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

Techcomm Game Day!

It seems like no one’s going anywhere this year for Thanksgiving (Thanks, 2020!) but we’ve all still got two much needed days off and we all know that no one ever gets anything done on that pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday afternoon.

So, since you don’t have to pack up the car, join us instead for some fun playing games online with your peers, your colleagues, and your friends!

Come to Techcomm Game Day!

When: Wed, Nov 25th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM Eastern (or 4:00 PM Central/ 3:00 PM Mountain/ 2:00 PM Pacific…)

What do you need to do?
Set up some accounts and get access to both the audio conference channel and the online games website.

You can find instructions and information about what to expect, here.

We really hope you join us.

Need to see it first so you can decide?
You can come try things out in advance! We’ll be doing a practice run on Sat, Nov 21 @ 12PM Eastern (11 Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific). Sign into the audio conference channel then.

Any other questions? Email Tim Esposito

**Note: This is not a CAC Event–just a fun STC event! 🙂

CAC’s “STC Superheroes Journey” Event – November 18

The Bureau of STC Superheroes (AKA the CAC) is excited to announce the launch of the STC Superheroes Journey! Join the CAC on November 18, 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST to learn about this new program.

This incentive program recognizes community leaders and volunteers’ hard work and dedication to their chapters and SIGs. Earn points and virtual badges–– created especially for the program––as you strengthen your leadership skills and communities. As with all superhero journeys, there will also be surprises along the way.
Register for the “superhero recruiting” launch!