If you have ever been a member of an organization, work-related or not, that you liked–you know how it makes you feel: accepted, wanted, appreciated, and gives you a sense of belonging. Now, if you knew your organization was to disband then how would you feel? Sad? Dis-heartened? Even afraid, maybe? Well, this could happen to STC’s Philadelphia Metro Chapter. How can the possible closing of the chapter be avoided? You! You can happen. You can make it possible for the continued life of the chapter.
How? Simple. Run for an elected office or step up to volunteer for an operating committee: Membership, Programming, and Communications.
This year, the chapter transformed from a four-person elected Board to a two-person elected Board with multiple volunteer at-large director positions. This is the minimum that the chapter can survive with. If we do not maintain this Board, then the chapter will either disband or be merged into another. Help us keep our chapter alive!
How can you do this? Nominate yourself or a fellow tech communicator to one of the two elected positions: President and Treasurer/Secretary. The other At-Large Director positions are volunteer, but the entire council works together to coordinate webinars, get-togethers, CONDUIT, and other activities bringing outstanding educational topics to the membership. And the good news is all positions are for a one-year term.
More good news! Nomination deadline has been extended to May 15th. Go ahead, nominate someone – even yourself! And bring it!