March 23, 2016                                                                    Advancing the Profession and Professional 
In This Issue:
January 2016 Program Event
Member Profile: 
Tiarra Earls
Tiarra Earls
Public Information Officer
Port of San Francisco

When did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides? 

I first joined PRSA when I was undergrad studying communications at Sacramento State. They had an active PRSSA chapter that was involved in several campus campaigns for various causes. I appreciated how active the chapter was and joined which provided me the opportunity to 1) participate in the Bateman Competition and 2) attend my first PRSSA/PRSA conference! 

2016 PRSA 
PRSA Health Academy Conference 
Washington, DC
April 20-22, 2016

PRSA North Pacific District Conference
Reno, NV
June 23-25, 2016
ANNOUNCING New Education
Benefit For Members

Are you thinking about getting an advance degree, expanding your expertise or going in a new direction? In today's evolving business world, it's smart to continue your learning journey in order to position yourself for success.

To help you on your way, PRSA-SF has partnered with Golden Gate University (GGU) for a special educational offer. Available immediately, PRSA-SF members can apply at no cost (application fee waived) and receive a 10% tuition reduction.

Visit the GGU/PRSA-SF information page for more information on GGU's career-enhancing degrees and certificate programs, conveniently offered at their downtown San Francisco campus or online.
PR Training Opportunities
FREE Upcoming Webinars (Member-Only Benefit)

March 29

March 30 
Independent Practitioners Alliance

Live Training

April 6-9
Richmond, VA

Visit for more training opportunities.

It's a night off for the NCAA College Basketball Championships, but you can still get into the spirit at our "March Madness" networking mixer.

Join PRSA-SF and our special host PR Newswire in their own indoor/outdoor party space, where you'll enjoy complimentary food, drinks and great city views!

Register in advance for a chance to win a FREE ticket to one of our 2016 programs.

Monday, March 28

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

PR Newswire
303 2nd Street, Suite 900
South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107

*Parking tips: There is a parking lot across the street or you can park in the building's parking garage - enter from Fremont or Harrison.

PRSA-SF March Program
PRSA San Francisco and PRSA Silicon Valley present:  

Inside the Newsroom hosted by 

We have capped out on our registration for this event, but we are taking up to 15 on the waiting list. Please use the registration link below to RSVP for the waiting list. You will be notified via email if we are able to accommodate.

Date:  Tuesday, March 29

Time:  6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Panel begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Pier 3, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94111

Panelists include:
  • Brad Stone, Bloomberg Global Tech Lead
  • Mark Milian, Tech Editor
  • Danielle Culbertson, Managing Editor of TV & Radio
Moderator:  Jeff Taylor, Bloomberg San Francisco Bureau Chief and Editor-at-Large

PRSA-SF Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Glass House Communications
2201 Broadway St., 2nd Floor Conf. Rm., Oakland, CA

Members are invited to attend. 
Please RSVP by sending an email to Marit Fox, Chapter Administrator, at

Help Us Reach Outstanding PR Students
PRSA-SF Networking Event
Do you have the contact of an Instructor or Dean at one of the local Colleges or Universities? PRSA-SF would like to get the word out about our Student Scholarship Program to these individuals at the various colleges so they can share it with their students.  

Please contact Ayela Avajon, PRSA-SF At-Large Board Member, at if you have any questions or contact to share. Thank you.
Join the PRSA-SF Board! 
Seeking Members for Communications Team 
Do you like keeping up with social media trends? Do you enjoy writing catchy phrases that capture a readers's attention? Then consider being a member of the PRSA-SF Communications Committee. These are just some of the responsibilities that go along with this commitment. 

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