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March 2013 President’s Letter – A Month of Excitement and Change for IABC San Diego

07 Mar 2013, by IABC Webmaster in Be Heard Blog, IABC/SD News

Angie_RobertMarch is a month of excitement and change at IABC/San Diego.  The board has been working tirelessly behind-the-scenes for the past six months to set up new programs and offerings for you.  This month you will begin to see these initiatives come to fruition.

On March 11, we will be heading to the University of San Diego campus to meet with students and faculty about starting a student chapter.  In this economy, students are hungry for ways to network and build a pipeline for future employment opportunities.  You have shared with us the interest in working with students through mentorship.  We are confident this new student chapter will help fulfill both group’s needs, as well as build a strong pipeline of future IABC/San Diego leaders.  If you have any interest in meeting our future student chapter members, feel free to join us at the event. Further details on this exciting opportunity can be found here as well as on our calendar.

The following week, on March 20, we will be hosting a speed networking event alongside some of San Diego’s most prominent professional organizations, including the San Diego Press Club, SDSU 20/30s Alumni and the San Diego Coastal Rotary.  You have told us time and time again that you want events to be more centrally located, at more convenient times and more networking focused.  At this evening event, you are guaranteed to leave with a full belly and at least 10 new professional contacts. Plus, it is a steal to attend at only $20 for IABC/San Diego members.   Non-members and guests are welcome; bring your friends. A special thanks to Effins Pub and Grill and Junior Achievement Biz Town for their support of the event.

At the end of the month, you can learn from the best our industry has to offer by volunteering to judge Quill awards from other chapters across the nation.  This two-hour judging session will provide insight into other company’s communication practices and help build your professional competencies in strategic communication planning and execution. Sign up to judge the entries here.

In April, you will have the opportunity to learn about the endangered species that lives at the San Diego Airport and hear about how social media helps the airport staff communicate with travelers during times of crisis, like the city-wide blackout of 2011, in a behind-the-scenes airport tour and presentation.  Space is limited.  Be sure to register ASAP.

As of this month, we have more members in our chapter than we have had in more than a year.  A big welcome to all of our new members and thank you to those of you who have renewed your membership.  Please know that our leadership team is dedicated to making your membership a valuable experience. If there is anything we can do to improve your affiliation with IABC/San Diego, please let me know.  I can be reached on Twitter, via email or at 619-203-7390.

I look forward to connecting with you in person over the next few weeks. Thank you for your continued support of IABC/San Diego.


Angie Robert, President
IABC San Diego