2020 PFWA Annual Meeting recap; Rooney Scholarship recipient announced

At the PFWA Annual Meeting in Miami on January 31 during Super Bowl LIV week, the PFWA membership ratified a new set of bylaws for the organization.

PFWA President Bob Glauber explained that the new bylaws took into account the current structure of the PFWA with local chapters in each NFL city, as well as a chapter for national writers. This has allowed the PFWA to be nimble with local issues concerning access while keeping the PFWA leadership informed in dealings with the league office and member clubs.

The bylaws also codified elections for chapter president and vice-president for two-year terms. The PFWA has also added an official meeting at the NFL Scouting Combine, due to the increasing numbers of members and potential members present during that week.

Also, during the Annual Meeting, the PFWA Art Rooney Scholarship committee, chaired by Clark Judge (Talk of Fame Sports Network), announced that Lucy Person, a freshman at Wofford College and the daughter of Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, was selected as the 39th recipient of the Rooney Scholarship. The runner-up was Camryn Murman, daughter of Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who is a freshman at DePaul University. The Rooney Scholarship is awarded each year to a child of a PFWA member who is entering his or her freshman year of college. Applications for the Rooney Scholarship are available in early summer each year from the PFWA for children who graduated high school in the spring.

Glauber used the opportunity of the Annual Meeting to present former long-time Miami Dolphins public relations director Harvey Greene with an award in appreciation of his dealings with football media during his time with the Dolphins. Greene remains a good friend of many in the PFWA.

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