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

Speaker: July 23

Members of The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) invite you to join them for the July 23 Lunch and Learn program at AJ’s on the Bayou.             Rick Scott, lecturer and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Florida, will speak about the new Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree that UWF will be offering in the fall. The four-year degree will prepare students to build successful careers in today’s communication professions.             Scott joined the communication department at UWF in 1999, following his retirement from the U.S. Army. During his 20 years at UWF, Scott has taught public relations principles, PR writing, communication management, media relations and crisis communication.             He is accredited in Public Relations (APR) and is a Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). During his military career, he served in a variety of command and staff assignments, culminating as a spokesperson for the Department of Defense and director of public affairs planning for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.             Scott is a three-time recipient of the UWF Distinguished Teaching Award and was recently named to the UWF Teaching Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Doris Fleischman Unsung Hero Award from the Florida Public Relations Association for consistently providing support and assistance to that association.             He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Florida State University and a master’s in journalism from the University of South Carolina. 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, July 23, 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.

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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
  • September 24
  • 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.