Hello again,
February is the “month of love,” playing host to Valentine’s Day, but just as our February meeting will have a twist, so does my article this month.
I’d like to take this month to “show some love” to fellow chapter leadership for all they do for us throughout the year, specifically those who tend to fly under the radar. This may also give you, as a member, a better idea of the many opportunities and services provided – some of which you might want to take advantage of!
·      Heidi Taulman, APR – Starting at the top, Heidi is your President-Elect and will take over leadership of this chapter in August. In the mean time, she’s also your membership chair and is working on a membership orientation event to help connect new members with the chapter. Stay tuned.
·      Kara Winton, APR, CPRC – A seasoned chapter member, Kara consistently offers her expertise to help others serving as our accreditation chair. In fact, she’s just kicked off another round of study sessions. If you’re interested in earning your APR or CPRC, contact Kara today!
·      Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC – Kate has been with our chapter for many years and is always supportive of the organization and its members. A leader in her profession, Kate also serves as the VP of Professional Development, working hard to ensure plenty of opportunities for you to enhance your career.
·      Trish Robertson – Trish is a fairly new member of the leadership team and is responsible for coordinating the team that provides all of our chapter communication. Know what’s going on with the chapter each month? Enjoy the photo albums on Facebook? Benefitted from PRU? You have Trish (and her team) to thank.
There are manymore talented people who make up our leadership, but these individuals work hard and often aren’t recognized. If / when you see these individuals in the future tell them “thanks” or give them a pat on the back. We all need a little appreciation from time to time and what better month to give it than the month of love?
As always, thank you for being a member of the Southwest Florida chapter of FPRA and for what you bring to our profession. See you soon and don’t forget to – Think FPRA!

Samantha Scott, APR