A Message from the Chapter President
Happy February everyone!
2021 is off to a great start, thanks to a fabulous program held last week, “Get Away with PRSA,” where we pretended we were on vacation -- dressed in beach gear, drink in hand -- while networking with each other and signing up for committees. We had a great time and were happy to welcome back existing members and connect with some potential new members too!
Our new board is already making things happen, and we’re super excited for our next event “The First Amendment and Its Role in Journalism: A Deep Dive with The New York Times Leading Newsroom Attorney David McCraw.” On March 9, join PRSA Philadelphia for a fireside chat with McCraw, lead attorney for The New York Times newsroom, and author of Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts. This high profile event is one that you don’t want to miss! Register now at philly.org.
But back to committees…. PRSA Philly offers many ways to serve the chapter, from the membership and programming committees, to the communications and sponsorship committees. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to get involved with PRSA and a rewarding way to make a difference in the chapter. And it’s not time consuming! If you’re interested in signing up for a committee, or just have questions about joining the chapter, please feel free to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org I always like to hear from you!
Once again, I hope to “see” all of our members virtually, for now, and in person hopefully someday in the near future. Whether you’re looking to join the chapter, or if your membership has lapsed and you are questioning whether to rejoin the chapter, whatever the issue may be, please reach out to me. I can help you work it out! And don’t be surprised if you happen to receive a phone call from a board member one day – we are reaching out to members who may have fallen through the cracks. We also want to speak with YOU, our existing members, to learn how to increase your engagement. We have a big, beautiful chapter and we want everyone to feel that they have a place here.
Yay to PRSA!
President, PRSA Philadelphia