Re: Cost of STC

Subject: Re: Cost of STC
From: Gurudutt Kamath/Technical Writing Centre <guruk -at- GIASBM01 -dot- VSNL -dot- NET -dot- IN>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 10:30:10 +0530

On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Daniel Wise wrote:

> Please invert your telescope. You are looking through the wrong end. I have
> seen numerous comments about the high cost of STC membership. Relative to
> other professional societies, the STC dues schedule is moderate. It is
> certainly in line with dues for the engineering societies. If you don't
> believe that STC dues are reasonable, check the cost of IABC or PRCA. Even
> the local nurses' association has dues higher than STC ($145/year the last
> time I checked).

While I feel that STC membership costs for US and other residents is fine,
but the rate for Indians as Individuals is too much. At say $110, the
rate works out to almost half a month- a month's starting salary. I think
STC should have special rates for each country, and maybe have means of
collecting them locally. I have not been able to become a member for so
long because of the "high" rate.

(Aside: I have a few projects coming up in America. Hopefully, I can
become a member then.)


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