March 2020 SCPRSA Newsletter Print

Mercury Awards

Mercury Awards

Save the date and join us as we celebrate Mercury, Silver Wing and Individual Award Winners on Thursday, April 30 at 300 Senate Street in Columbia, SC. 

Purchase Tickets

$90.00 Member Ticket
$100.00 after 11:55 pm April 16
$80.00 Earlybird rate before March 31

$100.00 Non-Member Ticket
$110.00 after 11:55 pm April 16
$90.00 Earlybird rate before March 31

$30.00 Student Ticket

$720.00 Table of 8


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PRSA Membership Promotion

Do you have a colleague whose PRSA membership has gone inactive, or is considering joining for the first time?

From now until February 29, PRSA is offering free chapter fees plus waived initiation or reinstatement fees (up to $165 value).

New and returning members will have their initiation or reinstatement fee waived when they join National as a Regular member ($260 annual dues) and receive a free one-year Chapter membership (up to $100 value).


This promotion is not applicable for Associate member types ($200 or less annual dues) and current or renewing members. Refer to for details.


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Networking Opportunity

sAVE tHE dates

Region Network Events in March. The dates and times are provided below. Locations and more details will be finalized and shared soon.

Upstate Coffee & Networking

Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Midlands Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 18, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lowcountry Happy Hour

Thursday, March 26, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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President-elect, Pam Flasch shared coffee with prospective SCPRSA members Kathleen Williams, APR with the City of Beaufort and Jaime Dailey Vergera with the United Way of the Lowcountry. The trio met at City Java in Beaufort on February 10 to talk about SCPRSA and how we can add value for members who live outside Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. These two ladies are interested in close-by educational and networking opportunities in addition to the annual awards, professional development and diversity events. They also hope to attend a Lowcountry event in the near future!

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Strategic Plan

Welcome to another important year of membership in the premier public relations association! We are so grateful for your investment in advancing the roles, the voices and the appreciation for South Carolina’s PR professionals.

PRSA has released its strategic plan for the next few years: PRSA VISION 2020: THE COURAGE TO CHANGE. Grab a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to be ENERGIZED by the priorities laid forth in the plan. You will find it here.

Over the next three years, PRSA will focus on eight strategic priorities:
• Innovation and Change
• Governance and Culture
• Discipline Convergence
• Membership
• Diversity and Inclusion
• International Potential
• Advocacy
• Civility

Within this framework are five goals:
1. Position PRSA as the leading source of professional development for communications professionals.
2. Redesign the membership model to maximize engagement with communications professionals.
3. Continue to invest in technologies required to remain relevant and enhance the user experience.
4. Strengthen PRSA’s role as the voice of the communications professional.
5. Increase organizational excellence.
Within the goals are detailed objectives for success. You may need a second cup of coffee!

As we watch many of our seasoned professionals move toward freelancing or retirement, some of the most important objectives are targeted towards mentorship and collaboration. We can do so much for each other – as individuals and as a group of 200.

Our workforce and the scope of our discipline is evolving. Over the next few months, let’s work together to make our plan the guiding star for SCPRSA. I’d love to hear from you at any time – [email protected].


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