Summer break – no meetings in July and August
June 6, 2018 – WSDOT and WSP on the crisis communications efforts in the DuPont derailment.
May 2, 2018 – Deborah McLain of Creative Force Press on “What’s Your Story.”
April 4, 2018 – How Ecology Is Making Its Electronic Documents Accessible for People With Disabilities
March 7, 2018 – Monica Zimmer, APR, principal of Connected on Getting Past the Fear of the Unknown: Communicating During Extreme Change
February 7, 2018 – Getting Your APR
January 10, 2018 – Carlos Camargo on Modern Marketing Techniques.
November 1, 2017 – No meeting
October 7, 2017 – Shawna Stewart with Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau
June 7, 2017 – Frank Van Gelder, KBTC-TV.
May 2017 – no meeting
April 5, 2017 – Sandy Kaiser, Evergreen State College Vice President for College Relations, on a new nationwide rebranding effort underway for the college.
February 1, 2017 – “When Crises Collide: The Similarities and Differences on Handling PR Crisis from a Public and Private Perspective” – South Sound Group with Olympia Communicators
December 7, 2016 – “Social Marketing and ROI” with Nancy Lee. Learn when and why the Social Marketing option should be considered.
November 2, 2016 – “A Case Study in Creating a Strategic Public Image Campaign,” presented by Cindy Sharpe of Sharpe Public Relations and Therese Murphy of the Washington State Council of Firefighters.
October 5, 2016 – Cheryl Heywood, Library Director for the Timberland Regional Library, on the numerous publication resources available on TRL.org.
September 7, 2016 – Tour the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
May 4, 2016 – Peter Epperson on “Values-Based Communication.”
April 6, 2016 – Dusti Demerest, Executive Editor of the Olympian, on how you can continue to best make use of this great local resource.
March 2, 2016 – Denise Walz on “Partnership Mining: Extending Your Reach and Leveraging Budgets through Public/Private Partnerships”
February 3, 2016 – Shauna Stewart, Executive Director of the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau
January 6, 2016 – Field Trip to WSDOT Emergency Operations Center
December 2, 2015 – David Ammons, Communications Director, Secretary of State
November 4, 2015 – Michael Buschmohle on How to Handle Complaints and Say No
October 7, 2015 – Dave Workman on Self-Publishing ‘Letter from Alabama’
June 3, 2015 – TVW Field Trip
April 1, 2015 – Communicating with the Hard of Hearing
February 4, 2015 – Community Engagement
January 7, 2015 – No meeting
November 5, 2014 – What Every PIO Needs to Know: Lessons from Oso. Guest speaker(s) yet to be determined.
October 1, 2014 – Take a Tour of TCTV
September 3, 2014 – The Latest Trends in Paid Media for Government Communicators with Kim Schmanke, Communications Director for Revenue, and panelists Jeremy Bertrand (WSDOT) and Mary Ann Grajek (MediaPlus+).
June 4, 2014 – Plain Talk and User-Centered Design with Dana Howard Botka, Customer Communications & Usability Consultant.
May 7, 2014 – Speak and Write Like a Leader with Michael Buschmohle, President of Applause Associates.
March 5, 2014 – When the Media Calls, Are You Prepared? with Cindy Sharpe, president of Sharpe Public Relations.
February 5, 2014 – Creativity in Communications with Marc Connelly.
December 4, 2013 – Google Analytics for the Rest of Us with Niquette Kelcher, web and content strategy manager for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
November 6, 2013 – Let’s Talk Higher Education: Kellie Braseth, Dean of College Relations at South Sound Community College; Todd Sprague, Executive Director for Marketing, Communications and College Relations at The Evergreen State College; Jennifer Fellinger, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Saint Martin’s University.
October 2, 2013 – Linda Robson, PIO with Thurston County, on the new Washington Emergency Public Information Network–WEPIN.
September 4, 2013 – Joe Jimenez, public affairs officer for the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology at JBLM, on crisis communication.
June 5, 2013 – Jerre Redecker, senior editor for The Olympian, on how to best get your story into the paper.
May 1, 2013 – The current or acting communications directors for all nine of the statewide elected officials: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, and Commissioner of Public Lands.