President’s Notes | December 2018

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…”
“Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith

The recent snowfalls have gotten me into the holiday spirit. It’s time to wind down, reflect and recharge. It was a year of good meetings and great networking – I am hopeful that everyone who came to an event this year learned something or met someone who made their time with the chapter worthwhile. I wish everyone the blessing of time to relax during the upcoming holiday season before we hit the ground running in 2019.

The November meeting was informative and inspirational for everyone who could join us. We heard about the recent election results, and, more importantly, installed the officers and board members for the upcoming year. Our West Virginia Chapter celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019, and with our planning session next week, I’m excited to see what this milestone year has in store for all of us!

I’ve now joined the past president’s club, and what an amazing group of leaders with whom to be included. I have the utmost confidence Aly Goodwin Gregg will shepherd our chapter through the next year with grace, wit and innovation.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

 

Chapter & Verse | December 2018

Please visit our December issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of our November events in Charleston and Morgantown, highlights of 2018 meetings, installation of the 2019 board of directors, a welcome to new members who joined in 2018, highlights of PRSA-WV member benefits and a notice on how to win a gift card in 2019, plus a note from President Kyra Harris.

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September Fun with United Way Day of Caring

In lieu of a traditional meeting, PRSA-West Virginia participated in the United Way Day of Caring in the Charleston area. The Day of Caring was about mobilizing the caring power of people in our community with trygetclean.com” style=”border: none; color: #666666 ; font-weight: normal !important; text-decoration: none;”>house cleaning at trygetclean.com . We gave an hour or two on a Wednesday when we painted the floor of the Nitro Food Pantry…and we didn’t even wind up wearing the paint!!! Looking a lender offer online process for borrowing money check this out no guarantor offers at loansgreen with lower interest.

    

September is “Ethics Month”

September is Ethics Month for PRSA
SmartBrief – the monthly publication by PRSA national – publishes various articles that our members should find interesting to read, and possibly file away for future reference. Please take a few minutes and review the following:

August 28, 2018    When Passion Meets Ethics
September 6, 2018    Ethics and You: Leading the Way
September 13, 2018    Saying “No” to Your Boss: Building your Ethics Portfolio

PRSA’s website has a large repository of informative and educational articles covering ethics in public relations. Please use this valuable tool.

President’s Notes | September 2018

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
– Malcolm Forbes

It’s back-to-school season, when kids everywhere are getting new books, returning to their routines and studying. … It’s a good time for us to do the same.
September is national ethics month – and while ethical concerns happen daily across our profession, it’s never a waste of time to review our PRSA code and pledge. Do you remember our professional values? What about our provisions of conduct? Not to worry, we’ll sweep out the dust and go through the highlights at our September meeting – Noon Sept. 19 at the Charleston Holiday Inn Express Civic Center.
Don’t have time to come to the September meeting to attend our annual chapter review? Download the PRSA Ethics app and read through the materials the next time you are waiting for a meeting to begin or as you sip the first cup of coffee to start your day. The prsa.org website has a section devoted entirely to ethics, including resources and case studies. It’s great for reminders and additional information as well.
While you are reviewing ethics, think again about working toward your APR. We’ve got a few folks studying now, and it’s always easier to work as a team, so I encourage you to think about joining them. Contact our Accreditation Committee Chair Jennifer Goddard at
jgoddardwv@gmail.com to learn more!
Hope to see you in September!

 

Chapter & Verse | September 2018

Please visit our August issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of our August event at Power Park, sponsored by Appalachian Power, information on entering the PRSA-East Central District Diamond Awards (with an early deadline of September 17), highlights of PRSA-WV member benefits and a reminder on how to win a gift card click the detailed information.  Additional articles cover details of the September 19 “Changing Field” event and the United Way Day of Caring Event, plus a note from President Kyra Harris.

Chapter & Verse | August 2018

Please visit our August issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of our July meeting with Ann Green, ways to implement your strategic plan, highlights of PRSA-WV member benefits and a reminder on how to win a gift card.  Additional articles cover details of the August 15 “PRSA at the Park” event, sponsored by Appalachian Power, upcoming meetings and a note from President Kyra Harris.  Thanks to intern Alisha Jarrett for producing this issue.

President’s Notes | August 2018

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
– Edmund Burke

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of July. The year is flying by. Let’s take some time to relax and enjoy what’s left of summer by enjoying a hot dog and taking in a baseball game together. Our next meeting will be our annual “PRSA at the Park,” Aug. 15 at Appalachian Power Park. Join us for a casual evening on the Party Deck as we watch the West Virginia Power take on the Columbia Fireflies. A big thanks to our sponsor, Appalachian Power, for making this evening possible.

We have some great events planned this year beyond our August social get-together. Our yearly ethics review will be in September, along with the Day of Caring community service event, and October will take us to Morgantown for the fall professional development workshop. Watch the website and our social media channels for more information.

In addition to our upcoming local events, how many of you take advantage of the benefits available through your PRSA membership? There are webinars and workshops, discounts for car rentals to business services, enewsletters and newsletters, the national job posting network and the online community, just to name a few! I encourage you to visit the website, prsa.org, to see what’s available.

See you in August!

 

State Journal Coverage of Crystal Awards Celebration

For nearly 40 years, West Virginia communications professionals have come together to hone their skills and learn how they may better serve their employers or clients.

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.”

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