STC Summit Recap Social

Join STC Florida Summit attendees Monday, June 14 at 7:00pm EDT as they recap what they learned at this year’s summit. If you attended the Summit as well, come tell us what sessions you found most valuable and any suggestions you have for how our chapter can apply what you learned. 

If you weren’t able to attend the Summit, join us to learn about what the experience of attending a fully virtual Summit is like, and what educational and networking opportunities are available.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Call for Presenters: Inclusive Technical Communication

We are looking for people with personal stories and experience with inclusive communication to join our upcoming panel on the evening of Thursday, January 21: Writing for Everyone: Inclusive Technical Communication. Please click here to volunteer by Monday, January 11, if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective. 

Julia Southwick and Bethany Aguad will be working with volunteer presenters to craft a series of presentations that will highlight different facets of inclusive technical communication to show our members new perspectives and give them the tools to improve their communication. Following this call for volunteers, they will follow up to schedule time to develop the presentations.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective on the evening of January 21, 2021, please let us know by filling out the form. Panelists will need a webcam and microphone to join our call through Zoom. The networking time begins at 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, and presentations will begin at 7:00. We would plan to wrap up around 8:30.

A Message from the President

Technical Communicators and Friends of our Chapter: It’s the time of year we give thanks for all our blessings and think of ways to help others.  If you are looking for different avenues in which to help, we have a few suggestions. Mike Murray’s “Make a Difference” ScholarshipThis scholarship honors our long-time member and leader, Mike Murray, and supports his dream to Make a Difference in the field of communicative disorders. The Fund helps graduate students in communicative disorders who will work with patients like Mike whose lives are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, and other debilitating diseases, and it yields a potential double benefit of also supporting research and possible future breakthroughs. The scholarship is part of the UCF Foundation, which means contributions to the scholarship are eligible for employer matches and possible tax deductions since the UCF Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. One hundred percent of your donation will go to this specific scholarship fund; there are no administrative fees.

Origins of the scholarship

2020 scholarship recipient – Dani Schwam
I’m sure you will be inspired by her story:

Donating is easy and can be done online in a few moments:

This scholarship and our chapter can make a difference to untold numbers of future therapists, researchers, and patients. 

Second Harvest Food Bank COVID-19 update: Second Harvest has made significant operational changes to meet double the need since the pandemic began. To maintain social distancing standards and operate at the highest level of efficiency, they are not accepting community food donations.
What you can do is donate funds or volunteer. Visit Home – Second Harvest ( for more details.

Ronald McDonald house. This charity provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando.  They have multiple Amazon wish lists, making it easy for people to choose where to donate.

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and discover means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.
Click Here for Ways to Give 

These are just a few of the many fine organizations whose missions are to support patient care or help those in need. If you are able to help others who may not enjoy the advantages of good health and sufficient means, please open your heart and be warmed by knowing you have supported a worthy student whose future contributions to patient care can make all the difference to countless post-stroke or Parkinson’s patients, or you have helped someone in need of food, medical care, or lodging who is struggling to carry on.


Debra Johnson
President, STC Florida Chapter