Seeking 2016-2017 STC WDCB Competition Manager

Do you want to hone your project management skills as our competition manager for later this year? Whether or not you have served as a project manager before, you can learn and grow in this role.

Our competition is respected worldwide and has been continuing each year for 50 years now. We don’t have a competition manager for the fall and we don’t want this to be the year that we stop!

It helps if you have some familiarity with the competition to take on this role but it is not required. You can learn on the job. This job will take 5-10 hours per week between October and January but there are some start-up tasks that will take a little time here and there in September. You will need to oversee but not necessarily handle recognition tasks after January until the competition celebration, which ends the cycle.

To volunteer or to discuss the role, contact Carolyn Kelley Klinger.

Celebrating Our Community; Celebrating YOU

One of the great things about being part of a community is the opportunity to celebrate our successes and honor the best work among us. For our chapter, that opportunity is right around the corner, as we gather on March 5 to honor our Competition winners, recognize members through a new chapter award program, and mark a special milestone — our 60th birthday as an STC chapter.

But perhaps most important, we celebrate YOU — technical communicators whose skills and accomplishments, born of hard work and dedication, have strengthened our profession and made this remarkable community possible. Every one of you is a guest of honor at this party — and the more of you with us on March 5, the better!

This year’s celebration is special to me, because I will be flying across the country to attend for the first time since having joined the chapter. As a remote volunteer, I rejoice at the opportunity to meet the incredible leadership team I have worked with for more than a year. And I’m thrilled to be able to see the recipients of our new chapter awards program be honored.

March 5 promises to be a wonderful evening of fun, great food, the joy of honoring our best work, and celebrating our strengths as a community and the contributions that YOU make to our profession. Be with us! Register today!

I look forward to meeting you there!

Competition Awards Celebration and 60th Anniversary Kickoff

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THIS JUST IN! Rescheduled due to weather

Competition Awards Celebration and 60th Anniversary Kickoff

STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
McLean, VA

Register using the Eventbrite widget below or go directly to the Eventbrite page and register there.

Celebrating our heroes is our favorite thing to do here in the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter and our annual competition, which just ended, has yielded us all a fresh crop. We will celebrate the winners in our 2014-2015 STC WDCB Summit Competition for Technical Communication at La Sandia, a Mexican delight in Tysons Corner Center, which is an easy walk from the new Silver Line Metro stop. The winning entries will be available for review but it’s the people that will make the party!

Come meet some local techcomm heroes, meaning professors: Dr. Liz Angeli from Towson University, Dr. Allen Brizee from the Loyola University of Maryland, and Dr. Heidi Lawrence of George Mason University. Also meet several of our winners, who will share their secrets for creating award-winning techcomm, and our chapter’s long-distance secretary, Lori Meyer, who will be visiting us from California.

Our chapter is celebrating for another reason as well. This year is our 60th anniversary as chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. We received our charter in December 1955, just two years after STC was founded. Since then, our chapter has been a standout among all chapters in STC, winning awards and encouraging our members to become technical communication heroes.


6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Dessert


First Course: Crimini Mushroom Quesadillas, Grilled Chicken Quesadillas, Chicken Flautas, and Beef and Chorizo Empanada
Second Course: Choice of the following entrees:

  • Chile Relleno: Lightly battered chile poblano, four Mexican cheeses, sauteed vegetables, chile chipotle sauce, refried black beans
  • Chicken Enchilada Divorciadas: Chicken tinga, tomatillo sauce, entomatada sauce, mexican rice, refried black beans
  • Pork Carnitas: Slow roasted pork shoulder, fresh corn tortillas, guacamole, pickled onion, salsa verde, habanero salsa, Mexican rice, charros
  • Jalisco Shrimp Enchilada: Oaxaca cheese, corn, rajas, crema fresca, Mexican rice, refried beans

Third Course: Tres Leches and Churros
Bottomless non-alcoholic selection of seasonal fruit waters made in-house, fresh house-made lemonades, horchata, soda, iced tea, and coffee.

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