From the Editors´ Desk

Nick Ducharme and Emily Wells

Technical Communicators of Florida and Beyond,

As you might have noticed, our chapter logo has a new Spring in its step! After much hard work from our Treasurer Bethany Aguad and others, the long-awaited new logo was designed and approved in time for the 2018 STC Summit in May.

Isn’t it beautiful?

That’s not all that’s new. This April edition of Memo to Members is packed with exciting new developments for both our chapter and the Future Technical Communicators (FTC) club at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

First, the STC Florida Chapter recently unveiled some new resources, and a whole new program to boot! Our pilot year of the chapter’s new Leadership Development Program (LDP), a natural extension of our mentoring program, has just begun. Inseparable from the LDP, we have officially published STC Fellow Mike Murray’s Fast Start Leader’s Guide (FSLG). Plus, we now have an official Values Statement for our chapter!

Next, President Alex Garcia has some important reminders as the monumental occasion of the Orlando Summit draws closer. It is now only one month away!

Meanwhile, our chapter is introducing a new benefit for all student members to increase engagement from student members.

Speaking of our student members, The View from Campus reflects on the successful Spring semester while sharing news about the exciting plans ahead, including a new partnership to expand the opportunities available for technical communication students. Read on to find out more!

And finally, we would like to remind you of this month’s meeting. We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 19th at Bahama Breeze Waterford Lakes (1200 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828) for a night of techcomm networking and revelry, as we gather to honor award recipients and celebrate professional milestones:

* The UCF Foundation’s Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship
* The STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award
* The STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award for Students
* Retirement of STC Fellow and UCF Professor of English: Technical Communication Dr. Dan Jones
* Retirement of UCF Professor of English: Technical Communication Dr. Paul Dombrowski

Please click here to RSVP.

Sincerest thanks for reading,

Nick Ducharme and Emily Wells
Editors, Memo To Members

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