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Make the national STC simply an umbrella service for the local
chapters. Eliminate all activities that don't directly support the
local chapters. Maybe keep the awards.
Let local chapters collect the dues and pay the STC a percentage.
Have no paid staff.
Spin off the conferences as a for-profit business.
Stop publishing the magazines or migrate them to volunteer-run web
sites. I'd say spin them off as for-profit, but ha ha ha.
Drop the job listings, let local chapters do that if they want.
Drop the salary survey, salary.com does a much better job of that.
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:50 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> (Another topic people have mentioned repeatedly is the question of
> paying for national membership when the great bulk of value is provided
> by the chapters. I confess, I'm aware of this problem and am not sure
> what to do about it. All my energy is local; I'm devoted to providing
> high value to STC New England members and am not involved at the
> national level.)
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