I know we all feel that the years go by faster and faster, which is probably due in part to the very busy schedules we all keep in the field of PR.  I hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday with your families and friends.  I feel like we all have multiple families, with FPRA being a family in and of itself.  I have found that over the years I have made so many great friends due to my membership in FPRA, and I truly value them all.  Knowing how amazing this organization is, I hope you invite others to join our FPRA “family” to further enhance not only their professional lives, but their personal lives as well. 
We have a great opportunity coming up for anyone interested in learning more about our chapter.  Just before the January 8 business meeting at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, we will host a  “new member orientation” that will offer an overview of the many ways FPRA can help you realize your professional goals and how to make the most of membership.  For more information, contact Melissa Cofta at melissa.cofta@pacecenter.org.  Make sure to sign up online for the January Business meeting as well, where Allison Blankenship will cover “Communicating Under Pressure.”   Let’s make sure that 2013 is another great year for the Southwest Chapter of FPRA!