Add Power to Your ProfessionEach year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducts a member recruitment drive. The drive calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. This year, 47 individual members and two sustaining members were recruited.

The SBE Membership Drive ran from March 1 until May 31, 2021. As a recruiting incentive to members, the SBE asks for prize donations from SBE sustaining member companies. In addition, the recruiter will earn $5 per new member (up to $25) off his or her 2022 membership dues. 10 sustaining member companies plus the SBE provided prizes this year, ranging from shirts and hats to broadcast equipment. The SBE donated logo items, a copy of CertPreview, and a free Webinars by SBE registration. The theme for the 2021 drive was Add Power to Your Profession.

All the recruiters were eligible for the Membership Drive Grand Prize: A trip the SBE National Meeting this fall. (A cash prize option is available if the winner is not able to travel to the SBE National Meeting.) That meeting is currently planned to be held during the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Grand Prize winner this year is Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD, DRB, of Crawford Broadcasting Company, Aurora, CO. The SBE thanks the sustaining members who provided prizes.

Prize Donor Prize Winner Location Chapter
SBE trip to the 2021 SBE National Meeting Cris Alexander Aurora, CO Chapter 48
Comark 12oz drinking tumbler Jim Oster Chandler, AZ Chapter 37
Comark 12oz drinking tumbler Johnny Stigler Euless, TX Chapter 67
Comark zippered portfolio with techtrap elastic organizer Anthony Dimsdale Greenville, SC Chapter 86
Davicom/Comlab Digital Temperature Probe Interface (DTPI) with two temperature sensors John Garmendi Old Bridge, NJ Chapter 15
Dielectric Dielectric-logoed polo shirt Scott Mason Albany, NY Chapter 58
Dielectric Dielectric-logoed polo shirt Howard Fine Sherman Oaks, CA Chapter 47
Heartland Video Systems $100 Amazon Gift card Joshua Baker Boulder, CO Chapter 48
Heartland Video Systems notebook and mousepad Jeffrey Juniet Casselberry, FL Chapter 42
Heartland Video Systems Rocketbook Matrix smart notebook Dustin Pamplona Twin Falls, ID Chapter 145
Heartland Video Systems travel pack Landis Schrock Roanoke, VA Chapter 78
Heartland Video Systems wireless charger and mini notebook Walter Strogoff Callahan, FL Chapter 74
Heartland Video Systems zippered throw and tote bag Thomas McNicholl Whitesboro, NY Chapter 22
LBA $250 in LBA online safety courses Cris Alexander Aurora, CO Chapter 48
Orban 1101e card and breakout cable Christopher Tarr Mukwonago, WI Chapter 28
Shively Labs $200 Amazon gift card Jeffrey Dinsmore Indianapolis, IN Chapter 25
Telos Alliance Omnia Volt Scott Mason Albany, NY Chapter 58
Telos Alliance Telos swag pack JT Tucker Charleston, SC Chapter 107
Tieline $25 Amazon gift card Martin Stabbert Reno, NV Chapter 139
Tieline $25 Dunkin gift card Matthew Dombard Huntingdon Valley, PA Chapter 18
Tieline $25 Dunkin gift card Daniel Ullmer Salem, VA Chapter 78
Tieline $25 Starbucks gift card Barry Fisher Emmaus, PA Chapter 18
SBE $25 gift certificate to the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore Barry Fisher Emmaus, PA Chapter 18
SBE copy of CertPreview Chris Swisher Columbia, MO Chapter 143
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet Ken Holden Clovis, CA Chapter 66
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet Martin Stabbert Reno, NV Chapter 139
SBE SBE-logoed hat Brian Oliger Haymarket, VA Chapter 37
SBE Webinars by SBE registration Conrad Trautmann Trumbull, CT Chapter 15

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