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Publications > Dateline Houston > October 2002 > From the President

Volume 42, Issue 2

October 2002

From the President
A Time for Planning

by George Slaughter, Information Developer, BMC Software

As you know, STC Houston wants your input as it creates a blueprint for serving you and our community with continued success. This month we’d like to tell you about our planning process so you know what to expect as we plan for the future.


In the near future you will be invited to complete our chapter survey. Results from this anonymous survey will provide some important information, ranging from salaries to demographic information. As you know, each year STC conducts a salary survey, the results of which are posted to the STC web site ( One goal of our chapter survey is to localize that information to the Greater Houston area. This is the first time in recent memory that we have conducted such a survey at the local level. Your feedback will give STC Houston a much better idea of who its members are.


On Saturday, October 19, we welcome former Society President Judy Glick-Smith back to Houston to lead us in a strategic planning session. Judy, with Region 5 Director-Sponsor Linda Oestreich, will talk about goal setting and lead us in some exercises that will help you and the chapter visualize a brighter future. We’ve not had such a planning session in some years, and it promises to be a lot of fun. Many of you have told me how you think things ought to be in STC Houston. Consider this your personal invitation to show up and speak up.


The English poet and author William Ernest Henley once said that, “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” Setting goals helps you—and STC Houston—prioritize what’s important and master that fate. These next few months offer you and the chapter a chance to create a blueprint for success. Come join us!

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