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Holiday Mixer, raffle and food drive rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 7

MADISON — The Madison Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has rescheduled its Holiday Mixer, raffle and food drive for Monday, Jan. 7, from 7-9 p.m. at Genna’s Lounge, 105 W. Main St. on the Capitol Square. The party will take place in the upstairs bar, and will be preceded by the group’s monthly business meeting at 5 p.m. All area journalists are invited, and the event is free.

The raffle features about $500 in prizes, including:

* $100 Brocach gift certificate, courtesy SPJ and Brocach * $100 Food Fight gift certificate, courtesy Dee J. Hall

* Two tickets to Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest ($80 value) and more, courtesy Isthmus * $50 Fit Fresh Cuisine gift certificate, courtesy Madison Originals * $25 Essen Haus gift certificate, courtesy Madison Originals * Wisconsin Public Radio gift package, courtesy WPR * Lonesome Stone Milling gift package, courtesy Judy Ettenhofer * “Building Taliesen: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss,” by Ron McCrea, courtesy The Capital Times * Signed Phil Hands Rose Bowl cartoon, courtesy Phil Hands and Wisconsin State Journal * 12-pack Homebrew sampler, courtesy Mark Pitsch * 6-pack Beer Baron sampler, courtesy Chris Drosner * And more!

Proceeds from the raffle will support SPJ’s Madison chapter. SPJ members and journalists who renew their memberships or join the organization on the night of the party will receive a free drink. (Journalists or news organizations that would like to donate raffle items should contact Rebecca Wasieleski, rwasieleski@gmail.com.)

SPJ will also be collecting non-perishable food items for donation to the Goodman Community Center’s Food Pantry. Attendees who bring a non-perishable food donation to the party will receive a complimentary raffle ticket.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Contact: Rebecca Wasieleski, secretary/treasurer, Madison Pro chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, rwasieleski@gmail.com

To access a copy of the business meeting agenda, go to http://spjmadisononline.wordpress.com/

SPJ is a national organization that promotes high standards and ethics among journalists, fosters First Amendment principles and advocates that journalism is a key element in representative democracy. To join visit www.spj.org.

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