Anne Ruisi, an AMP member and former Birmingham News employee, was back in town in December and wanted to "see everyone." So we pulled together a Happy Hour mixer on December 17, so Anne could share her experiences as an editor in China. Our VP of Professional Development, Donna Francavilla, also shared her experiences of reporting for Voice of America in Cuba in 2008.
All AMP members, Birmingham journalists and Anne's former workmates were invited. We had about 25 attend and ask our speakers questions at Billy's Sports Grill in English Village.