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Publications > Dateline Houston > January 2004 > From the President


Volume 43, Issue 4

January 2004

From the President

Evaluation Time

by Jocelyn Williams, Independent Consultant

As we move into 2004, we examine the year 2003 and determine how well we have done our work. As an organization, are we pleased with it thus far? Are we proud to say that we are members of STC Houston? Have the programs been informative and interactive? Is the financial health of the chapter excellent?

Midterm

From the year's kick-off progam on project management to the strategic planning sessions, we have achieved our goals and faced challenges, all the while providing value. During a year that has been a struggle for many STC chapters, we have:

  • Broadened the scope of program topics
  • Crafted a well-defined strategic plan
  • Established an online forum, which has fostered communication and bolstered Employment Board activity
  • Increased the chapter membership and ranked among the top three membership achievers in our chapter size category (301-600 members)
  • Maintained a strong financial base
  • Sponsored professional-level competitions (Technical Publications, Technical Art, and Online Communication)

Moving Forward

The second half of the program year will feature interesting presentations on various topics, the competitions awards banquet, an employment workshop, a new-member luncheon, a high-school writing contest, and the annual conference preview. Yes, we can be confident that we have done our work well. As we prepare to engage in the activities of this new year, we know that there are challenges ahead. At the same time, we can move into 2004 knowing that we are ready to continue providing value.

Here's to a great New Year!


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