CAC Virtual Yoga/Relaxation Meet-Up – December 9, 6-7 PM EST

The CAC invites you to a special virtual meet-up on December 9, 6:00-7:00 PM EST. Lisa Perry, a professional yoga instructor, will guide attendees in several easy yoga exercises and a relaxation session. Lisa is generously donating her time. Participants should dress comfortably and have a carpet space or mat. They should also have a chair, couch or wall and extra blanket available to use during the session. The session will last 20 minutes.

After the session, we will have time for conversation. After a stressful 2020, let’s end the year with relaxation and conversation with our STC community. See you there!

Register here.

Lisa Perry, owner of Yoga at the Farm, (now Yoga from Home Studios) is currently teaching online from home and hybrid classes from Valley Crest Farm in Lebanon, NJ. Lisa has taught yoga classes in the Hunterdon County area for 17 years.

Lisa’s instruction experience includes: group and individual classes for people with special needs and considerations, classes for students and staff in schools, programs with the county parks system, volunteering at nonprofit organizations and corporate training programs. Lisa also offers workshops in meditation, restorative yoga, singing bowls, therapeutics and yoga hikes.

For more about Lisa, check out Lisa’s Facebook page.

Lisa is offering all STC participants an unlimited class package for December for $45 or individual classes for $8. To register attendees should contact her at the email on the schedule.

Dec. CAC Webinar: 2020 STC Community Reports Review

As a community leader, are you unsure about STC’s community reports and how you can use the information they provide?

Or are you a new leader and perhaps did not know that STC has community reports available for you to use?

Join Erin Gallalee, STC’s Director of Membership & Community Relations, as she presents a webinar on December 1 (3:00 – 4:00 PM EST) on the community leaders’ essential tool for community management: STC Community Reports.

Erin will review:

  • All the community reports available to community leaders
  • Where you can track your community’s current membership, and
  • How you can use the data for your member recruitment and retention projects.

There will be time set for the reports review, and for Q&A.

We hope to see you there!

Register for this event


Now Available! Become an STC Superhero (or Superheroine)!

Did you miss our launch of the CAC’s Superhero Journey Incentive Program?


The STC CAC Information Broker has ensured that the virtual introduction to the Bureau of STC Superheroes was recorded.

You can watch it–as well as see all the details of the Superhero Journey Incentive Program–in the CAC’s Leadership Resources on the STC Superheroes Journey page. 

There is still time to enlist for this program! It is an open enrollment, and if you’ve attended any CAC programs so far between September to November, you may have already collected enough points for a new journey rank! 

To begin your superhero journey, complete the CAC Superhero Enlistment form.

Stay tuned for further “missions”…

Reminder: Don’t forget your 2020 CAA & Pacesetter Awards applications!

As the days grow shorter and the end of the year approaches, I want to send some helpful reference information as you prepare your 2020 CAA and Pacesetter Award applications.

Community Achievement Award

The Community Achievement Award (CAA) recognizes a SIG/COP, professional, or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities.

The CAA application provides a fantastic roadmap that helps your community work toward goals throughout the year, and it is also a way to formally showcase the work your volunteers have done in your community. It recognizes activities completed during the 2020 calendar year, and all communities are encouraged to apply! The CAA process determines the “Most Improved Community” award and the prestigious “Community of the Year” award.

The CAA application is a Word document. You can submit your application in Word format, .PDF format, or any other format you feel most comfortable with, as long as you do not change the order or wording of the original application. When you are ready to submit the final application, you have a couple of options:

  1. Create a shared drive (Google Drive, Dropbox, other) and submit a Word document or zip file with the written responses and corresponding links to supporting evidence.  
  2. Include the application and supporting evidence in a zip file and send to the committee.
Please remember: read the guidelines carefully and check all links to supporting evidence before submitting your application.

Applications are due: 31 January 2021 

Get the application (Word doc) and guidelines here:

Community Pacesetter Award

STC’s Community Pacesetter Award recognizes innovative and successful community initiatives. Unlike the CAA award, which recognizes communities for consistent strength in many varied activities, the Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that may be shared with and implemented by other STC communities. During this unprecedented year, we have seen many examples where our community volunteers are finding new and innovative opportunities to connect, educate, and inspire our members. This is your chance to be recognized for those innovations! 

Applications are due: 31 January 2021 

Get the web form application and guidelines here: 

If you have any questions about the application process for these awards, please do not hesitate to contact me at

On behalf of the CAA and Pacesetter Awards Committee, sincere thanks to all of you for your dedication to the STC and for your incredible volunteer efforts throughout the year!

Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season,

Alison Phillips
Chair, STC CAA and Pacesetter Awards Committee
Nominations Committee, STC Michigan Great Lakes Chapter