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.

Let’s do lunch 08/30/2013

Hey everyone! I was delighted to attend "Let’s do lunch" with some of our STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter local crew.

For me, it meant a day away from the office and an 80 mile drive there and an 80 mile drive back. It was totally worth it.

We met at the Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City, Virginia.



Our little group included Technical Communicators from all around DC, Virginia, and Maryland, including Charlotte Glenn, Traci Mayo, Leslie Reed, Anna Reed, Frank Sokolove, Carolyn Klinger, Steven Lemanski, Sean Stevenson, Joni Vredenburgh, Nicole, and me. The lively discussion covered a variety of topics, technical and not-so-technical, including our chapter jobs board, proposal writing, gamification, Office 360, future events, facilities management with Maximo, and ghosts in the area.

Sean was celebrating his new job and we marked the occasion by giving him some of our chapter logo swag.

Next time, consider joining us for an event. You can join our MeetUp group, see the events calendar on our website, or follow us online on Facebook and Twitter.

Also consider suggesting a location, topic, or format for our next event. We want to hear from you. Email our awesome events planner at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get started.

Let’s Recognize Our Volunteers

Our chapter’s volunteers work hard to increase the value of chapter and STC membership by providing networking and learning opportunities, organizing competitions, communicating career information and job opportunities, and much more.

Ri Ra Irish Pub Bethesda logo

Meet us at Rí Rá Irish Pub in Bethesda, MD luncheon and help us thank this year’s volunteers, install our new officers, and reveal the winner of the Distinguished Chapter Service Award. Come celebrate all of these people with us and get to know some of your fellow chapter members.

Our generous buffet lunch includes the following items:

  • Potato & Leek Soup: A traditional soup of puréed leek and potato finished with cream
  • Pub Salad: Field greens, carrot, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and bell pepper with herb vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar: Crisp romaine tossed with our house dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese
  • Savory Roast Turkey: Boneless turkey rubbed with herbs and served with home-style gravy
  • Roast Atlantic Salmon Fillet: Brushed with olive oil, garlic and thyme with a light lobster sherry sauce
  • Pasta Primavera: Select vegetables sautéed with garlic & basil oil served over gemmelli pasta
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potato: Rosemary and thyme seasoned Red Bliss potato
  • Rí Rá Rice Pilaf: A savory blend of rice, fresh herbs and sautéed onion and leeks
  • Warm Apple Crisp: Baked sweetened apples with an oatmeal crisp topping served with fresh whipped cream

Please pay and register (fee is $10-20 based on membership status) by 9:30 PM Tuesday, May 13.

Download a PDF of the event description.

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