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Society for Technical Communication
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

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Next Meeting:
 How to Write a Winning Proposal: Near Misses Only Count in 
 Horseshoes and Nuclear War 

Dan Voss
Although Dan's experience is with competitive aerospace proposals – some of them upwards of 20,000 pages with multi-billion contracts at stake – the principles he covers in this lively 30-minute presentation are applicable to all proposals: aerospace, commercial, domestic, international, grant proposals for non-profits, award applications (yes!), and even resumes, cover letters, and portfolios (definitely yes!)

Thursday, April 17th 6:30 p.m.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Corporate Office

6277 Sea Harbor Drive (former Harcourt building)

Park in the garage close to the building. Go to the set of double doors on the left and check in with security

For more info, please contact

Chapter Elections:
According to the bylaws of the STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter, the annual chapter elections will be held on May 15 at the regular chapter meeting (7 pm). Four officer positions and two director-at-large positions are to be voted upon. The Nominating Committee has announced the following slate of officers for the 2014-2015 chapter year:
  • President: Debra Johnson
  • Vice President: Mary Burns
  • Treasurer: Alex Garcia
  • Secretary: R.D. Sharninghouse
  • Director: David Coverston
  • Director: Mark Wray

The ballot with candidate biographies is available here.

In order to vote in the chapter election, you must:
  • Be a member in good standing of the chapter.
  • Submit your ballot at the May 15 chapter meeting.
    — or —
    Mail your vote (sent to arrive by May 13) to:
    The Orlando Central Florida Chapter of the STC
    P.O. Box 540444
    Orlando, FL 32854-0444

a message from
Debra Johnson
President, STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter

Welcome to the Orlando Central Florida STC Web site. We are a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (, a professional organization that ďadvances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services.Ē

Here in Central Florida, we provide programs of interest and value to local practitioners—experienced and novice—to

  • promote best practices
  • facilitate networking
  • provide educational resources, both within our group and in the wider worlds of business and education.

We are proud of our close ties to the University of Central Florida, which have fostered student-to-professional transitions and enabled our members and visitors to benefit from knowledge in both the theory and practice arenas.

Whether you are new to the industry or feel itís important to give back to your profession in the form of service, mentoring, and volunteerism, WE WANT YOU! What better way to help others than by sharing knowledge... especially for those who are new to the field.

Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter meets most months on the third Thursday. We post our meeting schedules under Meetings on this site and highlight the current monthís details on this Home page. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to meet you!

Join us! Check out our programs! Let us know what you think.

Iím always interested in hearing how we can improve who we are and what we offer you. Please write to me ( with comments, feedback, and suggestions.

I hope to welcome you in person at our meetings.


The Orlando Central Florida Chapter
of the Society for Technical Communication
Post Office Box 540444
Orlando, FL 32854-0444

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2013-2014 Officers
President: Debra Johnson
Vice President: Sarah Baca
Secretary: Mary Burns
Treasurer: Alex Garcia
Immed. Past Pres: Karen Lane
Director: David Coverston
Director: Mark Wray

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