Dr. Charles Haynes, Newseum Director, to welcome you to RCC 2015

Religion Communicators Council


Religion Communicators Council

An Interfaith Association of Religion Communicators since 1929


August 20, 2014

Dear RCC Friends:

Summer vacations are coming to an end and we look toward September which brings much activity in your job as well as RCC. Your elected Board of Governors will meet this weekend to set budgets, work on awards and plan for the future as we continue our 85 years of activity.

Chapters are making plans:

  • New York City meets September 3rd to find out about copyright issues in this brave new digital world! Still time to reserve a place at [email protected]

  • Louisville, KY will have a "Meet and Greet" meeting on September 8th with a presentation on "Crisis Communications" by Joseph John of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

  • Washington, DC chapter will be touring the studios of National Public Radio (NPR) and are very busy with plans for the 2015 Convention.

Keep the dates of April 9-11, 2015 reserved for our convention and I will meet you at The Westin, Alexandria, Va.

James (Jay) Rollins, RCC President
[email protected]

Photo: RCC 2015 logoConvention News

Photo: Charles HaynesWe will start our convention at the Newseum in Washington, DC with a welcome and orientation by Dr. Charles C. Haynes, author, Journalist and Director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum Institute.

Friday, April 10th, will be our DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards to honor our members and on Saturday night, April 11th, we'll have our gala Wilbur Award banquet to congratulate our secular media winners.

Our Convention Coordinating Trio are:

Cherilyn Crowe Cherilyn Crowe – Director of Communications, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Bill Aiken William (Bill) Aiken – Director of Public Affairs, Soka Gakkai International - USA

Jeanean Merkel Jeanean Merkel – Director for Member Engagement, Lutheran Services in America

Visit www.religioncommunicators.org/convention for continual updates.

RCC New Members

  • Erin Sullivan (New York City) – Social Media & Marketing Coordinator, Odyssey Networks

  • Aisha Lbhalla (Nashville) – Chair, The Muslim Women's Council

  • Terry Taylor (Louisville) – Executive Director, Interfaith Paths to Peace

Financial Gifts to RCC

Thank you to Jeff Huett and Dawn Check.

To add your gifts visit the RCC Donate page.

RCC Resource News

Not In Our Town's new film Waking in Oak Creek has been officially released to the public with free DVDs available for community screenings, educational programs, training workshops, etc. DVD request form, Screening Kit, and other resources are all available online now at: http://www.niot.org/cops/wakinginoakcreek.

The New York Chapter was able to have a preview at their meeting last Fall. Very valuable resource.

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