OCALA Chapter Mgmt Report Final 1We have met or exceeded nearly all of the goals and objectives set by your chapter leadership during our retreat last summer. Click on the image to the left for the details. A few highlights are featured below:

  • Our chapter budget is restored (from our website redesign investment) and healthy enough to earmark monies for an Annual Conference scholarship, as well as to starting a reserve account for future needs.
  • FPRA Ocala has directly exposed 60+ non-members to the outstanding professionalism of FPRA through Toolkit for Success, Image and Communicator of the Year and the CPRC Panel Community Service Project.
  • New and “green” members have been engaged by serving on multiple committees and working alongside senior members. These members are not being sought for board leadership roles.These are just a few highlights from our achievements this year. The link to the full report will be in my next President’s Flame email so stay tuned. BUT, we are not done yet! The Ocala Chapter strives to introduce FPRA to new guests, provide quality programming and resources to our professionals, and enhance PR in our community. If you are interested in being a part of that next year, contact Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, who is heading up our leadership nominating committee for 2015-2016.If you missed the announcement at the May monthly meeting, we will commence this chapter year with “The Great Fire of 2015” – a family backyard bonfire at my home on August 15, 2015. Members are invited to bring their families and a potluck dish. We will have outdoor games for all ages, food and fellowship; bringing our theoretical fire to fruition in a tangible blaze where we can make s’mores.On fire for FPRAJen Lowe, Ocala Chapter President