STC Chapter Presidents (fwd)

Subject: STC Chapter Presidents (fwd)
From: Jay Mead <jlmead -at- OURAY -dot- CUDENVER -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:50:34 -0700

Tim: Reading your message about mysteriously vanishing STC presidents
made me realize that we are very lucky here in the Rocky Mtn. Chapter: by
my count four presidents from the last 6 years remain quite active, and a
large batch of other names appear on the committee rolls in various
capacities year after year. This continuity has been extremely important
to us. One thing we do that keeps presidents active: we have a named
position on the Board of Immediate Past President. His/her duties are
hardly onerous--attend monthly Board mtgs and "provide counsel as
appropriate," but by writing that in to the job description the past
president is included in many activities by default. Also, the
vice-president automatically assumes the purple mantle of Most High
Exalted President the following year--as a result, a person has a
three-year involvement: VP, Pres, Immediate Past Pres. Works well for

Jay Mead
Galileo International
(and incoming President, RMC STC)
jay -dot- mead -at- den -dot- galileo -dot- com

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Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 13:46:13 -0500
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Subject: STC Chapter Presidents

It was brought to my attention recently that of the prior four or five
presidents of our local STC chapter, none of them are still even regularly
attending meetings. One has dropped out of sight, one has gone into another
line of work, two others have heavily busy schedules, and yet another has
moved out of state. In fact, of the past twelve presidents, only one comes
today even fitfully. I'm president this year and one of the members was
mentioning that it was almost time for me to pull a disappearing act myself
at the end of this term.

We're a medium-sized chapter of about 120 individuals, so our experience
may not be typical. But I was curious; for those of you who are members of
STC and attend local meetings regularly, is this a usual experience? Our
chapter has pretty high turnover, especially in the group that regularly
attends. Is the "presidential vanishing act" usual, or is it just a
manifestation of the general trend of rapid membership change?

Tim Altom
Vice President, Simply Written, Inc.
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