President’s Corner


Karen Lane

By Karen Lane
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

The academic year is winding down, and we’re preparing to wrap up the chapter year, which means we have some exciting activities in store for our members and non-member friends.

Several chapter leaders just returned from attending the annual Technical Communication Summit held this year in Atlanta. Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter was well represented by chapter vice-president and president-elect, Debra Johnson; Mentoring Committee co-chair Bethany Bowles; Mentoring Committee Chair Dan Voss; Nominating Chair WC Wiese; student member Matt Howard; peripatetic member-at-large Jack Molisani; and me. Those who were there will be giving all of you the opportunity to benefit from our impressions, notes, and handouts when we hold our Washlines XIX meeting on August 22, 2013. More on this later.

At this coming month’s meeting on May 16, the Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter will be awarding its coveted Mellissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarships. Two deserving students are receiving these awards, which recognize their academic achievements. Make sure you attend and show your support for the newest generation of technical communicators!

Also during our May meeting, we will have our chapter’s Annual Business Meeting. Here is your chance to learn about the health of our chapter and express your views. Please plan to be there—information about time and location appear elsewhere in this issue of Memo to Members.

And if the Pellegrin Scholarship and Annual Meeting weren’t enough content for our May meeting, we will also be having an educational program for you on the topic of Project Management and TechComm.

Finally, I urge you to share your own news with your colleagues. If you have just started a new job, recently changed jobs, or are looking for a new job, come to our meetings to share with your peers. Don’t forget that chapter meetings are a great way to announce job openings—and to fill them!

As always, if you have any compliments, complaints, or suggestions, please write to me at I am always glad for feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

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