Announcing the STC CAC 2017-2018

CAC for the 2017-2018 program year

Core Team

  • Chair: Liz Herman
  • Vice Chair: Jessie Mallory
  • Education: Rachel Houghton
  • Communication: Ramesh Aiyyangar
  • Outreach: Lloyd Thompson-Taylor and Tavia Record
  • Advisory Members: Jackie Damrau and Ben Woelk

Volunteers 

  • Education: Steven Jong (Webinars), Roger Renteria (Adobe Connect), Tim Esposito (Websites)
  • Communication: Viqui Dill, Greta Boller
  • Outreach:
    Students: Jessie Mallory (Lead), Kiranmayee Pamarthy
    SIGs: Jamye Sagan (Lead), James Bousquet
    Chapters: Bob Young, Roheena Dhunjeebhoy

 

March 24 webinar: You Too Can Easily Start a YouTube Channel for Your STC Chapter

You Too Can Easily Start a YouTube Channel for Your STC Chapter
Friday, March 24, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

adobe-connect-bwUpdate: Watch the recording via Adobe Connect at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p7wcpb8ouoe/


Slides from the presentation are available for viewing on Google Drive at  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1OjS1yhuPvRTzIwSEJoNVZWd1U

Special thanks to our speaker, Sara Feldman, and to Elaine Gilliam and Steve Jong for setting up the presentation.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Learn how simple it is to start a YouTube Channel and create YouTube videos to enhance your chapter marketing efforts. In this webinar, we’ll review the steps to set up a YouTube channel and learn two simple methods to turn pictures or PowerPoint presentations into a YouTube video with music. We’ll also discuss YouTube channel features, how use cards to add interactivity to your videos, and all the ways you can share your new videos!

About the Audience

This webinar is for STC community leaders, who are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.

About the Speaker

Sara Feldman has 10 years of experience as a technical writer, primarily in the software industry and focused on online support. She earned her BS in Technical Communication and Communication Studies from James Madison University. Sara is currently the VP of Programs for the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

Register on Eventbrite

STC Office and Community Affairs Committee (CAC) Responsibilities

Use the information in the following table when your community needs assistance.

See this table as a pdf.

Definitions:
CAC Leads: A member of the CAC is responsible for completing this task.
CAC Supports: A member or members of the CAC will help complete this task.
STC Leads: A member of the STC office staff is responsible for completing this task.
STC Supports: A member or members of the STC office staff will help complete this task.

Community (Chapter or SIG) Lifecycle EventCAC LeadsSTC LeadsCAC SupportsSTC Supports
1.0 Initiating a Chapter or SIG
1.1 Respond to queries about process and formsXX  
1.2 Bring motion to create to the BoardXX  
1.3 Initiate a web site and hosting, update STC web site XX 
1.4 Set up and administer email lists X  
1.5 Generate a new tax ID (chapters) X  
1.6 Request and receive budget request XX 
1.7 Receive funding X  
1.8 Update Leadership database XX 
1.9 Ensure access to community membership reports XX 
1.10 Send welcome email; offer suggestions for programming and other resourcesXX  
2.0 Running a Chapter or SIG
2.1 Develop and update bylaws (chapter)X  X
2.2 Describe leadership roles and hold an electionX  X
2.3 Plan chapter events  XX
2.4 Assist with Adobe connect and facilitation XX 
2.5 Advertise Chapter events (social media, newsletter, etc)   XX
2.6 Develop annual financial report template, complete, return to STC   X
2.7 Develop of annual budget request template, complete, return to STC   X
2.8 Assist with succession planningX   
2.9 Provide general assistance to maintain vitalityX   
3.0 General Assistance to all Communities
3.1 Develop, update, and maintain the Community Handbook, leadership calendar, community success plan, and related proceduresX   
3.2 Organize and manage Leadership DayX  X
3.3 Schedule and deliver community-member-only webinars XX 
3.4 Sponsor and administer community membership drives XX 
3.5 Submit information for community awardsX  X
3.6 Schedule and deliver community-leader webinarsX  X
3.7 Periodically contact communities to offer supportX   
3.8 Post Society and CAC events on website and social mediaX   
4.0 Shutting down a chapter or SIG    
4.1 Assist in troubleshooting issuesX  X
4.2 Assist in merging with another chapter if appropriateXX  
4.3 Dissolve chapter or SIGXXX 

 

Who’s There for Communities? The Geographic Chapter Outreach Team

Who’s There for Communities? Meet the CAC Team for 2016 -2017

Community leaders will be glad to hear that once again, the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2016-2017. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.

Let’s introduce this year’s team so you can reach out.

Rick Lippincott

Geographic Chapter Outreach Team Member

Rick Lippincott, an Associate Fellow from the New England STC chapter, has been on the Outreach team for over two years and serves the CAC to facilitate communication between the chapters and the Board. He feels strongly that geographic chapters remain as the heart and soul of the STC, and provide some of the best opportunities to serve the members.

When not working on STC activity, Rick is a Senior Technical Writer at Analogic in Peabody, MA and is the author of the Squadron/Signal book “C-5 Galaxy in Action.”

Contact Rick to connect directly with your representative on the Outreach Team

Tweet to Rick at @rjl6955

Bob Young

Geographic Chapter Outreach Team Member

Bob Young, a Fellow from the Northeast Ohio STC chapter, has been assisting the Outreach Team for several years. Our job is to open communication channels between chapters and the Board of Directors. We offer support to chapter leaders to make their life easier and put enthusiasm into the spirit of volunteerism.

Contact Bob with any questions.

Jessica Rineer

Geographic Chapter Outreach Team Member

Jessica is a past president of the Philadelphia Metro Chapter. She is currently co-chairing CONDUIT 2017 – The STC-PMC Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference. She was awarded the Distinguished Chapter Service Award in 2016.

Jessica Rineer is a chapter outreach team member.  She wants to see the chapters thrive! In this role, she is available to help chapter leaders find answers to questions and provide guidance if needed.

Feel free to contact her or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Tweet to Jessica at @jess_rineer

Elizabeth O’Neill

Geographic Chapter Outreach Team Member

Elizabeth O’Neill is a Senior Technical Writer and Editor in the Kansas City, MO area. She has gained tremendous personal and professional dividends from STC membership and the technical writing field. She frequently attends the International Summit and serves as a competition judge and mentor.  

Connect with Elizabeth O’Neill on LinkedIn.

Tweet to Elizabeth at @kctechwriter

Rohina Dhunjeebhoy

Geographic Chapter Outreach Team Member

Rohina Dhunjeebhoy is a chapter outreach team member.  She wants to see the chapters thrive! In this role, she is available to help chapter leaders find answers to questions and provide guidance if needed.

Rohina is an Information Developer at DELL EMC in Toronto.

Rohina has held various positions in the STC Toronto administrative council, and is currently the past president of the Toronto Chapter.

Contact Rohina when you want to build and maintain strong community leadership teams.
Connect with Rohina on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The 2016-2017 STC CAC has got your back!

If you need help, or have a question or suggestion, don’t hesitate to contact us.