December 2019 Update

Three “Rs” for RCC Members

R E G I S T E R – for the Religion Communication Congress 2020. March 17-21, 2020 in the Washington, D.C. area. RCC will have its annual meeting in conjunction with Congress 2020 including DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards presentation luncheon (Wednesday, March 18, 11-2:30), Wilbur Awards Banquet evening gala (Friday, March 20), and our organization’s very important business meeting (also Wednesday, March 18). Early bird price for Congress 2020 good until January 15, 2020 is $395 plus $50 for DeRose-Hinkhouse celebration ticket (select RCC on registration form) total is only $425. Use hashtag #RCCongress2020 and follow the convention on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram!

R E S E R V E – your hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan Airport. Special room rates are available for Congress 2020. You can reserve online or call +1 703 418 1234. Special rates in effect until February 22, 2020.

R E S O U R C E – our organization through your donations or gifts in honor or memory of someone. Also consider this is RCC’s 90th anniversary year or you can take advantage of a soon-to-be-announced giving opportunity to honor Shirley Struchen, our longtime Executive Director, who will retire in mid-2020.

One more “R” (while we’re at it)

R E N E W – your membership for 2020. That makes it possible for you to enter the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards competition, plus accessing lots of other great benefits of membership. Renew online.

Member News

Richard Duerkson (Member-at-Large) reports publishing a new book, “StoryCatcher,” a collection of 30 favorite stories designed to help the reader learn to catch and tell stories in new ways, as well as enjoying the tales.

New Members for 2020 - Yay!

Steven Havira (MAL), Communications and Development Associate, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut.

Shirley T. Paulson (MAL), Founder, Early Christian Texts, Glenview, Illinois.

Matt Salisbury (DC), Partner, Pesch Digital, Alexandria, Virginia.

Katie Stripling, (MAL), Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communication, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Sr. Nancy Usselmann (MAL), Pauline Center for Media Studies, Culver City, California.

Thanks for your support!

Thanks to the following who have recently given in support of RCC:

Scholarship Fund: Christie House, Paul Kenny, Carolyn Lewis

Annual Fund: Paul Kenny, Christie House, Donald Feldheim, Philip Poole, Burton Buller, Carolyn Lewis, Phillips Theological Seminary, Jeanean Merkel, Brian Gray, Jay Rollins-Silverman, Eric Shafer, Deb Christian, Shirley Struchen, Douglas Cannon, Tasha Sargent, Jackie Fuller, Katherine Kerr, and Monica McGinley in memory of deceased members.

RCC Update by Deb Christian, RCC Board Member and National Past President

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