Ringing in 2002
with Officer Elections and Migrating Chapters
By Kitty Aughey
Winter is the season for many holidays. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and the Chinese New Year are only a few of the many cultural and religious holidays we celebrate. What is hoped for in all traditions is that they lay the groundwork for a better world.
The events of September 11, 2001, changed all of us in America. We embraced patriotism, marveled at the bravery of firefighters, police, and all emergency workers, and reached out to our families and friends. We hug and kiss those closest to us more often and are thankful we have them. We appreciate all we have, and we are generous in giving to those less fortunate. Yes, we have changedperhaps for the better. We are getting on with our lives. In that context, I want to relate to STC. In 2001, we developed a new logo and a new mission statement: STC: Designing the future of technical communication. We kept a steady membership and had a successful annual conference in Chicago. It was a good year!
In 2002, we begin the year with the election of Society officers. On the ballot are two people running for Director-Sponsor of Region 1. I have enjoyed having this job for three years. It has been my favorite job! It is so important that everyone votes and it is so easy to do online. Please don't forget.
As of January 1, 2002, Region 1 will change. The France, Sweden, and United Kingdom chapters will move to Region 2. This puts all the European chapters in one region. Philadelphia Metro and the New Jersey Chapters will move to Region 1. Welcome! I look forward to meeting with the new chapters, and I will miss those chapters that are moving.
Please remember that the job of a Director-Sponsor is to be there when you need support. I am always willing to travel for chapter visitsI'm just waiting for an invite. My best wishes to everyone for a happy and peaceful new year!
Kathleen B. Aughey is the Director-Sponsor for Region 1.