January 30th Meeting Recap


Mentor/Mentee Program

  • Email Libby Bradford before this Sunday (2/5) if you are interested in being a part of the mentor/mentee program.

(Net)Work Your Way to the Top with PRSSA & ImPRessions

  • February 15th from 6:30-8 in Schoonover 145
  • Bring your resume, notebook, and look professional
  • Get your resume critiqued and learn from those who have been there before. Also send applications & get a gift

Pay your DUES

  • Dues are due February 20th — $80 (cash or check)
  • Benefits: mentor/mentee program, internship listings, national memberships and discounts, looks great on resume


  • Stickers $3
  • T-shirts $15

Interested in Blogging?

  • If you are interested in blogging, please email Jennica (jl390412) for more information
  • Feel free to sign up for any open slot on the calendar

Networking Trips

  • Spots are open for Cleveland (2/10) and Nashville (2/17)
  • For more details & to sign up, email scripps.prssa@gmail.com

PRSSA National Assembly

  • Go to Seattle for free!
  • Resume and cover letter due February 1st at 5 p.m


Run for PRSSA E-Board

  • Election info sessions on February 8th @7:30 in Scripps 114 & February 20th @7 in Alden 319
  • E-Board is held Wednesdays at 5pm in Schoonover 508

Member Spotlight

  • Hallie Kile
  • Twitter: @halkile22


Resource for Members

  • Emily’s office hours: Baker 318 Tuesday 4:30-6:30

Guest Speaker: Samantha Smith-Communication Manager @ The Ronald McDonald House


The Columbus Ronald McDonald House Basic Information

  • 137 Bedroom facilities complete with community rooms, laundry facilities and a kitchen
  • Average family stays 8 nights
  • Serves families with children in any Central Ohio hospital
  • Largest Ronald McDonald House in the world
  • Expansion opened September 2014 (additional guest rooms, rooftop garden, spa, princess room, and 5 family homes)
  • Newest Addition: The Family Room (coming soon)

The Ronald McDonald House Mission Statement

  • Ronald McDonald house charities of central Ohio creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.


The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

  • Launched December 1st, 2010
  • Traveling pediatric medical clinic (Physicians and Nurses)
  • Taking care to underserved areas of Central and Southeast Ohio
  • Serves over 1,000 children per year

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Individual house warmers
  • Group volunteering
  • Meal groups
  • Special projects
  • Craftsmen
  • Special events
  • Red Shoe Society

Ways to Give:

  • Wish List Drive
  • Pop Tabs
  • Adopt-A-Room
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Donate your vehicle to RMHC
  • Include RMHC in your estate plans

More about Samantha Smith:

  • Graduate of The Ohio State University
  • Got connected with RMHC through an internship her senior year and was offered a job following the internship
  • Started as a communication and marketing intern (worked special events, wrote thank yous, etc.)
  • Wrote a family story (interviewed the family and went to the hospital to meet the little boy)
  • Runs the social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • In charge of meeting the cause marketing budget
  • Works directly with videography and partners with Pixel Park to create all media content
  • Works everyday to come up with new ways to promote/ask for money on social media
  • Must make sure all content is up to “brand standards”

More about The Ronald McDonald House:

  • Run almost completely by volunteers
  • Only 22 paid employees
  • RMHC has a 4-million-dollar revenue that needs to be met in order to keep the house running
  • Donations: $420,000 every year
  • Grants Budget: $290,000 every year
  • Cause Marketing Budget: $410,000
  • Special Event Budget: over 1 million, promoted on social media

If you want to help The Ronald McDonald House get the chance to win $100,000; go to votecoachmatta.com and vote!!

See you all at next week’s meeting!



This week’s meeting recap is brought to you by Hannah Browsky! Hannah is a strategic communication major. Follow her on Twitter @HannahBrowsky!






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