Want to stand out in your profession? Want to show the boss you’re serious about your job? This’ll do it.
They come in yellow, black, and camel. They have come in forest green and artillery red. And there are maybe 300 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 13 Active Members at the year-end banquet. Each received a tan 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.
|Attend Chapter Meeting||1|
|Serve as a Chair/Officer||0.5 per month for position
0.5 per each Administrative Council meeting
|Present a Program||2|
|Visit a Class or Another Chapter||1|
|Serve as a Mentor||1 per month|
|Serve as a Judge||1 per month|
|Sponsor a New Member||2|
|Write Articles for the Newsletter||0.5 per article|
You’ll need to earn 14 points to receive a 2015 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? Watch upcoming issues of Memo to Members! And watch for opportunities for mentorship, to share in committee work, or to judge chapter contests.