Maryland Public Information Officers to gather, discuss indignities of the job
Former William Donald Schaefer aide Bob Douglas cleans up after… (Amy Davis )
June 23, 2011|By Laura Vozzella
"Do you remember," the invitation begins, "picking up trash outside of an event just as the Governor was pulling up in his car?
"Calling the State Police for directions when late for a press conference and horribly lost?
"Using a cell phone the size of your head?
"Making sure that the Governor/Lt.Governor/Cabinet Secretary had a clean place for a 'pit stop' before your press event?"
"Having your Secretary arrive without his/her speech and blaming YOU?
"Remembering to take skim milk to an interview for the Governor's coffee?
"Always carrying bottled water in case someone more important with you might be thirsty?"
Former and current state public information officers will commiserate about these and other on-the-job indignities Saturday at the first-ever Maryland PIO Reunion.
Just in case that doesn't sound fun, organizers have made a funny video to promote the event.
It takes place Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's beach, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis. There will be food, beer, wine and music. Cost is $40 per person. More information at the event's Fcebook page.