Welcome to the Willamette Valley Chapter of the STC

WVC LogoThe Willamette Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication serves the interests of technical communicators in Oregon, southwest Washington, and the Willamette Valley/Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Founded in 1953, STC is the largest professional association of technical communicators in the world with a network of 7,000 members.

WVC 2015–2016 Election Results

Congratulations to the 2015–2016 Willamette Valley Chapter Officers!

  • President: Melissa Amos
  • Vice President: Andrew Calkins
  • Treasurer: Sharon Vail
  • Secretary: Callie Jacobson

Thank you for volunteering!


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June 2015: Volunteer Celebration

Thursday, June 11th

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of cheer and festivity filled with camaraderie, great food, chapter and volunteer recognition, officer induction, and networking. Family and friends are welcome.


Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant
8544 SW Apple Way
Portland 97225 Map
Phone: (503) 292-0119


6:00–6:30 p.m.:Networking
6:30–7:15 p.m.: Dinner
7:15–8:00 p.m.: Ceremony
8:00–8:30 p.m.: Networking

Dinner Menu:

  • Buffet with Caesar salad, cheese ravioli with primavera sauce, grilled vegetables in dill butter, roasted Italian chicken
  • Cake
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks included
  • No-host bar


  • Volunteers: $15
  • Members and Students: $20
  • Nonmembers: $25
  • Late RSVPs: +$5

PayPal prepayment preferred


by Monday, June 8, 12:00 p.m.

April 2015: Future of the STC Willamette Valley Chapter

WVC Chapter Meeting: Future of the STC Willamette Valley Chapter

April 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

WVC President Valerie M. Ball will lead a discussion about future options for the chapter. This discussion will focus on the content of the memo that was distributed at the March 19th meeting, which presented two options:

  • dissolution of the chapter
  • a pared-down version of the current WVC

You can see a copy of the memo here: Future of the Willamette Valley Chapter: Dissolution or Paring Down

February 2015: Re-Invigorate Your Career

WVC Chapter Meeting: “Re-Invigorate Your Career”

February 19, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Discover how STC’s revamped focus on the technical communicator (TC) skill set can re-invigorate your career, expand your job search, and promote your advancement.

After an introduction about STC’s revamped focus on the TC skill set and its career expansion, attendees can break into possible interest groups for:

  • résumé specifics and reviews
  • online postings to promote careers
  • transferable skills
  • WVC/STC volunteerism for job search and promotions

These activities can assist attendees in career directions, job hunting, and promotions.