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President's Message Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

March 2021

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STC Pacesetter award 2021 logo

Greetings STC WDCB Family,

The 2021 STC Election will close this evening at 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-5). To access the ballot and vote, please visit the following website: STC Election Link 2021.

Please note that voting is a two-step process. You will be given an opportunity to review your vote, and you must then click "submit vote" in order for your vote to be counted!

The STC WDCB Chapter is proud to have one of our most dedicated chapter leaders, Carolyn Klinger, in the running for STC Vice-President. Please check out the STC Election Slate to read about all the candidates.

Make your voice heard and vote in the 2021 STC Election. Email email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions about the election.

Announcements

The Masterclass in TechComm Webinar Speaker Series

Sign up for The MasterClass in TechComm Webinar Speaker Series, which features prominent figures in the technical communication (TechComm) industry offering candid discussions on crucial topics, trends, and skills within our field.

Why should you tune in? Because thought and practitioner leaders embark on ways to challenge themselves for refinement, inspiration, and mentorship. Join us!

Our chapter uses the GoToMeeting platform to host webinars. All registrants will receive the link to the event in their e-ticket. Please download the free GoToMeeting app to attend on your smart device, or attend by pasting the event link into your web browser. If you have any questions, please contact: email hidden; JavaScript is required.

March 2021

Angela Trenkle – Scientific Technical Writing in the COVID-19 Era
A deep dive of the topic will include the type of skills that scientific writing requires, how to venture into the specialty, and the various types of opportunities that working in this area of expertise can open up for those up for the challenge.
Webinar: Wednesday March 10, 2021 @ 7-8 p.m. ET

April 2021

Sean Stevenson – How to Slay an RFP
Learning how to develop proposals is essential to creating bids to win new business, which is the cornerstone of business development. Come learn how to knock out a response to a request for proposal (RFP).
Webinar: Thursday April 1, 2021 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET

May 2021

Adam Bradley – The Foundation of Technical Illustration
Discover how to determine when your content should be communicated graphically. Learn how to communicate with graphic artists and illustrators with the use of common terminology. Understand what the fundamentals are to create technical graphics in order to effectively instruct authors on what requests to make from graphic specialists.
Webinar: Friday May 28, 2021 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET

STC WDCB TechComm Competition

STC Alliance Competition

STC WDCB Chapter joined forces with the STC Alliance Competition team and entry judging continues. For updates on the entries, award winner selections, and judges, subscribe and check out our STC WDCB Competitionwebsite for details.

STC Alliance Competition – Schedule of Events

November 11, 2020 – STC TechComm Roadshow
December 8, 2020 – Deadline for Judge Entry Forms
January 15, 2021 – Deadline for Entries
January 25, 2021 – Training / Refresher for Judges (virtual)
February 1, 2021- Judging Phase Begins
April 17, 2021 – Consensus Day
April 28, 2021 – Awardees Announced
June – September 2021 – Awarding Conducted

STC WDCB Resources

  1. Sign up to Receive Event Notification Emails
    1. Go to the STC WDCB Events& News website.
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  2. Look for jobs and career information on our WDCB Jobs Board website
  3. Follow us on our social media accounts at
    1. Facebook
    2. Twitter
    3. Pinterest
    4. Instagram
    5. Flickr Albums
    6. Join our LinkedIn group to network with others in the technical communication field

STC WDCB Leadership Opportunities

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering for a committee, run for a chapter office, or volunteer for community service work. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferrable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

STC WDCB Chapter Membership

Talk to Us

Not only do we want to continue to serve you with professional development events and opportunities to network, we would love for you to give us feedback on our programs and events. We're also interested in collaborating with you on professional development initiatives and projects, so please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or fill out our Contact Us form to set up a time to discuss the concept that you have in mind.

Renew Your STC WDCB Membership

We hope that returning chapter members are enjoying their membership in the WDCB chapter. If you have not joined us yet, please Join STC Membership for 2021 and allow us to continue serving you by selecting STC WDCB as your home chapter.

STC dues are tax deductible. Refer to the chart of membership levels and dues at STC Membership Levels and Benefits for how to figure the rates for new and renewing members.

Membership in one chapter and one SIG is included in the dues for Gold, Student, and Retired members. Professional and Academic memberships and New Professional memberships pay $25 for each chapter and $10 for each SIG they would like to join. These fees go to support the operating costs as a rebate to your home chapter.

Thank you very much for your time and membership. We greatly appreciate you.

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance.

Kind regards,

Tavia Record,
President and Professional Development Director
STC Washington, D.C. – Baltimore Chapter
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Last modified: December 10, 2021

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