Black Friday Bum You Out?


If you haven’t found the perfect gift for everyone on your list, here are gift ideas that will keep on giving for an entire year. Give a membership in the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club. Or, give a donation in that person’s name to the CHC Foundation or SPJ’s SDX Foundation.

Bob Herguth Sr., a long-time member and board member during the presidency of Les Brownlee, came up with this idea several years ago. He gave his son, Bob Herguth Jr., a membership. Now they are both members!

If you need a gift idea for a colleague, why not a membership? If you don’t want to spend $92, form a pool. If you are not a member and someone asks you what you want, speak up! A membership in SPJ and CHC. Sign up here or at

If not a membership, what about a donation to the CHC Foundation? We will gratefully accept any amount for our scholarships, internships and other causes. Or SPJ’s SDX Foundation, which operates on a national level? Checks may be sent to the treasurer for both (as well as CHC):

Howard S. Dubin
Manufacturers News
1633 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

or to donate online, visit us here.

Happy holidays to all of you!

–Susan S. Stevens
CHC president
CHCF secretary