by Kelli Pharo
STC Orlando Chapter President
Happy Fall, Y’all!
Our 2009/2010 chapter year is well under way.
In August we enjoyed an enlightening presentation from our own Daniel Beck, and in September we welcomed back one of our favorite annual programs— Washlines! This year’s theme: Gone With the Wind in Atlanta. I know I had a great time hosting the Atlanta Orthopedic table—you all remember that from the movie, right?
We are so excited about our programs this fall.
Kelli with pet goat, Roscoe
This month we’ll have a special guest, Jack Molisani from ProSpring Staffing and LavaCon fame. He’ll be presenting to us on The 10 Mistakes Writers Make When Looking for Work. Please make note that we will not be in our regular room this month. In fact, we won’t even be in the same building. We’ll still be at a Winter Park Civic Center building—but it’s just up the road from our normal meeting location. We’ll be at the Lake Island Bldg. at 450 Harper St (same as WPCC) behind Burger King. This is a one-time change due to room scheduling conflicts.
And in November we have an extra special month planned. First of all we are so happy to welcome special guest speaker, Tom Johnson. You may know Tom if you’ve been around STC a while. He was formerly the Tampa Chapter president and is known as the blog/podcast guru. He’s bringing us a special presentation on both blogging and podcasting. You won’t want to miss this one, folks.
Last year’s High School Writing Awards banquet
Last year’s Jaffe Technical Communicator Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. Dan Jones (right) with Gloria Jaffe (left) and Jaffe Award Committee Chair Dan Heath.
And for those of you who have been unable to attend our Tuesday night meetings Tom’s presentation will be on the first Thursday night in November. That’s right, our regular chapter meeting will be held November 5th, the first Thursday of the month.
But don’t despair if you are a 3rd-Tuesday regular. We’ll have a special event just for you. On November 17, join us for a “thanks” dinner. The Chapter will be sponsoring appetizers that evening to accompany whatever entrée you purchase. Join us for a time of networking, giving thanks, and just some good-ol’ socializing. More info on the location, etc. coming soon.