Winter 2017 (copy) Print

President's Report

Catherine Lazorko, NC3C President

Dear NC3C Members:  It's time to be thinking about the work you've done this year that you would like to enter into the NC3C Excellence in Communications contest.  We will open the awards submissions Jan. 3, 2018.  All entries will need to be submitted by Feb. 5.

Entering will be done all online via our website at It’s easy! More details will be released Jan. 2.

Recognition begins with sharing your best work for critique by your colleagues. This year, we are pleased to partner with two public communicator organizations from Texas (TAMIO) and Minnesota (MAGC) on award judging. In turn, we will be looking for judges to assist in evaluating their annual contests, so please consider assisting us with judging.  This is a great way to get more involved with NC3C, showcase your abilities to judge specific categories, and partner with us to support fellow communicators in other states, as they support us.

Thanks to President-Elect Dana Kaminske and Past President Glenn Hargett for their work on this exciting new partnership.

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This Month in NC3C


Save the Date(s)!

NC3C Regionals – More than 40 are registered for our free regional workshop on crisis communications planning on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Fayetteville.  While the registration for this meeting is closed, the next regional in Statesville is one you really want to think about attending.

A special regional is being planned in partnership with 3CMA for Feb. 2, 2018, at the Statesville Civic Center.  This regional meeting is being coordinated by Annette Privette Keller, 3CMA board member and NC3C past president. 3CMA regional meetings typically attract communications professionals from three to four states, so this special joint 3CMA-NC3C event will provide a rare opportunity of which we hope you will take advantage.


If you would like to get involved in planning for regionals, reach out to Rebecca Carter at  or Kasia Thompson at  Regional meetings are held throughout the state during the year and do not require much of host organizations -- only to provide an interesting topic and speaker and lunch for attendees.


Another date to pencil in on your calendar is the date of the 2018 NC3C Conference.  We are busy planning for the annual conference to be held April 18-20 2018, in New Bern. If you would like to suggest a speaker or topic, reach out to Rebecca Carter at  Rebecca is also forming a conference committee, so please contact her if you’re interested!

If you are looking for ways to get more involved with NC3C, here are just a few ways you could help:

  • hosting a regional meeting;
  • judging out of state contest entries for Texas or Minnesota;
  • suggesting conference topics and speakers;
  • serving on a conference committee
  • serving on a NC3C board committee.

We'd love to have your help, and we'd love to see NC3C grow from your participation and input!



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