In August of this year, the Society for Technical Communication introduced their STC Tryout Program to recruit non-members to join STC for the remainder of 2012 and use their dues forward for a 2013 membership.
The program was an effort for current STC members to recruit new members to sign up for a STC membership for the remainder of 2012. In return, members can use their paid dues for 2013 membership renewal. Members who referred their colleagues to sign up for the tryout program were entered in a drawing to win a complimentary STC Membership for 2013.
I was happy to hear that Samantha Miranda, a technical communication student from New Mexico Tech, signed up for the STC Tryout Program and added my name for the drawing. Last week, the STC Office randomly selected me for the 2013 membership. As part of STC’s ongoing marketing and outreach strategy, they interviewed Samantha and me about our thoughts on the STC Tryout Program. Read our interview on STC’s Notebook Blog.
Member Get a Member Program
If you were unable to recruit members this year for the STC Tryout Program, current members can receive a $25 credit for each new member they recruit from now until January 15, 2013. Visit the Member Get a Member Program site for details.
I highly encourage current members to find a new member to sign up–it only takes a few minutes and you might save on 2013 membership dues.