We are excited to wrap up another tremendous year here at WWPR! 2013 was an excellent year for our members, sponsors and partners. We saw unprecedented membership growth — we are now a community of almost 400 strong! We were thrilled to see so many members, and new faces, attend our signature events and amazing professional development workshops this year. The Washington PR Woman of the Year ceremony was the highest attended to date. The event was flanked by industry leader
Judy Smith and this year’s award-winner Pam Jenkins. We also celebrated three young professionals with the WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards. Congratulations again to Nell Callahan, Lauren Wesley Wilson and Rachel Glaws. All of the success of WWPR could not have been done without the hard work and dedication of our board members! We thank you for your passion in moving this organization forward into what it is today.
We would also like to thank our sponsors. Their partnership and continued support has been invaluable as we continue to grow WWPR to meet members’ needs.
Please join us to celebrate the close of 2013 at the WWPR Holiday Party on Dec 17th and mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting on January 23 to welcome in the new board and featuring a keynote from Martha Boudreau.
Join Washington Women in Public Relations for our annual Holiday Party! The event will be held in a private space at Tonic, 2036 G St., NW, DC on Tuesday, December 17 from 6-8 PM, featuring delicious appetizers and cocktails.
Kick off 2014 at WWPR’s Annual Meeting and Board Induction luncheon with keynote address by Martha Boudreau, DC insider, PR maven and distinguished member of WWPR’s Advisory Council.
The luncheon, a seated three-course affair, will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from noon-2 PM at the beautiful and award-winning Hotel Palomar, located at 2121 P St., NW, 1.5 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
Cost for WWPR and PRSA members: $39; Non-members: $50.
Registration is open!
The Role of Public Relations in Politics is a monthly column written by WWPR member Margaret Mulvihill, examining the role of PR in politics.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Washington Women in Public Relations
WHEN PR AND POLITICS COLLIDE
Many of us remember Y2K as the transition year from the twentieth century to the twenty-first. A major melt-down in financial and other institutions was widely anticipated, with corporations working tirelessly to prevent that from happening, and failing that, to have systems in place as a protective measure.
Against that backdrop, as we successfully transitioned over to the twenty-first century, child advocate Heather O’Neil was working tirelessly to increase awareness of the unique needs of foster children. Her efforts in pulling diverse people together in common cause were so successful that year that the State of New Jersey designated December 12, 2000 as Foster Children’s Day. A Senate Joint resolution (#13) of the 29th Legislature, sponsored by Senators John Lynch and Jack Sinagra, and co-sponsored by Senators Vitale, Matheussen and Assemblyman Cottrell, was pre-filed for introduction in the 2000 session.
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