Press Club social Jan. 8 at Solid will kick off legislative season

By Clark Corbin

Get your brown tags ready, because the Southwest Chapter of the Idaho Press Club is celebrating the opening of the 2015 legislative session with free food.

The chapter is once again sponsoring its annual legislative social – and inviting journalists, communications professionals, lobbyists and legislators to join us for an evening of fun at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at Solid Grill and Bar, 405 S. Eighth St., in downtown Boise.

The Press Club will provide a free, delicious spread of appetizers and finger foods to savor while we get reacquainted and come to grips with the fact that we will spend the next 90 days beating ourselves over the head with budget proposals and talking about domestic cervidae, customized license plates and the Idaho giant salamander’s prospects for becoming the newest state symbol.

The Press Club’s legislative social follows the Associated Press Legislative Preview, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Statehouse on Jan. 8. That gives you plenty of incentive to wrap those interviews up and file that story in time to make it to Solid.

Soft drinks, beer, wine and cocktails will be available to purchase, so be sure to arrive early to take advantage of happy hour pricing.

Watch your email inbox for a follow-up invite, and please feel free to invite your significant other or anyone who might enjoy a chance to hang out with a bunch of journalists and communications pros who are celebrating one of their last nights of freedom until the gavel falls and the words “Sine Die” echo through the Statehouse chambers.

Who: Journalists, lobbyists, public relations and communications professionals and legislators and staffers.
What: Pre-session social, sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Idaho Press Club.
Where: Solid Grill and Bar, 405 S. Eighth St., in BoDo
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8
Why: Because the gentleman yields

Clark Corbin is a reporter for Idaho Education News, and is the president of the Southwest Chapter of the Idaho Press Club.