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Volume 42, Issue 1
From the President
Mastering Knowledge for Success
by George Slaughter, Information Developer, BMC Software
Last year, STC Houston celebrated its 40th anniversary. This year, we focus
on setting the stage for a bright, successful future.
Three Big Goals
The first of our three big goals is our forthcoming chapter membership survey.
This survey gives you the chance to share your feelings about STC Houston and
its activities. Pat Bishop, our membership director, is leading this effort.
The second goal is the creation of our five-year plan. We will hold a special
strategic planning event October 19, and you’ll want to be on the lookout for
The third goal is our mentor program. We’ve had such a program in the past,
and we’re bringing it back this year. Paul Mueller, our vice president, will
lead this effort.
Lots of Other Things, Too
STC Houston does much more, of course. We continue to have monthly program
meetings, organized by Cindy Pao. Rebecca Taylor leads our communications team,
which produces our Dateline Houston newsletter and updates our web site,
www.stc-houston.org. Steve Cunningham
is the local liaison to our satellite group leaders in Bryan–College Station
Deborah Crockett and Deborah Silvi are leading our efforts for the annual technical
publications competitions and February awards banquet.
Rene Gedaly leads our volunteer recruiting efforts. Wayne Schmadeka, Karen
Trossevin, Deborah Long, and Jocelyn Williams will also play important roles
this year. You’ll want to know these people as we start our program year.
Learning How to Succeed
More than ever before, knowledge is the key to success in our profession. We
chose Mastering Knowledge as our theme for 2002–2003 because through
STC Houston you can develop the skills you need to be successful. Join us as
we make this year one of our best ever!