections are in the fall, and we hope you’ll participate by stepping up to run for the board or volunteering to take on a project.

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Sanjay Bhatt jumped into journalism in 1996, landing his first job at The Times Leader, a daily in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He juggled covering 12 school districts and loved turning out enterprising, investigative pieces. Within a year, he got hired by The Palm Beach Post of West Palm Beach, Fla., where he spent the next six years building a reputation as a top health reporter. The biggest story he covered there was the 2001 anthrax investigation. In 2003, he joined The Seattle Times, where he has examined public schools, neighborhood issues, the economic crisis and local government. He enjoys producing mini-documentaries, trying new ideas online and learning new technologies. View all posts by sbhatt →
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