IEEE - SCOOP
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Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager S/CS
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- JUST THE FACTS?
- OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION
- IEEE IDENTITY STANDARDS AND MASTER BRAND
- ARE YOU SIGNING UP?
- SOCIETIES AND COUNCILS LEARN TO USE HOTFOOT
- CALLING ALL COMSOC CHAPTER CHAIRS!!
- TECHNICAL SYMPOSIA GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE
- THE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM GOES ELECTRONIC
- MEET OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER
- HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
- CONTACT INFORMATION
 
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JUST THE FACTS?
 
Are you interested in IEEE facts and figures? Do you need IEEE membership
statistics for your volunteer work? If so, then you'll be interested to
know the 1999 and 2000 versions of the "Annual Report of the Secretary" and
"The Annual Statistics of the IEEE" are now available on the Web. The IEEE
Annual Report of the Secretary contains year-end membership information.
The Annual Statistics of the IEEE contains year-end membership statistics
as well as information for all organizational units within the IEEE.
 
IEEE members with a Web account can view the Annual Statistics at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/corporate/secrpt/. For additional
information, contact Cindy Poko, Corporate Activities, at
mailto:c.poko@ieee.org. To establish an IEEE Web account, go to
http://www.ieee.org/web/accounts/.
 
OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION
 
The IEEE Geographic Roster, providing contact information for Region,
Section, Council, Chapter, and Student Branch volunteer leadership, is
available on the web for IEEE volunteers. The roster can be accessed at
http://www.ieee.org/roster.
 
Volunteers can access the data using their IEEE web account if:
1) their name appears in the roster, or
2) they are a member of the IEEE Executive Committee, the IEEE Regional
Activities Board or its committees, or
3) a member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board or an IEEE
Society/Chapter Coordinator.
 
For more information, please contact mailto:georoster@ieee.org.
 
 
IEEE IDENTITY STANDARDS AND MASTER BRAND
 
The IEEE Identity Standards, which provide specifications for use of the
IEEE Master Brand, are now available on the Web at
http://www.ieee.org/about/documentation/copyright/IDStandards.pdf. The IEEE
Master Brand is the logo ("kite") and the letters I-E-E-E to the right. By
adhering to these Standards, the IEEE can enhance the image of the
organization and protect ownership of the Master Brand. The Standards
include such details as location, color, minimum size and prominence. Here
are some highlights:
 
· Minimum size: 1 1/8 in. (28 mm) wide and 3/8 in. high (at the top of
the "kite")
· The Master Brand must be placed prominently on all IEEE materials,
print and electronic.
· The IEEE Master Brand can be used for IEEE business only.
 
The slogan "Networking the World" is no longer in use. Transition to the
new Identity Standards has already begun. The new Master Brand should be
implemented on any newly designed materials or by 31 December 2001,
whichever is sooner.
 
Electronic images of the IEEE Master Brand may be downloaded from
http://www.ieee.org/about/documentation/copyright/logos.htm. For more
information on the use of the IEEE Master Brand, contact Bill Hagen,
mailto:w.hagen@ieee.org or call +1 732 562 3966.
 
 
ARE YOU SIGNING UP?
 
Thank you to the many Sections that have submitted signature cards on their
local bank accounts to the IEEE Operations Center for inclusion of the IEEE
Staff Director of Financial Services, as a signer on the unit's bank
account. This is in response to the request to have all Sections compliant
with IEEE Policy and Procedures. Please note that compliance for Sections
outside the U.S. is subject to local laws and regulations. Non-U.S. units'
bank account status will be reviewed individually by staff, in consultation
with the local volunteers. Concentration bank accounts are automatically
compliant with the signature card requirement.
 
Signature cards for Section bank accounts will be a prerequisite in order
to release the 2002 rebate payments (based on 2001 activity). The reasons
are twofold:
 
1. To give IEEE the ability to demonstrate to the IRS and its external
auditors that it has appropriate financial controls in place.
2. To provide access to IEEE accounts in an emergency situation where the
local signers are no longer available.
 
Please review your bank accounts to ensure that a signature card is on file
with the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway. If not, please contact your
bank and send the signature card
to: David Galicki, IEEE Tax Compliance, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway NJ 08855.
The card should be signed and mailed back within two weeks of receipt. For
more information, contact Dave at mailto:d.galicki@ieee.org. Your
cooperation on this important topic is greatly appreciated.
 
 
IEEE TECHNICAL SOCIETIES AND COUNCILS LEARN TO USE HOTFOOT
 
Representatives of 19 technical Societies and Councils attended the 2001
Societies WebEd Workshop, held 21-22 April at Alexandria, VA, USA. Funded
by the IEEE Foundation, the workshop was designed by the Educational
Activities Board Society Education Committee (EAB SEC), chaired by Saifur
Rahman.
 
Lively and collegial, the Societies gave a summary of their current and
future plans for educational outreach. Lyle Feisel, EAB VP, outlined his
vision of education as a member benefit, and EA staff and volunteers
presented information on production support available to the Societies.
The workshop included a hands-on session where attendees learned tips and
tricks of using Hotfoot software to record and compress their
audio-PowerPoint presentations. A complimentary copy of the software was
supplied by the EAB SEC.
 
The attendees agreed to contribute an audio-PowerPoint tutorial to the IEEE
Professional Development Institute by 15 September. The top three
submissions will win a cash prize for their Societies. The first prize is
US$500.
 
For more information on Educational Activities and the Workshop, see
http://www.ieee.org/eab.
 
CALLING ALL COMSOC CHAPTER CHAIRS!!
 
Attend, Participate, and Network
 
The first ComSoc Global Chapter Chairs Congress, GCCC 2001, is just 9
months away. Mark your calendars for Sunday, 24 November - Wednesday, 28
November 2001. The Congress, chaired and co-chaired by Ron Horn and
Lin-Shan Lee, will be held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, in conjunction with
GLOBECOM 2001.
 
GCCC 2001 will include sessions covering topics affecting all Regions (i.e.
funding, chapter support, lecture tours, etc). Don't miss your chance to
participate in an incredible learning forum and networking environment!
Watch for further announcements here and in the IEEE Communications
Magazine's Global Communications Newsletter.
 
If you have any questions, contact your ComSoc Regional Director or Kathy
Worthman at mailto:k.worthman@comsoc.org.
 
TECHNICAL SYMPOSIA GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE
 
Still available! -- limited funding for a pilot program for Technical
Symposia grants of up to $500 for the year 2001, as approved by the IEEE
Regional Activities Board. The purpose of the program is to encourage IEEE
geographic units to provide an opportunity for members to participate in
more intensive technical presentations than is possible in a typical
meeting, but short of a full-scale conference.
 
For answers to questions or a list of symposia proposal guidelines, please
contact Tracy Hawkins at mailto:t.hawkins@ieee.org.
 
 
 
THE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM GOES ELECTRONIC
 
The Electronic Distinguished Lecturer Program is now available on the web
and from a CD-ROM lending library. This pilot program was designed to help
Chapters include more technical content in meetings at minimal expense.
Each lecture is recorded in Spanish or English and consists of PowerPoint
Slides and a 45 minute spoken lecture. The lectures will be on-line until
June 2001 at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/tab/dlmain.html.
 
The three lectures currently available are:
* "Power Control for Wireless Data" David Goodman - Communications Society
* "Restructuring and Its Impact on the Cost and Reliability of Electrical
Power Systems" John A. Casazza - Power Engineering Society
* "Project Management: High-Impact Techniques for Any Effort" Cinda Voegtli
- Engineering Management Society.
 
Requests are being taken by the CD-ROM Lending library for cases where
viewing the on-line lecture is not feasible. A CD-ROM of a particular
lecture(s) will be sent, upon request, to any Chapter Coordinator or
Chapter Chair. Send inquiries to mailto:electronic-dl@ieee.org. Please
indicate Spanish or English, the lecture title, and a mailing address when
submitting a request.
 
Do you want information on the regular Distinguished Lecturer Program? A
list of the Societies sponsoring programs will be automatically returned to
you when you send an email to: mailto:info.distlec@ieee.org.
 
 
MEET OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER
 
April Nakamura has joined the IEEE Society General Activities Department in
the position of Society Chapter Coordinator. Before joining Society
General Activities, she spent three years in the IEEE LEOS Editorial Office
as a Publication Coordinator.
 
April's goals for the coming months include updating the Society Chapter
Funding Guide, identifying and providing Chapter Development Opportunities
and updating the Chapter homepage in addition to writing the newsletter
Chapter Briefs. Send email to mailto:a.nakamura@ieee.org if you need for
information for the improvement of a Society Chapter or if you have a
suggestion that will benefit Society Chapters.
 
 
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
 
If you have moved, started a new job or changed your Internet provider,
please do not forget to update your contact information with IEEE. The
best way to do this is from the IEEE Web site. Go to http://www.ieee.org
and click the link on the left-hand menu for "change contact info."
Changes can be made right from the web or you can email the information to
address-change@ieee.org. Please double-check all changes before
submitting. In particular, some of those email addresses can be easy to
mistype!
 
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