Members-at-Large Updates

Date: August 20, 2020
To: Members-at-Large
From: Don Klausmeyer. ABC, VP Region Development

Hello IABC Southern Region Members-at-Large,

I’ve met some of you, but the majority not. As IABC Southern Region’s vice president, Region Development for the 2020-21 board term, one of my responsibilities is to keep in touch with the region’s members-at-large. That means you!

Fun fact: You’re in good company. There are between 60 and 70 members-at-large (it fluctuates) in IABC Southern Region.

PD Resources are Moving Online

IABC headquarters, IABC Southern Region and many chapters are moving professional development offerings online and available on-demand.
For example: IABC Dallas’ July online event featured an overview of the Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned (PESO) model and showed the value of PR to marketing.

  1. Browse the Southern Region’s Professional Development Resources page for free content available to download or replay.
  2. I plan to send notices by email of upcoming chapter-sponsored events as they are available.

What Would Enhance Your Member Experience?

What would you like to see from IABC Southern Region to enhance the value you gain through your IABC membership, especially networking opportunities? Would you participate in virtual happy hours via Zoom? If so, what frequency would you prefer? Please send your thoughts ideas to

Member-at-Large Director Needed

The role of Member-at-Large director is dedicated to communicating and engaging with this group, plus it’s an excellent opportunity to meet your peers throughout the IABC Southern Region. To put your name forward or suggest someone,  please send me a note.

Fall connect2comms Conference will be Virtual

IABC Southern’s signature fall conference, connect2comms, has been reimagined for 2020 in virtual form. It’s scheduled to occur on three consecutive afternoons, November 4 through 6. Watch for content, registration and participation details.

Quick Poll

The 2020 International Conference moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Did you participate, and would you give the experience a thumbs up or thumbs down? Please share any additional thoughts.

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