Boston Broadside
September/October 2001
Vol. 59,  No. 1
    Newsletter of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication


Copyright © STC Boston 2001

Program Report

End of the Year Event

By Ami Wright

Nature provided a lovely summer evening for the final program of the year on June 7. The evening began with cocktails in the Gun Room of the MIT Endicott House and proceeded to a dinner buffet on the patio. While we enjoyed dessert, awards were presented to members who have made significant contributions to the chapter over the past year.

Chapter recognition awards were presented to Amy Anson, Donna Ayres, Beth Britt, Barbara Casaly, Shiuwan Cheung, Bonnie Jo Collins, Darlene Doehrmann, Rich Feitelberg, Hans Fenstermacher, Lori Gillen, Linda Holiner, Sue Christine Jacobs, Taryn Light, Cheryl Magadieu, Robert Marquis, Mavilia, Linda Mellor, Arnie Miller, Ginny Owens, Maria Roges, Jen Rose, Mitchell Ryan, Sandra Sabetty, Joel Sklar, Michelle Stanley, and Wangeci Wamunyu.

The Helen Loeb Scholarship was presented jointly to Laura Keller and Mary Walsh.

STC Committee
The 2000-2001 Boston Chapter Council members, together one last time!

The evening ended with STC President Judith Glick-Smith discussing "Embracing Change: Creating the Future of Technical Communication." Judy's presentation stressed personal responsibility and included ideas from sources such as The Dancing Wu Li Masters and Fast Company.

Judith Glick-Smith
Judith L. Glick-Smith, 2000-2001 STC President, visited us from the Lone Star Chapter and addressed the June Program crowd.

Judy discussed the recent changes in STC, such as the branding effort, changes in the governance of the society, and changing the focus of the society from care-taking to leadership. She also discussed creating the new STC mission statement: Designing the future of technical communication.

She pointed out the need for lifelong learning, because 20% of what you know today will be obsolete in 12 months. She also discussed the importance of managing your relationships and taking responsibility for communication.

For more information about Judy's presentation, download the PowerPoint slides.

View the End of the Year Program Photo Gallery.

Ami Wright is a freelance technical writer and a senior member of STC.