Join us for our first event in 2021! Virtual Networking and Trivia - Win Gift Cards and Pies! 

WHEN: Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

WHAT: GKC-PRSA members and non-members are invited to join us for a night of virtual trivia and networking. Say good-bye to 2020 and win yourself a pie! (No really, if your team is the overall winner, we will send all of your team members a pie!). Each winning team from each round will receive a gift card! Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to connect with PR pros from across the Kansas City Region. 

How to Register:

  • As a team or as an individual
  • Do you have a team(4-6 players)? Awesome! Come up with a fun team name then have everyone on your team register (that way everyone receives the event details!). When you register, you will enter your team name so make sure everyone on the team uses it. Team captains can register all players, just choose the number of tickets per people on your team.
  • Don't have a team? No problem! Sign up as an individual and we'll place you on a team or create teams of other individuals.
  • Tickets cost $5
  • Sign up HERE

How It Works:

  • Find your teammates and sign up!
  • Teams of 4-6 players
  • 7:00 pm CST - Trivia Starts!
  • There will be 5 rounds of trivia with 10 questions each round.
  • Teams will have 1-minute to answer questions.
  • We will send you a link to join the Zoom and instructions after you sign up

 

 

 

Please join as a member if you are not already a part of our chapter.


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About GKC-PRSA

The Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter is a community of public relations and communications professionals across the Kansas City area, from recent college graduates to leaders of some of the largest firms, agencies and non-profits. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field.

In addition, we support students from across the Midwest who are members of their campus Public Relations Student Society of America chapters.

We have approximately 200 members and hold regular professional development luncheons to enhance our professional growth. Our chapter also boasts signature events, such as our annual PRISM Awards gala honoring the year’s best in communications excellence and our full-day, interactive student event, our PRSSA Summit. At GKC-PRSA our mission is to be the professional resource and advocate for Kansas City’s PR and Communications community.

PO Box 413794, KCMO 64141

 

Inez Kaiser

A Tribute To Inez Kaiser, Kansas City’s Own

by Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA

I want to thank the chapter for allowing me to share a story about one of Kansas City’s very own national black pioneers. When I was president of the Kansas City chapter in 1998, there was a decidedly diminutive exquisitely dressed “older” African-American woman at the PRISM awards I had not met before. I asked someone who it was. I was about to give a speech, and the only thing I can honestly recall was the response, “oh, that’s Inez Kaiser.” I went up to give my “all-important” speech and the moment to meet Inez was lost. I don’t recall seeing her again.

Fast-forward 22 years later. I was attending the Museum of Public Relations 5th Annual Black History Month event as the guest of speaker Cheryl Proctor-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA, past chair of PRSA and a noted PR Business Strategist/Executive Coach. Cheryl not only knew who Inez was, she celebrated her as one of the black pioneers of the public relations profession in her presentation, “Why History Matters: Making the Case for Storytelling.”

Perhaps chapter members don’t know what I learned that night and subsequently: Inez Kaiser was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1918. She worked 20 years for the Kansas City school district before entering public relations. She started Kaiser & Associates here in Kansas City, and she was the first African-American woman to own and run a public relations firm with national clients in the U.S. She was the first African-American woman to join PRSA nationally. She was also the first African-American woman to join the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. She wrote a column for the Kansas City Star, “As I See It” and a syndicated column, “Fashion Wise and Otherwise” to help other African-American woman and promote pictures of women of color. She was a counselor to presidents Nixon and Ford – but as noted by her son voted for Obama! The list goes on.   

She was an extraordinary national trail blazer that is one of Kansas City’s own.

Inez Kaiser passed away at 98 years old in 2016. I know how hard it is to start a business as a woman, but to start a business in 1957 as an African American woman? I’m glad I got to know her story, but regret I never really met her. We have so much to thank Inez.

Immediate past president Norita Taylor, APR is working with me to engage with interested members to celebrate Inez Kaiser in other meaningful ways. If you knew her, please email me at [email protected] or Norita Taylor at [email protected] to share more chapter memories. Thank you Inez and thank you Cheryl-Proctor Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA for calling attention to Inez Kaiser’s enduring legacy.