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Nov 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Puget Sound Chapter celebrates 60th Anniversary

60th Anniversary Gala

Puget Sound PRSA chapter celebrates its 60th Anniversary Nov. 30th

The Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced plans for its gala dinner in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Headliner for the event is locally "grown" writer Lindy West. The gala also includes celebration of the Chapter’s two prestigious awards, the Jay Rockey Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hugh Smith Community Service Award. This year’s winners are:

David Syferd & Peg WithamDavid Syferd - 2017 Jay Rockey Lifetime Achievement Award

Peg Witham (posthumously) - 2017 Hugh Smith Community Service Award


Lindy WestHeld at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle, this lively event also features a special keynote by Lindy West (Garfield High School – 2000) on the current of state media and communications in an era of social media and "fake news." Lindy is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times whose work has also appeared in This American Life, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. Her first book, a memoir titled Shrill, was released in 2016 by Hachette Books that Huffington Post called "hilarious, biting and wise" and a must-read.

Don't miss this engaging, lively and inspiring event celebrating the
public relations & communications profession in the Puget Sound.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle 98101
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

$100 – Members of PRSA Puget Sound
$120 – Non-members
$85 -- Students

FREE PARKING for those who SELF-PARK in the WAC Parking garage located at 1409 6th Avenue, Seattle. The WAC Garage, less than a block from the Club.


After registration, you will receive an email to request your entree of:

  • Ancho-rubbed New York Strip Steak - Bourbon red chili sauce, sweet potato gratin, seasonal vegetables
  • Grilled Mahimahi - coconut curry, baby sweet corn, leeks, straw mushrooms, rainbow carrots, cashews
  • Chunky vegetable potpie - roasted squash, carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, beets and turnips in a creamy white wine sauce topped with a hot, house-made flaky biscuit
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Nov 30, 2017
11:59 PM
Totem Awards 2017-18 Submission Deadline


The very first submissions into the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter's Awards Program were accepted in the Fall of 1977, with a celebration event following in the early Winter of 1978. This Totem Awards Program marks the 40th year of recognizing excellence among Puget Sound public relations practitioners.

With 39 years under our belt and hundreds of awards bestowed, the Totem Award Program certainly has evolved over the years. We've expanded categories to keep with the times, we've added special awards to honor individuals, and we've had many memorable celebration events. But one thing has remained the same since the Totem Awards were born, and that's our purpose. The Totem Awards Program purpose is to encourage high levels of excellence and professionalism in public relations; to positively reinforce the credibility of our profession; and to recognize outstanding work in our industry.

In addition to honoring the best work in PR in our region, we will also be honoring the best PR practitioner as well. Please consider nominating a colleague for the PR Professional of the Year Award which will be presented at the Totem Awards Celebration.

Share your very best work from the past year with us!

Totem Award Links:
PRSA Puget Sound Totem Awards Webpage
Totem Awards Online Submission Portal
Totem Awards Call for Entries Document

2017-18 Submission Fees:
PRSA Puget Sound Chapter Members: $110
Non-chapter Members: $150

Submission Deadline:
Totem Awards Program: November 30, 2017.
PR Professional of the Year Award: December 31, 2017.

Contact Totem Awards Committee Chair Karla Slate, APR at or 253.480.2402.

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