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Conflict of Interest Policy
In compliance with New York law, under which STC is incorporated, the chapter has a Conflict of Interest Policy to provide guidance to the directors, officers and committee members of the Society for Technical Communication ("the Society") Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter. At the beginning of each chapter year, at the installation of new chapter officers, and at the changeover of committee managers and members, each covered person must read the conflict of interest policy and sign the form. Chapter directors, officers, committee managers, and committee members are obligated to recognize and disclose ethical, legal, financial, or other conflicts of interest involving the Society, and remove themselves from a position of decision-making authority with respect to any conflict situation involving the Society.
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This website, some navigation icons, award ribbons, and most of the graphics were created by Cynthia Lockley. Additional graphics were contributed by other chapter members or were found in various collections around the Web. These collections don't all credit the original artists, but we will try to identify them as we find them.
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Many of the photos used on the site were contributed by WDCB chapter and other STC members, friends, and relatives who live in or visit the metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. These include photos of chapter events, DC scenic tours, Baltimore sites, personal hobby shots, vacation shots, and others. NASA photos and other photos from government agencies are in the public domain. The following are some of the many contributors of photography for the site:
- Ugur Akinci
- Eileen Bator
- Lynn Chesters
- Viqui Dill
- Carolyn Kelley Klinger
- Melissa Kulm
- Cynthia Lockley
- Beth Mazur
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
- Annette Reilly
- Janet Scharp
- Lina Scorza
- Kristen Sweet
- Ed Uthman (DC skyline)
- Tommy Witherspoon
- National Register of Historic Places in the United States: Reference number 73002122.—The National Capitol Columns located at the United States National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: AgnosticPreachersKid, 21 October 2008.
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