February 2021 SCPRSA Newsletter (copy) Print

Mercury Awards

Call For Entries

Many thanks to Ashley Dusenbury, APR and Catherine Ramirez, for their work on this year's virtual, 30th Anniversary event! Please read the full call for entries before you begin the submission process. Entry Deadline is Friday, February 19, 2021.

More Information

For more information on the contest period, eligibility, individual awards and, entry costs please visit https://scprsa.org/Mercury_Awards


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President's Report

From the President

Pamela McNeely Flasch, director of public affairs, BJWSA

Happy February and welcome to Black History Month! Our Professional Development team is working to identify opportunities to share time with experts in our industry. February 17 at noon, we’ll meet Peter Woolfolk for a program on The Need for Diversity and Inclusion in Public Relations. You can register here. Look for an announcement on our March First Amendment program coming soon.

Thank you Emily Moseley, 2020 VP of Professional Development, for a rich Connect Conference last month. Dynamic speakers, meaningful, current topics and a sack-full of takeaways gave this virtual morning true value! And our Mercury Awards team shared their submittal best practices via livestream. You can see a recording here. Don’t forget the deadline, Friday, February 19. You can learn more here.

If you know any of this year’s board members, please make sure you thank them. This remarkable group of professionals is navigating their roles after only minimal interaction and handoff, due to – what else? – COVID!

Thank you, renewing members! Please let us know if you have news to share or if you’ve read a great book or heard a riveting podcast! We’ll share it here.

I must also thank our long-serving Administrator Karla Falk. She is trying to retire, and we are in the process of advertising for a new administrator. Karla is helping with outlining what we’ll need to advertise, and for that – and so many other things she does –, we are all grateful!

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Professional Development

Black History month lunch & learn with peter woolfolk

Join us for this important conversation on why it is important to have diversity in public relations. We will hear from Peter Woolfolk, host of the national podcast, the Public Relations Review. Woolfolk is a proactive, creative professional with 20+ successful years senior-level management experience in public, media relations, and public affairs. Woolfolk also spent many years working in the federal & private sectors. He has national political PR experience in US House of Representatives and with Clinton Administration in Washington, DC. 
Host Peter Woolfolk: Public Relations Review Podcast,  iHeart   Anchor    Apple

Register now

Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15 | Students: $5

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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).

Join today!


This promotion is not applicable for Associate member types ($200 or less annual dues) and current or renewing members. Refer to http://www.prsa.org/joinus/howtojoin for details.


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Get Involved

Joining a chapter committee is one of the best ways to get involved and make an impact.

If you are interested in serving on the membership committee please contact Membership VP, Tiffany Norton.  

Or maybe programs and professional development is your passion. In that case, you will definitely want to connect with Professional Development VP, Adrian Grimes


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