The 2020-2021 results of the STC Michigan Great Lakes Chapter Council Election are in! Many thanks to everyone who voted.
The STC Michigan Great Lakes chapter council officers for the 2020–2021 program year are:
- Co-Presidents: Peggy Frizzo and Lynnette Pryce
- Immediate Past President: Katherine Baeckeroot-Pavlovic
- Vice President: Shannon Lewis-Hillstrom
- Co-Treasurers: Pat Martz and Stephanie Sines
- Secretary: Nikita Kennard
- Membership Manager and Social Media Manager: Kelly Smith
- Event Registration: Heather Shelley
- Nominations Committee: Maryann Bowen and Alison Phillips
We thank all of our volunteers council members and committee members for offering their time and talent to lead our chapter during our transition year!
We are excited to announce that the STC West Michigan Shores chapter and the STC Southeastern Michigan chapter will merge to become an STC chapter representing all of Michigan as the STC Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, STC-MGL. Continue reading “Announcing the STC Michigan Great Lakes Chapter!”
Agile is a set of methods and practices conceived in 2001 by 17 software developers who craved a radically different approach to the way teams developed software. In her virtual presentation on March 26, Heather Shelley provided an introduction to and a brief history of Agile, and used examples from her extensive experience to show how Agile was designed to work and how it actually works in real life (IRL). Continue reading “Program Recap: Agile IRL”
The 2020 Society for Technical Communication (STC) election is now open and runs through March 9 at 5:00 PM ET. This is your opportunity to select the future leaders of the STC!
You can see the election slate and learn more about the candidates here: https://www.stc.org/wiki/elections/2020-election-slate/
Check your inbox and cast your vote today!
If you joined the STC or renewed your STC membership before January 31, 2020, you are eligible to vote and should have received an email from the STC with a link and instructions to cast your ballot.
If you are an eligible STC member and did not receive voting instructions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is World IA Day?
World IA Day was created to celebrate Information Architecture (IA) and to empower local leaders to keep growing and sharing ideas within their communities. The focus of the 2020 celebration is “The IA Element,” which highlights IA as the element that ties different ideas, developers, and end users together. Visit the World IA Day website to see a list of World IA Day events happening all over the country and around the globe! Continue reading “World IA Day is February 22”
It’s not only a new year around the corner; it’s a new decade! Why not kick it off with a renewed sense of purpose in your personal and professional growth? STC-SM has a wealth of opportunities in 2020 for you to add a new volunteer role, council member title, or published article to your resume. Or perhaps you just want to expand your network and engage with other technical communicators? How about gaining leadership experience? Fortunately, our chapter offers ways for you to explore all of these areas, and more! Continue reading “Start the New Decade with New Opportunities!”
Please join us on June 27 in Plymouth to celebrate the end of our exciting 2018-2019 program year! We’ll enjoy delicious Italian fare and hear from those who attended the STC Summit in Denver, share our personal highlights and our accomplishments as a chapter, and recognize some outstanding contributions from STC-SM council members!
Thursday, June 27
Pizza e Vino
849 Penniman Ave.
Plymouth, MI 48170
City of Plymouth parking map
All are welcome, so please bring a friend! STC membership is not a requirement to attend. The conversation and camaraderie are free, but everyone picks up the tab for their own food and drinks.
Please RSVP by June 26 so we can save you a seat.
We hope to see you there!
A big thank you to those of you who voted in the STC-SM chapter council election. The voting period is now over, and here are the official results!
There were 12 ballots submitted from 32 eligible voters, which is a 38% response rate. Each of the following candidates received 100% of the vote (12 votes) to confirm their council positions for the upcoming program year. There were no write-in candidates.
President: Katherine Baeckeroot
Vice President: Lynnette Pryce
Treasurer: Pat Gómez Martz
Secretary: Heather Shelly
Nominations Committee: Maryann Bowen
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 STC-SM chapter council! Thank you for generously volunteering your time and effort to serve as chapter leaders. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to the coming year!
On May 22, 2019, STC-SM welcomed Liz Fraley to Ann Arbor all the way from the STC East Bay Chapter in California. In addition to being a prolific speaker and well-known contributor in the technical communication community, Liz is the founder of Single-Sourcing Solutions, TC Camp, and the TC Dojo. Liz spoke with us for over an hour and engaged us in a fascinating discussion about a topic she understands deeply: The Power of Single-Sourcing. Continue reading “Program Recap: The Power of Single-Sourcing”
Every day, technical communications professionals are faced with maintaining their current productivity in the face of increasing product complexity, increasing number of languages, increasing volume of documentation, increasing product overlap and shorter product life cycles.
No matter how large or small, how new or how old your company is, or what technology or service your company provides, these challenges must be met without the luxury of expanded resources. Continue reading “May 22: The Power of Single-Sourcing in Ann Arbor”