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NAPRCA is seeking college student applicants for the Michael K. Simmons Memorial Scholarship. The award is $2,000 toward the recipient’s tuition and fees for the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 terms.
The scholarship is open to students majoring in public relations or public relations-related fields of study such as public communications, marketing, mass communications, or journalism. The application deadline is March 31.
The PRCA membership renewal deadline is Feb. 28.
Visit prcaonline.com and follow these instructions to renew online:
1. Click the “Login/Logout” button in the top right corner of the homepage.
2. Complete the renewal form. Please enter your full name in the “First name” field.
3. Choose “Check” (to pay by check) or “PayPal” (to pay by credit card).
If you haven’t logged into the website before, you’ll need to create an account.
How to create an account:
1. Click the “Don’t have an account?” link on the login page.
2. Choose the membership renewal option that best suits you by clicking the “Apply/Renew Membership” button. (Active, Active with meal plan, Associate, Sustaining, Student)
3. Create a username and password.
Additional Payment Information
If you choose to pay your dues by check and need a formal invoice, please email PRCA Association Manager Hugh Rushing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make all checks payable to PRCA and mail only to the state address:
Public Relations Council of Alabama
P.O. Box 531335
Birmingham, AL 35253-1335
For questions regarding your membership or payment, please contact:
PRCA Association Manager
Hugh Rushing | email@example.com | 205-592-0389
Thank you for your membership! We hope you choose to renew your PRCA dues for continued professional development and networking opportunities.
There are a variety of new job postings on NAPRCA’s Job Postings Board. Take a look and share with your colleagues.
Are you ready to relax for the holidays? Yeah, we are too. Work deadlines, holiday projects, family commitments are fun, but are not exactly relaxing, right? That’s why we invite you to spend a couple of hours with us on Wednesday!
We’re headed to The Tavern at Bridge Street Town Centre. No phones, no spreadsheets — just your NAPRCA friends and a few drinks to unwind! Come join us! And hey — members who participate in the Kids to Love Christmas service project earn an extra drink ticket for the holiday social.
No bah humbug there.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Tavern at Bridge Street
Help the Kids to Love Foundation make the holiday a bit brighter for children in foster care during the holidays! We’re organizing a team to help sort, wrap and package toys on Tuesday, December 11 from 11am-1pm. Register if you’d like to help. And email Sarah Manning for directions. See you Tuesday!
Get your best work together! All PRCA members are invited to enter the best of their work in the 2013 PRCA Medallion Awards competition.
Any PRCA member in good standing may submit entries. Entries must have been produced between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 25, 2013. n Please note the deadline WILL NOT be extended.
$50 per entry
$45 per entry if submitting three or more entries
For more information about the Medallion competition, contact 2013 Medallion Chair Keisa Sharpe-Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Thursday, August 30 as NAPRCA volunteers at Manna House! Manna House is a non-profit organization that is helping to feed and clothe people in our community who are experiencing hard times. NAPRCA will be donating bags leftover from the 2012 PRCA Conference and volunteering from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer but can only make it out for part of that time frame, feel free to come whenever you are available. We will be assembling food bags, making sandwiches, “manning” the hygiene and pet food stations, and assisting with carrying items to people’s cars. Please let us know that you plan to attend by registering below. For questions, contact VP Projects Sarah Collison at 256.656.8701.
Manna House is located at 2110 Memorial Pkwy SW Huntsville, AL 35801, in the same parking lot as The Rock Family Worship Center.
We’re taking our meeting on the road in July!
PRCA Sunrise Networking Breakfast
Wednesday July 18th
Location: scsworx (Formerly SCS) 10446 County Line Road
Cost to Attend: Free, but reservations are requested so that we can plan for breakfast.
Sponsored by: Wesfam Restaurants, Inc.
Join PRCA for an open-house style networking breakfast. Connect with other PR professionals in the community, share advice & lessons learned, and chart a course for your next big accomplishment! Challenge yourself to talk to at least 3 other members who you’ve not met. Those new connections may be the ones that make a big difference in your PR career. We’ll have a short 10-minute program at 8am. We’ll hear from 2 APR’s about their personal experiences, and scsworx will share news about their recent re-branding. Please visit the event registration page to RSVP for an accurate breakfast count.
As PRCA members, we are also automatically members of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF). And that means we can all enter the SPRF Lantern Awards.
Awards, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards, are given in 25 categories that mirror our PRCA Medallion Awards process. However, the eligibility window for entries is different. The timeframe for Lantern entry eligibility is from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012.
The deadline to enter in the 2012 Lantern Awards program is July 2, and the extended deadline is July 13.
Entry fees are $55 per entry (May 1-July 2) and go up to $65 per entry (July 3-13). There will be no additional extended deadline after July 13. Winners will be announced during the SPRF conference Oct. 7-9, 2012, in Destin, Fla.