Thank you to all of our members who participated in the survey regarding the 2020 Evening of Honors and Ernest R. McDowell Award! We presented three options for how to proceed with this year’s event, given the current environment:
- Host a virtual event and present the annual awards.
- Cancel the event but still select an honoree.
- Cancel the event and do not honor anyone in 2020.
The majority of respondents indicated that their preference would be to hold a virtual 2020 Evening of Honors using Zoom or another online platform and award the 2020 Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations and 2020 Robert M. Fisher Membership Recruitment Award.
As such, the Awards and Installation Committee plans to move forward with hosting a virtual event this November, and the annual awards will be presented at that time. The event flow will be similar to the in-person Evening of Honors, with the transition of leadership and opportunities for individuals to speak about the award recipient.
Stay tuned for more details about this event in a future newsletter! In the meantime, we have extended our deadline to submit nominations for the Ernest R. McDowell Award to Friday, September 11. If you know someone worthy of this distinguished recognition, please submit details in support of your nomination to Katelyn McNally at firstname.lastname@example.org using the nomination form on the PPRS website.