The next get-together of the STC (Society for Technical Communication) Networking Group will be Tuesday, May 21. We’ll be meeting at 6:30 at Famous Dave’s, 104 Route 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ (right above Chapel Avenue). Please RSVP by emailing Gary Sternberg at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend, but feel free to come at the last minute if you are able to do so. Hope to see you May 21!
It’s that time of year again! As we start winding down the 2018-2019 program year, it’s time to start looking ahead towards the 2019-2020 program year that starts at the start of July 2019.
Have you been interested in participating more in the chapter, but you’re not sure how? There are many opportunities within the STC-PMC this year, and all departments are open! It’s time for us to get our volunteers ready for next year so that we can build upon the success of this year.
It’s time to nominate yourself or another person for an STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter Board position!
Nominations close April 19
Voting starts April 20
Elected terms are for one year (July 1 to June 30)
There are four elected positions, and several volunteer positions. If you are interested in either nominating someone or self-nominating yourself for an elected position, you must be both an STC member and a member of the PMC chapter. All other positions don’t have the same requirements, but they are preferred.
The current available positions for the STC – Philadelphia Metro Chapter Executive Board:
- President – The President oversees chapter operations and helps other volunteers plan, organize, and conduct chapter activities.
- Vice President – The Vice President organizes the chapter meetings and supports the President as needed.
- Treasurer – The Treasurer manages all of the chapter’s funds and financial operations.
- Secretary – The Secretary serves as the membership chair and keeps the records of council meetings.
We also have many openings within the council that are not elected helping to keep the Philadelphia Metro Chapter running, including helping out with maintaining the website, publicizing and marketing the chapter, managing our partnerships and sponsorships, helping to run the CONDUIT conference, helping with the Regional Competition, and helping our academic outreach team.
The election will start shortly afterwards!
The Community Achievements for STC have been announced this year, and, once again, STC-PMC has received the Platinum award “for thinking “out of the box” on unique ways to value members and re-think your 2019 conference location for increased attendance and volunteers.”
It’s a huge honor, to be sure, and one that we’re incredibly lucky to have. Its of my humble opinion that this year’s Platinum award is thanks to the tireless work of our chapter president, Danielle Villegas, a dynamo who is able to shoulder several heavy-hitting roles, is an incredible role model and mentor, and who made CONDUIT2019 the spectacular and illuminating day it was.
This year, the Community Achievement Awards will be presented during the Leadership Program, Sunday, 5 May, 8:00 AM-Noon at the Hyatt Regency Denver. At that time, the winners will receive their Community Achievement Award certificates.
The Community of the Year and Most Improved Community Awards will be announced at the Honors Event (Tuesday, 7 May, 5:00-6:30 PM) at STC Summit in Denver, CO.
After months of review and deliberation, 6 chapters in the Society of Technical Communication came together to decide the awardees for this past year. Different companies and teams submitted technical writing—websites, user manuals, memos, and documents among them—and teams of judges evaluated the submissions on their skill and clarity.
2018 was a banner year for awards with 69% of entries, (18 out of 26) receiving awards, the highest of which was Best in Show; that went to IEEE Pulse. 3 others were given an Award of Distinction, along with IEEE Pulse: KVH Industries, Information Builders, and BICSI.
For a full list of the awardees, please see here. Thank you to everyone who submitted, and to everyone who judged!
There are only THREE DAYS left to register for #conduit19, held on April 5th and 6th at the Franklin Institute! Registration closes this Friday, March 29th.
Don’t miss out on engaging workshops, informative and illuminating talks, and networking opportunities with some of the best minds in tech comm in the Philadelphia area!