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PRSA Houston Anticiaptes Excalibur, Other Events

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Get Your Seats for Excalibur Gala June 17


Reserve your seat now for this year's Excalibur Awards Gala, emceed by KUHF station manager and chief operating officer Debra Fraser June 17 at the Junior League of Houston.


A cocktail reception and silent auction benefitting the Public Relations Foundation of Houston student scholarship will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the awards presentations. 



Individual Tickets

Before May 31:       $75 members / $90 non-members


Between June 1
& June 14
:             $90 members / $105 non-members


After June 14:        $115 members and $125 non-members


Purchase individual tickets




Reserve a table for your company or friends! Contact Christina LaCanfora or Ed Davis to purchase a table today. Table pricing


Please note if you will need a vegetarian meal when registering. 


Send table and sponsorship package guest lists to Paula Ruth, APR by June 11. 


Visit the Excalibur Awards site for complete details.



PRSA Houston thanks all of our supporters
for making the Excalibur Awards possible


Presenting Sponsor


In-Kind Sponsors



PRSA Houston thanks the following organizations for purchasing tables

Knights of the Roundtable





The Vanguard




‘SteP Up, SuppoRt’ PR Foundation


Step up, take the lead and support the future of your profession. The Public Relations Foundation of Houston will host its annual silent auction June 17 in conjunction with the 2010 Excalibur Awards for Excellence.


You can directly impact future PR professionals by supporting the auction with a donated item or purchasing an item at the event. 


You will get a great product and support the Foundation, so it’s a win-win for everyone. Here are just a few of the great donations you can purchase at the auction:


·         St. Arnolds Brewing Company gift basket

·         Overnight get-a-way for two at the Houstonian Hotel

·         Chi hair care products from Farouk USA

·         Bowling party at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge

·         City-wide family membership to the YMCA of Greater Houston

·         Houston Rockets jerseys from Gulf States Toyota

·         Ensemble Theater tickets

·         Performance tickets from the Houston Ballet

·         Membership to the Museum of the Fine Arts 


The Foundation awards a $3,000 scholarship to support a local, deserving student studying PR or communications each year. The Excalibur Awards auction is PRFH’s largest fundraising event.


To donate an item for the auction, contact: Tricia Bentley or Ania Czarnecka



Ally Hugg Receives PRFH  Scholarship

The Public Relations Foundation of Houston (PRFH) has selected Ally Hugg as the recipient of its sixth annual scholarship. The $3,000 award will help support Hugg's graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin.


Hugg graduated from Bellaire High School and is a senior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she maintains a 3.84 grade point average and serves as the campus’ Public Relations Student Society of America president. She will attend graduate school at the University of Texas in the fall to pursue further studies in Public Relations and Advertising.


The board thanks all of the students who applied for this year's scholarship. All eligible students are encouraged to mark their calendars for early October, when the 2011-2012 scholarship application will be posted on the PRFH page of the PRSA Houston site.


Become an APR - Join a Study Group
Want to become accredited? Join the six-session Study Group beginning June 3. These sessions will cover everything you need to know to be prepared for the exam. Session dates and subjects include:

Thursday, June 3       Basic PR
Concepts; Publics & Public Opinion 
Wednesday, June 9    Communications Theory and Diffusion
Wednesday, June 16  Research and Research Methods
Thursday, June 24     Planning Process
Thursday, July 8        Law and Ethics
Thursday, July 15      Business Literacy
Please register by June 3. Registration for this event includes the entire series. Study Group materials will be sent only to those registered.

Time:           6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:      University of St. Thomas Basilian Room
                   Welder Hall, 1st Floor, 1303 Sul Ross Street, 77006

Parking:       Street parking minimal; Moran Center parking garage available near W. Alabama/ Graustark

Contact:       Kelly George, APR, 281-575-4009


Add PR Day to Your Planner - Nov. 30

PRSA Houstons PR Day 2010 a one-day workshop and expo event – is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. This year’s theme is PRSA: Promoting Relationships and Surviving Adversity.
Interested in networking and showcasing your communications talents to others in our community? You can still help make this year’s PR Day a hit. Committee contributions include programming, logistics, communications and more.
Contact: Lady Oliver or Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717

Making It Happen: Integrated Strategic Communications in the Energy Industry 
PRSA Members - join AMA Energy and Marketing Strategy SIGs Friday, June 4, for a timely, interactive workshop and discussion about how to transition from tactical to developing strategic, analytical and tracking programs to deliver better results and reach critical audiences in and out of the energy sector. During this three-hour jam-packed session, you will learn how a strategic and research-based approach can deliver more revenue, more brand value, better employees and more shareholder value. 
PRSA Members get AMA Member rate for this event! 
Come prepared to be inspired, energized and armed with the tools to transform your marketing efforts and industry perceptions.

Topics covered include:
  • How to create a sound business development strategy from market intelligence
  • How to evaluate market research and extract maximum insight out of the data
  • Simple fixes to get more return on your PR efforts
  • How to leverage your marketing efforts to resonate with more than just customers (students, general public, analysts, media)

Panelists will include:

·         David Bat, president, Welling and Company

·         Travis Harper, account manager, PR Newswire

·         Marina Kaplan, director, Strategy and Business Development, ConocoPhillips

·         Michele Wood, brand marketing manager, Statoil 



Date:           Friday, June 4, 2010

Time:           7:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Location:      BMC Software - Citywest Building 2 Auditorium
2101 Citywest Boulevard, 77042
Visitor parking only at BMC campus

Contact:         Rebecca Castillo


Register online by Thursday, June 3, 2010, 12 p.m.


Advance Registration

$35 AMA Members

$55 Non-Members

$20 Students (ID required)

At the door pricing

$45 AMA Members

$65 Non-Members

$20 Students (ID required)


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Erin Schwartz
(713) 563-4920
Author: Erin Schwartz
Phone: (713) 563-4920
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