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Friday, August 30, 2013
President's Word: A sign off from our 2012-2013 president and an introduction to Samantha Scott, APR 2013-2014 president
Jessica Clark, APR FPRA SWFL Chapter President 2012-2013
Well, it is the time of year where we welcome a new Board
and Leadership Team for the Southwest Chapter of FPRA.Serving as President this year has been fun
and rewarding for me in so many ways.As
in any role in life, you have the great times, and the challenging times.But I think if you surround yourself with
great role models, friends, and professionals, no matter how challenging
something is, you can come out just fine in the end.
I can’t believe that a year has passed from when I first
took over, time really does fly when you are having fun.In the past year, I have learned so much
about our profession, about our members, and about myself.Personally I am taking away skills that I
never knew I had, and am so glad to have learned.I know that I have grown because of the great
knowledge from our chapter leaders and members, and I would encourage everyone
to truly consider stepping into a leadership role, and maybe even becoming
President themselves one day.It is an
eye-opening and awesome experience!
Every single person who served on the Board and Leadership
team this year made 2012-2013 an amazing year, and I appreciate the efforts of
all of you!I know that the incoming
team is complete with talented and fantastic professionals, and friends, and I
look forward to seeing what else our future holds.
Thanks again for allowing me to serve as Chapter President
for the SWFL Chapter!
Samantha Scott, APR FPRA SWFL Chapter President 2013-2014
What a way to kick off a new year for the Southwest Chapter
of FPRA! Jessica Clark, APR, our outgoing President is honored as President of
the Year at the Annual Conference and many of our members brought home awards
as well! It’s certainly an exciting time to be a member and I’m excited to
begin my term as President of this outstanding organization.
As emphasized by her award, Jessica served our chapter
faithfully and with great zest this year. It was under her leadership that our
chapter continued to grow, exceed goals and add services for our members – you!
I will work to continue this effort, further enhancing member benefits and also
supporting our future generation of leaders through our student members.
Thank you for your support and encouragement as we kick off
the new year and I look forward to growing along with all of you this year.