Have you been following the blog, Dreaming With Your Feet, by Huntsvillian founder of Merrimack Hall, Debra Jenkins?
If not – you should! What started as a creative outlet for her work with individuals living with disabilities and her struggle with her son’s addiction to drugs has turned into an international source of inspiration, entertainment and advocacy. Her blog has even been reshared by the Huffington Post and continues to bring in hundreds – if not thousands of comments and emails. Come listen to her story and the stories of all those around her. And learn a thing or two about creative writing that can bring national awareness and move others to action.
We’ll also share the results of the 2014 Chapter Survey and recap the accomplishments of NAPRCA members this past year.
Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: Redstone Federal Credit Union
Cost: $15 for members, $17 for guests, and $12 for students
RSVP by noon Friday, November 14th in order to guarantee a lunch.
Want to hear tips for winning in this year’s awards competition? Email Kristina Hendrix, APR — and go #TeamNorth! Webinar date is Friday, November 14 at 10am.
Want to know your leaders for next year? Take a look at the Board members for 2015, to be installed November 19.
The North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama earned first place overall in the 2014 Southern Public Relations Federation Chapter of Distinction Awards. NAPRCA’s 2013 president, Abby Guasti, APR, was named SPRF President of the Year.
Each chapter may compete in up to eight categories: Accreditation, Chapter Management, Membership, Communication, Public Service, Programs, Projects and PR Education. The submissions are evaluated by accredited public relations practitioners based on four criteria (situation analysis, goals/objectives, execution, and evaluation). The SPRF Chapter of Distinction awards were created in 2009 and the Mobile chapter took first place overall for the first five years. SPRF honors the chapter that excels in the most categories by awarding the Jamie Palmer Chapter of Distinction Award.
NAPRCA members Sonia Robinson, APR and John Wessel, APR received the SPRF Senior Practitioner designation in 2014.