events, news

NINA Sets Meeting Schedule, Looks Forward To Serving You in 2020!

Screen Shot 2018-10-19 at 5.00.33 PM

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated with revised dates for the meeting schedule for 2020.

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association has set its meeting schedule for 2020, so now is as good a time as any to invite prospective board members to attend meetings and all NINA members to get active in the organization.

Mendoza, Margarita-2016
NINA Board President Margarita Mendoza

This year’s NINA Board president is Margarita Mendoza, the editor of El Observador, the Spanish-language newspaper from the Diocese of Rockford.

She’s also director of the Latino Film Festival Elgin, founded Colombia Hoy, a public relations company that publishes positive news through Panamericano Hoy, and is an author in the book  “Today’s Inspired Latinas.”

Board of Directors 2020 meeting dates will be: Jan. 17, March 11 (a Thursday), June 12, Sept. 11, Oct. 22 (the banquet and annual dinner) and Dec. 4.

Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Northern Star, Campus Life Building, Suite 130, unless otherwise noted.

If you’d like to get involved in NINA this year, please email Mendoza at and be sure to CC Membership Committee Chair Roger Ruthhart at and NINA Communication Coordinator Shelley Hendricks at

Stay tuned for updates by bookmarking the NINA website and visiting the NINA Facebook page.