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Dec. 16

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PRSSA 2011 National Assembly

Seattle • March 31–April 3
Deadline to Register: Feb. 21

Network and Learn at National Assembly
Looking to expand your portfolio, start building your network or learn about public relations? Come to the PRSSA National Assembly. PRSSA provides financial assistance for one official delegate from each Chapter, but Chapters can send as many members as are interested in:

  • Attending leadership development training.
  • Networking with other public relations students.
  • Running for the 2011–2012 National Committee.
  • Competing in the Day-of Competition.
  • Impacting the future of the Society.

Register by Feb. 21
You can now register online or using the hardcopy forms. The deadline to register is Feb. 21. Your registration includes a light dinner at the Thursday reception and a continental breakfast each morning. All attendees are responsible for their own travel costs.

  • Delegate Registration: Free. PRSSA pays your three-night stay in a quad occupancy room at the host hotel. PRSSA will make your hotel reservations.
  • Non-delegate Registration: $60. Single/Double Rooms: $139 per night plus tax. Triple/Quad Rooms: $169 per night plus tax.   PRSSA will make your hotel reservations.

National Committee Updates

Connect With PRSA New Pros
National President Nick Lucido
If you're a December or May graduate this academic year, consider joining the PRSA New Professionals Section when you become a PRSA Associate Member. The Section is a community of new professionals in the industry, and building a network of new pros facing similar challenges is helpful in a new career.

Strengthen Your Resume and Portfolio
Vice President of Internships/Job Services Scott W. Thornburg
Looking for an internship? Is your resume and portfolio finalized? Check out all the helpful tips for building and improving your resume and portfolio on the PRSSA Internship Center's Career Tools! There are several resources that you can use to better your chances of finding an internship or new career.

Communicate With Us
Vice President of Public Relations Danielle DuPree 
Do you have any unanswered PRSSA questions? Send them our way. We’re happy to help. Like you, we are trying to leverage ourselves into public relations through professional development training and team building. Communicate with us; we love hearing from you!

Attend a Spring Regional Activity
Vice President of Regional Activities Rachel Sprung
The Regional Activity coordinators are working hard to bring you top notch events in the spring. For a list of this year’s themes, dates and hosting Chapters, visit the PRSSA website, where you can also learn about what happens at Regional Activities and why they are important. 

Share Your Story on the PRSSA Blog
FORUM Editor in Chief Kara Robinson
Do you have a unique internship story to tell? Have you learned lessons as your Chapter has overcome hurdles this year? Write a post for the PRSSA Blog. Consult the writing guidelines and contact FORUM editor in chief Kara Robinson with your blog post idea.

Dates to Remember

Jan. 6–24 — Registration for the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation campaign

Jan. 7 — Bimonthly Chapter mailing sent to Chapters.

Jan. 7 — FORUM mailed to Chapters.

Jan. 31 — Gary Yoshimura Scholarship applications due.

Feb. 21 — National Assembly items due:

  • Assembly registration forms
  • Candidate nomination forms
  • FORUM Editor in Chief intent-to-bid forms
  • Proposed bylaw amendments and agenda items