Meetings

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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Our Next Meeting

Upcoming Meeting: November 26, 2019

Members of The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) invite you to join them for the November 26 Lunch and Learn program at AJ’s on the Bayou.             The November meeting features a panel discussion group, featuring local non-profit organization leaders. Panel members will discuss the work they do and why donations are so important to their charitable organizations, as well as others in our communities. The goal is to show that everyone has the power to make changes in their communities on Giving Tuesday, December 3, and beyond.                   Panel members include  Scarlett Bauman, Director of Marketing, Air Force Enlisted Village; Narissa Jenkins, Executive Director and Founder, Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Therapy Program in Crestview; Kathie Alderman, Director of Development and Community Outreach, Habitat for Humanity of Okaloosa County; and Cindy Holmes, Resource Development Director, United Way Emerald Coast.                   Join ECPRO at AJ’s on the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, to network, visit with old friends and make new friends. Lunch is $15 for members, $20 for associates of members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. If you do not want to eat but want to hear the program, the cost is $10. Guests are always welcome and should bring business cards for networking. Don’t forget door prizes and a few extra dollars for business announcements.             A membership drive is currently underway. For the November meeting, active members are encouraged to invite and bring guests. Active members who bring guests will be eligible to win a grand prize in December.

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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.