From the PResident's Perspective
As the great week of FPRA Annual Conference comes to a close, it’s hard to believe this is my final column as President of the FPRA Ocala Chapter! As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. Conference is so inspiring every year and this year was exceptional. This year has been REALLY fun for me as I’ve witnessed so much success in our small, but mighty chapter. Receiving the President’s award for Promoting FPRA and Chapter of the Year confirms some of my favorite moments of our chapter year. Thanks to our dynamic board and members who are truly engaged in promoting the value of professional development through FPRA.
Let me share the highlights with you:
We exceeded our membership goal of 55 this year; currently there are 63 professional and three student members.
We strengthened the FPRA brand locally with our fabulous Mid-Florida Local Image Awards and Toolkit for Success seminar.
We secured a solid leadership stream for the chapter moving into 2018-2019.
I have grown in my BOLD PR steps this year and I hope you have too. There is so much room for us to move boldly with our work. As I transition into my role as Immediate Past President of the chapter, my commitment to our success remains the same. I am only a phone call away and I hope you will consider getting more involved if you’re not already.
I promise you will never regret a BOLD commitment to FPRA.
Until next time,
Lisa E. Varner, APR, CPRC
It’s been a great week! The 80th FPRA Annual Conference was one for the record books for Ocala Chapter members. See photo highlights below.
President-elect Lauren Debick graduates from Leadership FPRA (more)
Seven Ocala members recognized for service on the executive committee. (more)
Nick Zoller, APR presented with credentials from Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC. (more)
Tina Banner, APR, CPRC announced a milestone year for FPRA Education Foundation. (more)
Katie Hunicutt inducted into the 2018 Joe Curley Rising Leaders Class. (more)
Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC coordinated an outstanding Golden Image event. Six members honored (more)
Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC Receives the Doris Fleischman Award
Probably the most memorable event of conference for attendees was watching the complete surprise on Kevin Christian’s face as he received one of The Association’s highest honors.(more)
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