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IN THIS ISSUE:
- NEW VOLUNTEER GLOBAL TRAVEL ACCIDENT/MEDICAL PLAN
- HAVE FINANCIAL QUESTIONS?
- IEEE BYLAWS AND POLICIES
- SPECIAL GIFT INCENTIVE
- IEEE MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
- TODAY'S ENGINEER WEBZINE
- IEEE FOUNDATION AWARDS US$78,000
 
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NEW VOLUNTEER GLOBAL TRAVEL ACCIDENT/MEDICAL PLAN
 
IEEE has established a new travel accident and medical plan to protect IEEE
Volunteers who become ill, or injured, and require immediate medical
attention while traveling on authorized IEEE business (defined as travel
that is paid by the IEEE) outside of their country of permanent residence.
 
The plan, which was approved by the IEEE Executive Committee, went into
effect 1 January 2001, and provides IEEE Volunteers with protection equal
to 80% of reasonable and customary charges for medical expenses incurred
while traveling on IEEE business (subject to terms and conditions of the
policy). The plan is paid for by the Institute, and is provided to IEEE
volunteers at no charge. It is important to note that the individual's
personal insurance, and/or national/government health plan, to the extent
coverage is available outside the home country, is considered primary. If
an individual does not have an insurance, and/or national/government health
plan that provides this type of coverage, then the IEEE plan becomes the
primary coverage.
 
Volunteers traveling on IEEE business outside his or her country of
permanent residence should always check with their own insurance carrier
concerning coverage outside their home country. Volunteers should carry
information pertaining to personal insurance coverage when traveling
abroad, such as: provider contact information, proof of coverage, etc.
 
For more information, including plan highlights, restrictions, and
frequently asked questions, please visit the Volunteer Resources web page
at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/vols/global_trav_acc_med.html.
 
 
HAVE FINANCIAL QUESTIONS?
 
A quick and easy reference for answers to your financial questions is the
Treasurer's Handbook. It can be found on the web at
http://www.ieee.org/ra/scs. Select the link for "Resources for Officers",
from there the link for the Handbook is under the heading "Publications."
Often under revision to provide the most current information, each category
includes a contact in case you have additional questions. Some of the
subjects covered are: required financial reports, funding, solicitations,
travel guidelines, record retention schedules, and banking and investment
guidelines.
 
 
IEEE BYLAWS AND POLICIES
 
Some changes to the "IEEE Bylaws" and "IEEE Policy & Procedures Manual"
were approved at the 11 March Board of Directors meeting. One change was
the renaming of the "IEEE Publications Activities Board" to the "IEEE
Publications, Products and Services Board."
 
The online documents will be updated by the end of March. The HTML and PDF
files currently available contain changes approved by the Board of
Directors as of 3 December 2000. They do not include the new title changes.
To access these files, visit http://ieee.org/about/whatis/bylaws and
http://ieee.org/about/whatis/policies.
 
 
SPECIAL GIFT INCENTIVE OFFERED TO VOLUNTEERS
WHO SPONSOR AN IEEE COOPERATIVE DISPLAY
 
A special gift incentive is being offered by the IEEE Exhibits department
to encourage IEEE volunteers to sponsor a Cooperative Display at a trade
show, technical conference, or meeting. The Cooperative Display program
supports membership recruitment by providing volunteers with membership
applications, promotional posters and flyers, product catalogs, IEEE
magazines, and promotional items. The Exhibits department will pay up to
$250 of shipping, printing, and labor charges in the United States, and up
to $500 outside the United States.
 
For more information, contact Linda Riley, Sales & Marketing, at + 1 732
562 3995 or by email at MailTo: l.riley@ieee.org at least six weeks prior
to your event with the date, shipping address, number of attendees and name
of the person who will staff the display.
 
 
IEEE MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
 
The year end numbers are in?IEEE membership totaled 366,135 in 2000,
exceeding the membership development goal of 365,000. Higher-grade
memberships grew 3 percent to total 307,815 members, while student
memberships climbed to 58,320, a 9.5 percent growth rate. Both represent
record membership numbers for the IEEE. The number of Senior Members also
hit a new milestone in 2000, now totaling 26,394.
 
The five fastest growing IEEE Societies were:
1. Lasers and Electro Optics, +17.1 percent
2. Microwave Theory and Techniques, +7.9 percent
3. Solid-State Circuits, +7.7 percent
4. Communications, +6.3 percent
5. Power Electronics, +5.3 percent
 
For more information, visit
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/jan01prog.html, or contact Bill
Hunter at w.hunter@ieee.org.
 
 
TODAY'S ENGINEER WEBZINE
 
IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER, in "webzine" format, includes feature articles
and short blurbs, many of global interest, with career guidance, tips,
strategies and solutions for all sectors of the profession. It encompasses
the latest career enhancement products and services.
 
To view the February edition of IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER, with a feature
on time-management skills, go now to
http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus.
 
Avoid missing a single update: sign up now for monthly reminders of the
webzines' publication. Go to http://www.todaysengineer.org/emailupdates.
 
See for yourself how IEEE-USA's new webzines will help you identify the
skills and issues that will have the greatest impact on your career, as
well as relate your career to the many technology and public-policy issues
being discussed at the local, state and national levels.
 
 
IEEE FOUNDATION AWARDS US$78,000
 
Improving the public's understanding and appreciation of engineering,
helping early childhood educators enhance the quality of instruction,
raising the level of teachers' technological literacy: these are the goals
of the projects the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors approved for funding
at its March 2001 meeting. This additional US$78,000 brings the total
committed for projects in 2001 and 2002 to over US$1.3 million. To view a
full list of the grants awarded to date in 2001, please check the web site
at www.ieee.org/organizations/foundation/html/2001grants.html.
 
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