Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

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The recording for Summer Vision Day 2014 in in our list of podcasts in the sidebar.

Download the Summer Vision Day 2014 PowerPoint Slides (3.2 Mb .pptx).

During the meeting, we asked members to post ideas and needs for future events. Please use our WDCB website as a forum for sharing ideas.

  • What kinds of events would you like to see in the coming months?
  • What kinds of topics should we cover?
  • For what kinds of speakers should we look?

We asked to hear from you, the membership, and we mean it. What’s on your mind? What do you need?

Please share your thoughts here.

WDCB Admin Council Update: Still Need Secretary and Treasurer nominations

We have received nominations / volunteers to run for chapter president, vice president, and at-large-directors on the administrative council. We still need some volunteers to run for chapter secretary and treasurer. Nominate yourself or someone else. Run again–we welcome experienced repeats. Send election nominations to the Nominations Manager.

A good election is always a contested election: so don’t be shy. Even though we’ve received names of volunteers who are willing to run for some offices, if you want to be a contender, nominate yourself!

Job descriptions for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and At-Large Director are at https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/admin-council/admin-council-roles/.

You don’t need a vision statement—just a willingness to volunteer, support our profession, and learn leadership skills.

If you don’t win the office of your choice, we can always use volunteers as committee managers. Gain some experience in leadership and in working with a group of volunteers. Our committees are described at https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/committees/ with links to the job descriptions for each position. To volunteer for a committee, fill out the Volunteer Signup form at https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/volunteers/volunteer/.

We want you. We need you. Join us!

We are looking for chapter officer nominations for elections this fall

Nominate yourself or someone else. Send nominations to the Nominations Manager.

Job descriptions for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and At-Large Director are at
https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/admin-council/admin-council-roles/.

You don’t need a vision statement—just a willingness to volunteer, support our profession, and learn leadership skills.

We want you. We need you. Join us!

Center for Plain Language 2013 ClearMark and WonderMark Awards

What are the ClearMark and WonderMark awards?

Since 2010, the Center for Plain Language gives

  • ClearMark awards to the best examples of plain language in several categories
  • WonderMark awards to the worst examples

Join us in celebrating the best- and lampooning the worst—examples of communication.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2013

Who may nominate an entry?

Any individual, team, company, or agency may nominate an entry for either the ClearMark award (best example) or the WonderMark award (worst example). You can be the author, the office or organization, or a reader or user.

What is eligible? (categories)

ClearMark Awards

Use the 2013 Entry Form for ClearMark Awards

WonderMark Awards

Use the 2013 Entry Form for WonderMark Awards

How to submit a nomination for a ClearMark award

Nominations for the 2013 ClearMark awards are open until January 31, 2013. Winners will be announced at the awards banquet on April 16 at the National Press Club.

To plan your nomination for a ClearMark award:

  • Prepare the information for the nomination entry form
  • Read the award rules
  • Read the judging criteria

There is a fee to cover processing and handling for each entry:

  • $75 for public sector and member entries,
  • $130 for all entries from non-members, or
  • $115 to become a Center member and submit your nomination.

How will the Center judge the entries?

A panel of plain language experts will judge the entries according to these criteria.

When is the ClearMark Award ceremony?

Plan to join us whether you have an entry in the competition or not.

Save the date!
April 16, 2013
National Press Club
Washington DC

Questions?

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