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PR Committee meeting minutes – March 10, 2010

The PHS Public Relations Committee met on March 10, 2010, at the Lancaster’s from 2:30 – 4:15.

The committee decided to address three items:

(1) purpose of the PR Committee;

(2) media contacts; and,

(3) website construction/management.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the PHS PR Committee is to:

1. promote PHS in St. Lawrence County and beyond;
2. publicize events and activities;
3. raise public awareness of animal welfare issues and the role of PHS in same;
4. reachout and maintain contact with local and regional media; and,
5. notify the public and address animal and facility issues and emergencies.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Radio/TV:

1340 AM
WMSA
WPDM
WCKN
Fox TV – Ch. 50
WWNY TV
WPBS
Ch. 5
News 10 Now
99 Hits FM
NCPR

Newspapers:

North Country This Week
Park Newspapers (Courier, etc.)
Watertown Daily Times
College Newspapers (4)
The Fourth Coast
Free Trader
Penny Saver

WEBSITE CONSTRUCTION/MANAGEMENT:

Policies:

1. Website content to the public will be managed by PHS PR Committee.
2. Internally, committee chairs should publish, on the website, notes/minutes from committee meetings.
3. Editing of website content will be managed by the PR Committee.

The committee discussed the look and content of the new website. A question was raised about when the website should be open to the public and the committee decided to request this as an agenda item for the next meeting to be voted on by the PHS board. If possible, PHS board members should review the new website prior to the meeting to suggest changes, etc.

Respectfully submitted,
Lucille Waterson

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