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PRSA-SF NOVEMBER NETWORKING EVENT 
November 12, 2015

PRSA-SF is hosting the November networking event at Drake's Dealership, a new Oakland brewery with 32 beers on tap, located in The Hive.

We will be welcoming and recognizing new PRSA-SF chapter members who joined in 2015.

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Don't miss the chance to:
  • Indulge in delicious appetizers provided by Visit Oakland
  • Mingle with PR professionals from across the Bay Area
  • Learn about Visit Oakland and win tickets to various East Bay attractions
  • Find a job or scout new talent for your organization
  • Learn about upcoming PRSA programs and networking events




When: Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Where: Drake's Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 (Near 19th St. BART)

Cost: Free for Members/Non-members



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PRSA-SF DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY 
at Schroeder's Restaurant in San Francisco




Celebrate the Season
With Your Friends from PRSA-SF and SF-IABC at San Francisco's Historic Schroeder's Restaurant

 
  • Indulge in the holiday cheer with complimentary beer, wine and appetizers
  • Mingle in a private space with communications professionals from across the Bay Area
  • Learn about open positions and scout new talent for your organization
  • Learn about upcoming PRSA and IABC programs and networking events



When:

Where:

Cost:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Schroeder's Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco

$27 for Members / $33 for Non-members 

Pre-registration is required as space is limited - so reserve your spot today!

Book Donation: Bring a new child's book to donate to the Children's Book Project

PRSASFMEMBERPROFILEPRSA-SF MEMBER PROFILE

Meet Lisa Finnin Ciccoli
Local Marketing Specialist
IKEA US West, Inc. Emeryville

 
Please tell us what you enjoy most about being a member of PRSA-SF.
I enjoy all the wonderful resources from classes to networking with my PR peers.


  
MessageFromThePRSASFPresidentMESSAGE FROM THE PRSA-SF PRESIDENT: 

Two Proposals Up for Vote at Assembly this November in Atlanta

Associate membership to be extended and change in dues increase procedure on the ballot

When delegates from every PRSA chapter in the US and around the world gather in Atlanta on November 7 at the Leadership Assembly, they will vote on two proposals.
 
The proposals are:
Proposal 1501: This proposal creates an additional level of Associate membership by offering a discounted membership rate that increases over a 4-year period to full membership dues rates.  Currently, associate membership is extended for only the first two years of membership. PRSA National expects that as many as 400 members will be retained each year with this change. Currently, that number typically drops its membership when the lower associate membership rate ends.
Proposal 1502: This proposal allows the National Board to increase dues by no more than 5 percent over the length of a 5-year period. This is NOT a proposal for a dues increase, but a change in the structure and procedure used by the board.  The last dues increase was made in 2011 and it was immediately effective. This allows the board to slowly take action and increase dues, but only if necessary.  It is not automatic.
 
You can find more information about these proposals on the front page of PRSA.org, where details are directly under "What's New." 
 
Delegates also will elect officers to the PRSA National Board for 2016. Jane Dvorak, APR, PRSA Fellow, is chair-elect. Ronele Dotson, APR, a member of PRSA-Sierra Nevada, is the nominee for chair of the North Pacific District, the district in which our chapter is located. The full list of nominees for the national board is also under "What's New."
 
Your chapter's five delegates - determined by size of the chapter; our chapter is large with more than 400 members - to the Assembly for 2015 are:  President Michele M. Horaney APR; President-elect Y'Anad Burrell; Immediate Past-President Naomi Hunter APR; Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Airey and Past President Heidi Zuhl.  Delegates begin their work six to eight weeks before the Assembly with conference calls regarding the meeting's agenda and procedure.
 
To share your comments about the proposals, please contact chapter President Michele M. Horaney APR at michele.horaney@gmail.com

PRSA2016HealthAcademyConferencePRSA 2016 HEALTH ACADEMY CONFERENCE 

In Washington D.C. (April 20-22, 2016)

Are you a PRSA national and San Francisco Bay Area member, who works for a hospital, biotech firm, insurer, foundation, or medical or dental association? Are you looking to enhance your career with your current and future health care industry employers?

If so, we invite you to join the Health Academy, one of PRSA's largest Special Interest Sections. Members have direct access to best practices and are able to share, network, and learn with fellow PR pros through our teleseminars, social media tools, and more.

The 2016 PRSA Health Academy conference, April 20-22, in Washington, D.C., will feature national-interest speakers and will spotlight emerging trends in health care PR.

Click here to learn more and register for the event: https://www.prsa.org/conferences/healthacademy/#.Vh_dLflViko

For more information, contact Heidi K. Zuhl, PRSA-SF member and Health Academy Executive Board member, at heidizuhl@gmail.com.
PRSANORTHPACIFICDISTRICTCONFERENCEPRSA NORTH PACIFIC DISTRICT CONFERENCE 



Registration now open!  To learn more about this exciting conference, click here.
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11/4-7 - APR Boot Camp - Atlanta, GA

11/8-10 - PRSA 2015 International Conference - Atlanta, GA


  
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