STC Summit 2016: Leadership Program Recap

Photo of Emily Alfson and Alison Phillips at the 2016 STC Summit
Emily Alfson (l.) and Alison Phillips (r.) at the 2016 STC Summit

Greetings from Anaheim, California! I’m here at the STC Summit and just attended the annual Leadership Program that kicks off the Summit each year. Some of the highlights were:

    • The basics of running a community — Emily Alfson (also an STC/SM member!) delivered an informative talk about some of the many tools available to STC members looking to gain information about running successful STC communities. These resources include the Community Handbook, the Treasurer’s Handbook, the STC website, the CAC website, social media, and more!

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Free AIIP/STC Joint Webinar on January 21

Free AIIP/STC Joint Webinar: First-Year Questions Panel for STC members on Thursday January 21.

STC members can attend this free webinar specifically for first-year members to ask questions about being an independent info pro. Guest panelists will be STC member Ruth Thaler-Carter of Writer Ruth and AIIP members Scott Attenborough of Content Capital LLC and Ed Vawter of QD Information.

While the focus is on questions that people in their first year of business have, everyone is welcome to attend.

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Networking Lunch on January 22 & STC Webinars

During the holiday season, we wanted to remind STC members about viewing webinars and about our networking lunch on January 22 at Little Daddy’s in Livonia.

The free webinars are only accessible to STC members, and we welcome members and nonmembers alike to attend our programs.

See the latest webinars from STC:

We hope you were able to take advantage of these free, member-only webinars throughout the year, but if not, log in and download them now (free to STC members):

Come to eat, network, and discuss the webinars you viewed at the networking lunch on January 22, at

Little Daddy’s
19333 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
734-744-7555

Attendees are responsible for paying for their own food and beverage, but the camaraderie is free! Please RSVP by January 21 to vicepresident@stc-sm.org.

Check our calendar for the date, time and location of other upcoming events.

September Networking Events – Recap of the Summit

Did you attend the STC Summit this year in Columbus? Or did you miss it and want to find out about the event? Don’t miss our upcoming networking opportunities to discuss the STC Summit.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming locations:

  • September 17 at Granite City in Troy, 5:30-7:00pm: Happy hour and/or dinner networking event.
  • September 29 at Sweetwater Coffee and Tea in Ann Arbor (at 3393 Plymouth Rd in Plymouth Green Crossings), 7:00-8:30am:  Breakfast networking event.

 

There is no entrance fee, but everyone will be responsible for their own meal and drinks. Ask the host to be directed to the STC/SM table.

SUMMIT 2015 Vice President’s Report

By Sharon McDonnell

I imagine some of our chapter members would like to know if paying for the Vice President’s registration to the annual conference had any value. I certainly hope you think so, because I was very happy with my first STC conference. I got lots of great ideas and guidance for the upcoming year. Here are some of the sessions I attended on Leadership Day:

  • “Resource sharing for low volunteer communities” with David Caruso
  • “Awards and recognition” with Lori Meyer
  • “Succession planning and volunteers” with Ben Woelk
  • “Revitalizing your membership” with Christopher Ward
  • Changing of the Society guard
  • Awards presentations

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