PRestige September 2018

PResident's Perspective

Greetings, fellow PR Professionals!
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be in the position to lead the Ocala Chapter through another amazing year. The theme for our chapter this year is “PRocative PRofessionals” because in developing and enhancing our ability to be proactive, we can successfully live out our chapter’s mission.
The mission of the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is to build better public relations practitioners and communicators through professional development, networking opportunities and ethical practices. Our chapter has done a great job at creating opportunities for all members to help live out the mission through our monthly luncheons, monthly mixers, and special events like Image Awards and our half-day professional development event.
I chose the theme “PRoactive PRofessionals” this year because proactivity is a habit I hold in high regard. Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” says “…we are responsible for our own lives…We have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen.” The concept of proactivity not only applies to what we do in the business setting, but also in our personal lives. My goal this year is to create more opportunities for all members to engage in proactive behaviors within the Ocala chapter.
We are off to a great start this month as this is the beginning of our membership drive (be sure to renew your membership once you receive your letters), your board will be participating in a three hour retreat this month, and we will continue with our monthly mixers, and monthly luncheons.
We wrapped up last year by being named Chapter of the Year at FPRA’s Annual Conference and this was achieved by the hard work of your board and committee members. As we begin this chapter year, I ask you to take the time to determine what strength you bring to our chapter and look for ways to get involved.
My promise to you for this next year is this, I will follow through on what I say I will, I will proactively search for new opportunities to bring to you, our chapter members, I will not be afraid to ask for assistance from our highly accomplished group of past presidents, and I will serve you in any way I can.
I welcome you to text me, call me, schedule a meeting with me, or have a conversation with me at one of our many events to learn more about our chapter and about ways you can get involved.
With Gratitude,

Ocala Chapter Participates in CF Career and Colleges Expo to Promote Student Memberships

Last month, we attended the CF career and colleges expo and promoted involvement in the Ocala Chapter of FPRA to students who are interested in PR, Communications, or Business studies. This was a great opportunity to talk about our profession to students, discuss the benefits of membership, and communicate the importance of active involvement in our chapter.

September Member Mixer

Join us in a friendly, professional, relaxed atmosphere
for this month’s FPRA- Ocala Monthly Mixer.
Thursday | Sept. 27

5- 7 pm

110 SW Broadway Street
Questions? Call Katie Hunnicutt 352.804.4483

Let's Support Each Other!

Your Fellow Chapter Members want to Support Your Hard Work
Please notify Lauren Debick if you have an upcoming event. We will then share the events via Facebook and in our newsletter to encourage more members to come out and support one another. This is another great member benefit of FPRA.

Join Us for the September Luncheon!

Lunch and Learn
Get a Peek behind the Curtain of the Firehouse Subs Private, National VIP Media Experience
Liz Anderson
Senior Public Relations
Firehouse of America, LLC
Friday | Sept. 21
11:30 am – Networking
12 pm – Presentation
Ewers Century Center Teleconference Room
CF • 3001 SW College Road •  Ocala, FL 34474

Give Us Your Feedback

Tell Us What You Think
Please take a few moments to complete the membership survey so your board can better serve you this year.

Membership Renewal

Time to Renew Your Membership
We enjoy you as an FPRA member.
Please renew your membership by October 31.

Member Directory

Our Member Directory Needs You

Networking is a key to getting the most of your FPRA membership. The Ocala Chapter member online directory is a tool to help you connect more easily with other members. The directory is only accessible by Ocala Chapter members logging in to the protected section of the website. 
Our current directory is outdated with new members not yet included and members who have changed roles. Please click the link blow to create or update your profile.

Thanks to our Presenting Chapter Sponsor

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