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Posted in Chapter News, Programs & Events, Roast & Toast, tagged Abacus Technology, Century Oaks, City of Titusville, Griffin Communications Group, Hoyman Dobson, Ropert Communications Group, TnT Creative Group, Zeszutko Public Relations on September 2, 2011 | 1 Comment »
On August 30, 2011, the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) installed its new board. The new board was installed during the Chapter’s Annual Roast & Toast event, which took place at Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
The new board is comprised of the following members:
Tina Lange, APR, of TnT Creative Group – Chapter President
Katherine Sonn of Century Oaks – Immediate Past President
Julie Arnold of Griffin Communications Group – President-Elect
Tessa Friederichs of Zeszutko Public Relations– Treasurer
Geo Ropert, APR, of Ropert Communications Group – VP Accreditations
Linda Herrige, APR, of Abacus Technology – VP Membership
Aliona Groh of Hoyman Dobson – VP Communications
James Thomas of the City of Titusville – Member-at-Large
Darlene Hight of Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – VP of Awards
During the Roast and Toast event, the FPRA Space Coast Chapter also presented its annual awards to the chapter members. Aliona Groh of Hoyman Dobson was presented with The Rising Star award, which is given to a local practitioner who has just begun his or her career in public relations, but who has made significant contributions to the Space Coast Chapter. The Chapter Service Award was presented to Julie Arnold of Griffin Communications Group for her outstanding contributions to member communications. Carey Beam of Craig Technologies was presented with the Member of the Year award for her always going above and beyond the call of duty and who made significant contributions to the Chapter’s success. Linda Herrige, APR, of Abacus Technology was presented with the Doris Fleishman Award, for her consistent and tireless efforts, often behind the scenes.
Posted in Chapter News, Programs & Events, Roast & Toast, tagged Amelia Woodbridge, CEO Health First, Mike Means, PR Professional of the Year, Roast & Toast, Space Coast FPRA on June 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Save the date for the 2011 FPRA Roast & Toast
The Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will host its Annual Roast & Toast event on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This year’s event features the “roasting” of one of our community’s most respected and admired community leaders, Mike Means, CEO of Health First. It will also include recognition of the best and brightest in the field of public relations here in Brevard County, including the “toasting” of the 2011 PR Professional of the Year, Amelia Woodbridge.
- 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
- 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
- Tickets are $40 for FPRA members or $50 for guests
- Corporate tables of 10 are available for $400
- Business attire suggested
- Checks should be made payable to FPRA and mailed to: P.O. Box 410704, Melbourne, FL 32941-0704.
For more information about the FPRA Roast & Toast, please contact event chairperson Suzanne Sparling, APR, at 321-631-2740.
The 2010 Roast & Toast was held at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto tonight to honor Mike Rein of the United Launch Alliance as the PR Professional of the Year. Our Roastee, Brevard Workforce President Lisa Rice was on hand to take some ribbing (and get her own cudos for her contributions to our community). More than a hundred were in attendance as we said thanks to the outgoing board, installed the incoming board, and awarded three of our members the annual Chapter Awards. Julie Arnold received the Rising Star Award, Tina Lange, APR, took home the Member of the Year, and Amelia Woodbridge received the Doris Fleishman Award. See pictures from the event on Flickr.
Mark your calendar for the 2010 Space Coast Chapter of FPRA Roast & Toast – our annual event to toast the PR Professional of the Year and to roast a respected community leader (and have some fun of course!).
Friday, September 10, 2010.
- We will toast veteran public relations professional Mike Rein, Communications Manager of United Launch Alliance.
- We will roast Lisa Rice, President of Brevard Workforce – well respected as a loyal champion of our community and the force behind many of the initiatives now underway to respond to the many workforce related issues in our area.
Location: Melbourne Rialto Hilton
6 pm cocktails; 6:30 pm dinner and program
RVSP to Tina Lange by September 3
$40 FPRA Members; $50 non-members
Entree Selections: Chicken Dijonnaise; Sliced Sirloin, Three Cheese Tortellini
Last Friday’s Roast & Toast event was a great success, drawing 115 guests and FPRA members. The evening included the presentation of the 2009 PR Professional of the Year Award to Jessica Rye, APR, and the 2009 Chapter Awards. Carey Beam was chosen as the Rising Star; Mat Haggar received the Doris Fleischman Award and Geo Ropert was named Member of the Year. We celebrated our chapter’s 25th anniversary recognizing our Past PResident’s in attendance and guest roasters David Brock, Bill Ellis and Jack Rood “Roasted” Sandy Sanderson. Tweets were coming in all during the evening with fun messages and info for Jessica and Sandy, and our tropical room and food was a hit with guests. The coconut shrimp and Blue Hawaii cocktails started the evening with a tasty twist. Our state President, Lanette Hart, APR, CPRC, attended and Emcee Mike Rein kept the evening lively and entertaining!
Jessica Rye, APR, says a few words after receiving her “toast” and award.
2009 Rising Star, Carey Beam
2009 recipient of the Doris Fleischman Award, Mat Haggar
2009 Member of the Year, Geo Ropert, APR
Past President’s in attendance from left: Linda Herridge, Cindy Calhoun, Suzanne Sparling, APR,
Jessica Rye, APR,Marilyn Waters, APR, and our First chapter President in 1984, Dick Baumbach.
Roastee Sandy Sanderson is a good sport laughing at the jokes of his friends.
Welcome to an Evening of Tropical Elegance
The year’s biggest event for the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is just weeks away — the 2009 Roast & Toast! Plans are moving forward and we have many new and fun things in store this year (but you’ll have to come to find out)!
Mike Rein of United Launch Alliance will join us again as Emcee as we raise a glass to toast PR Professional of the Year, Jessica Rye, APR, Senior Manager of Regional Communications for ATK Launch Systems and Roast community leader, Sandy Sanderson, Central Florida Area Manager, Florida Power & Light.
The celebration marks the 25th Anniversary of the Space Coast Chapter – come and meet some of our past leaders. We’ll also install our new chapter leadership for next year.
August 28, 2009
6:30 pm cocktails; 7 pm dinner and program
$55 per person
Entree Options: Steak Asada, Potato-Encrusted White Fish or Grilled Portobello Mushroom & Vegetables
Attire: Cocktail or business formal
Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront – AIA
RSVP by Friday, August 21 to Katherine Sonn 722-4440 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Posted in Roast & Toast on July 14, 2008 |
The Space Coast FPRA Board of Directors has named Natalie Sellers, APR, the 2008 PR Professional of the Year. A long-time member of FPRA and a 20-year veteran of public relations, Natalie is the Director of Communications & Service Excellence at Parrish Medical Center. She will be toasted during our Annual Roast and Toast event to be held on Sept. 12, 2008 at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Natalie has positioned her employer as a major healthcare player and provider in North Brevard County, and nationally. Under the direction of the PMC Board and President/CEO, George Mikitarian, Natalie’s communications, public relations and service excellence strategies have successfully positioned the medical center as America’s #1 Healing Hospital (2007 and 2008!) and as a global health care model.
She has been a featured speaker on both the local and national levels, and has earned a number of professional honors, including being named a “4 Under 40 Award” recipient from LEAD Brevard (2007); Florida Tech’s “Outstanding Graduate Student Award” (2001); FPRA’s “Glisch Award of Excellence” (2003); as well as earning numerous Image and Grand Image Awards from FPRA, Addy Awards from Space Coast AdFed, Healthcare Marketing Strategist awards, and many others.
Natalie is also civically involved: Chairman, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Brevard Council of Chambers; Brevard Insight Committee (LEAD Brevard program); American Diabetes Association; American Heart Association; United Way of Brevard Board, the Florida Hospital Association; and the Florida Public Relations Association. Most recently Natalie was named – alongside her CEO – as one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in Brevard County” in the April edition of Spacecoast Business.