A Great Day for #TechComm: Our Bloomery Plantation Distillery Tour and Open Mic

Photo of froup of chapter members at the at the Bloomery Plantation Distillerytour

August 30, 2014

If you missed the event on Saturday, you missed something special. Technical communicators from all over the area gathered at the Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town, WV for history, hooch, and hospitality.

The event began under the big tent at the Bloomery, where our host Rob Losey treated us to an assortment of delicious cordials including Cremma Lemma, Ginger Shine, and (my personal favorite) Chocolate Raspberry. Rob told stories and filled us in on the history of the plantation and some of the details of the manufacturing process as well as the regulations and restrictions.
Photo of Rob Losey holding the tasting tray

After the tasting, we took a tour of the grounds, and then stayed for the open mic entertainment. Some of us even participated.

Photo of Carolyn Kelley Klinger with her guitar.

Photo of several people relaxing under the shade of a large umbrella.

Many thanks to everyone for a great event. See all of our photos on Flickr.

Photo of the full group at the Bloomery

Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

Photo of a spot at the beach with a chair, sunglasses, coconut drink with an umbrella

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.

Photos of the 2013 Technical Summit in Atlanta, Georgia

Photos from the road trip that Carolyn Kelley Klinger and Cynthia Lockley took to the Atlanta Conference are up. Watch the photostream at https://www.flickr.com/photos/stcwdc/.

We are interested in adding more photos from other chapter members who attended the conference. If you have some to contribute, please send them to email hidden; JavaScript is required and please identify the location, people in the photo, and who took the photo. They will be added to the photostream.