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    Joining the Memphis Chapter of PRSA

    When you become a member of the Memphis Chapter of PRSA, you join professionals in the Memphis area and more than 19,000 professionals nationally who share their knowledge to help all members advance their careers and their profession. In addition to the professional growth, membership gives you access to current job openings and a host of new friends who can help smooth the path of your career.

    Professionals from nonprofits, large corporations, small private institutions, consulting agencies and free-lancers offer a diversity of experiences that make the chapter so valuable to members.

    To learn more about Memphis Chapter membership, view the information listed below.

    Types of Memberships and Dues

    Professionals who work full time in the public relations field, as well as communication educators, are eligible for membership in PRSA. Our members are professionals in marketing, special events, media relations, graphic arts, writing and design of publications, education, public relations management and strategic planning – among many other responsibilities.

    Membership is divided into two categories: member and associate. Members must be employed in the public relations profession or be employed in the teaching or administration of public relations curriculum in an accredited college or university. Each member must pay a one-time initiation fee of $65, annual national dues of $255 and annual local dues of $130. There is no charge for members to attend the local monthly PRSA luncheons; we just ask that you RSVP for the meetings.

    Associate members pay national dues at a reduced cost. You are not assessed an initiation fee as long as you qualify for associate membership. There are four classifications of associate:
    1. PRSSA graduate ($60 national dues, $130 local dues);
    2. Full-time master's or doctorate student ($60 national dues, $130 local dues);
    3. less than one year of experience ($115 national dues, $130 local dues); and
    4. less than two years of experience ($155 national dues, $130 local dues).
    Associate dues may also be paid on a quarterly basis.

    For questions concerning categories of PRSA membership, or to receive a free membership packet, contact our coordinator Jamie Coggins at or 901-488-0663.

    Joining as a New Member or Transferring Membership

    New Members

    There are now two ways you can join PRSA as a new member!

    Snail Mail:

    If you are joining PRSA for the first time, you must contact our coordinator, Jamie Coggins at or 901.488.0663 to receive a membership packet. You may begin the process by downloading and completing the Membership Application and then mailing it to:

    Chapter Coordinator
    PRSA Memphis
    PO Box 341023
    Bartlett, TN 38184

    Join Online

    Now you can join online over a secure connection. When applying online, don't forget to add the $130 local Memphis chapter dues in addition to any national fees.

    Apply online.

    Transferring Membership

    If you are currently a PRSA member, but would like to transfer your membership to the Memphis chapter, just follow these steps:

    1. Call the national PRSA office at (212) 460-1400 and let them know you are transferring your membership to the Memphis chapter. They will need your name, company name, and the name of the chapter of which you are currently a member.

    2. Contact Memphis Membership at and let us know that you are transferring your membership to the Memphis chapter. You will need to provide your name, company, Memphis address, phone number, and the name of the chapter of which you are currently a member.