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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-05


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STC PMC Newsletter May 2011

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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-05

  1. 1. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. About Us Events Membership News & Views May 2011 Greetings! As I return from the 2011 STC Summit in Sacramento, I'm energized and excited about what's happening with the STC. For those who couldn't make it, we will be sharing the biggest news and stories from the conference that STC members should know at our upcoming June 15 chapter meeting. Highlights include: added member benefits, 'My STC' website, certification (yes, it's happening), session highlights (i.e., 'the Tie Line'). We will also be recognizing our most active volunteers and giving out prizes! (So register now!) Meanwhile, the chapter is accepting votes for our elected chapter executive positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary). I strongly encourage all members to exercise their right to nominate candidates and vote for the future leaders of the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. The ballot is a simple quick web form and should only take 2 minutes to complete. Vote now! We'll be planning upcoming chapter events and services very soon, so please send us your suggestions. Cheers! Todd DeLuca President, STC-PMC Vote Now
  2. 2. April Meeting Those who attended the April 13 STC-PMC chapter meeting were treated to another insightful presentation by Nad Rosenberg, one of our most esteemed members (Associate Fellow) and ongoing contributors. Nad spoke about the principles of creating or selecting visuals that make presentations and tutorials more engaging and easier to understand. She discussed important principles that her company has learned when working with visuals, including the use of color, human images, appropriate animation, and a solid graphical layout. Finally, to bring all of these important topics together, she then showed the audience numerous examples and provided helpful suggestions for choosing effective visuals. Thanks, Nad. Contact Nad Rosenberg at: TechWrite Inc Active Member Achievement Awards It was another year of important chapter highlights and accomplishments. Have we mentioned that we've been recognized and awarded Chapter of Excellence? And received a Pacesetter Award at the 2011 Summit? (It's true!). None of this would be possible without the help and participation of our most active volunteers. It is through their efforts and work that we're able to provide the programs and services that our members value. Yes, awards are nice too. Speaking of awards, it is the privilege of the chapter to be able to provide an Active Member award to chapter members who have demonstrated exceptional service or participation. During the course of the year, members earn points for volunteering, presenting, attending events, or holding a leadership position. When the number of points reaches a preset level, that member automatically earns a custom STC-PMC silk-screened cotton polo shirt - suitable for wearing to work or a chapter event (hint, hint). Congratulations to the following members, who have been recognized as an Active Member this year and will receive their shirts at the June 15 chapter meeting: Todd DeLuca, Marianne Johnston, Steve Lungren, Jacqueline Caddle, Jessica Rineer, Lori Corbett, Barrie Byron, Melanie Kuchma, Timothy Esposito, Steve Adler, Donn DeBoard, Lois Harwood, Gary Sternberg. Note: We're looking for ways to improve the Active Member program in the coming year, including how to recognize more volunteers and a possible scaled program with different award levels - plus other possible prizes. If you have ideas or suggestions on how we can recognize and encourage more participation, please contact our Membership chair. June 2011 Chapter Meeting Wednesday, June 15 6:00pm - 8:30pm D’Ignazio’s Towne House Media, PA Join us to wrap-up the year, re-cap the STC Summit, and recognize our valued chapter members and volunteers. Register for meeting August 2011 Summer Social - Potluck (FREE) Saturday, August 13 12:30pm - 4:30pm Todd DeLuca's Home Exton, PA Bring a side dish or dessert and join us for a casual cook- out to hang out and get to know your colleagues a little better. We'll supply the protein and beverages. Members, non-members, and significant others are welcome.
  3. 3. June 2011 Newsletter Publication Schedule The publication day for the newsletter is the last Wednesday of each month with the deadline for content the Wednesday before publication. The next STC-PMC newsletter will be published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Submit all content and questions to: Newsletter Editor Contract Technical Writer Position This month's STC-PMC Career job highlight is a contract position with the Performance Development Groupfor a technical writer with 5+ years of experience and a preference for a background in software development. Any chapter member who is familiar with learning new systems, interviewing developers, and creating a set of documentation that leverages an existing template is encouraged to apply. For more information, including details on how to contact the hiring company, please visit the STC-PMC Careers Available Jobs page. View email in browser |Unsubscribe | Update your profile | Forward to a friend Join us on Facebook Copyright (C) 2012 STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. All rights reserved. You are receiving this message because you've previously indicated that you are willing to receive STC- PMC chapter-related information. If this is not the case, please click the Unsubscribe link and you will no longer receive chapter announcements. Please Note: We do not sell, distribute, or share the names or e-mail addresses of any subscribers to STC-PMC publications (including our newsletter and announcements). STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter PO Box 214 Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353 Add us to your address book Sent to << Test Email Address >> — why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter · PO Box 214 · Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353