Treat your PRSA volunteer service as seriously as your paid work

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer Coordinator (and past chapter president) Second in a two-part series. If you decide to volunteer for PRSA or any other community organization, I have a few words of advice that will hopefully help you make the most of your experience. But first, let’s take aContinue reading “Treat your PRSA volunteer service as seriously as your paid work”

Who benefits most when you volunteer for PRSA? You do!

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer Coordinator (and past chapter president) First in a two-part series. I had worked as a news reporter for 10 years when I decided to change professions in 1989 and seek employment in public relations. I was living in Los Angeles at the time. I didn’tContinue reading “Who benefits most when you volunteer for PRSA? You do!”

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections Goes Virtual On Nov. 8, 2017, PRSA Oregon hosted its first annual membership meeting and election results via webinar to celebrate this founding year’s efforts and next year’s elected leaders with 22 members joining online (of 32 registered attendees). The 2018 board of directors slate was announced on Oct. 24 and voting wasContinue reading “2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap”

Congratulations to our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Elisa Williams!

In her day job, Elisa Williams is a communications consultant at Oregon Health & Science University with an extensive background in journalism.This year, she’s been instrumental in communicating PRSA Oregon’s transition from three regional chapters into one. Her dedication to the transition committee and enthusiasm for PRSA Oregon has earned her the title of VolunteerContinue reading “Congratulations to our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Elisa Williams!”

Call to Service: PRSA Oregon Copywriter

  2017 was an historic year of becoming PRSA Oregon – connecting with and understanding our community so that we can offer more robust programming and regional networking that best serves members across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Now is your opportunity to get involved on a team with a special mission next year: apply toContinue reading “Call to Service: PRSA Oregon Copywriter”

PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon

PRSA Oregon showed its “Revolutionary Leadership” at this year’s PRSA International Conference (#PRSAIcon), Chapter Leadership Rally (#PRSArally) and National Assembly (#PRSAdelegates) held in Boston, Mass., Oct. 6-10. Ten PRSA Oregon members attended, two received industry awards, three advocated for members’ rights at Assembly and one networked with chapters from around the country at Rally, showingContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon”

Drafting Our Dream Team

Author: Julie Williams, APR, 2018 President-Elect As I was committing to the presidency last July I had to think about the whole experience: what the merger would be like, how 2018 fit into vision 2020, and especially who I’d work with on the board. Back then my first thought was pretty typical – recruiting my friends.Continue reading “Drafting Our Dream Team”