Stephen VanDyke, CSI, CDT, NCARB
Content. We need some. The aim of our newsletter is to provide some interesting information about what’s going on with the chapter, its members and the community at large. But like any volunteer-driven organization, there’s only a few of us who work on the newsletter, and every now and then we run dry on content. But this is your newsletter as much as anyone’s, and if you’ve ever read an interesting article or learned a thing or two, give some consideration to contributing. There’s a bunch of ways to contribute, and you don’t need to be a novelist to do so. Here are a few ideas:
- Worked on an innovative or challenging project lately? Share a little bit about your experience – everyone loves hot trends.
- Had something go wrong on a job, lose a fight with the Inspector or been through a bid protest? Those lessons-learned are invaluable to folks in our line of work. We’d all rather avoid learning lessons the hard way so share that wisdom you gained.
- Want membership to know who you are, or what your firm does? Write up a bio, highlight a current or recent project.
- Need some help? Post a classified ad in the newsletter. Looking for work? Post that too.
- Maybe you’ve got expertise in what you do. While your job may seem mundane to you, for those who don’t do what you do its probably pretty interesting. Author a short technical article about some aspect of your trade.
- Know about an interesting event coming up that relates to the AEC community? Let us know – we can get that on Twitter and Facebook, reaching our membership and followers from several related professional organizations.
Participating in the newsletter brings you closer to other members and keeps the content fresh and lively. Articles don’t need to be lengthy – in fact short and sweet is preferred. If you can type up 5-10 lines you’ll be right in the sweet spot. Email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On an unrelated note, Worcester has a good contingent heading to the Regional Conference at the end of the month in Hartford CT. Interested in coming? The conference focus is the Challenges of Cold Weather Construction, and you can find details on the programs and activities at https://nercsi.com/northeast-region-conference/.
Worcester County CSI has reimbursement incentives for members planning to attend; email email@example.com for details.