NEO STC Membership Points/Recognition Summary

awardmanDid you know that you can earn points as a member of the NEO STC chapter and earn recognition and gifts from the chapter?

Contributing an article to this newsletter is one way to earn points. Read on for more details.

The vitality of NEO STC depends on the efforts of its members and volunteers, and the Membership Points Program is one way the chapter can show its appreciation for those efforts.

Methods for earning points:

• Attending chapter events (program meetings, workshops, book club, networking lunches, networking socials) – 1 point each

• Volunteering on a chapter committee (programs, academic relations, newsletter, website, sponsorship/advertising, book club, networking, membership, and educational workshops/webinars) – 3 points for each chapter committee

• Volunteering to be on the chapter Executive Board (Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Immediate Past President) – 3 points for each board position (note: chapter president is exempt from receiving a chapter award)

• Volunteering at the STC International level – 3 points

• Writing/submitting a unique newsletter article to the NEO STC newsletter or STC International publication – 1 point for each article submitted (no more than 1 point per month)

• Starting and maintaining a new initiative within the chapter – 1 point

• Represent the chapter at a third-party event (for example, speaking at a local college about NEO STC) – 1 point

• Submitting an entry to the NEO STC Annual Technical Communication Competition – 1 point

• Judging for the NEO STC Annual Technical Communication Competition – 1 point

• Present a topic for a program meeting – 1 point

• Submit a speaking proposal to present a topic for a program meeting – 1 point

• Judging scholarship entry applications – 1 point

• Additional points may be awarded by the chapter president at his/her discretion for contributions not identified above.

Volunteer and contribution benefits:

Get personal fulfillment by giving back to the profession.

Practice leadership skills and techniques to share with colleagues.

Meet others from your community and industry.

Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices.

Contribute to your chapter’s success.

Program period:

Earn points from July 1 through April 30 each year.

Members with the highest number of points are recognized at the NEO STC Annual Awards Banquet and Election each May with a certificate and gift from the chapter president.

Recognition awards:

• Volunteer of the Year –

Number awarded each year: 1 (or 2, if there is a tie)

Description: Chapter member who achieves the highest number of points during the program period overall. Awarded by the chapter president for the member’s outstanding efforts to help the chapter achieve high goals during the year.

A chapter member may receive this recognition more than once as a member.

• Committee of the Year –

Number awarded each year: 1 (or 2, if there is a tie)

Description: Awarded by the chapter president to chapter committee volunteers for the committee’s outstanding efforts to help the chapter achieve high goals during the year.

A chapter committee may receive this recognition more than once as a committee.

• Rookie Volunteer of the Year –

Number awarded each year: 1 (or 2, if there is a tie)

Description: A first-year member/volunteer who achieves the highest number of points period amongst their peers during the chapter year. Awarded by the chapter president for the individual’s outstanding efforts to help the chapter achieve high goals.

A chapter member that qualifies may only receive this recognition once as a member.

• Volunteer Recognition Achievement –

Number awarded each year: Varies (usually 3 – 5)

Description: Recognition for chapter members who achieved a high number of points in the chapter, but did not receive the Volunteer of the Year, Committee of the Year, or Rookie Volunteer of the Year award. Awarded by the chapter president for their volunteer efforts and active participation during the year.

A chapter member may win this award more than once as a member.

• President’s Achievement Award –

Number awarded each year: 0 – 2. This award may not be awarded each year.

Description: Awarded by the chapter president to a member that has provided consistent contributions to keep the chapter running smoothly over the years.

A chapter member may only receive this recognition once as a member.

More information about our awards, including awards from STC International, are identified here: http://www.neostc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=29

Our current chapter secretary – Claudia.Thompson@keithley.com logs the points during the year. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities and contributing to the chapter, contact our current chapter president.

By Claudia Thompson