2019/2020 chapter president Lisa Coster accepting Award of Excellence on 12/4/2019. Photo courtesy of Coyle Studios.
Welcome to 2020 and all it promises you professionally and personally. I am honored to be continuing in the role as chapter president and plan to make great strides this year with another strong board of directors. (Meet them here.)
While we have much membership data from our past events and surveys, tell me more about what you want from our chapter this year. I want an engaged membership, and that includes programming that interests you, as well as your time and talent to assist with the chapter. Can you take on some tasks in our communications, event logistics, or recruitment and onboarding of new members?
The benefits of engagement are limitless. It not only provides you with a network of professionals on whom you can call in crisis or in celebration, but also hones your skills and sometimes, moves you out of your comfort zone to become more confident or learn something new. We work hard and enjoy our time together (both virtually and face-to-face), while advancing the profession. What more could you want?!
I have met some incredible professionals as well as clients in my 25+ years as a PRSA member and volunteer in various chapters. Better yet, many of those people have become confidants and friends. I look forward to spending more time with you in 2020! Have a comment? Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Brusio Coster
PRSA MD President