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Chapter Awards
Updated: September 7th, 2017 05:48 PM (MT)

STC RMC Awards

The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter is proud of its award-winning members and contributions to the society. The following awards and honors represent STC Rocky Mountain Chapter accomplishments recognized by STC International.

2016 Chapter Achievement Award

The Rocky Mountain Chapter earned the Gold Community Award for our community’s activities in 2016. The citation on our certificate is: For your dedication to the Society and profession through your quality educational programs, excellent student outreach activities, many networking events, and innovative “co-writing” sessions. As one of the most consistent and active communities in the CAA process, our community had another year filled with many activities.

2013 PaceSetter Award

The Rocky Mountain Chapter was honored on May 7, 2013 with the STC Pacesetter award for the 2012-2013 year. STC RMC received the award "For creating additional meeting opportunities for a widespread membership; including webinars, training sessions, workshops, a museum tour, and networking events; while facilitating the professional development of STC Rocky Mountain." Joel Meier and Marcia Wood picked up the honors in Atlanta at the Awards Banquet.

2012 PaceSetter Award

In 2012, STC honored the chapter with its Chapter Pacesetter award for 2011-2012 that acknowledges a professional chapter's contributions to the society's goals through a single innovative and effective program or activity. STC RMC received the Pacesetter Award "For developing a comprehensive financial strategy to evaluate and reduce or eliminate costs without reducing benefits, to continue to offer the greatest value to their membership while remaining good stewards of the Society's funds."

2010 Community of Excellence

The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter has earned a Community of Excellence award for 2010-2011 in the STC Geographic Community Achievement Award (CAA) competition. Our chapter was bestowed this award by the STC Community Achievement Award Evaluation Committee (CAAEC) "For setting agressive goals; launching a revamped website; delivering greater value to members; and making STC RMC more accessible through 'knowledge, networking, and fun.'"

2010 Most Improved Community

The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter received the inaugural Most Improved Community Achievement Award.The Most Improved Community award goes to a community that stepped up their game the most between 2009 and 2010, based on their applications for the Community Achievement Award.

2009 Community of Excellence

The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter has earned a Community of Excellence award for 2009-2010 in the STC Geographic Community Achievement Award (CAA) competition. Our chapter was bestowed this award by the STC Community Achievement Award Evaluation Committee (CAAEC) "for developing plans for an improved website, using new technologies to communicate with members, and thinking creatively about meeting formats and venues." See full article.

2008 Community of Excellence

Once again, the STC RMC has received a community achievement award (CAA) from the STC and our chapter has been recognized as a Community of Excellence. The CAA program honors STC chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) for exceptional accomplishments as they strive to meet the Society's goals. The award acknowledges that the winning communities have performed well beyond the basic expectations of a healthy, well-run chapter.

This year's STC RMC citation reads as follows: "For outreach to members through networking meetings, blogs, and webinars; and for mentoring new leaders through the president's advisory council." See full article.

2007 Community of Excellence

Announced at the Society for Technical Communication Annual Conference, the award reads, "Community of Excellence presented to the Rocky Mountain Chapter for strong support of two satellite groups, allowing them the advantages of a larger community." Chapter President Deb Lockwood thanked the chapter leadership for its hard work and gave special thanks to Carmen Carmack for submitting the Community Achievement Award application that led to the award.

2003 Chapter Achievement Award of Excellence

In 2003, the Rocky Mountain Chapter received a Chapter Achievement Award of Excellence at the international level during the Awards Banquet at the STC Annual Conference. Martha Sippel accepted the award on behalf of STC RMC. The chapter won this award through the contributions and efforts of our officers, committee managers, committee members, judges, speakers, and everyone else who helped with a chapter activity. Thanks to everyone's hard work, the STC RMC is maintaining our high standards by continuing to receive international awards for our activities and efforts. This award reflects all of the great things that we have accomplished for STC RMC members from June 2002 through June 2003.

2001 Chapter of Excellence, Distinguished Chapter

In 2001, the Rocky Mountain Chapter received two awards at the Awards Banquet at the STC Annual Conference. David Garrett and Martha Sippel (our incoming president and vice president, respectively) accepted the awards on our behalf. First, we won a chapter of excellence award. (Other chapters also won this award.)

From this pool of excellence winners, the distinguished chapter was awarded – one distinguished for each chapter size range. The Rocky Mountain Chapter won a Distinguished Chapter Award for the 600+ size. David has the certificate for excellence award. The citation (for both awards) reads, "For outstanding leadership and service to STC members, especially in the area of professional development."

We won these awards through the hard work of everyone on our administrative council (made up of our officers and committee managers), committee members, judges, speakers, and anyone else who helped with a chapter activity. Thanks to everyone for their efforts. The awards reflect all of the great things that we have accomplished in 2001 for our chapter members.

2000 Chapter Pacesetter Award

In 2000, STC honored the chapter with its Chapter Pacesetter award that acknowledges a professional or student chapter's contributions to the society's goals through a single innovative and effective program or activity. The STC RMC pioneered a database system for its newsletter, website, competitions, discussion list server, membership, and volunteers.

Chapter Achievement Awards

The following STC Rocky Mountain Chapter members were recipients of the Chapter Achievement Award from our international organization:

1991-1992

Denise Phair, President

1986-1987

George E. Hoerter, President

1982-1983

JoAnn T. Hackos, President