STC-MGL 2021 Election

The STC-MGL election for the 2021-2022 program year is scheduled to run from Friday, May 14 through Monday, May 31, 11:45 p.m. EDT. All current STC-MGL members are eligible to vote.

The STC-MGL Nominating Committee has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2021 STC election:

President

  • Katherine Baeckeroot (Pavlovic)

Vice President 1*

  • Kylie Jacobsen

Vice President 2*

  • Wes Schoenherr

Secretary

  • Stephanie Hubble

Treasurer

  • Alison Phillips

Nominating Committee

  • Maryann Bowen

There is additional information about each candidate on the ballot.

*To improve leadership succession planning, STC-MGL will have two vice presidents per year. The following program year, Vice President 1 succeeds the President, and Vice President 2 succeeds Vice President 1.

How to vote

You will receive an email to your STC registered email account on Friday, May 14 with instructions for voting.

 

STC-MGL Call for Nominations!

Nominations are now open for the STC Michigan Great Lakes chapter’s July 2021–June 2022 program year!

Would you like to volunteer for a chapter leadership position, or do you know anyone who would make a fantastic addition to the STC-MGL leadership team? We encourage you to send your nominations or questions to nominations@stc-mgl.org. Please note that candidates must be current chapter members.

The following positions are open for nominations:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Nominations committee

For more information about these roles, go to the Get Involved page. All these opportunities are great resume boosters and ways to gain connections within the STC and professional community.

The election will take place in May.

Please let us know if you want to learn more!

Meet our President, Peggy Frizzo

STC-MGL President, Peggy Frizzo
STC-MGL President, Peggy Frizzo

Over the past year, our President, Peggy Frizzo, has worked tirelessly to ensure our transition into the newly combined Society Technical Communication, Michigan Great Lakes chapter was successful. Among her many tasks, she hosted programs, virtual coffee meetups, worked on the website, and improved process flows by streamlining work.

We are so grateful for all that she’s done for our chapter!

So that you can get to know her better, Peggy recently took some time to share information about herself, her job, and her experience as an STC member. Keep reading to learn more!

Continue reading “Meet our President, Peggy Frizzo”

Join Us for Tech Comm Trivia!

Want to get together with other technical communicators and test your tech comm, grammar, and STC knowledge?

On Tuesday, March 23, STC-MGL is hosting a virtual tech comm trivia event! Join us for an entertaining evening that will surely test your knowledge and teach you something new. The person with the highest earned points at the end of the night will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

When

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • 7-8 p.m. EDT

Where

Zoom

Cost

  • Students: Free (please register with student email)
  • STC-MGL members: Free
  • STC members or non-members: $5

* Honorary members for the evening: employees of the sponsoring organization and members of partner organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)
Registration

Please register for this event on Eventbrite here.

Upcoming Webinar: Mastering Your Website 201

Join us on Wednesday, February 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. for “Mastering Your Website” presented by Timothy Esposito.

In this webinar, you will learn how to improve your website by integrating social media, mail lists, event calendars, and more. We’ll go under the hood to learn how to tighten security, scan for viruses, have Google analyze your site visits, optimize for search engines, and FTP files to/from your web server. All of this will help you work towards mastering your website!

This webinar is for those currently serving as webmasters, are incoming webmasters, or are interested in learning more about using WordPress and cPanel for their website.

About Our Speaker

Timothy Esposito is the STC Secretary and an STC Fellow with over 20 years of technical communication experience. He has been the President, VP, treasurer, webmaster, and scholarship manager of the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. He lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife and son.

When

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7-8:30 p.m. EDT

Where

Zoom

Cost

  • Students: Free (please register with student email)
  • STC-MGL members: Free
  • STC members*: $10
  • Non-members: $20

* Honorary members for the evening: employees of the sponsoring organization and members of partner organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)

Registration

Please register for this event on Eventbrite here.

Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: January 14

Our next virtual coffee meetup is coming up. We’ll be meeting online on  Thursday, January 14, from 12-1 p.m. ET. Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-MGL members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more. This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us! Continue reading “Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: January 14”

Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: December 16

Our next virtual coffee meetup is coming up. We’ll be meeting online on  Wednesday, December 16, from 12-1 p.m. ET. Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-MGL members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more. This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us! Continue reading “Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: December 16”

Upcoming Virtual Book Club – Thursday, December 10

The STC-MGL fall virtual book club is just around the corner!

Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. for our discussion on Writing is Designing by Michael J. Metts and Andy Welfle. During this event, we’ll talk about the major concepts in the book, discuss how the topics relate to or affect technical communication, and what the ideas covered in the book mean for the future of our profession. It is sure to be a stimulating conversation.

We hope you will join us! Register for the virtual book club here.

About the Event

Who

Current STC and STC-MGL members

When

Thursday, December 10, 2020
7-8:30 p.m.

Where

Zoom

Cost

Free!

About the Book

From the Goodreads summary:
Without words, apps would be an unusable jumble of shapes and icons, while voice interfaces and chatbots wouldn’t even exist. Words make software human-centered, and require just as much thought as the branding and code. This book will show you how to give your users clarity, test your words, and collaborate with your team. You’ll see that writing is designing.

Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: November 12

Our next virtual coffee meetup is coming up. We’ll be meeting online on  November 12, from 12-1 p.m. ET. Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-MGL members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more. This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us! Continue reading “Lunchtime Coffee Meetup: November 12”