Hello! I am honored to serve as the Rochester chapter’s membership manager. As a member of this community for more than 22 years, I continue to be impressed by its strong and consistent presence as a valuable resource for technical communicators in upstate New York.
In spite of the economic turmoil of recent years, we remain a vibrant community. We were one of four STC Chapters worldwide recognized as a Platinum Community for 2016. In 2013, we were named the STC Community of the Year in addition to being named an STC Community of Distinction. We were named a Community of Excellence in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 in addition to receiving Pacesetter Awards in 2012 and 2015.
Like all communities in STC, we want to keep building our membership base and continue to generate interest in participating in the only professional association dedicated to the theory and practice of technical communication. We hope to welcome many new members to the Rochester chapter in the coming months.
But our success isn’t just about numbers. It’s about community. It’s about the bond among technical communication professionals that strengthens us all. It’s about being proud of who we are and what we do. It’s about advocating for both our profession and for one another. It’s about building — building our skills, our fellowship, our leadership, our commitment to the best that our profession offers.
All of this matters because every member matters — whether you joined STC 30 years ago or 30 seconds ago, and no matter what your job title, employment status, or level of skill and experience. We wouldn’t have a chapter without you!
Our chapter president, Wendy Ross and our administrative council are working hard on goals that will give you the value you expect and deserve from your professional community. You’ll be hearing more about upcoming programs soon, as we continue building a great future based on a proud history.
If you have any questions about your membership, I am available at email@example.com. And if you’re a technical communicator reading this who is not a member, we hope you’ll accept our invitation to attend our events and get to know us.
Thanks for the opportunity to serve our chapter this year. I look forward to another year in which all of us can work together to build great programs, great skills, great networks, great leaders, and great tomorrows.
With warm regards,
STC Associate Fellow
Membership manager, Rochester chapter