John Dillin Award
The John Dillin Professional Award for service to the Florida Public Relations Association has been established as the highest, most prestigious award of the Association. The award honors the spirit and dedication of FPRA’s first president and founder, Lt. Col. John Dillin, and his lifetime of service to and support of the Association.
The purpose of the annual award is to recognize an FPRA member for his/her outstanding contribution to the Association and the field of public relations. The award is presented at FPRA’s Annual Conference.
Procedure: Every professional member of the Florida Public Relations Association who meets the award criteria and whose membership is active as of the nomination deadline is eligible to be nominated with the exception of members of the current Executive Committee, Award Selection Committee and State Board of Director(s).
The Award Selection Committee will present a recommendation to FPRA’s Board of Director(s) for a vote at the May State Board Meeting. A nomination must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the FPRA’s Board of Director(s) at which a quorum is present.
Nominations must be made in a double-spaced, typewritten format including specific rationale addressing why the nominee should receive this award according to the following award criteria:
- Nominee must have been an FPRA member for a minimum of ten years;
- Nominee must have made outstanding and long lasting contribution to FPRA and to the public relations profession in ways other than as an FPRA officer;
- Nominee does not have to have served as an officer of FPRA.
The award recipient will be notified by mail by the Award Selection Committee Chair following the May State Board Meeting in order to give the recipient sufficient notice to receive his/her award at the Annual Conference.
Doris Fleischman Award
The Doris Fleischman Award is intended to honor the heretofore-unrecognized contributions an individual FPRA member has made to the public relations profession and/or to FPRA. In essence, this is an “unsung” hero award intended to reward that individual who consistently provides support and assistance to the Association.
The award was established to honor the achievements and contributions of Doris Fleischman, business partner and wife of Edward L. Bernays, the “father” of public relations. It honors those FPRA members who, like Ms. Fleischman, make contributions to the field of public relations through consistent, tireless efforts. It is meant to honor a member for his/her “behind the scenes” work and FPRA volunteer efforts that go unnoticed by chapter members and are not recognized by other awards programs.
Procedure: Every professional member of FPRA who meets the award criteria and whose membership is active as of the nomination deadline is eligible with the exception of members of the Executive Committee, the State Board and the Award Selection Committee.
Nomination information will be sent to FPRA chapter leaders or any FPRA member requesting a form. The completed forms are to be returned to the Immediate Past President of FPRA who is responsible for establishing a Selection Committee to review the applications and select a finalist.
Nominations must include a double-spaced, typewritten rationale with specific examples addressing why the nominee should receive the award.
Nominees must be a current member of the chapter and a member of FPRA for a minimum of two years prior to nomination. Nominations should spell out the role the chapter member has played in serving on committees, developing programs, handling activities, serving as a Board member, etc. An FPRA summary of activities should be included with the nomination.
All nominations and a recommendation will be presented to the FPRA Board of Director(s) at the May State Board Meeting. Nominations must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the State Board at which a quorum is present.
****Nominations for the John Dillin and Doris Fleischman awards are due to Immediate Past President Jennifer Moss, APR, CPRC by April 6th. Email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or your may fax your nomination to 941-906-1556.