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Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday and spent some quality time with your families. The holiday season is fast approaching and we have many great programs set for the new year. We will be sharing some time together for a good cause December 18th as we collect some much needed underwear for local schools in need. This is a great time to get together with your fellow Space Coast Chapter members to network as we close out 2018.

In January, we have two great programs scheduled. The first is our PR in Politics breakfast program that will be held at the Cocoa City Council Chambers on January 22nd and will help PR Professionals better understand and connect with legislators and understand the legislative priorities for the coming year.

The second January program will be held on the 31st at Melbourne City Hall and will be our 2nd Image Awards Workshop. This great program will help you better understand the Image Awards process and answer any questions you may have about the Image Awards process. This is a bring your own lunch work session. Bring your ideas and share with other members that are previous Image Award honorees that will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas.

Speaking of Image Awards, we are gearing up our promotions for the local Image Awards program. The Space Coast Chapter will be accepting entries up until March 15, 2019 for PR campaigns that took place between January 1, 2018 through March 15, 2019. This is an opportunity to “Launch your PR Campaigns” to award winning levels! Show off your great work and boost the image of your organization by entering your work in this year’s Local Image Awards. We will be recognizing all of the award winning entries at an Image Awards mixer at the end of April.

This past quarter also closed out our membership renewals. I want to thank all of our board members who worked hard to reach out to all of our members and recruit new members. I want to specifically recognize our VP of Membership, Nina Salvaggio on her outstanding work so far this year. Through the end of November we are at 96.36% renewed with 55 members. That is fantastic and we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 63 members strong. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining our dynamic chapter, please contact Nina and she will reach out to them.

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season and gear up for an exciting 2019!

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