Announcing our 2019-2020 Officers

We are happy to announce the election of our new officers on our Administrative Council for the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 chapter year. We held an election using Survey Monkey starting on June 10 and ending on June 18 and received votes from 10% of our membership.

Note: If you did not receive a ballot on June 10 at 8 a.m. with the subject line "We need your vote in the STC WDCB 2019 election", please contact our Nominations Manager at email hidden; JavaScript is required to confirm your chapter membership in our database.

President: Tavia Record
1st Vice President: Carolyn Klinger
2nd Vice President: Kate Goggin
Secretary: Allison Gisinger
Treasurer: Annette Reilly
Director-at-Large: Cynthia Lockley
Director-at-Large: Viqui Dill
Director-at-Large: Lori Meyer (appointed)

Richard Bogacz progresses to Immediate Past President automatically. The chapter extends its heartfelt gratitude to Richard for serving as our President for two years.

Please refer to our Chapter Biographies page at for the latest biographies of our officers.

If you would like to join our officers in achieving our strategic goals of developing new leaders, providing greater value to members, and reaching out to wider communities, please contact our chapter president, Tavia Record, at email hidden; JavaScript is required. You can also review our open volunteer positions at, but please consider these positions as ideas only. We are open to any of your ideas for how to move the chapter forward and are happy to give you leadership experience that you can use to further your career.

Thank you to all of our officers for serving our chapter and thank you for being a member of STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter!

STC’s 2019 Membership Season is Open with Lower Rates!

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STC's 2019 membership season opened on 1 September, and we are inviting you to renew early! In continued celebration of our 65th anniversary, renew now and enjoy special Professional & Academic, New Professional, and Student membership rates! This is a limited time offer, so don’t delay!

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In addition, some of the new benefits available to 2019 members include the new Health and Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG), a printable STC membership card, new Member Perks, asynchronous online courses, new Salary Database (coming soon!), new Sustaining Membership category, and more to come!

Plus, all members continue to receive the same great member-only savings on CPTC certification, annual Technical Communication Summit & Expo registration, job bank postings, webinars, and online courses. See the complete list of benefits and all membership types on the Membership Levels and Benefits.

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STC’s 2018 Membership Season is Open

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Join or Renew STC Now

STC membership is based on a calendar year. All memberships expire on 31 December. Individuals joining STC for the first time (or former members whose membership has lapsed more than one year) pay Society dues, a $15.00 enrollment fee, and chapter and SIG fees (if applicable). Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewing, STC dues are nonrefundable.

Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2018 Summit in Orlando, Florida (STC's annual conference and exposition).

We encourage you to add the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter as your home chapter or in addition to other chapters and SIGs you may join. Why should you join STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter? The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter offers many opportunities to network with others in your field such as First Friday Lunches, InfoDecDC Meetups, Happy Hours, and other chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending webinars, TC Summer Camp, and participating in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.

See the following links for more information about STC and how to join:

STC has added a new benefit for members!

Welcome Office Depot to the STC Member Perks program!

STC is pleased to announce a new member benefit through Office Depot!

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STC members save 10% off the Web price on more than 30,000 office supplies through the Office Depot Partner Program.

3 Ways STC Members Benefit:

  • FREE SHIPPING: On orders over $50 (and under 50 pounds)
  • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS: 10% off the Web price
  • CONVENIENT SHOPPING: Online and in-store shopping options

Easy to Order, Easy to Save! Through the STC Member Perks page you can set up a Discount Account with OfficeDepot to

  • Shop online
  • Shop in stores

Through the STC Member Perks program, you can take advantage of a variety of services and products at special member discounts. Participation in these programs provides a true return on your investment in membership. Take advantage of special member discounts with companies such as: Hertz, Lenovo, MadCap Software, UPS, Mass Market Insurance Consultants, and more!

To view all the STC Member Perks, see STC Member Perks.

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