Lance for STC VP!!!!

Subject: Lance for STC VP!!!!
From: Wm Blank <wmblank -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 21:53:50 -0800

This is another blatant unpaid endorsement of Lance Gelein for STC 2nd

As a member of Lance's STC "home chapter" I've seen Lance's unmatched
dedication and warm friendship repeatedly over the years.

If you pay your 95 bucks to STC each year while asking yourself, "Is
there are real benefit here?" then you really ought to think about
supporting more energetic STC leadership.

The following is a "cut and paste" set of directions. Please peruse
them. And please do it.



Tell STC that you want to put Lance Gelein's name on the ballot for
Second VP.

Lance Gelein, past Region 8 Director-Sponsor, has supported and advised

chapter members and leaders for years and continues to do so. His
to the technical communication profession and the Society of Technical
Communication is evident in his contributions to this region and the
at large; and in his support and advise to chapter leaders and members.

Many of us feel strongly that Lance would be a positive member of the
board. Last year, during a similar drive, Tom Comey, then President of
Silicon Valley chapter, wrote "He is committed to promoting technical
communication through the Society, to the professional development of
members, and to getting the best value for the membership dues."

If you believe, as we do, that Lance's name should be on next year's
please sign the petition below, and return it by December 15 to:
Gwaltney Mountford
1486 Davis Ave
Concord, CA, 94518
Phone (510) 686-6613

Or FAX to (510) 686-0226 (no cover page is required)

Don't think that someone else, will do it. Sign now and assure us of a
positive choice this year.


I would like to see Lance Gelein on the ballot for Second Vice
President of
STC this year.

(Signature) --------------------------------

(Printed Name) -----------------------------------------------




Professional Experience
Over 17 years experience in technical communication. Experience
o technical writing
o user interface design
o electronic media
o training program development
o proposal writing
o marketing communications (MARCOM)
o multi-media development

How Has Your Experience Prepared You for This Office?

My experience as chapter president, manager of the Northern California
publications competition, chapter employment manager, and Region 8
Director-Sponsor, along with my professional work experience, has
prepared me
for the position of Second Vice-President.

During my tenure as chapter president, the chapter won the Chapter
Award, increased membership, led the Northern California Publications
Competition, held the largest Writer in the Workplace conference in
history, and won the Society Newsletter Competition award of
Under my leadership as Director-Sponsor, Region 8 experienced
growth, a greater sense of regional unity, implemented the first STC
Web server, and held the first two Region 8 Conferences. Additionally,
region grew by three new chapters with many dormant existing chapters
returning to good health.

My professional experience includes a wide variety of technical
positions beginning in the late 70's as a proposal writer for
contracts, moving to the insurance industry and then to high tech
My work experience includes both full-time employee and independent

Why Do You Believe You Should Be Selected as a Candidate for This

I should be selected based on my past performance as director-sponsor,
president, chapter employment manager, and my wide variety of
experience. These experiences have prepared me to motivate and lead my
communicators to meet the challenges they face in their careers.

What Is the Most Important Issue or Problem Facing the Society?

The most important issue facing the Society is helping our members
prepare for
the changing world of technical communication. This means taking the
lead and
looking forward to see what the future holds. We are faced with new
each day as technical communicators, no longer able to be simply
editors, or graphic artists, we are required to be all-in-one
As a Society it is our job to guide and help our membership prepare for
challenge. This includes researching new arenas of communication,
our findings to the members, and offering training opportunities. The
world of
technical communication is changing more and more rapidly and we must
together to prepare for the challenge. As Second Vice-President my
focus would
be preparing and encouraging our members to grow in their profession.
It is
truly an exciting time to be in technical communication.

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