Hello HRBMP Family and Happy New Year! We were able to close out 2021 with a wonderful
Holiday Celebration at Roger Brown’s Restaurant in Portsmouth. It was so nice to see you up
close and personal.

We have lots of exciting events already scheduled for the New Year including a fundraiser, the
election of officers, a tribute to several of our founding members, the national convention in
Las Vegas and of course the Byron Burney Community Journalism Academy (BBCJA) resumes in
2022.

While the pandemic continues to hold us at bay for in-person gatherings, we will continue to
forge ahead and make a difference in the lives of our members and the Hampton Roads
community.

If you haven’t already renewed your dues, please remember that under HRBMP bylaws, all dues
are due in January! Professional Members (Full-Time Working Journalists – $50) Associate
Members (Part-Time Media Professionals – $25) and Student Members – $15). If you know
someone who might benefit from joining HRBMP, please encourage them to do so!

If you have any thoughts on how HRBMP can better serve the community or you as a member,
please drop me a line at godleyproducer@gmail.com. Also, if you haven’t a signed up to serve
on one of our committees, please do so. Our committees include: Budget and Finance, Special
Events, Education and Scholarship, Fundraising, Communications, Media Watch, Membership
Professional Development and the Byron Burney Community Journalism Academy (BBCJA). Just
let me know where you’d like to serve and I’ll put you in touch with your Committee Chair.

Thank you so much for being a part of the HRBMP family. Looking forward to an exciting 2022!

Lisa Godley
HRBMP President