Active Membership

W. C. Wiese

W.C. Wiese
Active Member Motivator
Orlando Chapter STC

Get Active, Get Recognized, Sharpen Your Wardrobe!

By W.C. Wiese

 

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Want to stand out in your profession? Want to show the boss you’re serious about your job? This’ll do it.

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They come in yellow, black, and powder blue. They come in forest green and artillery red. And there are maybe 250 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 dinner in June, Membership Chairman David Coverston recognized 12 Active Members at the year-end banquet. Each received a black-trimmed yellow polo shirt that helps us stand out in crowds.

 

Since 2001, the Orlando Central Florida Chapter has recognized members who are consistent in their attendance and help make the chapter a success. These 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 begun their own active membership programs in the past 5 years.)

 

As the table shows, members earn points every month they attend a meeting, put on a program, attend an Administrative Council meeting, or serve as a judge or mentor.

 

Activity

Point Value

Attend Chapter Meeting

1

Chairman/Officer

0.5/month for office

0.5 for each AdCo

Present a Program

2

Visit a Class or Another Chapter

1

Serve as a Mentor/Month

1

Serve as a Judge/Month

1

Sponsor a New Member

2

Write Articles for the Newsletter

0.5

 

You’ll need to earn 14 points to receive a 2014 Active Member shirt. But it will be worth it!

 

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!

 

Will you be an Active Member? We’ll report in upcoming issues of Memo to Members! And watch for opportunities for mentorship, to share in committee work, or to judge chapter contests.

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