We would love to have you as a member of the Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication this year! We look forward to an exciting year and encourage you to take advantage of the programs and services we offer. As STC Florida leaders, we have all enjoyed the opportunity to grow as technical communicators and make connections with other people like you in the profession.
We typically hold monthly educational meetings, typically on the third Thursday of each month online. All of these events benefit our community and promote a strong camaraderie among our members. You can view our upcoming events and additional resources here on our website. We want to make sure you are aware of all the Florida chapter membership benefits available:
- Reduced educational program meeting fees ($5 instead of $15 for educational programs)
- Leadership development opportunities
- Job listings
- Networking with a variety of technical communicators
- And more!
If you are joining or renewing, please select the Florida chapter as your community for all of these benefits. When you are signing up or renewing your membership, make sure you scroll down and check the box for the Florida chapter! It will not be checked by default even if you are already a member. By checking that box, you become a member of our chapter when you sign up or renew your membership. We hope to speak with you at one of our meetings!
Hurricane Ian had a devastating effect on Florida, and many UCF students’ lives were seriously disrupted. Some students were displaced from their homes.
Our chapter has always celebrated our close ties to the UCF community, and we want to do our part to support the students now. In lieu of meeting fees for our October chapter meeting, we ask that you donate the amount you are comfortable with to UCF’s Emergency Relief Fund for Students. For our UCF students, this donation is a small way for us to honor all of you!
Donations will provide immediate relief for UCF students or employees who are housing and food insecure, or who need emergency funding to get through temporary difficulties. Every dollar will be matched up to $25,000 by Carrie Daanen ’92 Chair of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors.
If you would like to donate to this fund instead of paying the regular meeting fee, go ahead and donate any amount you choose. Once you’ve donated, email firstname.lastname@example.org and (if you feel comfortable doing so) let us know how much you contributed. Even if you don’t plan to attend the meeting, UCF, its students, and our chapter will greatly appreciate all donations!
If you would like to pay the regular meeting fee instead of donating now, go ahead and pay through PayPal following our standard process. (You can always donate to the emergency relief fund later.) As always, meetings are free for students.
The STC Florida chapter will host a tech comm tools meeting on September 22 at 6:30 pm EST. We know many of our chapter members use various tools every day and have picked up a variety of useful shortcuts and best practices. We are looking for people to join us for a short presentation on tips and tricks for a software application you use at work. For example, if you use Arbortext, Microsoft Project, or anything that helps you complete the tasks needed for your job, please join us to give a mini-presentation (10-15 minutes). We currently have speakers for MadCap Flare and Snagit.
Please fill out the form below by Wednesday, August 31, if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective. Presenters will need a webcam and microphone. We ask that all presenters prepare a few slides or screen share to walk through tips for attendees. Networking begins at 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, and presentations start at 7:00.
As chosen by you, our Florida chapter members, in our election conducted following our bylaws, we are proud to announce the new STC Florida officers:
- President – Bethany Aguad
- Vice President – Jessica Nealon
- Secretary – Jesslyn Parrish
- Treasurer – W.C. Wiese
- Immediate Past President – Debra Johnson
- Directors-at-Large – Alex Garcia and Lori Meyer