Welcome, School PR Experts!
The members of the Arizona School Public Relations Association (ASPRA) are looking forward to your visit to the desert in July 2007. Plans are already underway for Monsoon Madness, our Tuesday night social, which we guarantee will be one of the highlights of your visit to Phoenix.

Check back often, as we plan to update this site regularly. We want to make sure all of our visitors are prepared for Arizona, A to Z!


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9 Days Left to Sign up for Monsoon Madness!

Get your tickets by Thursday, July 12
You don't want to miss out on this fun night of eating and dancing the night away with your fellow NSPRAns, high atop the Pointe at South Mountain Resort. Enjoy the magnificent view of Phoenix at sunset while you feast on a hearty meal from the world famous Rustlers Roost restaurant (www.rustlersrooste.com).

Each guest will get to chow down on ALL of the following:

  • 10 oz. Prime Top Sirloin
  • 1/4 Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner
  • Salad
  • Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • All American Apple Pie

Spouses and NSPRA friends are also welcome! Need a babysitter? Please contact Judi Willis: jwillis@pvschools.net.

Complementary bus services will be provided between the Legacy Golf Resort and the Pointe South Mountain Resort.

Tickets must be reserved before Thursday the 12th. Buy your Monsoon Madness tickets today!



Category: announcements -- posted at: 8:08 PM


Looking for a babysitter for NSPRA '07? Plus... get your discounted Diamondbacks tickets!

Need a Sitter?

We know a lot of folks will want to take advantage of their trip to Arizona to bring their family along and take in the water park at the Pointe South Mountain, or to take a trip to Montezuma’s Castle or the Grand Canyon.

You might think that having the kids along will preclude you from attending Tuesday’s Monsoon Madness and missing all that fun. . . but it won’t. If we get enough feedback, ASPRA will arrange to provide trained sitters for the Tuesday event, including one certified in First Aid and CPR. If you are interested in taking advantage of a sitting service, contact Judi Willis, APR at jwillis@pvschools.net. The anticipated cost will be $5-7 per child, with a discount for two or more children. We are still negotiating with our potential babysitters!

There is a possibility that sitters will also be available on other nights during the Seminar, but we will need advance notice so we can attempt to schedule them for you. Rates would be similar to those listed above. If you believe you might take advantage of expanded babysitting services, please include that information in your message to Judi.

At least one person has expressed interest in knowing if other NSPRAns are bringing teens - so his son has someone to hang out with while Dad's in sessions. Please let Judi know the gender and age of your teen, and we'll try to hook you up with others who respond.

Spring Training Is Over . . . This is Baseball for REAL!
The Arizona Diamondbacks are offering discounted tickets to ALL NSPRA MEMBERS for the Saturday, July 14, 2007 game against the San Diego Padres.

Tickets for the game are available in the following sections: Lower Level, Bullpen Reserves, Section 106. Please download the stadium map (PDF) for general location of tickets.

***THE ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR TICKETS IS TO LOG ON TO www.diamondbacks.com/groups ***
Enter nspra for i.d. and ballgame for password.
Sat, July 14, 2007 6:40 pm San Diego Padres

Seating is limited. All orders will be filled with the best available seats and mailed back to the address provided. Giveaways are limited to first designated number of fans in attendance.

Category: announcements -- posted at: 5:57 PM


Less than 80 Days Until NSPRA 2007! Buy your Monsoon Madness tickets and shirts today!
We are less than 80 days away from NSPRA 2007 and no one knows that better than your Arizona crew. We’re busy getting things ready and squared away for what we hope will be the biggest NSPRA Conference ever. Here are just a few things you can expect:
  • An Expanded Sunday Night Reception. Working with NSPRA, we’re hoping to make sure no one walks away hungry. While you’re at the reception, get into the groove with Steele Sounds, a local steel drum band that’s sure to get your feet tapping.

  • Monsoon Madness. Get out your most comfortable and casual tropical togs and plan to attend MONSOON MADNESS on Tuesday evening! ASPRA members guarantee a great time as you enjoy a menu so scrumptious it would make Cookie at the chuck wagon blush! Your meal will be served at the world famous Rustlers-Roost (www.rustlersrooste.com). You can read more about it and buy your tickets on the Monsoon Madness page.

  • The Never Say Quit ASPRA Booth. Lost? Need Information? Need to know where to rent a car?  You can get all of that and more at the ASPRA Booth. Don’t forget to stop by for your welcome bag, Monsoon Madness tickets, Arizona A to Z shirts, or just to visit.

ALSO: Starting today you can buy your Monsoon Madness tickets AND your Arizona A to Z shirts instantly and securely through PayPal!

Or, if you'd like to save a couple dollars, mail us your payment along with an order form.

Visit the Monsoon Madness page to purchase your tickets.

Visit the Get Your Shirts page to purchase your "Arizona A to Z" shirts.

Category: announcements -- posted at: 6:32 PM

 

Get Ready for Monsoon Madness!
Get out your most comfortable and casual tropical togs and plan to attend MONSOON MADNESS on Tuesday evening!  

ASPRA members guarantee a great time as you enjoy a menu so scrumptious it would make Cookie at the chuck wagon blush! Your meal will be served at the world famous Rustlers Roost (www.rustlersrooste.com), high atop the Pointe at South Mountain Resort. Rustlers Roost not only offers some of the best Western fare this side of the Rio Grande, but you’ll also get to dance the night away and be rewarded with a spectacular view of Phoenix and the surrounding area. 

Each guest will get to chow down on ALL of the following:

  • 10 oz. Prime Top Sirloin
  • 1/4 Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner
  • Salad
  • Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • and All American Apple Pie. 

Reserve your spot today by downloading and sending us a Monsoon Madness Reservation Form (PDF).

We look forward to seeing you all. . . and when the Monsoon hits, get ready for the madness to begin!

Category: announcements -- posted at: 5:45 PM


Sunny Updates, Episode #01
Meet Sunny McFarland, Phoenix's own 365-day Prognosticator and Expert Meteorologist. He'll be bringing you local updates as the 2007 NSPRA Seminar gets closer.

The first episode is a replay of Sunny and the Channel 7 News Team investigating the planned invasion of "NESPRA" members to the Valley of the Sun.

This video was first released to attendees of the NSPRA 2006 Seminar closing banquet in Chicago.

Just click the play button below to view, and be sure to subscribe via iTunes or e-mail to receive new episodes when they're released.





Direct download: nspra2007_01_30MB.mp4
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 2:51 PM