[January Luncheon] The Power of a Napkin: Influence, Storytelling, and Paper Towels

[January Luncheon] The Power of a Napkin: Influence, Storytelling, and Paper Towels

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Billy IveyThe Topic & Speaker

Billy Ivey has been an advertising professional for almost two decades. Today, he is a writer and brand strategist at Big Communications in Birmingham. He’s married to a beautiful woman with whom he has co-created five better than average-looking children, and before you ask, yes, he knows what causes that. Each morning before his kids catch the school bus, Billy packs their lunches and places a hand-written note next to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bruised bananas, juice boxes, and Doritos (if they’re lucky). About a year and a half ago, Billy began posting his lunch notes to Instagramand Napkinisms” was born. Last summer, Napkinisms partnered with the Chick-fil-A Foundation to provide almost 3,000 lunches and notes to children in need, and now hundreds of thousands of people have seen and shared “Napkinisms” throughout the world. Billy will share his thoughts on influence, storytelling, and doing small things to make a big difference in the lives of others…

When: Wednesday, January 18

11:30 a.m. Networking & Lunch

12:00 p.m. NAPRCA Updates

12:15 p.m. Speaker Begins

1:00 p.m. Wrap up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union

GPS Address: 220 Wynn Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members and $12 for Students

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The R.S.V.P. deadline for the January Luncheon is Monday, January 16 at 5 PM. 

See you on January 18!

[December Social] Wind down with us at Pints & Pixels and Support Crisis Services of North Alabama

[December Social] Wind down with us at Pints & Pixels and Support Crisis Services of North Alabama

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Wow! It’s been a great year, full of insightful meetings, professional development events and networking.

In lieu of our regular lunchtime meetings, we hope you’ll join us for a drink and appetizers at our last event of the year – a casual social at Pints & Pixels on Friday, December 9th from 4 until 7 p.m. 

Wind down with us as we finish a long work week and look toward 2017.

 

In the Giving Spirit? Bring donations for Crisis Services of North Alabama

Our pro-bono client in 2016 was Crisis Services of North Alabama, an outstanding organization dedicated to aiding individuals nd families in crisis. Learn more about them here.

To further support this group, we are asking each person who attends the December social to consider bringing an item to donate to the group.

The items they are in need of are varied and easy to pick up at your next grocery store run.

They include but are not limited to:

  • Non Perishable Food Items (Canned Foods)
  • Walmart Gift Cards / Gas Cards
  • Paper Towels and Toilet Paper, Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, Kleenex
  • Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Lysol Spray, Clorox Wipes
  • Deodorant, Pain Relievers, Cold/Flu Medication, Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, New Combs/Brushes/Hair Elastics
  • Twin Sized Lightweight Blankets, New White Bath Towels, New t-shirts, yoga capri pants, lightweight sweatpants, sports bras, underwear – all sizes

 

See you there!

Questions? Contact Jessica Carlton, VP of Programs. E-mail: jessica.e.carlton@gmail.com

[November Luncheon] Do this, not that: How to pitch to the media (a special BOGO meeting)

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The Topic

In an ever increasing digital landscape, do the same media relations tactics used 5, 10, 20 or 30 years ago still apply? What are journalists looking for when it comes to story pitches? How do they feel about communication professionals creating their own content? Would they ever consider using or sharing such self published content? And perhaps most importantly, what is the one thing they wish communication professionals would never do again? This and more at the last regular meeting of NAPRCA in 2016.

 

When: Wednesday, November 16

11:30 a.m. Networking & Lunch

12:00 p.m. NAPRCA Updates

12:15 p.m. Speaker Begins

1:00 p.m. Wrap up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members and $12 for Students

GPS Address: 220 Wynn Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

 

register now

About the BOGO event

Here’s how it works. For the November luncheon, NAPRCA members (and former members) may bring a guest for free. Why? PRCA membership season has started and we are looking to grow our membership base. Help us recruit your PR, Marketing and Communication colleagues to NAPRCA.

Here’s the deal: to get your guest in for free, we ask you select “guest” on your R.S.V.P. form when you register for the November event. If you don’t yet know who you are bringing, simply type “TBD” in all respective fields concerning your guest. This helps us prepare the correct catering numbers, so we can feed all who attend. As in true “buy one, get one”, only one guest can be admitted for free with their accompanying paying member.

The Speaker

 

A Photo of Anna Claire Vollers

Anna Claire Vollers is an award-winning journalist for Alabama Media Group. Her work appears online at AL.com and in print in The Huntsville Times, The Birmingham News, and Mobile’s Press-Register. After graduating from Auburn University in 2005, she began working for local and regional magazines as an editor and managing editor. She jumped back into reporting in 2012, first in features and later in investigative news. She’s a graduate of Leadership Huntsville-Madison County’s Connect program and enjoys volunteering at her church and with community organizations like the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. She lives in Huntsville with her husband and their three young sons.

See you on November 16!