Congratulations to Laurie Marshall and Jean Woodman, who each won an Amazon Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet in our PMC membership raffle!
PMC has created a meetup group on www.meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Society-for-Technical-Communication-Phila-Metro-Chapter/
So what is Meetup.com? From their website:
“Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.”
PMC is hoping to reach out to members of our local community and entice them to participate in our meetings, even if they are not current STC members.
Why should you join Meetup.com? Well, it is free to join, and you can list as many interests as you like. It isn’t just for technical communication. If your interests range from backpacking to bookmaking to knitting to bird watching to home brewing to surfing, then there are meetup groups out there for you.
So go ahead a create your free Meetup.com account, join the PMC group, and also explore your other interest and find out who in your area shares those same passions!
After the snow storm on the 8th, our holiday party was rescheduled to the 15th, with a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who participated, especially Karen Levine who hosted.
What: Get on Board: Entraining Volunteers webinar
Speaker: Ben Woelk
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: Noon-1:00pm EST
Volunteers are the life blood of a community, but often seem to be in short supply. Without fresh or reinvigorated volunteers, communities will decline. With impassioned volunteers, communities will flourish.
Using an analogy of train travel, this progression provides a framework for identifying, recruiting, and retaining volunteers.
About the Speaker:
Ben Woelk is a past president of the Rochester Chapter; architect, chair, and Board liaison of the Community Affairs Committee (CAC), and a Director of the Board of STC. Ben has identified and recruited numerous volunteers to the Rochester council, mentoring team, and the CAC Outreach Team. He’s a strong proponent of servant leadership and the importance of casting a vision.
The webinar is free. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter is sponsoring a webinar with Michael Hamilton, vice president for product management at MadCap Software. Mike will present a live session focusing on single-sourcing strategies that address unique challenges for elements beyond text, such as translation, graphics, and multimedia content. Mike will address best practices for achieving the desired goals and talk about some of the new features in MadCap Flare and the MadPak Suite.
This session will be available only as a live streaming event through GotoMeeting. When you register for this webinar, we will send you the information you need to connect and participate. The cost for the session is $10.