The Region 5 Community Connector
Newsletter Promoting activities, information, and news to the membership
Hunter J Boudreaux – East Area Chair
Maciej J Zawodniok– North Area Chair
Christopher B Sanderson– South Area Chair
Faye Kann– West Area Chair
R5 EXCOM Roster can be viewed here: https://rosters.ieee.org/home.html
R5 EXCOM Winter Meeting (January 29, 2022
Meeting files are in Collabratec: @ https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/1314/IEEE-Region-5/files.
2023 Audit Committee
Congratulations, the N&A Committee has approved the following slate to serve as the Region 5 Auditors during 2023. You will be contacted by 2023 Audit Chair, Bill Wylie, later in the year as he prepares you for 2023.
- Treasurer: Paul Cassingham.
- Audit Committee Chair, 4th Year: William Wylie (North) Billwylie@ieee.org
- Audit Committee, 3rd Year: Silke Spiesshoefer (East) Silke_Spiesshoefer@ieee.org
- Audit Committee, 2nd Year: Ernest X Njouondo (South) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audit Committee, 1st Year: Patterson, Tristan Hunter (West) email@example.com
POC: Director Bob Becnel firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling for Region 5 Director Candidates
Calling for Region 5 Director Candidates
If you are a Senior IEEE member (or above) of the Central Texas, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston Bay, Houston, or Lone Star Sections you have the opportunity to run For Region 5 Director in the 2023 election. This is a chance for you to get deeply involved with the full scope of the IEEE, including representing Region 5 at worldwide meetings, interacting with hundreds of similarly dedicated members and influencing change in the organization.
This is a unique opportunity to serve as Director-elect in 2024, then become Region 5 Director in 2026. Over the next month, the Nominations Committee is simply looking for expressions of interest.
Please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee (email@example.com) if you wish to be considered as a potential candidate or if you have questions. Nominate yourself or another qualified volunteer now!
HALF PRICE IEEE MEMBERSHP
That’s right half price IEEE membership. Join IEEE for the first time and pay only ½ annual dues. If you have someone that’s been looking to join, but has been waiting for a good excuse, now is it. Send them to www.ieee.org/join for details.
If you are currently unemployed or retired and have not renewed your membership for 2022, you can also renew your IEEE membership at ½ price. Simply go to: www.ieee.org/renew.
Graduating Students move to Higher Grade Members
Twice a year the IEEE will automatically upgrade graduating student IEEE members to regular IEEE Member Grade. The first upgrade for this year happened in June for all students who had listed graduation dates in their IEEE profile through June 1, 2022.
For those who just graduated, WELCOME to the next phase of your IEEE carrier. Now that you are a regular member, the IEEE has a lot more to offer. Check out the many benefits of being an IEEE member by going to: IEEE Member Benefits.
And lastly for those graduating students, be sure and update your IEEE profile with your new post college contact info.
Did you know about IEEE – Collabratec
Did You Know –
IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create – all in one central hub. IEEE Collabratec™ offers a suite of productivity tools and is available to technology professionals around the world with exclusive features for IEEE members. Sign up is free to everyone. You don’t have to be an IEEE member to join!
Establish your professional identity to connect and network with verified IEEE members and technology professionals by location or technical interests.
GO TO IEEE Collabratec now at https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/
POC Joe Redfield Region 5 Membership Development Chair J.Redfield@ieee.org
IEEE USA News
Check out IEEE-USA Insight’s New Look
IEEE USA have launched version 3.0 of our flagship publication IEEE-USA InSight, which covers career and public policy issues that are important to technology professionals.
Nominations Open: IEEE-USA Awards & Recognition
IEEE-USA is currently accepting nominations for its annual awards, given in recognition of professionalism, technical achievement, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. The nominations portal will close 15 September.
IEEE MGA News
Call for Nominations: 2022 MGA Individual Awards: Deadline 25 September
Help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards Program.
Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, Inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.
If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:
1. MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
2. IEEE MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
3. MGA Innovation Award
4. MGA Leadership Award
5. MGA Achievement Award
6. MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
Please visit the MGA Award nomination process to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.
The deadline to submit nominations is 25 September 2022. A complete nomination form with two letters of endorsement by two IEEE members are required to be eligible.
If the link above goes to the IEEE Awards home page, go to ‘My Nominations’ under the ‘Login’ tab. You may need your IEEE account login to access.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Full ExCom Roster can be viewed here: https://rosters.ieee.org/home.html
- IEEE www.ieee.org
- MGA https://www.ieee.org/communities/geographic-activities.html
- IEEE USA https://ieeeusa.org/
- IEEE Region 5 https://r5.ieee.org/
- IEEE OU Analytics https://mga.ieee.org/resources-operations/volunteer-tools/samieee
- vTools: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/
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