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IN THIS ISSUE:
- CALL FOR RAB AWARDS NOMINATIONS
- HELP FOR NEWSLETTER EDITORS
- RENEWAL FACTOIDS
- ONLINE COURSES OFFERED
- BEST PRACTICE: SECTION MAILING AUTOMATION
- ComSoc is offering FREE ½ year membership in their Society
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CALL FOR RAB AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Here is a great way to acknowledge a colleague's contribution and
thank them at the same time: nominate them for one of the most prestigious
awards that the IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) has to offer. The RAB
Awards and Recognition Committee (RABARC) is currently soliciting nominees
for five award categories. These awards are designed to recognize
outstanding efforts by IEEE volunteers. These are NOT technical
achievement awards. The awards and their criteria are as follows:
 
IEEE RAB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - recognizes individuals involved with RAB
and/or the Regional Network who are recognized for singular achievement in
the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are
directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the goals and objectives of
RAB. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or
achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which
have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of Regional Operations.
 
IEEE RAB INNOVATION AWARD - recognizes the accomplishment judged to be
the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals
and objectives of RAB and/or personal goals of the Vice President for
Regional Activities.
 
IEEE RAB LARRY K. WILSON TRANSNATIONAL AWARD - recognizes the
accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in
fulfilling one or more of the Transnational goals and objectives of RAB
and/or personal goals of the Vice President for Regional Activities as
related to Transnational Activities.
 
IEEE RAB LEADERSHIP AWARD - recognizes individuals who have exhibited
exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in
implementing activities that support RAB goals and objectives at the local,
regional, national, and/or international level.
 
IEEE GOLD AWARDS - recognize outstanding achievements of GOLD
Committees at the Section, Society and Region levels. The following are the
RAB GOLD Awards:
- Section GOLD Leadership Recognition Award
- Society GOLD Leadership Recognition Award
- Region Outstanding GOLD Program Award
- Outstanding GOLD Program Award
Additional information on GOLD Awards is located at the following URL:
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/rab/RABARC-Manual/Sect05-index.html
 
The deadline for the submission of all RAB award nominations is 15
October 2000. For more information please visit the Regional Activities
Website at: www.ieee.org/RABAWARDS or contact the Regional Activities Staff
at rab-awards@ieee.org
 
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HELP FOR NEWSLETTER EDITORS
In response to last month's article on converting a Section newsletter
to an electronic newsletter, we received a handful of best practices and
numerous requests for how to make the conversion. As a first step toward
addressing this need, we have published a "Newsletter Editors" page within
the Section/Chapter Support web page (www.ieee.org/ra/scs). The page
offers steps on how to convert to an electronic newsletter, includes
service-oriented articles that can be used to fill space in your newsletter
when you need it and contains links to other helpful sites. Future
additions will include best practices and links to Section newsletters (to
be used as examples of what units are doing).
 
The Newsletter Editors web page is a work in progress, and we welcome
suggestions for improvement. Please send your comments to
sec-chap-support@ieee.org.
 
 
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RENEWAL FACTOIDS
Are your Section's members renewed for 2000? Members whose dues not
renewed by 1 August will jeopardize receipt of their IEEE ballot. In
addition, continuity of membership will be lost if payment for 2000 is not
received by August. So, please remind your members at meetings and in
Section newsletters. Membership renewal can be submitted directly from the
web at www.ieee.org/membership/renewal/.
 
Need some more good reasons for renewing? On that same web site,
click the link titled "The Benefits of IEEE Membership" and you will find
lots of them!
 
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ONLINE COURSES OFFERED
On 1 June, IEEE members will have access to an expanded choice of
Video-On-Demand tutorials and a 10% discount on all Stevens Institute of
Technology WebCampus online courses. These are the first in a series of
partnerships between IEEE and university and industry content and technical
support providers.
 
Video-on-Demand with anytime, anywhere access, uses SoftCom technology
to stream tutorials to your desktop. The ever-expanding catalog titles
currently range from Communications to Signal & Image Processing.
 
Stevens titles include Wireless Communications, Technology
Applications in Science Education, and Telecommunications Management.
Whether taken for graduate credit or in a slightly shortened version for
CEUs, our members and their employers appreciate that the same highly
respected Stevens faculty teaches both the traditional on campus courses
and the online courses.
 
To see a list of all IEEE tutorials and co-sponsored Stevens classes
or check out systems and registration requirements, visit the Educational
Activities homepage at www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/index.htm. For
further information contact Alan Trembly at a.trembly@ieee.org or
732.562.5488.
 
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BEST PRACTICE: CENTRAL VIRGINIA SECTION MAILING AUTOMATION
by Sean Haynes
 
The Central Virginia Section was having problems with delivery of
their newsletter. In order to correct this problem, I did some research on
the U.S. Postal Service webpage and slowly discovered how to do automation
mailing (www.usps.gov).
 
There are several advantages to automation mailing:
1) Faster Delivery Time
2) Lower Cost
3) Easier Presort/Packaging Requirements
 
For anyone who wants to get started in Automation Mailing, I suggest
that they get a copy of USPS Publication 49. This document can be found on
the USPS website and can also be requested at your local Bulk Mailing Entry
Unit (BMEU). The requirements for Automation Mailing and Upgradeable
Mailing are the same.
 
The first thing that is required to perform automation mailing, is the
automation software. I researched and I found a company called Mailer's
Software, http://www.mailerssoftware.com, that will supply you with a free
trial version of their Mailers+4 Mail Automation Software.The major
benefit of the Mailer's+4 program is that it will plug DIRECTLY INTO THE
SAMIEEE MEMBERS.DBF WITHOUT MODIFICATION!
 
This is just a quick overview. I had to learn a lot to get this to
work. I highly suggest that you get Publication 49 and speak to the people
at your local BMEU. They are very helpful, and it's worth it!
 
Vicki Waldman
IEEE Section/Chapter Support * 445 Hoes Lane * Piscataway NJ 08854-1331
Phone: +1 732 562 5564 * Fax: +1 732 463 9359
Email: v.waldman@ieee.org
 
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ComSoc is offering FREE ½ year membership in their Society

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Communications Society, here’s an opportunity you can't refuse. ComSoc is offering FREE ½ year membership in their Society. You will get Communications Magazine as well as other Society benefits. Please click on http://www.comsoc.org/join-free-2000/ and fill out the form before 16 August 2000.

Please pass this on. It's a great deal and it helps the local chapter!

Thanks,

Al Berg

Orlando COM/SP Chair

 
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