The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) chapter would like to welcome you to their meetings. ECPRO members are employed in a wide variety of fields including public relations, marketing, advertising and the media. Anyone involved in the art of “communication" will benefit from the ECPRO experience!

If you are interested in speaking at a meeting, or if you have ideas for future programs, please contact Publicity Kathy Morrow.

Where: AJs on the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 11:30 a.m. Networking 11:50 a.m. Meeting
Cost: $15.00 for members; $20.00 for associates of members; $25.00 for non-members; $10.00 for full-time students. If you do not want to eat but want to hear the speaker, the cost is $10.
Guests: Guests are always welcome and should bring business cards for networking. Don’t forget a few extra dollars for business announcements.

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ECPRO honors Jean Dutton at holiday social, scholarship fundraiser

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) invites you to the club’s annual holiday social and fundraising event on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Twisted Grape Wine Bar in Shalimar. Jean Dutton (left) and Monica Herrera (right), ECPRO president.             This year’s event will honor Jean Dutton, who has been a dedicated member of ECPRO for many years. Dutton has aided in the club’s success throughout the years by serving on the board and by advertising and promoting the organization. She has been active in the community since her late husband’s assignment to Hurlburt Field. She was the director of the Crisis Line for 17 years and executive director of Shelter House for three years. Most recently, Dutton sold advertising and took pictures for Emerald Ladies’ Journal.             Along with honoring Dutton, this annual social provides an opportunity to learn more about the Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation, which was established in 2007 to support education and advancement in public relations and related fields. The Foundation has provided scholarships each year to local high school students pursuing higher education and a career in public relations, marketing or journalism. Fundraising efforts are necessary to provide a pool for future scholarships.             ECPRO members, guests, prospective members and the media are invited to attend. There will be networking, socializing, food, drinks and door prizes. Event tickets are $25 per person through, and one free drink ticket is included. Tickets at the door will be $35. There will also be a cash bar.             Join us at this event for food, wine and friends at The Twisted Grape, 1193B N Eglin Parkway. For more information about ECPRO or the event, contact Kathy Morrow at 850-974-3662.

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Lunch Menu

Menu Choices for ECPRO Lunch and Learn at AJ’s on the Bayou

Chicken Caesar Wrap Grilled Chicken, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. Served with fries.
Classic Fish Sandwich (Fried, Grilled or Blackened)- dressed with tartar sauce and Cole slaw. Served with Fries.
Kahuna Burger Ground Steak patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, and our sweet n’spicy pickles. Served on brioche bun. Served with Fries.
Tuesday Weekday Special Grilled or fried pork chops with mashed potatoes & gravy. One lunch side, and dinner roll.
Aj’s Pasta Orleans Linguine in a creamy white wine Cajun reduction with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms topped with green onions.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December – TBD

Other Activities

Members are asked to bring door prizes for the meeting. A 50/50 drawing is held at each meeting, so bring some cash. Also, bring business cards for networking. Members and guests are allowed to present announcements concerning special programs or news about their business. Announcements are $1 for members and $2 for non-members.