PRSA Puget Sound September Newsflash
We've got some great educational events coming up for you! Learn more about them or RSVP through their links.
Focus on the Election-Inside Analysis of Key Issues and What Voters are Thinking October 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Participation in this virtual meeting is free, however, advance registration is required.
Post Election Insights-What Does it all Mean? November 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Participation in this virtual meeting is free, however, advance registration is required.
Resilience. As 2020 continues to be a laundry list of the unprecedented, I am amazed time and again by the resilience of our members and our community. The suffering, and the support. The debates, and the conversations. The desire to be better. Thank you to each of you who has participated in our chapter activities, as volunteers, attendees, or panelists. Thank you to those who have worked hard within your professions and your communities to promote professionalism, personal growth, and truth.
Please mark your calendars for Oct. 22 for PRSA Puget Sound's 2020 (Virtual) Annual Meeting, where we will celebrate new leaders, review and vote on amended leadership requirements in our bylaws, honor award winners in areas of volunteerism and accomplishments, and look to transition into 2021 with hope, and resilience. A short members-only business meeting will begin at 4 p.m. followed by our awards celebration where all are welcome. More details to come!
Alicia Lawver, MBA, APR
President, PRSA Puget Sound
Help grow our chapter's diversity and inclusion efforts
Thank you to all who participated in the Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s survey this summer. Your responses provided both a baseline to measure from, as well as input regarding activities our members would like to see our chapter pursue.
The committee is excited to implement your suggestions in future member and community-based activities, from planning D&I workshops to promoting professional growth with diverse PRSSA members and hosting events to support area nonprofit and multicultural organizations.
As we build these efforts we are seeking:
- Volunteers who are interested in participating in the D&I committee
- Connections to diverse community groups that may want PRSA support or to partner on programs or initiatives
For more information or to volunteer, contact D&I Committee Chair Hallie Fuchs at [email protected].
MEET THE 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES
Kudos to the outstanding list of PRSA Puget Sound members who’ve stepped up as candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors! PRSA Puget Sound members will receive ballots via Survey Monkey by Oct. 7. Deadline to vote is 3 p.m. Oct. 22. To see who’s on the ballot, click here.
LEADERSHIP TASK FORCE BRINGS BYLAWS AMENDMENTS TO MEMBERSHIP
Thank you to Leadership Task Force members Haley Flanagan (co-chair), Cindy Sharpe, APR (co-chair), Mary Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA, Katherine Boury, Cassidy Davis, Janelle Guthrie, APR, Fellow PRSA, Michele Horaney, APR, Jennifer Olegario, and board liaison Amy Turner, APR, for your great work this year diving into the bylaws and engaging membership on the topic of chapter leadership. This task force was formed during last year's annual meeting and this year they bring their hard work to the membership with a set of board-approved recommendations to amend our bylaws. Please read more about their recommendations here.
Ethics month: Demonstrate your professionalism and lead the way
One of the most highly rated benefits for Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) members is our internationally recognized code of ethics. PRSA members don’t just practice public relations, we follow a code of ethics that helps us be part of the solution to so many of the problems facing our world today.
While 2020 prevents us from gathering in person, here are a few ways to celebrate ethics from anywhere:
- Read: PRSA National Chair T. Garland Stansell’s Message for Communicators on Ethics Month
- Review the PRSA Code of Ethics and check your ethical compass.
Happy Ethics Month!
Notes & Noteworthy
- Each year PRSA Puget Sound honors public relations professionals who have made an impact in PR and in our community. We are accepting nominations for the Hugh Smith, Jay Rockey, and New Member awards by Sept. 30, 2020, and will celebrate the winners at our October annual meeting. Learn more.
- The PRSA Puget Sound jobs board currently lists an opening with Pasado's Safe Haven. Check to see if your next opportunity is listed here.
- Join PRSA using code TRIPLEPLAY20 and get a triple bonus! Get a free 1-yr Chapter, free 1-yr Section, and free initiation fee or reinstatement fee. Restrictions apply. Join here.
Welcome New and Returning Members
- Rachelle Cunningham
- Nikole Dangerfield
- Christina Donegan, APR
- William Dugovich, APR
- Kirk Esmond
- Bethany Hawley
- Jennifer Hawton, APR
- Emily Inlow-Hood
- Jacqueline Koch
- Jack Martin, APR
- Meredith Mirrington
- Averyl Mooney
- Leah Olson
- Janet Poitra
- Daneet Steffens
- Megan Temple
- Scott Wilson