Committees

Our committees give you one or more opportunities to participate in the activities and rewards of belonging to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter. We are always looking for volunteers to help on any of these committees. If one, two, or even three peak your interest, contact the committee manager to find out when and where events take place.

How to Join or Manage a Committee

If you are interested in applying for one of the vacant committee manager slots or forming a new committee or SIG, please contact Greta Boller Buskirk, the chapter president.

There are several ways to join a committee. First, check job descriptions for each open position in the list of all Volunteer Openings. Then do one of the following:

Feel free to join more than one. Your experience and knowledge may be exactly the type of help a committee needs.

Chapter Committees

Review the list of positions for each committee below. If you are interested in a position that is open, click on the position title link to read a description of the position and the estimated time commitments. (The "vacant" link will also take you to the job description.)

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee verifies the chapter's accounts and assets. The audit compares deposit slips, receipts, and checks with ledger entries for accuracy; verifies that all expenses were appropriate for the chapter and were charged to the correct account; and checks that the books balance and correspond to the chapter's bank statements. The audit committee should maintain an inventory and verify the whereabouts of equipment and software assets purchased for use by the chapter. The auditor may not be an active Administrative Council member.

Audit Committee Manager job description.

Audit Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Auditor Vacant  

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee monitors the chapter's adherence to the Bylaws, reviews the descriptions of the duties and responsibilities of the chapter officers and other members of the Administrative Council, and makes recommendations for modifications needed to the Bylaws if procedures or election rules are changed. If changes are needed, the Bylaws Committee prepares proposed changes for review by chapter officers; coordinates updates, review, and Society approval with the Bylaws Advisor in the Society office; and includes the proposed changes on the election ballot for the spring. Approved modifications are included in the bylaws and a final copy is sent to the Society office.

Bylaws Committee Manager job description.

Bylaws Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Committee Member Greta Boller Buskirk
Biography
chapter president
Committee Member Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
Biography
chapter secretary
Committee Member Vacant  

Community Service

The Community Service Committee works on finding projects where members of the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter can volunteer to help serve their community. Participating in community service projects within the STC not only provides personal fulfillment for doing a good deed, but can also generate positive publicity and recognition for our chapter. For information about opportunities to serve in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, see the list of Volunteer Community Outreach organizations.

Community Services Committee Manager job description.

Community Service Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Charitable Giving Coordinator Vacant  
Community Outreach Assistant Vacant  

Competition

The Competition Committee plans, organizes, and executes the chapter's annual Technical Communication Competition. Activities include the production and distribution of a Call for Entries, receipt of entries and entry fees, recruitment of judges, coordination of entries and judges for judging the entries, production and distribution of letters of award notification and judges’ evaluations, production of the Awards Celebration and award certificates, presentation of awards, submission of qualified entries to the International Competition, and disposition of all other entries. One person has the responsibility for this committee's function and may appoint subcommittee managers for each competition and other roles as needed.

Competition Committee Manager job description.

Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Awards Celebration Location Manager Sean Stevenson
Biography
awards celebration location
Awards Celebration Photographer Vacant  awards photographer
Competition Publications Manager Cynthia Lockley
Biography
competition publications
Entries Managers Charlotte Glenn
Biography

Shannon Uplinger
Biography
entries manager
Judging Managers Ann Ray
Biography

Vacant
judging manager
Judges Now Recruiting  
Locations Manager Vacant locations manager
PR & Social Media Publicists Viqui Dill
Biography

Lori Meyer
Biography
publicist
Media & Corporate Outreach Manager Vacant competition outreach
Recognitions Manager Annette Reilly
Biography

competition recognitions
Competition Advisor Cynthia Lockley
Biography

  competition advisor
Past Competition Manager Richard Bogacz
Biography
past competition manager

Education

The Education Committee plans, organizes, and executes the annual Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Competition, and the Shirley G. Carter Memorial Award sponsored by the chapter. Activities include the production and distribution of forms, receipt and judging of entries, production and distribution of letters of award notification, presentation of awards, submission of qualified entries to the International Student Technical Writing Competition, and disposition of all other entries. The committee also helps respond to inquiries about educational requirements and resources. Committee members may also participate in community educational programs.

Note: Until this position is filled, inquiries will be forwarded to the chapter president.

Education Committee Manager job description.

Education Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Education Committee Advisor Vacant
Brochure Designer Cynthia Lockley
Biography
brochure designer
Award Manager: Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Award Vacant  
Award Manager: Shirley G. Carter Memorial Award for College Students Vacant  
Screeners and Judges of College Essays Vacant  
Screeners and Judges of high school papers Vacant  
Screeners and Judges of high school science fair abstracts Vacant  
Student Outreach Speaker Vacant  

Employment

The Employment Committee maintains the WDCB Jobs Board for Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter members and potential employers. (Members who are looking for work may create resumes online and keep them up to date themselves on the STC Jobs Board). Committee members participate in developing the Salary Survey and assist in publishing the results of the survey. The Employment Committee also provides members with informal "career counseling" and helps potential employers identify their needs. This personal touch makes the Employment Committee a powerful advertising tool for both the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter and the field of technical communication itself. For more information, contact the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Employment Committee Manager.

Employment Committee Manager job description.

Employment Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Corporate Outreach Coordinator Vacant
Biography
corporate outreach
Salary Survey Manager Vacant  
Web pages Cynthia Lockley
Biography
website team manager
Web pages Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
Biography
web assistent

Events and Knowledge University

The Events and Knowledge University Committee identifies topics of interest to chapter members and recruits experts to speak on these topics at chapter events. The committee plans, organizes, promotes, and conducts five or more chapter events from September through June. The committee also arranges other activities as directed by the administrative council. Duties include making arrangements for the event, including the location, food, and registrations; tracking receipts and expenditures; preparing notices for the website, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media; preparing and disseminating reminder cards or electronic announcements; and ensuring smooth execution of an event or workshop. This committee works with the Publicity Committee, and the Website Team to publicize chapter events. After each event, the committee solicits and publicizes evaluations from the attendees through a survey or comments form.

Events Committee Manager job description.

Events Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Events Associate Manager Vacant associate events manager
Charitable Giving Coordinator Vacant  
Single Event Coordinator Vacant  
Events Greeter Vacant  
Events Calendar Poster Greta Boller
Biography

Viqui Dill
Biography

events calendar posters
Events Publicity Coordinator Vacant  
Events Registration Desk Attendant Vacant  
Events Registration Desk Coordinator Vacant  
Events Reviewer for the Events & News Site Vacant  
Events RSVP and Payment Coordinator Vacant  

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supports the office of Chapter Treasurer.

Finance Committee Manager job description.

Finance Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Committee Member Vacant  

History

The History Committee collects information and photographs about the Washington DC, Chapter. The History Committee maintains lists of individual and chapter honors and is responsible for archiving the chapter's historical materials.

History Committee Manager job description.

History Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Committee Member Vacant  

Hospitality

The Hospitality Committee welcomes members and guests at chapter meetings and events, introduces guests and new members to officers and other members, suggests door prizes, distributes tickets for door prizes at meetings, acts as room monitors for speakers, and answers questions about the chapter and the Society.

Hospitality Committee Manager job description.

Hospitality Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Hospitality Committee Member Vacant  

Membership

The Membership Committee recruits new members through an active membership recruiting campaign, maintains lists of current and prospective members, answers questions prospective members might have, and sends them an information packet. The committee provides mailing labels for event flyers, and other related chapter business; publishes lists of new chapter members in the Events & News site; may develop and publish a chapter membership directory; and generally seeks to increase chapter membership.

Membership Committee Manager job description.

Membership Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Membership Desk Attendant Vacant  
Membership Materials Coordinator Vacant  

Nominations

The Nominations Committee conducts the annual elections and recommends qualified candidates from the chapter for STC honors and awards. The committee solicits candidates for the administrative council and works with the President and the Volunteers Committee to solicit volunteers for chapter committee positions. The committee prepares nomination material for the honorary rank of Associate Fellow, the J.R. Gould Award, and other Society awards or honors that are presented to the STC Board for consideration. The committee performs such other duties as the President or administrative council may assign.

Nominations Committee Manager job description.

Nominations Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Elections Manager Vacant  
Chapter Officers Nominations Coordinator Vacant  
Associate Fellows Nominations Coordinator Vacant  
Jay R. Gould Award Nominations Coordinator Vacant  

Publicity

The Publicity Committee plans and develops publicity for chapter events through news releases to local newspapers, the chapter's Events & News site, and other publications and media as appropriate, or as directed by the administrative council. The committee creates and maintains a chapter brochure, coordinates publicity with other committees, prepares event announcement postcards, distributes publicity to local student chapters, designs and updates the chapter's calling card with the scheduled events for the year.

Publicity Committee Manager job description.

Publicity Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Announcement (ANNC) Mailing List Manager Carolyn Kelley Klinger
Biography
PR list manager
CHAT Discussion List Manager Carolyn Kelley Klinger
Biography
PR list manager
Chapter Stationary & Web Theme Designer: Business Cards, Publicity Pamphlets, Flyers, Chapter logos, Web Theme, etc. Cynthia Lockley
Biography
chapter stationary
Corporate Outreach Coordinator Vacant
Biography
corporate outreach
Flickr Account Manager Carolyn Kelley Klinger
Biography
Cynthia Lockley
Biography
public relations manager

Flickr account manager

PR Media Relations Manager Ugur Akinci
Biography‘;
PR publicity media contact
Social Media Manager Viqui Dill
Biography
social media manager

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committee defines the chapter's mission and where the organization is headed for the next 3 years. The committee sets strategic goals for the chapter and defines ways for implementing those goals, evaluates the capabilities needed to meet the strategic objectives, defines tasks needed to achieve critical success factors, and measures whether the strategy is being met.

Planning Committee Manager job description.

Strategic Planning Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Committee Members Vacant  

Volunteers

The Volunteers Committee recruits volunteers for committees and chapter offices. The committee matches volunteers to tasks according to their interests and amount of time they are willing to give, maintains a database of on-call chapter members who work on different projects on an as-needed basis, and encourages committee managers to use volunteers and train them for future leadership roles. Volunteers are on-call chapter members who work on different projects on an as-needed basis. Use our fill-in form to volunteer your services to the chapter.

Volunteers Committee Manager job description.

Volunteers Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Committee Co-Manager Greta Boller Buskirk
Biography
volunteers manager
Mentoring Manager Vacant  
Committee Member Vacant  

Website Team

The Website Team maintains the chapter's website. Volunteers are needed to help keep pages up to date. Duties include HTML production, file maintenance, and timely communication with the Web Manager.

Website Team Committee Manager job description.

Website Team Committee Members

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The first column shows the position title, the second column shows the name, and the third column gives the email address.

Position Name Email Link
Committee Manager
Web Assistant Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
Biography
 web assistent
Website Events & News Community Manager Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
Biography
events & news site manager
Website Jobs Community Manager Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
Biography
 Jobs site manager
Website WDCB Community Manager Cynthia Lockley
Biography
 WDCB site manager
 

Special Interest Groups

See the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and contacts

Last modified: July 29, 2017
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