They come in blue, yellow, black, and camel. They have come in forest green, medium gray, and artillery red. And there are probably less than 350 in the whole wide world. What are they? Highly sought-after Active Member Shirts earned by Orlando Central Florida Chapter members!
At our end-of-the-chapter-year awards banquet in June, Membership Chairman David Coverston recognized 13 Active Members. Each received their blue polo shirt that ensures they will stand out in a crowd.
Since 2001, the Orlando Central Florida Chapter has recognized members who are consistent in their attendance and who help make the chapter successful. The distinctive leadership shirts cannot be bought, only earned. They set our membership apart at STC conferences and in the workplace. (After years of envy, several other chapters have copied us and started their own active membership programs in the past 5 years.)
The shirts let our members celebrate chapter pride in the workplace whenever they choose to wear them. They send a positive message to employers, clients, and co-workers: I am committed to my profession and committed to self-development. I am a member of STC!
As the table shows, members earn points for every month they attend a meeting, put on a program, attend an Administrative Council meeting, or serve as a judge or mentor.
You’ll need to earn 14 points to receive a 2017-18 Active Member shirt. But the esteem and envy you’ll receive will be worth it!
The shirts are especially valuable in the year ahead as Orlando hosts STC’s annual summit. Members of the host chapter are key sources of information and conference satisfaction for attendees. The shirts will help our active members again rise to the top.