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IN THIS ISSUE:
- LAST CHANCE FOR 2001 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATES!
- CAN YOU TELL US?
- OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
- SENIOR MEMBER NEWS
- WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
- NEW PUBLICATION: IEEE SENSORS
- IEEE IDENTITY STANDARDS
- TRAVEL DISCOUNTS OFFERED
 
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LAST CHANCE FOR 2001 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
 
Just a reminder that those IEEE members whose 2001 dues have not yet been
paid are no longer active members. If payment is not received by 1 August,
receipt of the IEEE election ballot will be jeopardized and, in addition,
continuity of membership can be lost. Members in Regions 8, 9 and 10 who
are submitting payment through Section Custody Accounts should pay
particular attention to the timing of late payments because of the built-in
delays due to the number of steps in the process.
 
Announcements can be made at meetings and in Section newsletters, or your
SAMIEEE database can be used to identify those individuals in arrears so
that a more personal approach can be employed. Membership renewals 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!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATES!
 
It is now graduation season in many places around the world. Sections can
reach out to offer warm congratulations and support to the IEEE 2001
graduates this year. Sections can identify their graduating Students by
using SAMIEEE to select Students and filtering by graduation date. For
SAMIEEE assistance, send an email to samieee@ieee.org.
 
 
CAN YOU TELL US?
 
On behalf of the IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) Industry Relations
Committee (IRC) and its Chair Dave Kemp, we need your help.
 
Please respond to a survey that addresses how your IEEE Section/Chapter has
or has not worked with corporations locally in support of IEEE activities.
Completing the survey should take less than ten minutes of your time. Your
input will help the IEEE RAB IRC accomplish its mission of working with
corporations to promote and inform the concept of IEEE membership. Please
note that the term "corporations" used in the survey encompasses local
industry, government agencies, and academia. The online survey can be
found at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/scs/rabircsurvey.htm or you
can go to http://www.ieee.org/ra/scs and click on the link. Thank you.
 
 
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
 
Effective 31 May 2001, the following IEEE Web sites have been permanently
shut down:
 
*Transaction/Journals/Letters Preview (
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/pub_preview/pub_prev.html)
 
*OPeRA (http://www.opera.ieee.org/)
 
*Bibliographies Online (http://www.biblio.ieee.org/)
 
The good news is that all users will be redirected to the IEEE Xplore(TM)
site (http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore). IEEE Xplore provides members with
an interface for accessing their personal IEEE subscriptions and
abstract/citation records of the complete online collection. Members will
need an IEEE Web account to access content in IEEE Xplore; OPeRA account
numbers are no longer in effect. IEEE members can register for an IEEE Web
Account at http://www.ieee.org/web/accounts.
 
 
SENIOR MEMBER NEWS
 
A complete listing of the newest IEEE Senior Members, arranged by Region
and Section, can be found at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/may01smupdt.html. These members
were elevated at the Admission & Advancement (A&A) Panel Meeting held in
Bellevue, Washington, USA on 12 May 2001. For listings from previous
elevations, go to http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/smupdates.html.
 
If you have any questions regarding the status of a Senior Member
elevation, please send a message to senior-member@ieee.org. The next
scheduled A&A Panel Meetings to review Senior Member applications will be
held on 23 June in New Brunswick, NJ and on 11 August in Montreal, Canada.
For a complete list of the 2001 schedule, go to
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/AA_meeting-sched.html.
 
WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
 
On 1 June 2000, IEEE published the first issues of the What's New @ IEEE
free electronic newsletter service. Fast forward one year later to June
2001, and the popular What's New service has achieved:
 
- Over 70,000 total subscriptions
- Over 21,000 individual subscribers
- Gold Circle Trophy Award from the American Society of Association
Executives (ASAE)
- Very positive reader response (average subscriber opts-in to 3 What's
New newsletters)
 
In addition, What's New has updated a more user friendly subscription page,
found at http://www.ieee.org/whats-new, and developed an online archive in
html format at http://www.ieee.org/whats-new/archive. IEEE encourages
Sections to post a link to What's New @ IEEE on their home pages. Attached
is an "opt-in" icon .gif file which can be placed on your home page
(linking to http://www.ieee.org/whats-new). For more information, contact
Michael Spada, IEEE Sales & Marketing, at m.spada@ieee.org.
 
NEW PUBLICATION: IEEE SENSORS
 
The inaugural issue of the IEEE Sensors Journal, the June 2001 issue, has
been mailed to subscribers. The issue contains 95 pages. It will be
available in IEEE Xplore in the near future. Meanwhile, the Table of
Contents can be viewed at http://www.ieee.org/sensors.
 
The first conference, IEEE SENSORS 2002, will be held 12 - 14 June 2002, in
Orlando, Florida, USA. For additional information on the IEEE Sensors
Council, contact John R. Vig - President, IEEE Sensors Council - telephone
+1 732 427 4275; email j.vig@ieee.org.
 
IEEE IDENTITY STANDARDS
 
If you would like to know about the use of the new IEEE Identity Standard,
a description and contact information can be found on the web in PDF format
at the URL:
http://www.ieee.org/about/documentation/copyright/IDStandards.pdf
 
TRAVEL DISCOUNTS OFFERED
 
IEEE members are now eligible for rental car discounts up to 25 percent
from Budget Rent-A-Car. This new agreement is available at participating
locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.
The discount may vary due to location, date and currency fluctuation. When
making a reservation, use discount number "X520000."
 
For more information, call Global Travel Services at +1 732 562 5387.
 
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