CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, Sept. 16 – National Conference registration deadline
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Family Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Leadership position applications due
Saturday, Sept 17 –Concessions fundraiser
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Last day to sign up for agency tour
Friday, Sept. 23 – State Farm and Caterpillar tour
Sunday, Sept. 25 – FLY Reveal Social
Saturday, Oct. 15 – Concessions fundraiser
Tuesday, Oct. 18 - PRSSA membership dues deadline
Friday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 25 – National Conference
SOC FAMILY WEEKEND
Come check out the PRSSA table in the Fell Hall lobby Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.
GET INVOLVED PROJECT
If anyone needs questions answered for the COM 178 Get Involved Project, please arrive to chapter by 7:30 p.m.
Applications will open Tuesday, Sept. 13 and will close by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume along with their top three positions (see positions listed below) in one .pdf file to email@example.com.
PRogressive Image: TV-10 Account Executive, Cravin’ Donuts Account Executive, and The Bloomington Edge Football Team Account Executive
Relations Committee: Newsletter Chair, Blog Chair, Alumni Chair, and Graphic Design Chair.
Development Committee: Social Chair and Fundraising Chair.
PRSSA is touring Caterpillar and State Farm on Friday, Sept. 23. The cost of attending is $10. The last day to sign up for the tour is Tuesday, Sept. 20. If you have any questions please contact Deja Whitt: DWhitt@ilstu.edu
If you have a class conflict please contact Dr. Smudde: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Conference is taking place in Indianapolis Friday, Oct. 21 through Tuesday, Oct. 25. Registration is $310 for dues-paying members and $345 for non-members (you do not need to have your dues paid before registering. The deadline for PRSSA dues is Oct. 18.)Attendees must register by Friday, Sept. 16. If you have any questions please contact Deja Whitt: DWhitt@ilstu.edu
MAKING NATIONAL CONFERENCE AFFORDABLE:
PRSSA is applying for grants from local businesses, working with the ISU foundation through the Telefund to receive alumni gifts, and taking part in fundraising opportunities (concessions, bake sale, restaurant fundraisers, etc.). Members can volunteer their time at any of the fundraising events and be partially reimbursed for National Conference costs. Members can also share PRSSA content on social media and spread the word about socials, fundraisers, etc. The more involvement, the more money will be raised!
ISU FOOTBALL CONCESSIONS FUNDRAISER:
PRSSA is working ISU’s football concessions at Hancock Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If anyone is interested in volunteering please sign up at chapter or email email@example.com.
THE FLY PROGRAM
The Fly Program is PRSSA’s redesigned Mentor-Mentee Program. This is an opportunity for members to build relationships, access exclusive events, and earn MIPS. Sign up will begin at chapter on Tuesday, Sept. 13. If you took a survey home please remember to bring it back to chapter on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The FLY reveal social will be Sunday, Sept. 25. If you have any questions please contact Chloe: CKasper@ilstu.edu
MIPS: MEMBER INCENTIVE POINTS
Members can earn MIPs by being involved and become member of the week, member of the month, member of the semester, and member of the year!
1 point: Attending meetings (point value increase by one for each meeting attended in a row. Starts back at 1 if a meeting is missed); Retweets/shares or PRSSA social media post; Member accomplishments.
3 points: Producing content for any committee: Relations, Development, and PRi.
5 points: Attending socials, FLY program events, and volunteering for fundraisers. Additional MIPS awarded per guest.
10 points: Attending agency tours. Additional MIPS awarded to drivers.
15 points: Perfect chapter attendance per semester.
25 points: Attending PRSA dinners. Additional MIPS awarded to drivers.
30 points: Attending Regional Conference. Additional MIPS awarded to drivers.
50 points: Attending National Conference. Additional MIPS awarded to drivers.
Member dues are $80 for the calendar year. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Member benefits include: National Conference, Regional Conference, agency tours, leadership positions, access to PRSA internship center, scholarships, networking events, and PRSA dinners.
Member of the week: congratulations Shelby Cruse!
Please follow the PRSSA social media accounts to stay up to date on news and upcoming events!
Use our chapter hashtag: #RedbirdPR
Like us on Facebook (PRSSA-Illinois State University)
Follow us on Twitter (@ilstuprssa)
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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jessica Grzesiak - President