Spring Break - WMPRSA Style

During the month of March, new WMPRSA members will receive a FREE 1-year Chapter Membership (up to $100 value) when they join National as a Member. The cost to sign up as a National member is $255 annually, plus a $65 initiation fee. When you sign up, you'll need to pay your local Chapter dues up front, but PRSA National will reimburse you later.

Also, in case you didn't know, there are various membership opportunities for PRSA based on your experience. If you are signing up as an Associate Member 1, 2, 3, PRSSA Graduate or Graduate Student, you'll get a FREE New Professionals Section membership with promo code AM17. 

Join today!

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How to get the most out of your WMPRSA membership

You’ve joined WMPRSA – so now what? You get the most out of your membership by what you put into it, and we want to share some tips on how to maximize your membership to its full potential. After all, it’s an investment in yourself!

Attend monthly luncheons – WMPRSA offers monthly lunch and learn events on insightful and timely topics. 
Join a committee – Our chapter has eight committees, each with a different focus. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to meet a smaller group of members and work toward a common cause. See below for our full list of committees with respective chair people. Please contact anyone below for more information about a joining a committee.  

Participate in PR for Good – Every year, WMPRSA picks out a deserving local non-profit and provides pro-bono PR support. Join this meaningful committee that serves almost like a PR agency for the non-profit. We’re picking out our next non-profit organization soon, so now is a great time to get on board! 
Submit a project for the annual PRoof Awards – Each year, the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA) recognizes the year’s best public relations programs, projects and people in West Michigan at an annual awards dinner.
Apply for your Accreditation in Public Relations – The purpose of the APR accreditation is to unify and advance the profession of public relations by identifying those who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment in the field. The program seeks to improve public relations practice, and promote standards of excellence for all PR practitioners.

If you want to get more involved but you’re not sure how, feel free to contact Rick Jensen, WMPRSA president, at Richard.Jensen@spectrumhealth.org to learn about more possibilities.


PRSA International Conference starts Sunday

Going to the 2016 PRSA International Conference in Indianapolis that starts Sunday? Keep up with all the latest information by downloading the free mobile app. You can also have your comments, photos and more shared when you use the #PRSAICON hashtag.

If you’re still considering attending, you can save 15% on registration by using the coupon code: DRIVE16. Astronaut Scott Kelly, NCAA President Mark Emmert, and Center for Human and Civil Rights CEO Derreck Kayongo are just a few of the presenters Oct. 23 – 25.