A Message From Our President – October 2021

I love October. It’s one of my favorite months of the year—and not because it’s the month that PRSA traditionally holds ICON (though a happy coincidence)! The weather cools down just enough and the skies are often a clear, bright blue that you can’t help but be in a good mood no matter what you’re doing.

It’s also Diversity & Inclusion month for PRSA. PRSA Orlando hosted our fourth annual Dinner, Diversity and Dialogue event last week and focused our conversation on ageism in the workplace. It was such a treat to get together in person with other members and I can’t wait to read the white paper about our conversation. In addition, PRSA has some incredible programming scheduled this month, so be sure to check out upcoming webinars section below.

Speaking of upcoming events, we are hosting another PRSA Orlando Around Town Member Meetup on Wednesday, October 20 at the Tap Room at Dubsdread at 6:15 p.m. Space is limited, so if you would like to join us for this small, casual networking event, register today!

We’re also preparing for our first-ever Chapter Recognition Awards Gala and Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Citrus Club. During the event, we’ll honor our recipients as well as enjoy a networking cocktail hour, dinner and keynote speaker Renita Hunt, the Executive Director of Dress for Success Greater Orlando. We will also hold our annual meeting, so be sure to review the nominees for our 2022 board of directors under the leadership of 2022 Chapter President Wendy J. Roundtree, APR. The new board, which will transition on January 1, will be presented for a member vote during the annual meeting.

And finally, your input is an important part of our planning process. As we prepare for our transition into a new year, we want to hear from you. PRSA Orlando will be sending out our annual member survey to help us in our strategic planning for 2022, so please watch for the survey and participate.

Be well & keep shining!

Stefanie Macfarlane, APR
PRSA Orlando Regional Chapter President