NEWSLETTER 2018-04-27T16:48:16+00:00

The Spring 2018 Newsletter is here!

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Dear PRPLI Colleagues,

As I write this letter, the sun is shining, we haven’t had a snow storm in over a week, the temperatures are rising, and the forsythias are in bloom. So I guess spring has finally come to Long Island.

Spring brings some of the best programming PRPLI has to offer! On March 29, we had our inaugural “Pitching the Media” boot camp. While the audience was small for this first-time event, attendees benefited from the wisdom and experience of two seasoned PR professionals: Jody Fisher and Kali Chan. They shared some great tips on how to get the attention of the media. Now the attendees are prepared to “Meet and Pitch the Media” at our program on April 26.  (See information on the Coming Up article in this newsletter on page .

I am also excited about our upcoming Awards Dinner on May 9, 2018! At our Awards Dinner, we recognize the lifetime achievement of a PR professional, a supporter of the Long Island community, a media stalwart, a mentor, and a rising star in our industry. We will also recognize two great PR campaigns this year, and present two students of PR with scholarships. Curious to know who our honorees are? Check out the article on page ___. Hint! Our very own newsletter editor, Louise Cassano, is among the recipients! Congratulations to Louise for all her accomplishments and achievements. This is a well-deserved recognition. I hope you will come out and support this year’s honorees at the dinner. If you can’t make the event, consider showing your support with an ad or sponsorship.

Also in the spring, we consider the future of PRPLI. If you are interested in serving on the board of directors of PRPLI, now is the time to raise your hand. The nominating committee is taking recommendations and will have the slate ready for announcement to the membership by mid-May. The slate will be voted upon at our annual membership meeting on Tuesday, June 19. The meeting is free to all members (dinner included) and a great way to get to know the new board. The location will be announced in an upcoming PRPLI Newsbite.

As you can see, spring is a great time to be a PRPLI member. If you have any questions or wish to make a board nomination, please contact me at

Best regards,

Donna Rivera-Downey

President, PRPLI Board of Directors

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