By: Bethany Aguad
Treasurer and Co-Manager, Education Committee
Florida Chapter, STC
As the STC Florida chapter, we are offering a new benefit for student members of our chapter. In the past, we have provided a rebate by check to new student members who joined the mentoring program. Going forward, we will be offering all student members of the Florida chapter three meeting coupons that can be redeemed for chapter meetings. If you are a student, this allows you to attend gain the educational benefits of attending three of our programs at no cost, and these coupons do not expire. Also, attendance at our chapter meetings will gain you active member points that can earn you a coveted active member shirt.
All student members of our chapter, even those who are already part of the chapter or who do not participate in the mentoring program, will receive three meetings coupons worth a total of $18 in savings on meeting fees. The coupons can be redeemed for any meeting that has a fee, which is currently $6 for student members. These meeting coupons cannot be used to cover meal costs when we have a program at a restaurant, as in those cases, meeting attendance is already free.
While the benefits of student membership are numerous, we wanted to provide this additional perk to all students who join the chapter and attend our monthly meetings. If you are a student who has joined our chapter and didn’t receive a rebate yet, email me to receive your three meeting coupons. Also, students already receive the fantastically discounted membership rate of $58.50 for the year! You can join the society at any time on stc.org.
As a reminder, another amazing benefit of STC membership is the opportunity to volunteer at the STC Summit in exchange for free registration. They have extended the deadline, so please take advantage of this opportunity! To sign up, please complete the Student Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible, and send it to STC’s Education Manager, Deborah Krat, and the Student Volunteer Coordinator, Carolyn Klinger. Need convincing? Check out my article in February’s Memo to Members: Student Volunteering at the STC Summit: Free Registration and Networking.