By Carla Ulakovic
If you are receiving this newsletter, then you have already made a great decision and investment by joining the Southwest Florida chapter of FPRA.  But we all interact with so many other professionals in our area, and many of those are either new to the area or just not aware of the amazing benefits that come with membership.  If you know of someone that you think would be a great part of our FPRA family, let Jessica Clark, APR know and she will be happy to reach out to that individual. 
Also, the membership database was purged at the end of 2011, so all members who had not renewed by then were removed from the list.  If you know someone who was a member, and has not renewed, remind them of the great programs that we have throughout the year that help to enhance our profession and our careers. 
If it is the cost of membership that may hold back potential members or renewals, don’t worry, there are still a few partial member scholarships available from the Southwest Chapter of FPRA.  We know that many individuals and organizations have had to make budget cuts or limit participation in many professional organizations.  If you are interested in a membership scholarship, please send two to three paragraphs outlining your financial need, involvement in chapter activities, your commitment to professional development and how your participation in FPRA will benefit the chapter and your professional career to Jessica Clark, APR.

If you have questions about membership or renewals, you can contact the president-elect and membership chair, Jessica Clark, APR at (239) 454-2071 or