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Hello friends,

At our October meeting we pinned five APRs. That's right - five! A big congratulations to (pictured l/r) Meg Burton, APR; Betsy Emmons, APR; Nia Johnson, APR; Cristina Almanza, APR; and Toni Herrera-Bast, APR.

We hold a pinning ceremony each month someone earns their APR. So to pin five APRs in one month is highly unusual. It says a lot about of each these practitioners - dedicated, focused, intelligent and they know our craft.

This also says a lot about our APR chairs: Carl Carter, APR; and Ashley Fulmer, APR. For years, we hosted classes that the chairs taught. This year, Carl and Ashley had a different approach. They asked a different APR to show up each week to teach. So each week the class saw a different success story; each week they saw a different way of looking at things; and each week they obviously learned a lot.

So I ask you to take a turn from Carl, Ashley and our five newest APRs - take a moment to look at things differently every chance you get. Just because it has always been done one way doesn't mean that has to continue. Don't be afraid to shake things up or just mix them up. The end results may shock the world in a good way.

Best wishes everyone,
Kevin Storr, APR
Alabama PRSA President