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Publications > Dateline Houston > December 2003 > Society & Industry News


Volume 43, Issue 3

December 2003

Society & Industry News

STC News

STC Prorated Dues Explained

According to the prorating schedule for STC annual dues, new members joining in 2003 pay full dues ($125), and their memberships extend to December 31. During the first renewal period, prorated "credit" is extended to all new members based on the month they joined the Society.

For example, members who joined in February will receive a 10 percent (or $12.50) credit on their first renewal, members who joined in March will receive a 20 percent ($25) credit, and so on. These credits will be deducted from the 2004 renewal rate of $140.

As part of STC's annual fall membership drive, new members joining in November and December 2003 will be credited with full dues paid for 2004. The credits will appear on new members' renewal invoices, which will be mailed in late November. The table lists monthly credits and renewal rates for new members.

Month Joined

Credit Toward 2004 Dues

2004 Renewal Rate

January '03

$0.00

$140.00

February '03

12.50

127.50

March '03

25.00

115.00

April '03

37.50

102.50

May '03

50.00

90.00

June '03

62.50

77.50

July '03

75.00

65.00

August '03

87.50

52.50

September '03

100.00

40.00

October '03

112.50

27.50

November '03

N/A

0.00

December '03

N/A

0.00

Note: The STC office will apply all credits at the time of renewal. New members should not adjust their initial dues payment of $125 by the amount of credit they anticipate receiving.


Procedures for STC's 2004 Election

The annual STC election will be held in early 2004, and only members who have paid their dues by February 28, 2004, will be eligible to vote. An option on the dues renewal forms and new membership applications for 2004 allows members to receive their election materials by e-mail. In March, members who selected this option will be e-mailed the slate, candidate biographies, and voting instructions. Members who did not select this option will receive these materials by first-class mail. The election closes April 15, 2004.

Be sure to renew by February 28 to have a say in STC's future!


STC's 51st Annual Conference Registration Rates

STC's 51st Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 9-12, 2004. Members can register for the conference using the form provided in the Preliminary Program, which will be mailed with the February issue of Intercom, or online at www.stc.org . Online registration will open in mid-February.

Advance Registration Rates

The last day to register for the conference at the advance rate is April 23, 2004.

  • Member: $495
  • Nonmember: $650
  • Student/Retired: $120
  • Member, One-Day: $255
  • Nonmember, One-Day: $335
  • Student/Retired, One-Day: $120

Educational Opportunities

Phone Seminars

Here is a list of STC telephone seminars scheduled for December 2003 through March 2004. Further details will be announced on the STC Web site at www.stc.org/seminars.asp.

December 10, 2003

    • Adding Panache to Your Procedures
    • Presenter: Leah Guren

January 14, 2004

    • Effective Web Sites: Structure,
      Navigation, and Graphics
    • Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

January 28, 2004

    • Demonstrating the Value of
      Technical Communication Products and Services
    • Presenter: Saul Carliner

February 11, 2004

    • Don't Make Me Do That! Making Learning Fun and Engaging
    • Presenter: Lance Gelein

February 26, 2004

    • Designing Web Applications
    • Presenter: Whitney Quesenbery

March 10, 2004

    • Keywords for Indexing and Search
    • Presenter: Seth Maislin

March 24, 2004

    • Winning New Business: Preparing and Submitting Proposals 101B
    • Presenter: Judith Herr

Networking Opportunities

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