Call for 2012 Volunteers

October 31, 2011

It’s that time of year again! We’re starting to plan for 2012 and need volunteers for the PRSA Midwest District board positions below. To ensure our District meets the needs of all chapters, we’d like to have involvement from each of our 15 chapters. If you are interested, please contact Renee Robinson, 2011 District Chair.

District Officers

  • Chair-Elect – The Chair-elect presides at meetings of the District Board of directors in the absence of the Chair, attends the annual leadership rally in New York City, and assumes the role of Chair if the position becomes vacant. Will become chair in 2013. Must have chapter board experience, as well as prior involvement with the Midwest District.
  • Treasurer – The District Treasurer will handle dues collection (when approved), propose the District budget, set up the District bank account, and provide financial reports to the District Board at each monthly Board meeting. When we begin collecting dues, the Treasurer shall annually file tax statements with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as required.
  • Secretary – The District Secretary keeps and distributes minutes of all meetings of the District Board of directors. Will lead development of the District bylaws.

Directors-at-large (one per chapter)
Ideally, those representing chapters will have chapter board experience. Many chapters appoint their past-president, president, president-elect or assembly delegate as their representative. The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per month for conference calls.

Nominating Committee Representative
Will represent the Midwest District on the National Nominating Committee. Must be an accredited member of PRSA.

2012 District Conference Planning Committee
Additionally, thanks to Jim Streed and Herb Ritchell, we are moving forward with plans for a 2012 District Conference and need a strong committee to make it happen. We’ve already had quite a few people interested in helping, but have room for a few more. If you or someone from your chapter is interested in joining the committee, please contact Jim.

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Hope to See You in Orlando!

October 10, 2011

The Midwest District will have a couple of activities at Leadership Assembly and International Conference in Orlando, and all Assembly Delegates and conference attendees from the District’s chapters are invited to attend.

We will have a casual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 15, after the Diversity Mixer. We have a reservation at 8:30 at the Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, which is a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel. We will meet in the hotel lobby and take cabs over. If you plan to join us, please let Renee Robinson (district chair) know if you haven’t already.

We also will have a District breakfast/business meeting on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Palazzo Salon D/E. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Hope to see you there!