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.

WDC Chapter’s New Partner: the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

Great News! The National Museum of Crime & Punishment in Washington, DC is a new partner with the STC Washington, DC Chapter.

National Museum of Crime and Punishment logo

Explore the technology and science behind solving crimes, discover the heroes of law enforcement, and venture into the dark side of the criminal mind. Described by Good Morning America as a "must see for CSI fans," the National Museum of Crime & Punishment includes a crime scene lab and the filming studios for America’s Most Wanted. A simulated FBI shooting range, virtual high-speed police-chase, John Dillinger's getaway car, Bonnie and Clyde's death car, and hundreds of interactive exhibits and artifacts pertaining to America's favorite subject fill the 3-floor, 25,000 square foot museum.

Keep your STC membership card handy. Chapter members receive several benefits from this partnership beginning on 1 October 2009:

  • Members and their guests receive a discount when visiting the museum: $14.00 instead of $19.95
  • FREE days for chapter members and guests (probably in December but not yet scheduled—announcements will be made about the free days in the blog, the annc list, our Facebook page, and the LinkedIn group.)
  • 10% discount in the gift shop
  • Access to special events/lectures, and book club meetings
  • The chapter has access to meeting/event space with a set minimum of 100. No rental space fees, which are about $3,500-$4,000. Instead, a small “per head” fee of $7.00-$10.00 depending on the duration of the event and date/time.

Follow the museum on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crimemuseum

Find out more about the museum at https://www.crimemuseum.org/ and watch the videos about some of the displays, CSI labs, and interactive exhibits.



Admin Council Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2009-2010 slate of candidates for the chapter’s Administrative Council. All positions: chapter president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, and treasurer are available for Washington DC Chapter members who wish to become leaders of the chapter. All require meeting attendance.

Send nominations for candidates (including yourself) to the Chapter President, Marylyn King, at email hidden; JavaScript is required

If you’re interested in serving as an officer, there are lots of benefits: professional development, networking, learning opportunities, and the opportunity to take on new responsibilities.

For descriptions of each office, see Administrative Council Roles. Nominate yourself or someone else to be a chapter leader.