2012 Chapter Communications

January 2012 Chapter Newsletter

Greetings STC Chapter Members and Affiliates!

Happy New Year!  We hope 2012 finds all of you doing well, and that this new year brings you exciting challenges.

We know many of you have questions about the chapter, such as when our next meeting is, what is going on, etc.  We would like to take this time to address changes the Committee Managers and Administrative Council (CMAC) is making, as well as make you aware of upcoming events.

First, the CMAC would like to let you know we are here, and we are fully engaged.  With Jan, Miachelle, Kim and David serving as the four elected officers, we want to let you know we are taking a different approach to how the administrative affairs of the chapter are being handled.

  • Open and frequent communication.  Effective this year, we are going to be more communicative about chapter issues, such as our financial status, interactions with STC headquarters, and the content of our CMAC monthly meetings.  You deserve to know what is going on, and how we are handling your issues and concerns. You also deserve to know your elected officers are united and fully engaged. We will post our CMAC meeting minutes for the chapter members to read, so you can see the issues we discuss, and how they are being resolved and by whom.
  • Meetings. Chapter meetings were monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month.  You may recall at the end of 2011 we conducted a telephonic and email survey of chapter members, and one of the most consistent comments was a need to change when our meetings are held, and many felt we had them too often.  We listened.  For 2012, the quarterly chapter Program meetings will occur on different days, in addition to an Open Mic night in April. We also are reaching out to our fellow organizations by inviting them to our meetings.  For those who wish to attend our Program meetings but are either non-chapter affiliated STC members or non-STC members, there will be a $5.00 charge to attend. (This does not include any Open Mic nights.)  We will no longer have our meetings at the Hilton in the conference room, as that requires a signed contract and commitment of certain moneys for meals, which our budget can no longer support.  Instead, we will find different locations in which you may opt to purchase your own meal/refreshment.
  • Administrivia. Over time, we realized certain fundamental administrative functions lapsed, and the focus for the first six months of 2012 is to get those administrative functions back in order. One impact of this is that currently we do not qualify for a community award because of these lapses, so it is one of our priorities to get our administration back in order so that we can begin looking towards qualifying.

Having said that, now for what is coming up for our STC Phoenix Chapter:

  • Save the date: Our first chapter meeting will be held February 23, 2012.  We are still identifying a location, but save the date!  Our guest speaker is ASU Professor Barbara D’Angelo, and the topic will be Copyright. You may be surprised at what you learn! Watch your email and www.stc-phoenix.com for more information.
  • 2012 Membership Drive: It’s that time of year again!  At the end of 2011, we had 80 chapter members, and we’d like to see a high rate of renewal.  Membership fees are $250, or $215 without a chapter or SIG affiliation.  STC is once again offering four monthly installment payments to ease the burden of the membership costs.  STC-Phoenix is also offering an incentive:  renew by February 29th, and at the March CMAC meeting we’ll hold a drawing for a $50 and a $25 Amazon gift card.  Visit www.stc.org to renew.
  • NAU Partnership:In addition to our ongoing partnership with ASU, we have begun to collaborate with the Professional and Technical Writing faculty of NAU.  Stay tuned for news on upcoming chapter/university projects.
  • April’s Open Mic night will take place the third week of April, with a date TBD. The topic for this Open Mic is “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device). Have a favorite App? Got a tool you love?  How about a funny story about your experiences with a particular tool or device? Come share it, and network with fellow technical communicators.  More information to come.
  • Arizona Science and Engineering Fair 2012 (AzSEF)is just around the corner!  Last year AzSEF Committee Chair Miachelle DePiano converted the initial round of judging to an on-line process, with the final round of judging taking place at the Phoenix convention center. This year, AzSEF takes place April 2-4, and Miachelle will be looking for volunteer judges again.  The on–line process was a success, with just a few tweaks needed for this year. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please contact Miachelle.
  • Speaking of volunteers, when it comes to non-profit organizations…it does take a village.  We can always use more volunteers to help with the function of our organization.  We are currently prioritizing the projects we need to tackle for the coming year and will be sending out more information about the chapter’s specific needs in the near future.

We hope this newsletter answers your immediate questions.  If you have comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the four elected officers.

Best Regards,

Jan, Miachelle, Kim and David
February 2012 Chapter Meeting

Intellectual Property and Copyright

With the Wikipedia/Internet blackout a few weeks ago, intellectual property continues to be a hot topic in the news! It brings to light a number of questions that our speaker will address at our upcoming chapter meeting. Here are a few questions to get you thinking about how this could affect you!

  • I'm not a lawyer!  What should I know about copyright and intellectual property?
  • SOPA, PIPA, OPEN, ACTA. What are they, and how do they affect me?
  • Does fair use apply to corporate training?
  • Someone used my work in their blog (or Facebook) without my permission. What can I do?
  • I signed a non-disclosure agreement (or confidentiality agreement) while working for a client. Have I given up rights to my work?
  • What is Creative Commons really and should I use it?

 

About the Speaker - Barbara J. D'Angelo  

Barbara J. D’Angelo is Assistant Clinical Professor of Technical Communication at Arizona State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University and master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses in technical communication, business communication, health communication, and intellectual property at ASU. She has presented and published on topics related to technical communication, writing assessment, curriculum development, and information literacy. Barbara is also Web Editor for the Association of Business Communication. She oversees the planning and development of the association’s website and social media strategy.

 

 

Meeting Details

  • 5:30 Check-in & Networking
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 6:30 Announcements/Community Intro
  • 7:00-8:15 Program

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Location: Aloft Phoenix -Airport  4450 East Washington

 

Dinner Buffet

Signature Wraps: Chicken, Turkey or Veggie Wraps

Signature Salads: Caesar, Chicken Caesar, Chef, or Tomato Mozzarella

Both served with chips, fresh baked cookies, and assorted beverages

Registration/Cost Information

Dinner and Program:

$22.00 with PayPal for chapter members; $24.00 cash/check at the door.

$26.00 with Pay/Pal for non-members including STC-at-large members; $28.00 cash/check at the door.

Program only: $10.00

Registration Deadline

Monday, February 20th at NOON

Seating is limited to 20---register early!

No-shows will be billed.

Register Online

To register for this event, please click here.

April 2012 Chapter Meeting

Open Mic Night April 19: BYOD

Due to the success of our last Open Mic night, we decided to do it again! Theme: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Are you addicted to your IPAD, your Blackberry, your Kindle Fire? Have a favorite App? Got a tool you love?  How about a funny story about your experiences with a particular tool or device?  Come share it, and get to know your fellow technical communicators. Bring a friend or colleague!

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Place: Duck & Decanter (www.duckanddecanter.com), a great deli, located to the east of the Sports Authority, behind Copenhagen Imports on the south side of Camelback Road, just east of 16th St.  Enter from Highland, 16th St. or Camelback.

Address:  1651 E. Camelback Rd. , Phoenix, AZ  85018

Time: Check in around 5:30 and sign up for your time slot.

Order from the standard menu downstairs. Pay your own tab. Join the rest of the group upstairs. Activities will begin around 6:30.

Send an email to Jan at programs@stc.com to confirm your attendance.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

March 2012 Chapter Newsletter

Greetings STC Chapter Members and Affiliates!

 

Time to bring you up to speed with what has been happening since our last newsletter, as well as what’s coming up the rest of the year.

 

CMAC:  The Committee Managers and Administrative Council has been working behind the scenes to reorganize, to integrate our new CMAC members, and to plan projects, programs, and events. If you are interested in learning more about our efforts, check out our CMAC meeting minutes that are posted under About Us on the STC-Phoenix website.
Here’s the current team:

 

 

Chapter Events:  We had our first chapter meeting February 23rd at the Aloft hotel. With a new  venue and an engaging speaker, it was a success! It was also a great opportunity to learn more about our colleagues in the AZ Tech. Comm. community. If you missed it, you can find a short summary on the STC-PHX chapter website. Prior to the meeting, Michael Collins conducted an interview with Kim Rosenlof, our treasurer, who is part of the lineup appearing on NAU’s video that features the many faces of successful AZ Technical Communicators. We look forward to seeing the video later this year!

 

Here are some highlights:

  • We are continuing our community event, the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) which takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center April 3rd. The event has grown in the past several years and is an excellent way for STC members to give back to the community. Last year, Miachelle DePiano organized an effort to create an online voting application for the initial round of voting. This year we discovered there was a technical glitch with the web hosting company, and for this year both rounds of judging will occur onsite. Last year, Robbie Proulx created a tutorial for students on how to write a winning research paper; we think you’ll agree that it’s an effective way to highlight STC, the STC-Phoenix chapter, and the technical communication field. For details on AzSEF, see www.azsef.org. To view Robbie’s tutorial, see Research Paper Tutorial.
  • We’ve added one new event this year:  The Madcap Flare Road Show of Technical  Communication Best Practices on May 2nd. If you’ve ever attended a Madcap event in the past, you know that you will learn much more than just what the Flare tool has to offer, and you’ll have the added bonus of being able to mingle with other AZ Technical Communicators.

Two chapter members will have a chance to attend this Phoenix event for free! ($99.00 value) Also, we plan to have a table at the event to promote the Phoenix chapter and STC. Hope to see you there!

  • Let’s not forget Technical Communication week coming up in October! The chapter celebration coincides with our 49th year as a chapter.

Membership Drive:  STC’s membership drive is in full swing. With recent studies showing that 50% of jobs are acquired due to connections, consider how your Phoenix chapter connection can help you land a job, and renew today! Remember also to renew your STC membership before April 1st to avoid the STC reinstatement fee.

Congratulations to Christopher Stiff and Theresa Petross, our gift card winners who renewed their membership before the March 13th gift card drawing!

Social Networking:  The chapter has a LinkedIn group called STC Phoenix. If you aren’t already a member of the group, you will be getting an invitation to join from one of the chapter officers in early April.

Chapter Issues: The social networks are abuzz with the news of two STC chapter closings: the Lone Star chapter and the Montreal chapter. (Lone Star has been an amazing chapter, but in 12 years, they went from over 1000 members to under 100.) The common problem: a shrinking member base and no one to lead. The good news is that this issue and possible solutions are now being vigorously discussed by the remaining chapters and STC, where for the past year or so, the chapters were struggling in silence.

Your Phoenix officers and council members remain vigilant in our effort to get through these challenging times. Although vigilant, we can’t do it alone.

Call to Action:  To be frank, we need more people to contribute.

You can contribute in any of the following ways:

  • Volunteer for a Leadership position.

Select from the the list of open positions:

Program Manager - Be part of the chapter council. Work with President, but take the lead to arrange for speakers for two meetings in the fall and organize the Technical Communication week celebration meeting.

Membership Manager - Be a part of the chapter council. Work with the Vice President to learn this role and take the lead for the membership drive this coming fall and into next year.

AZSEF Chairperson/Co-chair - Be a part of the chapter council. It’s a great way to see the future of the sciences, and teach students about technical communicating. Learn how to organize this yearly event, and help take this community service project to the next level.

Volunteer Manager - Be a part of the chapter council. Help to recruit and train volunteers to help with activities.

Nominations - In August, we will need someone who is not currently on the council to actively recruit members for the elected positions that will not be filled by this year’s officers.

  •  Volunteer to assist with an event or task

Examples might be helping with meeting check-in, researching speakers/venues, or working with the Communications team as a guest contributor to the website or the LinkedIn group.

Volunteering is a win-win situation. You gain experience with an activity that looks good on your resume and also make new professional connections. The chapter gets the people-power it needs to get things done. In addition, some companies have grant programs where hours volunteered translate to a cash contribution to the chapter. Does your company have such a program?

  •  Seek out Sponsorship

Companies can make monetary contributions to the chapter. Someone just needs to ask for it.  We are following the Carolina chapter model where funds are donated in return for company exposure at a meeting and on the chapter website for varying periods of time, based on the donation. Those funds can help to provide things as simple as a speaker’s meal or a banner for the chapter table at Madcap Road Show, to something more complicated, such as sponsoring an entire event. If you have questions about this, contact Jan at – president@stc-phoenix.com.

  • Become an Active Member

Attend meetings and/or engage the rest of AZ technical communication community by participating in the LinkedIn group discussions.

We hope you have found this newsletter to be informative. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the four elected officers.

Best Regards,
Jan, Miachelle, Kim and David

June 2012 Chapter Meeting

Tech Writing - Exploring New Directions

  • Are you a seasoned Technical Communicator who is has been re-examining your skills, but aren’t quite sure how to build on the skills you have? or how to market them?
  • Are you new to the field and looking for ways to use your new-found skills?
  • Or are you just curious about the directions others have explored so that you can use what they have learned to forge your own path?

If so, the June chapter meeting is for you!

We've assembled four local Technical Communication professionals to share their experiences at our Saturday chapter meeting. Enjoy a cup of hotel coffee or bring your favorite brew as we explore new directions together.

 

About the Panelists    

Michael Collins began his career in technical writing producing the Notice to Mariners, a weekly navigational publication for the U.S. Coast Guard. He used the travel experiences during his tenure in the military as a platform to launch his travel writing career. Leaving the military in 2001, Collins trekked west and began studies for his Ph.D. in Public Administration. His doctoral research examined how to improve distance learning instructional methods for public sector communication managers in Arizona’s rural areas, particularly for minority learners. For the last ten years, he has taught and developed on-line and classroom-based curriculum in technical, multimedia, and business communications. He is currently employed by Northern Arizona University as a faculty member in the Professional and Technical Writing program.

 

Gloria McConnell has spent her entire career in the field of technical communication. In 25+ years in the field, Gloria has worked independently for, and been employed by, a wide variety of companies in the areas of technical writing and editing, information architecture, instructional design and development, and more. Her longest tenure was 18 years at Honeywell Process Solutions. She is currently an employee at IPRO Tech, Inc. Gloria holds a B.A. in English from Whitman College, an M.Ed. (Educational Media) from ASU, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

 

 

Alexandra Piacenza is a 35-year corporate veteran in the areas of technical communications, project management, and strategic planning. Her training includes extensive study with the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative (now The Palladium Group, Inc.), the organization founded by Robert S.Kaplan and David P. Norton, originators of the Balanced Scorecard. Alexandra is currently serving as Director of Policy and Strategy Management at Northcentral University, the nation’s first regionally accredited 100% online university.In the past, she was a presenter at both Lavacon and STC annual conferences; with her most recent contribution in 2010, where she presented the Fundamentals of Strategic Planning.

 

Kim Rosenlof,President of AeroInk Incorporated, splits her time between technical information/instructional design and providing marketing communication services for companies in the aviation industry. As a marketing communications professional, Kim often transfers concepts, knowledge, and experience gained from her years in technical communications to the design and execution of marketing campaigns requiring multiple pieces of print and online collateral. While Kim is still a writer at heart with more than 350 press releases, public service announcements, and magazine articles to her credit, she has expanded her skills and capabilities to produce print and online advertisements and brochures, trade show booth graphics, websites, social media posts, and other marketing materials for various clients.

 

Meeting Details

  • 9:30   Check-in
  • 9:45   Food and Announcements
  • 10:15 Program

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Location: Aloft Phoenix -Airport  4450 East Washington

Registration/Cost Information

Breakfast treats (bagels and muffins) and Program

$13.00 with PayPal/Credit card

$15.00 cash/check at the door.

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, June 20th at NOON

Seating is limited to 20---register early!

No-shows will be billed.

Register Online

To register for this event, please click here.

 

 

June 2012 Chapter Newsletter

Greetings STC Chapter Members and Affiliates!

What we’ve been up to

Due to work deadlines and other life events, we missed sending out our May communication newsletter to members. Since our last newsletter in March:

  • Our chapter judged student entries and presented awards at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
  • We applied for and won the STC Pacesetter award.
  • We made improvements to the chapter website based on a Communications team meeting in April.
  • We hosted two chapter meetings: Open Mic Night - Bring your Own Device (April) and Tech. Writing - Exploring New Directions (June).
  • We partnered with the Presentation Summit planners to arrange opportunities for chapter members.
  • We have started research and planning for the upcoming months.

We hope that this list shows you that there is always something brewing in the Arizona technical communication community—you just have to take the time to participate!

Current News

STC-Phoenix Website - Best Source for Chapter News

You may have noticed some subtle differences in the STC-Phoenix website, from the Pacesetter ribbon to the Chapter events calendar (Thanks to Gloria McConnell for these improvements.) Don’t forget to check our website for the latest news and our twitter feed.

Intel's Matching Grant Program Boosts the Chapter's Finances

For the second year in a row, Intel Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the STC-Phoenix Chapter through its Involved Matching Grant Program. The program, which "aims to recognize and motivate Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism," donated $1,310 on behalf of employee Miachelle DePiano's year 2011 volunteer hours as AzSEF Coordinator and Membership Chairperson. The grant comes at a much-needed time when reduced membership and a cut in funding from STC International substantially weakened the financial stability of the chapter.

LinkedIn STC-Phoenix Group - Member Count up

We've seen a 20% increase in our LinkedIn membership since a call went out to chapter members to join the STC-Phoenix group in April. While there are many places you can find the technical communication "big picture," for the local buzz, join the STC-Phoenix LinkedIn forum!

Upcoming Events

Planning meeting - Join us on July 21 as we plan for fall program meetings and discuss chapter status. Full details: 2012 planning meeting

Tooling Around

Tooling Around is back! Have you met Moodle? http://www.stc-phoenix.com/2012/07/11/moodle/

Around the Web

Articles and resources of interest:

Best Regards,

Jan, Miachelle, Kim, David & Gloria

 

 

July 2012 Chapter Newsletter

Greetings STC Chapter Members and Affiliates!

What we’ve been up to

Due to work deadlines and other life events, we missed sending out our May communication newsletter to members. Since our last newsletter in March:

  • Our chapter judged student entries and presented awards at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
  • We applied for and won the STC Pacesetter award.
  • We made improvements to the chapter website based on a Communications team meeting in April.
  • We hosted two chapter meetings: Open Mic Night - Bring your Own Device (April) and Tech. Writing - Exploring New Directions (June).
  • We partnered with the Presentation Summit planners to arrange opportunities for chapter members.
  • We have started research and planning for the upcoming months.

We hope that this list shows you that there is always something brewing in the Arizona technical communication community—you just have to take the time to participate!

Current News

STC-Phoenix Website - Best Source for Chapter News

You may have noticed some subtle differences in the STC-Phoenix website, from the Pacesetter ribbon to the Chapter events calendar (Thanks to Gloria McConnell for these improvements.) Don’t forget to check our website for the latest news and our twitter feed.

Intel's Matching Grant Program Boosts the Chapter's Finances

For the second year in a row, Intel Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the STC-Phoenix Chapter through its Involved Matching Grant Program. The program, which "aims to recognize and motivate Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism," donated $1,310 on behalf of employee Miachelle DePiano's year 2011 volunteer hours as AzSEF Coordinator and Membership Chairperson. The grant comes at a much-needed time when reduced membership and a cut in funding from STC International substantially weakened the financial stability of the chapter.

LinkedIn STC-Phoenix Group - Member Count up

We've seen a 20% increase in our LinkedIn membership since a call went out to chapter members to join the STC-Phoenix group in April. While there are many places you can find the technical communication "big picture," for the local buzz, join the STC-Phoenix LinkedIn forum!

Upcoming Events

Planning meeting - Join us on July 21 as we plan for fall program meetings and discuss chapter status. Full details: 2012 planning meeting

Tooling Around

Tooling Around is back! Have you met Moodle? http://www.stc-phoenix.com/2012/07/11/moodle/

Around the Web

Articles and resources of interest:

Best Regards,

Jan, Miachelle, Kim, David & Gloria

 

 

Summer Opportunities

Take Advantage of Current Opportunities

It's hot!  But not too hot to take advantage of the following opportunities:

 

  • Prorated STC membership rates.

Here’s a list of the membership levels with the adjusted rates:

Classic              $89.60

TC Professional   $66.67

Retired               $60.42

Student              $31.25

*An enrollment fee of $30 is required for all new memberships. A $15 reinstatement fee is required for all renewing members (whose membership lapsed less than one year ago. After one year, a $30 re-enrollment fee applies). Chapters and SIGs are purchased separately.

If a non-member joins today at the Classic level, they would pay $89.60 + $30 = $119.60.

If someone renews a Classic membership today, they would pay:

Renewal Rate Calculation: (Classic - $215 regular price = $17.92 per month)

Classic Proration      $17.92 x 5 months (Aug – Dec) = $89.60

Grace period fees     $17.92 x 3 months (Jan – Mar) = $53.76

Reinstatement fee    $15.00

Total:                      $158.36

Add $25.00 for a Phoenix membership and have access to local experts as well as to discounts that apply to  various learning opportunities.

 

  • STC-New York Metro chapter virtual workshop on Content Strategy coming up on August 4th. Open to members and non-members alike!

To learn more and to register, see http://www.stc-phoenix.com/

  • The Presentation Summit

Check out the videos that explain the 3 learning tracts of the conference. Volunteer and attend at a reduced price. http://www.betterpresenting.com/summit/stc/   (The design-a-template editorial log is a fun-read too.)

 

That's it!  Stay cool!

 

 

 

September 2012 Chapter Meeting

Open MIC: The Chapter's Future

Since January, the chapter has had a number of firsts:

  • We began providing member access to the advisory council (CMAC) meeting minutes so that you could be aware of chapter management activities.
  • We were given the STC Pacesetter award for our innovative approach to our longstanding community service project, AZSEF.
  • We conducted a Saturday morning chapter program meeting.
  • We participated in a Technical Communication promotional video produced by NAU.
  • We partnered with the Presentation Summit to provide unique volunteer and learning opportunities.
  • We saw a rise in new contributors to our chapter’s LinkedIn group. The group currently has 74 members.
  • Our chapter membership number fell below 50.

In the coming months, more firsts:

  • We will be working with NAU per a student chapter/mentoring program.
  • We will be recognizing chapter service as part of our celebration of Technical Communication week and will also be trying out a new venue.

At the end of the year, another first:

We will be losing some key members who have contributed to chapter operations for several years, both as officers and as managers. For some, retirement is calling, and for others, it’s just time to move on…

So where does that leave the chapter?

If we decide to remain as part of STC:

  1. We can change the chapter paradigm and the scope of what we are doing. This would be an opportunity to use technology and creativity to change what we offer to members and how we offer it. It also would require committed leaders and volunteers. (The minimal number of leaders to run a chapter per STC: A president and secretary/treasurer. At this time, these chapter positions will need to be filled for 2013.)
  2. We can merge with another chapter such as the Kachina chapter in New Mexico who, like us, is in need of leaders. This would require communicating and planning with this chapter as well as reaching agreement on which chapter would dissolve.

If we decide to disassociate ourselves from STC:

  1. We can dissolve the chapter and return our assets to STC. This opens up another set of options that could occur naturally as leaders emerge.

For our September meeting:

We are inviting members and non-members to attend to learn more about the options open to us.

For the Open MIC segment of the meeting, we’d like to hear from you about the following:

  • Which of the three options listed earlier is most appealing to you and why?
  • If you would like us to remain as an STC chapter, how do you plan on contributing to the chapter to help it succeed? Can you commit to running for office in October? Will you volunteer for a manager’s position?

We invite everyone in Arizona’s Technical Communication community to join us for this discussion. We look forward to hearing from you.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory -  1418 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Meeting Details

 

  • 5:30   Check-in
  • 6:00   Dinner orders taken and Announcements. Everyone pays their own way.
  • 7:00   Program

Format: Open MIC. Sign up for a speaking slot.  You will have a few minutes to make your point or to ask questions.

RSVP: Email programs@stc-phoenix.com by Tuesday, September 11.  Specify dinner or program onlyand whether or not you plan to speak.

 

 

Opportunity Calling

Call for Leadership

  • Do you love what you do and enjoy sharing it with others?
  • Would you like to develop some new skills or refine those you already have?
  • Would you like to show your manager or a potential employer that you have what it takes to work on a management team, or better yet, lead an initiative, or other people?
  • Do you have leadership experience? Would you like to have a hand at shaping the future of the chapter?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider running for one of next year's Phoenix chapter positions. Or, if you aren’t a member of the chapter but would like to contribute to chapter activities, we have opportunities for that too. Are you up for the challenge? If so, consider applying for one of the open positions below.

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership Manager
  • Communications/PR Manager
  • Website Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Arrangements Manager

For more details on any of these positions, see PHX Community Roles on the Phoenix Chapter website.

If interested in learning more about these positions, contact any of the following officers by September 30th.

  • Jan at president@stc-phoenix.com
  • Miachelle at vice_president@stc-phoenix.com
  • Kim at treasurer@stc-phoenix.com
  • David at secretary@stc-phoenix.com

Any doubts about becoming a leader?  See the Forbe’s article Why introverts can make the best leaders.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jan, Miachelle, Kim, & David

 

 

 

 

 

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