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 to learn about more possibilities.


WMPRSA Again Offering Huge Savings on Year-Long Program Registration

WMPRSA's popular "year-long" program subscription is again being offered for 2012.  Members of WMPRSA can register for all 2012 programs at a special subscription rate that amounts to a savings of $50 (or the equivalent of two programs). On the schedule for this year:

  • JANUARY 19 - Bland to Buzzworthy: A Social Media Strategy
  • FEBRUARY 16 - What’s Happening at MLive and The Grand Rapids Press?
  • MARCH 15 - The Changing Marketplace of PR
  • MAY 17 - Take the Mystery Out of Research
  • JUNE 21 - Crisis Communications
  • SEPTEMBER 20 - #CelebratingFailure
  • OCTOBER 18 - Meet the Media
  • NOVEMBER 15 - Year in Review

Register Here

All the luncheons listed above begin with registration/networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program at noon. Luncheons will be held at The Grand Rapids University Club, 111 Lyon Ave. NW – 10th Floor of the Fifth Third Bank Building.

Cost for the 2012 Program Subscription is $150 and is NOT transferable.  Deadline to subscribe is February 29, 2012.  Questions? Contact us at or (616) 821-8238.

SUBSCRIPTION FEE: 2012 Luncheon Subscription $150.00

REGISTER BY: Wednesday, February 29, 2012