Baton Rouge Membership Benefits

Professional Membership - $80 Annually

The following benefits are included in Professional Membership:

  • Membership in the state Public Relations Association of Louisiana
  • Membership in the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)
  • Professional development and networking opportunities with your Greater Baton Rouge peers
  • Access to online portal that includes member database with contact information and industry job postings
  • Discount membership rate for monthly luncheon meetings
  • Discount membership rate for annual SPRF Conference
  • Access to member-only events with media, including regular CoffeePRess and News & Brews
  • Access to PRAL monthly newsletter with industry news, trends, events and more
  • Recognition opportunities through Red Stick Awards, PRAL State Awards and SPRF Awards
  • Eligibility to earn APR certification, support through APR process and free access to study materials
  • Access to exclusive PRSA webinars
  • Access to Mentorship Program
  • Leadership development opportunities via participation on PRAL Committees and Board of Directors.

Premier Professional Membership - $300 Annually

The Premier Professional Membership benefits consist of everything included in Professional Membership, in addition to:

  • Lunch included for all regular monthly meetings (value of $200)
  • 2 free guest lunch passes (value of $50)
    • Must both be used in the calendar year
    • Can be used for two guests at one meeting or one guest at two meetings
    • Regular meetings only, not awards
  • Half off all Red Stick Awards entry fees up to 5 entries (value of $75)
  • $50 toward APR (distributed upon completion) (value of $50)

Post-Graduate Professional Membership - $40 Annually

The Post Graduate Professional Membership benefits consist of everything in Professional Membership at a discounted rate. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Present a copy of their diploma for special member rates within the first year following graduation
  • Once accepted, post-graduate members are automatically entered as a mentee in Mentor Program

Student Membership - $25 Annually

Student Membership benefits include everything in the Professional Membership at a student rate. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college or university.