Each year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, conducts a member recruitment drive. The drive calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. This year, 68 individual members were recruited.
The SBE Membership Drive ran from March 1 until May 31. 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 2023 membership dues. 11 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 2022 drive was Expand Your Network.
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 will be held during the 2022 SBE 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo in Liverpool, NY. The Grand Prize winner this year is Jack Conway of Cox Media Group, Owasso, OK.
The SBE thanks the sustaining members who provided prizes: Blackmagic Design, Broadcasters General Store, Davicom, Heartland Video Systems, latakoo, LBA, Orban, Shively Labs, Sutro Tower, Telos Alliance, and Tieline. The list of prizes and the winning recruiters will be published in the August 2022 issue of The Signal, the SBE’s bi-monthly newsletter, and on the SBE website.
The close of the drive resulted in 68 new recruited individual members, who were sponsored by 61 current members. The recruiters represent 32 different SBE chapters.
|SBE||trip to the SBE National Meeting||John Conway||Owasso, OK||56|
|Blackmagic Design||ATEM Mini Extreme ISO||Stephen Brown||Appleton, WI||80|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||Maria Laing-Smith||Camarillo, CA||47|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||Danny Shoen||Lexington, KY||35|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||Vince Forcier||Falls Church, VA||37|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||Craig Seelig||Honesdale, PA||2|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||William Armstrong||Hollywood, FL||53|
|Broadcasters General Store||BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card||John Collinson||New Port Richey, FL||39|
|Davicom||$50 Amazon gift card||William Harland||Chandler, IN||121|
|Heartland Video Systems||$100 Amazon gift card||Charles Kinney||Atlanta, GA||5|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems backpack||Aaron Hume||Shoreline, WA||16|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems coffee mug, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad||Julio Bonet||Miami Lakes, FL||53|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems drinking glass, blue||Thomas Ray||New Windsor, NY||15|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems drinking glass, clear||Robert Kelley||Tamuning, GU||126|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems knit cap, Heartland Video Systems bound notebook||Jonathan Iler||Savannah, GA||5|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems swag pack||Aaron Carter||Bangor, ME||11|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems swag pack||Bruce Hart||Louisville, OH||70|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems tote bag, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad||Blake Thompson||Akron, OH||70|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems/Ericsson throw||Josh Bohn||Pelham, AL||68|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems/Thomson t-shirt||Pierre Lonewolf||Kotzebue, AK||89|
|Heartland Video Systems||Heartland Video Systems/Thomson t-shirt||James Leifer||Port Saint Lucie, FL||11|
|Heartland Video Systems||Rocketbook smart notebook||Christopher Tarr||Mukwonago, WI||28|
|Heartland Video Systems||USB wireless charger base, Heartland Video Systems lens cloth, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad||Arthur Clardy||Lafayette, LA||72|
|Latakoo||Bose QuietComfort headphones||Jeffrey Juniet||Casselberry, FL||42|
|LBA||$250 in LBA online safety courses||Chuck Kelly||Noblesville, IN||25|
|Orban||1101e card and breakout cable||Bradley Rakestraw||New Albany, MS||68|
|Shively Labs||$100 L.L. Bean gift card||SeVern Ashes||Vermillion, SD||74|
|Sutro Tower||Sutro Tower swag pack||Lee Deprey||Cary, IL||80|
|Sutro Tower||Sutro Tower swag pack||Gery Jezbera||Wilcox, NE||87|
|Sutro Tower||Sutro Tower swag pack||Jennifer Wolfe||Myrtle Beach, SC||107|
|Sutro Tower||Sutro Tower swag pack||Evan Adkins||Ashland, KY||116|
|Telos Alliance||Telos swag pack||Stavros Hilaris||Washington, DC||37|
|Telos Alliance||Tribit Portable Bluetooth Speaker||Jason Quinn||Albuquerque, NM||34|
|Tieline||$25 Amazon gift card||Ryan Stotts||Mt. Juliet, TN||103|
|Tieline||$25 Amazon gift card||David May||Lexington, KY||147|
|SBE||Webinars by SBE registration||Steve Young||Fort Smith, AR||56|
|SBE||$25 gift certificate to the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore||Josh Roberts||Lynchburg, VA||78|
|SBE||SBE coffee mug and magnet||James Ellett||Tampa, FL||39|
|SBE||SBE coffee mug and magnet||Daniel Carpenter||Westerville, OH||52|
|SBE||SBE-logoed hat||John Conway||Owasso, OK||56|
|SBE||copy of CertPreview||Joseph Fleming||Midlothian, VA||60|
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