September 2017 Newsflash

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Current Events Grab Bag - Professional Development Event
Hosted by the South Sound Group
Metro Parks Tacoma headquarters
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There is no lack of controversial topics in the news. Why not use them to enhance your professional speaking skills? Join us for our first meeting of the 2017-2018 season as we host a current events grab bag and professional development event.

Have a current event or topic you'd like to hear about or even speak about? Send it to Victoria, Chair of the South Sound Group, at

The South Sound Group meets at 8 a.m. - doors open early for networking - for the one-hour programs in the first floor board room at Metro Parks Tacoma headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St.

Cost is $5 for PRSA members, $10 for nonmembers. Please sign in at the door. Refreshments are included, no reservations necessary.

Directions: From I-5 north or south, take SR-16 toward Gig Harbor. Take the 19th Street East exit toward Cheney Stadium, turn right on 19th, and then right into the Metro Parks Tacoma parking lot. Note: Please leave the customer-designated parking open for Metro Parks. If you require special accommodations for a disability, please contact Victoria Lane at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

If you'd like more information about the benefits of PRSA membership and how to apply, please check out Puget Sound PRSA's website. If you have additional questions, please contact South Sound Group Chair Victoria Lane, at or (317) 250-3154.

PRSA Scholarship Fund Luncheon
Aboard the Holland America ms Noordam cruise ship docked at the Port of Seattle
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for this special end of summer Chapter event benefiting the PRSA Scholarship Fund aboard the Holland America ms Amsterdam docked at Pier 91 of the Port of Seattle. You will enjoy a world class meal on a world class cruise ship, courtesy of Holland America Lines. After the luncheon, you are free to wander around to see the amenities provided on such a grand ship. Or you can just sit and relax for a while with your fellow PR professionals. Best of all, the proceeds will go to our Scholarship Fund. For more details and to register, please chick here. Registration deadline is September 21, 10:00 am PT.

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Take Advantage of the Training Opportunities Included in your PRSA Membership

PRSA members receive access to a number of learning programs, including a library of FREE live webinars and on-demand webinars, as well as discounted registration for in-person seminars and conferences.

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So Many Ways to Participate

Volunteer for the PRSA Puget Sound YoPro Committee

Looking for a way to give back and help shape the future of the PR Industry? Join the PRSA Puget Sound YoPro committee. This group helps organize and plan quarterly events for young professionals in the Seattle area. Past events have been held at Edelman, Fearey, Safeco, and a number of other locations throughout the region. The committee offers the opportunity to connect with different businesses and leaders in the Puget Sound area. Past volunteers have helped search and secure venues, develop programming, and execute marketing strategies to attract attendees.

If you're interested in joining or have questions, please contact Joshua Holland (, YoPro committee lead.

Support the Scholarship Fund

Make a contribution to the PRSA Puget Sound scholarship fund and support future public relations practitioners. Donate here!

Take Advantage of PRSA Jobcenter

PRSA Jobcenter is a targeted source of public relations, communications and integrated marketing communications jobs, for job seekers and employers alike.

Job seekers have access to more than 2,000 jobs in the communications industry.

As an employer, whether you are posting jobs for PR, community relations, corporate communications, public affairs or health communications; PRSA Jobcenter connects you to a niche market with more than 83,000 potential employees, including 22,000 PRSA members and nearly 12,000 PRSSA students.

Start using the PRSA Jobcenter now:

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Please submit articles for consideration to Fernando Costantino.


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