IEEE Region 3 News

1 - Concentration Banking Update
2 - Southeastcon 2001 needs your help ...
3 - Region 3 Public Information web page

Concentration Banking Update:
On December 3, 2000, the IEEE Board of Directors approved a motion to amend
a motion previously adopted at the June 25, 2000 meeting recorded in the
minutes page B6-11, item 73 Concentration Banking (mandating the use of
concentration banking accounts as the only bank accounts for all U.S. based
geographic units and conferences .........) to: "encourage participation in
concentration bank accounts for all geographic units and conferences, and
further, all IEEE units having bank accounts of any kind must be in
compliance with the long standing policy of having signature cards on file
with the Staff Director of Financial Services or designee signature."
My interpretation of what this amendment does is to encourage participation
in concentration banking accounts but does allow units to maintain local
bank accounts provided that copies of current signature cards including the
signature of the IEEE Staff Director of Financial Services are on file with
IEEE Financial Services. Although not specifically stated in this
amendment, if the unit does not comply the penalty will be to withhold any
rebate until the unit becomes compliant. Should any non-compliant unit
refuse to take the necessary action to comply with the signature card
requirement the unit may be dissolved by the IEEE Board of Directors.
Based on the information provided to the IEEE Audit Committee, Region 3 has
58 units (Region, Council/Area, Section, and Chapter)that have 75 bank
accounts (some units have more than one bank account). Of those 75 bank
accounts 38 have signature cards with the signature of the IEEE Director of
Financial Services. We have 22 units that are presently using concentration
We are rapidly approaching the deadline for each unit within Region 3 to
file our L-50 Financial Report for the year 2000. I am requesting the
Region 3 ExCom and Section Chairs to assist me in making sure that all units
have current signature cards that have the signature of the IEEE Director
Financial Services included for all bank accounts prior to February 3, 2001.
In the meantime, I will be contacting those units that have been identified
as non-compliant with a request that they take immediate action to comply
with this policy and amendment.
Richard L. Riddle, IEEE Region 3 Director 2000-2001
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Southeastcon 2001 needs your help ...
The Piedmont Section of the IEEE is hosting SoutheastCon 2001 at Clemson
University during March 30 through April 1, 2001. This is a major activity
for the section to host such an event. The last time the section hosted
SoutheastCon was back in the mid 1970's. To have a successful conference,
we must find sponsors. Sponsors can donate money directly to the conference
or can provide help by exhibiting their products and services. I would like
to ask your help in finding companies that can participate in the
conference. Attached to this email is our introductory letter that contains
contact information and sponsorship details. Please print this letter and
provide copies directly to your management and Human Resources department.
If you would like to fill in your company contact / address details first,
please do. Bottom line, we need you to help us sell the conference. With
your help, the region's members and student members will benefit from a
successful conference.
I'm sure that your company contact will have questions. Please have them
contact us directly and we will be happy to answer all of their questions.
Thank you,
Lee Stogner and Allen K. Thomas, Jr.
Southeastcon 2001 Corporate Sponsorship Committee
Allen K. Thomas, Jr.
Office 864-228-4322
Lee Stogner
Office 864-281-8276
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Region 3 Public Information web page
I would like to bring to your attention the new Region 3 Public Information
web page. This page is part of the Region 3 web site and contains
information to assist you in preparing news articles/communication that
benefit your section, council, division and region. The web page can be
found at,
Contained within the sub site is the IEEE Publicity Manual in HTML and Word
format. Also included are links to other sources of Public Relations
information. Please review the manual and the links. In you know of more
and better information, please let me know and we will make it available on
the site for all to use.
Thanks to Chip Dawson for his help in producing this new page.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the page and the role of
Public Information in Region 3. Remember, if we don't write about it, they
won't know.
Lee Stogner
R3 Public Information
IEEE-USA VP Professional Activities
Office 864-281-8276
Mobile 864-444-0618
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Updated 12/31/2001