By: W.C. Wiese
Florida Chapter, STC
Want to stand out in our profession? Want to show the boss you’re serious about your job? This’ll do it.
Another chapter year, another distinctive Active Member shirt for helping to make the Florida Chapter successful!
For over 15 years, we’ve tried to recognize and reward the members who are essential to chapter success. Our distinctive leadership shirts cannot be bought, only earned. They set our membership apart at meetings, STC conferences, and in the workplace. In fact, 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!
Now that our chapter meetings are more statewide and networked, there are a few changes to make sure virtual attendees aren’t overlooked and multiple contributions to the chapter’s publicity effort are credited. 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 can also earn points by helping Communications Chair Emily Wells with articles, photography, and production for Memo to Members.
The most significant change to the active member points program is that a yearly points target has been removed. Instead, based on activity, the most active 15 percent of the membership will receive shirts. See you at the next meeting!