The Fall semester just started. My first class was yesterday as was our first PRSSA executive committee meeting. I tell you, I’d be absolutely slammed right now if it weren’t for the planning my ExCom put in this summer! I’m so proud of my incoming president, Michelle Stephenson, and especially my incoming programming chair, Rachel Worthen. Together they put together the meeting schedule for entire year and put names against the Fall meetings. Yeah, I had to meet with them briefly before the end of the Spring semester to talk about expectations and answer a couple of emails over the summer. But what a relief to have all that done before classes started. Having that schedule will also help all our returning members and especially the newbies to block out their calendar. I’ll keep you posted, but I’m expecting our attendance at meeting to increase by at least 25 percent; it tripled last year when Michelle first conceived of this approach!
BTW, props to the Colorado State University chapter for sharing their format for the Fundraising Breakfast in PRSSA Chapter News update I read this summer! We’re going to give it a try here at the University of Oklahoma (OU) asking a big name speaker to talk about a subject of great interest to our campus – the future of the Big XII – and opening our promotion up to the entire University. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes as well.