So far, 2013 has been awesome for FPRA!  The last two months of FPRA meetings have had great attendance from members and non-members, breaking attendance records for our regular monthly business meetings.  January’s meeting brought 70 attendees and February’s meeting went to 80!  Since we have had more guests at our meetings recently, it has also helped to increase our membership with several new members to FPRA.  So if you see some new faces, make sure to introduce yourself!
As we move forward through 2013 there are still many great opportunities for members and non-members.  The lmage Awards are right around the corner, and there is still time to submit an entry.  March 8 is the deadline, and you can download the details and application online at  The chapter Image Awards are a great opportunity to showcase your best projects and programs to professionals all across southwest Florida. 
I want to also share that the new website is up and running, and you should have recently received your new member log-in and password via email.  If you have not received this, please let me know.  We are still fine-tuning the website, so if you have any issues, please contact me.  
Make sure to stay in the know on the upcoming meetings and events offered by the Southwest chapter of FPRA.  Our next meeting on March 11 will look at ArtFest, the Image Awards Ceremony will take place in April, and the chapter will also offer a Community Showcase event for non-profits on April 19.  Details for all of these events will be on our website, and more events will be posted soon.