Membership

Join FPRA through the State FPRA Website

Whether you’re a 30-year veteran or a college graduate entering the marketplace, the Volusia/Flagler chapter of the FPRA is a perfect place to expand your professional network. Our members represent all walks of business life – utilities to medicine; entertainment to education. The Chapter is comprised of active PR professionals, retired PR professionals, and college-level student members.This year we’re Driving the Conversation and the more voices that are heard throughout the community, the better!

Want to kick the tires (so to speak) before you join? Then consider joining us for a lunchtime meeting. Information on upcoming meetings and events is easily accessible under Recent Posts and on our home page. There are myriad benefits of membership – we’ve listed a few here to give you a better idea of what we’re all about.

We hope you’ll consider joining us and working with other area PR Professionals. Thank you, and welcome to the FPRA Volusia/Flagler chapter!

Become a member today! Email us at fpravf@gmail.com to learn more.

Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA membership benefits include:

  • Professional development seminars; up to two per year
  • Leadership and award opportunities
  • Accreditation(similar to certification in other fields; application, review and test applies)
  • Monthly luncheons with professional speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional recognition and employment potential
  • Professional resources and case studies
  • Annual Conference, statewide
  • Counselors’ Network
  • Education Foundation

Leadership Opportunities

  • Chapter Board of Directors – President and President-Elect also serve on the state board of directors
  • Committee chair or member

Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR)

  • Universal accreditation testing through the Public Relations Society of America
  • Local and statewide study group assistance
  • APR designation – Internationally recognized and administered by national organization – Universal Accreditation Board

Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC)

  • Highest level of professional certification
  • Open only to members of FPRA
  • Requires APR and at least 10 years experience

Professional Recognition

  • Golden Image Awards (statewide)
  • Image Awards (in conjunction with Orlando Chapter)
  • Statewide recognition including: FPRA Member of the Year, Past President’s Award, Doris Fleischman Award and the Dillon Award.

Chapter recognition

  • Membership pin
  • Chapter Member of the Year
  • Great Communicator Award (lifetime achievement granted to one person per year; nominees need not be members)
  • Board Member of the Quarter
  • 5,10,15, etc. year member recognition

FPRA Annual State Conference

  • Most highly attended event for PR practitioners in Florida
  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Case studies and breakout sessions
  • Scholarship and Golden Image Award banquets
  • Networking
  • Significant discounts for FPRA members

Counselor’s Network

  • Provides value to senior-level counselors
  • Special programs at annual conference and mid-year CN conference
  • Open to active, accredited professionals with 10+ years experience, actively engaged in the role of PR counselor

FPRA Education Foundation

  • 501-c-3 not-for-profit
  • Raises funds for student scholarships
  • Underwrites a portion of the APR exam cost for members

Professional Resources

  • Membership directory
  • FPRA White Paper electronic newsletter (from state office)
  • Access to Central Florida media directories by attending Media Day (every other year), Websites, job banks, chapter library of professional development books for free loan, and PR Pulse electronic newsletter
  • Code of Ethics
  • Statewide network of resources