Dear STC Atlanta members,
I wanted to reach out to all of you during this time to let you know that, despite our in-person monthly meetings being temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 crisis, the STC Atlanta chapter is actively working on planning quality programs for the upcoming year and finding new ways for our chapter to stay connected. Our chapter is indebted to Phoebe Forio for all of her hard work as President, and I feel honored to take on this role now and help lead our chapter into the future. I must admit, I certainly did not anticipate that my first communication to all of you would be in the middle of a global pandemic, but I am nonetheless excited about our chapter’s possibilities in the months ahead, including a strong lineup of profession-enhancing programs, fun social events, and great networking opportunities.
First, I would encourage you to register here for the virtual STC 2020 Technical Communication Summit Conference and Expo. Although the conference was originally scheduled for this weekend in Bellevue, Washington, the virtual Summit offers an outstanding lineup of technical communication programs, and I hope you’ll be able to check them out.
Second, I hope that all of you will refer to the STC Atlanta website often for the latest info on upcoming events and ways to stay connected while at home. Our council is working hard on maintaining the STC Atlanta job board, expanding our social media presence, and planning quality programs and events for the near future. Most importantly, we value your input, and our chapter is developing a survey that will help us gauge interest in what matters most to you as we look to the future. Sharon, Jessica, and Keegan have already been providing me with some great insight and helpful suggestions, and I am looking forward to working with these terrific council members as we continue to build upon our chapter’s strong 40-year history.
Last but not least, please feel free to reach out to me at any time with any questions, suggestions, or concerns. It is our members that have kept our chapter strong, and we look to you to help us build on our strong legacy of service to the greater Atlanta technical communication community. We look forward to being able to once again meet in person, but in the meantime, know that we are here for you. The best is yet to come!
Thank you again for your continued interest in the STC Atlanta chapter.
Andrew Heyward, President, STC Atlanta Chapter
May 13, 2020