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. 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!!!

    

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.  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.