The Rochester Media Association’s next two events will be a networking social in February and a film-discussion professional development event in March. Mark your calendars for both of them now, along with the third annual awards banquet in May.
Our next event is a membership drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 11 at Matthews East End Grill, 200 East Ave. It will include light appetizers and your first drink is on us!
You don’t have to be a member to stop by, but we’re convinced you’ll join before you leave!
That’s because your $25 annual membership supports our annual banquet, professional development events and social networking events. Members do not have to pay to attend professional development events and get a discount on banquet tickets. Being a member also enables you to nominate and vote on our Impact Award winners.
In addition to joining at any event, you can sign up to be a member using PayPal.
In co-sponsorship with several other area media groups, RMA will present a showing of the film Miss Representation, which explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America through s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.
The event will take place at The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday March 12. A networking session will precede a 6:45 p.m. showing of the film, followed by a panel discussion of the themes it presents. Tickets are $7 for members of RMA and other sponsoring organizations. Advance purchases can be made through the Public Relations Society of America Rochester Chapter website.
The third annual awards banquet will take place Saturday May 9 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Details will be reported here on the website as they become available.
Ballots for the Impact Awards will be sent via email in mid-February, and only current members whose dues are paid will be eligible to vote. If you are unsure of your membership status, email the association to inquire about it.