Monday, September 13, 2010

Membership, Activities, and More!

We had a great turnout at our Chapter meeting last Thursday, thanks to everyone who attended!

For those of you who couldn't attend, here are some of the topics we discussed:

1. Benefits of PRSSA membership: For only $65/year, you can become an official member of PRSSA. This entitles you access to the PRSSA national job board, exclusive campus benefits, as well as a certificate, membership card, and subscription to Tactics magazine.

Although CofC PRSSA does not require membership to participate right away, we ask that if you are unsure about joining you use the first semester as a trial run. By spring semester, you should have a good idea about whether or not the organization is right for you. At that time, you can decide if you are going to become an official member or not.

Dues are collected twice per year- October 26 and February 26 (You only pay ONCE per year, fall OR spring).

2. 2010-2011 Activities: This fall, we are excited to launch our Dollar Doughnut fundraiser. We will give everyone the opportunity to volunteer Friday mornings to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts around campus. More information is to come!

The PRSSA National Conference in Washington D.C. will be October 15-19. The conference will consist of professional speakers, workshops, networking events, socials, and more. The deadline to sign up is TODAY (Monday Sept. 13). For more information, visit or e-mail Dr. Ruth at

CofC PRSSA will also be involved in community service projects throughout the semester. More details to come.

3. PRSSA Communication: There are a few ways you can stay connected to PRSSA. Join our Facebook group, CofC PRSSA. We will consistently update the page with meeting reminders, special events, and other news. Also, be sure to check your school e-mail account, as PRSSA notifications will be sent there as well.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 7 at 5:30pm in ECTR 115. Come ready to learn about Health PR from a panel of professionals! This is a great opportunity to network and get questions answered.

Have a great week!

~The PRSSA Officer Team

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