Don’t be shy: take your career to the next level!
Do you have what it takes? PRSA Suburban Chicago needs leaders who believe in the value of networking and professional development. If you believe in our profession and our chapter, want to strengthen your career and have ideas that can benefit others within the suburban Chicago PR community, you might be a great candidate for a leadership role with the Suburban Chicago chapter of PRSA.
The Suburban Chicago Chapter of PRSA is your premier resource for public relations networking and professional growth in the greater Chicagoland area. Our mission is to advance your career through providing professional development. If you share in that mission, then the time to join us is now.
Elections for the 2017 chapter board of directors are in January, and nominations are now open for the following positions:
Join us November 15, to kick off the holiday season with our year ending holiday party and Toys for Tots collection drive. We will be welcoming PRSA National Board of Directors member Sonja Popp-Stahly, of Eli Lilly’s Global Employee Communications team as our keynote speaker.
We’ll hear from Sonja Popp-Stahly, APR, of the PRSA National Board of Directors, as she addresses the evolving role of the public relations professional and current state of our profession, including where public relations and PRSA has been headed in 2016 and beyond. Join us to learn more about the national perspective and the ongoing efforts of PRSA to elevate the profession and steer the association.
Sonja Popp-Stahly, APR, works in Global Communications at Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis. She has more than 20 years of extensive corporate communications and public relations agency experience in New York City and Indianapolis, working in health care, consumer products, professional services, education and nonprofits. A PRSA Silver Anvil award recipient, Sonja currently serves on the PRSA National Board of Directors. She previously served on the PRSA Foundation Board of Trustees, the PRSA Health Academy Executive Committee, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors, and as PRSSA National Professional Adviser, among other leadership roles.
Toys for Tots Collection
Every year we invite attendees at our holiday party to bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots. Bring a toy and receive a coupon good for $5 any 2017 event. Bring 3 toys and we’ll give you a coupon worth $10 off a 2017 event!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
121 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Spouses welcome at the Member Rate!
Networking 6 pm
Dinner & Program 6:30 pm
Three years ago, a book called Lean In by Facebook’s Cheryl Sandberg became the hottest read in business publications. “Lean in” became synonymous with leadership, particularly for women – but what is it, exactly? Lisa Wagner has lived it in the worlds of politics and fundraising.
Join us Tuesday, October 11, for a compelling presentation on working in total chaos and leaning in, leaning on and finding your” why” with Lisa Wagner, as she will talk about her career in politics and how she thrived in total chaos – especially when a few of her clients blew up – and how she learned to lean in on others and found her “why” along the way. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-in-total-chaos-leaning…
She is the founder of Lisa Wagner and Company, a fundraising solutions, project and event management company that provides a wide range of services including board and staff retreats and training, research, networking instruction, individual philanthropic audits, grant writing, and overall strategic planning services. Her company spearheads complex fundraising programs and major events of all kinds, including but not limited to presidential events, capital campaign events, galas, book tours, rallies and sporting events.
DOC Wine Bar Lombard
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
326 Yorktown Centre
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Networking 6 pm
Dinner & Program 6:30 pm
As a member of the PRSA Suburban Chicago Chapter, do you think it is time to expand your horizons and become more involved?
Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? What about taking your career to the next level? Building your management skills? If you feel you have what it takes to lead a team of professionals, you should consider running for a chapter leadership position for the coming year.
With a leadership role, there will be endless opportunities at your feet. You have the chance to develop your leadership skills as a chapter officer or committee chair. Don’t think you’re too young for a leadership role, because these positions help you develop your management skills, as more established members are looking to pass on the skills they have learned over a lifetime of professional practice.
If you’ve ever sat in a chapter meeting, thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could……” now is your chance to seize this opportunity. Available positions include:
- Assembly delegate (a three-year term)
- Director (a three-year term)
- Ethics chair
Responsibilities for the secretary and the treasurer last for one year, whereas the Assembly delegate, director, president-elect positions extend for three. The president-elect automatically becomes the president, and then subsequently immediate past president/elections committee chair, at the end of the year. Due to unusual circumstances, we have slots for both president and president-elect available for next year.
The following chair positions are also available, but don’t require election to the position:
- Membership chair
- Public relations/social media chair
- Programming chair
- Student relations chair
- Diversity chair
- Advocacy chair
- District Liaison chair
- Accreditation chair
- Awards chair
- Young Professionals Liaison chair
If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Carl Alston, immediate past president and chair, elections committee, email@example.com, by September 30, 2016. Ballots will be due November 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can vote electronically when ballots are emailed out this fall.
If you’d like to know more, but don’t want to commit just yet, join the chapter for an end-of-summer cookout, hosted by chapter president Debra Bethard-Caplick. All food and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Debra at email email@example.com.
Sorry, but this event has been cancelled. Please join us at our next program on Tuesday, October 11.
Join us Tuesday, September 11th for Career Conversations, and hear directly from those making the hiring choices and what influences them.
Join us for a fun Friday evening to mark the end of summer with PRSA Suburban Chicago Night at the WNBA Chicago Sky. Let’s enjoy a group outing to watch the Chicago Sky, led by US Olympian Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot, take on the Atlanta Dream, led by their Olympian, Angel McCoughtry.
CANCELLED: August 16th (the third Thursday) for an exciting evening of the fast-paced world of sports PR, and how it’s not really so different from what we do every day – even if we don’t get a ring with a gazillion diamonds on it.
Robin Monsky, Principal
Round Robin Sports
Tuesday, August 16th
6 p.m. at DOC Wine Bar
326 Yorktown Centre, Lombard
It’s not too late to register for our July 12th chapter event with
Paula Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA USN (ret.) & Phoenix VA Whistleblower