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!

Our Chapters in the New Year

Happy New Year, STCers!

Merger News: The Washington, DC and the Metro Baltimore chapters are merging. The logistics are being worked out now with STC, so we’ll have more news as the process unfolds. The leaders of both chapters have polled their members and received a favorable response to the merger proposal. We believe we can offer our members better services and more value through combined resources and cooperative efforts. New candidates running for office represent our larger geographic area. The events committee is planning to offer events throughout the greater Washington-Baltimore area. New synergies will benefit us all.

Naming Contest: We will need a new chapter name to reflect our new geographic composition. Submit your suggestions to email hidden; JavaScript is required by midnight Sunday, 1/9/11. Then we’ll include the suggestions on the ballot when voting begins for new chapter officers. The person who submitted the winning name will win a $100 cash prize.

Chapter Elections: We will hold elections via electronic survey ballots beginning 1/10/11. We now have candidates for all positions, and we’ll be posting their bios and pictures here on the blog. To review the responsibilities of each office, please see the Job Descriptions for the Chapter’s Administrative Council.

Upcoming Events: So far, we have plans for events in each of the first four months of the year. The first one, on January 18, is an exciting panel discussion with academics in technical communication. See the blog post about it and click to register. Check our Upcoming Events list periodically for updates, as the other events get posted.

2009 STC WDC Chapter Election Results

The 2009 Society for Technical Communication (STC), Washington DC Chapter (WDC) elections have closed. The results are as follows:

1. How do you vote on the proposed chapter by-laws? APPROVED

2. Who has your vote for Chapter President? MARYLYN KING

3. Who has your vote for Chapter First Vice President? LINA SCORZA

4. Who has your vote for Chapter Second Vice President? MELISSA BROWN

5. Who has your vote for Chapter Treasurer? HENRY WICKO

6. Who has your vote for Chapter Secretary? AMANDA MEEKER

7. Who has your vote for Directors-at-Large? CYNTHIA LOCKLEY and STEVE WHITNEY

Thank you to all members who participated in this year’s election and congratulations to the new STC WDC Administrative Council.

Jennifer Bonaguide
2009 STC WDC Elections Manager