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Community Update from the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

October 2023

Logo for the Platinum 2023 STC Community Achievement Award.
Logo for the 2023 STC Pacesetter Community Award.

Hello to all chapter members and followers!

Here's the latest news from the Chapter.

Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.

Nat Turner

Greetings from the STC Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter. We have several events coming up to get back into the swing of the new chapter year.

Events

Check out STC's Upcoming Webinars and Online Courses

We're teaming up with the IDL SIG to bring you the following event.

STC IDL SIG & WDCB Fall Frightfest MiniConference: What scares you?

When: Sunday, October 21st 10:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT through Zoom

Banner for the STC IDL SIG and WDCB Chapter Fall Freightfest MiniConference. Saturday, 21 October 2023, 7:30 am PT, 8:30 am MT, 9:30 am CT, 10:30 ET.

Come and talk about what scares you and how you faced it down. We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Phylise Banner, a recognized superhero and pioneer in the LX design space. Read more about Banner on her LX Design website and share in our excitement.

Our day will be both educational and fun. Grab your Zoom-friendly Halloween costume, play a few warmup games, and maybe even win a prize.

See the full miniconference information on the IDL SIG's 2023 Miniconference page. For schedule, tickets, and pricing, see our Event announcement post.

Kickoff, Awards, & Recruitment Meet-up

When: Tuesday, October 24th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT through Zoom

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Join us in Zoom for our chapter year kick-off event! Meet other chapter members and hear about our plans for the upcoming year. To kick off the 2023-2024 chapter year, we invite you to network, celebrate award recipients, and speak directly with the STC WDCB Administrative Council. Get to know other chapter members and discuss what it's like for you as a technical communicator today. Meet STC Fellows and Associate Fellows and learn what they did to earn these distinctions.

If you are not yet a member of STC or our chapter, you are also invited. We can't wait to meet you!

We will discuss our upcoming events and opportunities for you to make your own mark on the chapter while connecting with STC Fellows and Associate Fellows.

If you've ever volunteered for us, please come so we can acknowledge your contribution. If you've benefitted from the efforts of those volunteers, whether by attending a program, workshop, webinar, please come and offer them your thanks for a job well done. Register for the event on Eventbrite.

Contribute your talent!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to offer their talents to help us continue providing educational opportunities, events and networking opportunities for the chapter. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

We currently are looking to fill positions on the chapter Administrative Council. If you are an STC member who thinks they can contribute in one of these positions, please reply to this email or reach out using our Volunteer sign-up form. We will also be happy to discuss opportunities at our kickoff event in October.

Click for a description of the role responsibilities.

We are also looking for a Program Coordinator / Events Associate Manager – Webinar Series to help us contact and arrange speakers for our MasterClass in TechComm speaker series. The specifics can be discussed with the current Council. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute to this role.

If you prefer a more behind-the-scenes opportunity, join us as a Website Team Deputy Manager. Help us keep the website up-to-date and get experience working with WordPress. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute.

STC Alliance Competition

Submit your entry for the STC Alliance Competition!

The Washington, DC ‐ Baltimore Chapter is one of the six STC chapters participating in the STC Alliance Competition, led by past chapter president, Carolyn Klinger. Information about the 2023 competition is at https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition. Information about the 2023 competition is at the https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition website. Sign up for STC Alliance Competition news.

STC WDCB Resources

  1. Sign up to Receive Event Notification Emails
    1. Go to the STC WDCB Events & News website.
    2. Scroll down to enter your email address in the Subscribe to New Posts by Email panel in the sidebar.
  2. Look for jobs and career information on our WDCB Jobs Board website
  3. Follow us on our social media accounts at
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    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.

Thank you for all your support!

Contact Us

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance: Contact Us

Best regards,

Maeve Wiegand
Communications Manager
STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
pr_communications at stcwdc dot org

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