NEWSLETTER 2018-01-30T16:11:54+00:00

The Winter 2018 Newsletter is here!

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Happy New Year to all my PRPLI colleagues!

I hope you and your families had a great holiday season and are staying warm during these winter blasts of cold weather!

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the past and plan for the future! We began our 28th year as an organization in July 2017 and have been preparing for a great program year in 2018.

PRPLI launched its first service project of the year with a successful food drive for Island Harvest just before Thanksgiving. Our annual holiday party on December 1 at Sarabeth’s in the Garden City Lord & Taylor also had a “giving back” component. Our members donated 38 pairs of pajamas to our featured charity, the Pajama Project. Children who are in foster care or homeless shelters benefited from this donation. The opportunity to give back added to our members’ holiday cheer!

We have partnered with the Social Media Association to offer “What to Expect in Marketing for 2018” on January 25, 2018. We hope that this program will help you stay abreast of the newest trends and changes in our profession. What is new, what is changing, and what is on the horizon? These are the questions our speaker will attempt to answer, so please join us!  On February 28, we will sponsor the “Psychology of PR and Marketing,” another great topic for busy PR professionals. Visit our website to register for these exciting programs. (Additional information is available in the Coming Up column in this newsletter. See page 8.

Over the course of my career, my membership in PRPLI has been an asset to my professional development and success. As someone who has the pleasure of mentoring young people in our profession, I always encourage them to join PRPLI. Now is the time to encourage others to join us. Our “Sweetheart Membership” offering provides a perfect way to learn about and sample all that PRPLI has to offer. If you have not renewed your membership yet, it is a great opportunity for you to come back to the fold!

Do you know a long-time PR professional who deserves recognition or do you have a rising star in your organization that you want to recognize this year? Please consider nominating them for one of our PRPLI awards! We are also looking to honor an outstanding media professional and a Long Island leader, as well as the organizers of a great PR campaign. The nomination forms can be found on our website So hurry and make your nominations now! The deadline to submit your nominations is Friday, February 16, 2018!

As you can see, the first few months of 2018 are going to be very busy, and there is still more to come! If you are interested in working with the board and its various committees, please contact me at

Best regards,

Donna Rivera-Downey

President, PRPLI Board of Directors

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