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Membership Drive

The SBE Membership Drive for 2014 is now complete. Thank you to those who recruited a new member between March 1 and May 31. Recruiters will receive $5 off your 2015 membership renewal (up to $25) for each new member recruited during the drive. More than 40 new members were recruited during the drive by members and overall, more than 340 new members have joined thus far this year.

New members are welcome throughout the year. If you are still recruiting, here's the link to the member application.SBE Membership application

This year's list of Member Drive prize winners include:

Grand Prize

Winner: Chuck Kelly, Chapter 49

A trip to the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the annual Chapter 22 Broadcast and Technology Expo in Verona, N.Y., October 7-8, 2014. Prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National Meeting events; and two nights at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona.


Additional Prizes donated by Sustaining Members and our bookstore publishers

Optimod-PC Card 1101 courtesy of Orban

Mike Tosch, Chapter 47

Tascam DR-05 Handheld recorder courtesy of Broadcast Supply Worldwide (2 available)

James Corbin, Chapter 79

Mark Heller, Chapter 80

Callaway Hex Warbird golfballs and Rohn ball cap courtesy of Rohn (2 sets available)

Terry Johnson, Chapter 45

R.J. Russell, Chapter 32

Leather portfolios with Rohn logo embossed courtesy of Rohn (2 available)

Daniel Rasmussen, Chapter 112

Jeffrey Yeagley, Chapter 128

Networking for Dummies, 10th edition courtesy of Wiley (2 available)

Mark Heller, Chapter 80

Norman Portillo, Chapter 132

Communications Systems and Networks, 3rd edition courtesy of Wiley (2 available)

Christopher Baycura, Chapter 22

Michael Margrave, Chapter 69

Directional Antennas Made Simple, 2nd edition courtesy of Layton Technical Services

Nolan Stephany, Chapter 57

Tool bag with sweat shirt, multi-tool, rack ruler and logo hat courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products

Chuck Kelly, Chapter 49

Denim shirt and baseball hat with logo courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products

Gary Sgrignoli, chapter 26

Zipped sweatshirt with logo courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products

William Kennedy, Chapter 70

Grey logo t-shirt courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products

William Epperson, Chapter 88

Multi-tool courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products (11 available)

Daniel Bissett, Chapter 47

David Brantley, Chapter 68

Brad Butzbach, Chapter 113

Kenneth Cardosa, Chapter 46

Rick Carrara, Chapter 141

Mark Heller, Chapter 80

Benjamin Koffman, Chapter 57

Klyde Layon, Chapter 47

Dennis Martin, Chapter 47

Norman Portillo, Chapter 132

Dennis Wallace, Chapter 37

Rack ruler courtesy of Middle Atlantic Products (4 available)

Cris Alexander, Chapter 48

Juan Gonzalez, Chapter 53

Mark Heller, Chapter 80

Michael McNamara, Chapter 68

SBE 50th anniversary membership pin courtesy of SBE

Larry Will, Chapter 18

SBE University course (your choice) courtesy of SBE

Paul Johnson, Chapter 88

SBE CertPreview download (your choice) courtesy of SBE

Jeffrey Halapin, Chapter 46

SBE logo tumbler courtsey of SBE

Doug Garlinger, Chapter 25


Golden Recruiter award

This award recognizes a chapter in each size division with the highest percentage of current SBE members participating in the Member Drive.

Category A and B are based on chaper enrollment, Class A represents chapers whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median. Plaques will be awarded during the SBE National Awards Dinner, on October 8, in Verona, N.Y.

Membership Drive FAQs

Where do I find new member? Prospective members can be non-members attending chapter meetings, fellow engineers at work or other stations, suppliers or educators.

How do I get credit for new members? Direct prospective members to the SBE website to join online or provide them with a copy of the membership application and ask him/her to fill in your name on the line "Sponsor's Name/Who introduced you to SBE". Once the new member's membership application has been approved, your name will be placed in the prize drawing, which takes place in June 2014.


Official Rules: Only members of the SBE in good standing (national dues paid) are eligible. All applications are subject to approval by the admissions committee per the SBE By-laws. Only sponsorships of new applications for Member, Associate Member and Sustaining Members are eligible for the prize drawings. Each approved application will earn $5 off the recruiter’s 2015 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2014 to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 14, 2014. Winners will be notified by mail. Grand prize winner may choose $500 cash in lieu of the trip package. There are no other prize substitutions. Winners are responsible for any taxes on prizes. Employees of the SBE and their family members are not eligible to win. Contest void where prohibited. Entrants agree that their name and likeness may be used by the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. for promotional purposes.

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