By: Alex Garcia
Orlando Central Florida Chapter, STC
Hello again! This month has been full of changes, both professionally and in the chapter. First, I accepted a promotion to a Senior-level Technical Communicator position with another business unit of Lockheed Martin. Don’t worry, it is still in Orlando. I will miss my old team in the instructional design arena, but look forward to forging new working relationships with my new one in technical publications. Oh, and I get to work day in and day out with your Memo to Members editor, Nick Ducharme! With new positions come new responsibilities, new systems to learn and document, and new paths to blaze. To infinity…
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The international board of directors of STC has decided to maintain our chapter name as the STC (Orlando Central) Florida Chapter (the emphasis is all mine). No matter; we are continuing our previously-announced vision of a colloquial all-Florida chapter. Your Administrative Council just voted to make virtual meeting attendance for all STC (Orlando Central) Florida Chapter members FREE. For those of you non-members who would like to join us virtually, it will still cost $5. So if you haven’t joined, why not? https://www.stc.org/membership/
Want to join the Suncoast Special Interest Group (SIG)? If you live in the Tampa Bay/Sarasota/Charlotte area, please contact former SunCoast Chapter president Kathy D’Adamo at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and start organizing. Please feel free to get together, virtually or in-person, for geographically based networking. For 2017, we have allocated funds for networking mixers in your area, so the sooner you organize, the sooner you can take advantage.
Lastly, indulge me in a shameless plug. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday are all coming up. Don’t forget to use our Amazon.com Click-Through to make all your holiday purchases. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but your STC (Orlando Central) Florida Chapter receives a portion of every purchase completed using our Amazon link. Oh, and have a reader on your list? Sign up for a free trial of Audible.com and the chapter gets a credit also. If you sign up for a gold membership, we get even more!
From all of us, happy shopping and turkey eating!