Our chapter, which has members throughout Middle Tennessee, was named a Chapter of Excellence in both 2002 and 2003 and was awarded additional honors as Chapter of Distinction (the STC’s highest award for chapters) in our size category.

We currently have two members serving the parent organization. Beth Tanner, one of the chapter’s founding members and president of Tanner Corporate Services, is Director-Sponsor for Region 3 and serves on the STC Board of Directors. Rita Johnson, our chapter president for 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, serves on the STC Nominating Committee – the body that identifies potential candidates for Society offices.

We meet monthly from September through May, offering programs with guest speakers, local speakers, and networking opportunities. We welcome visitors!

Check our calendar for coming events. For insight into the kinds of topics we’ve covered in previous meetings, visit out meeting notes section.

Chapter members receive a subscription to our newsletter, Communique. An archive of five years of newsletters is available online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. We sponsor an annual technical publications competition, and network with local businesses to identify job opportunities for technical communicators.

Our bylaws reflect the guidelines set forth for all STC chapters. You can read them in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Our members come from many area businesses, from contracting agencies, and from their own firms. Among them are technical writers and editors, graphic designers and artists, Web developers, multimedia developers, and a host of other communication professions.

Worldwide, the Society for Technical Communication has more than 18,000 members. STC member benefits include a subscription to the Society’s magazine, Intercom, and a subscription to the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication. Published ten times a year, Intercom provides practical examples and applications of technical communication. The Journal is published quarterly and includes articles on current trends and research in the field of Communications.

Each year, STC sponsors an international conference. Our chapter hosted the 2002 conference, which was held at Opryland Hotel.

For more information about STC, visit the STC’s home page.

(Revised October 26 2003)