FAF’s annual Sunshine Luncheon will be on February 23, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Governors Club in Tallahassee.
Tim Franklin, President of The Poynter Institute, will be the keynote speaker. Franklin joined Poynter in February 2014, after serving as managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington. Previously, he was the editor of three metropolitan newspapers, and was the founding director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.
In addition to the keynote address, FAF will present 2015 Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Awards to Lake City citizen Barbara Jeffords Lemley and Columbia County Observer Publisher Stew Lilker for their dedication to defending Florida’s open government laws. Each year at the luncheon, FAF honors past and present winners of the Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award.
Tables are $1,250 for a table of 10 and $1,000 for a table of eight. Individual tickets are $125. To purchase a table or individual tickets, please contact FAF at 850.224.4555 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.floridafaf.org/Sunshine_luncheon.
Please join us at this year’s event.