Thank You, Golden Ocala!
2017 Conference Video-Please Share
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Register Now for the 79th FPRA Annual Conference
Welcome to the House of Gryffindor!
In anticipation of the fun President’s Reception at the 2017 FPRA Annual Conference, Chapters were sorted into Harry Potter houses at the last State Board meeting.
With trepidation, Lauren DeIorio reached in the sorting hat and chose Gryffindor…the house of Harry Potter! We are joined by Central West Coast, Capitol and Nature Coast Chapters. It’s a way for attendees to establish some camaraderie before arriving at Universal Studio’s Studio 33 for the reception. A Facebook page house been developed for each house. Once you register for conference you’ll be added, so register today!
How will we make our house statement? Will we fly in on brooms fresh from the great Quidditch Cup victory? Let the conversations begin!
Visit https://www.pottermore.com/collection/all-about-gryffindor to learn more and explore the other potter houses!
Another wonderful observation about our chapter is that our board sees the importance in investing in its members. For the past two years, the board and especially our treasurer has worked hard to make sure that excess revenue is invested back into our members through scholarships to Annual Conference or helping to pay for our LeadershipFPRA representative’s registration fees. The past two years investments could not have been possible without Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC and the Cox Business sponsorship of our chapter. We are grateful! I can tell you that we are one of only a hand few of FPRA Chapters that do this and my hope is we can continue to find other avenues to provide benefits to our members.
We have still more excitement ahead for our Chapter with all the preparations for the new Chapter year as well as ushering in new leadership. We also have Annual Conference just around the corner and if you haven’t registered, you may want to do that before the early-bird rate ends. For those seeking help with Annual Conference, don’t forget that you can apply for a scholarship. You know, one of those investments back to membership I referred to earlier.
This letter may be a bit longer than some, but reflecting on #MyFPRA Chapter and this outstanding Association inspires me! Get more involved…the inspiration follows!
Update your member profile at fpra.org and you may win an Apple Watch!
Applications Open for LeadershipFPRA
2017-2018 Chapter Leadership Slate of Officers
Your leadership team is taking this opportunity to present the proposed 2017-2018 Slate of Officers to all members.
|FPRA Ocala 2017-18 Slate of Officers (voting)|
|President||Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC|
|Immediate Past President||Lauren Deiorio|
|Communications Chair||Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC|
|Programs Chair||Maclyn Walker|
|Committee Chairs (non-voting)|
|ACES||Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC|
|Hospitality||Christy Jergens, APR|
|Accreditation||Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC|
|Image/COTY||Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC|
|Community Service||Anita Winter|
|Chapter Senior Advisors|
|Toni James, APR, CPRC|
|Tina Banner, APR, CPRC|
|Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC|
|Carole Savage, APR, CPRC|
FPRA Scholarships Available
One of the benefits of your FPRA membership is the opportunity to apply for the chapter scholarship.One lucky person will be selected for this year’s chapter scholarship which can be applied toward….(conference, LeadershipFPRA, etc.?) Deadline to submit an application for a scholarship is June 24.
Are You Making History?
In a field where less than 20 percent worldwide are accredited, it’s easy to see why Ocala stands above the rest. Look at it this way: one of every three Ocala chapter members is Accredited in Public Relations. One in every three!
When it comes to the advanced CPRC credential, FPRA has 109 state-wide, including Ocala’s 10. This means we have nearly 10 percent of all Certified Public Relations Counselors right here in Ocala!
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