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, 65 individual members and three Sustaining members were recruited.

2023 Membership DriveThe 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 2024 membership dues. Eight 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 2023 drive was The SBE and You: The Perfect Fit.

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 2023 Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference in Columbus, OH. The Grand Prize winner this year is Randy Lee of KXXV-TV, Waco, TX.

The SBE thanks the sustaining members who provided prizes: BSW, Davicom, Dielectric, Heartland Video Systems, Nemal Electronics, Orban, Telos, and Tieline. The list of prizes and the winning recruiters will be published in the August 2023 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 members, who were sponsored by 57 current members. The recruiters represent 43 different SBE chapters.

Prize Donor Prize Winner Location Chapter
SBE trip to the SBE National Meeting Randy Lee Waco, TX 67
BSW Shure SM7B microphone Robert Owen Missoula, MT 6
Davicom $50 Amazon gift card Troy Jones Shreveport, LA 44
Dielectric Dielectric polo shirt Andrea Cummis West Orange, NJ 15
Dielectric Dielectric polo shirt Eric Scace Boulder, CO 48
Heartland Video Systems $100 Amazon gift card Steven Heaton Spencer, IA  
Heartland Video Systems Rocketbook smart notebook Martin Stabbert Reno, NV 139
Heartland Video Systems stadium throw Heidi Roach Luzerne, PA 2
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems clear glass tumbler William Floyd Marfa, TX 38
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems coffee mug Isaiah Chavez Largo, FL 39
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems wireless charger Zhulieta Ibisheva Honolulu, HI 50
Heartland Video Systems graph-ruled notebook Robert Cram Spokane, WA 21
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems blue glass tumbler Robert Cram Spokane, WA 21
Nemal Electronics $100 Amazon gift card Cary Gaffney Easley, SC 86
Orban 1101e card and breakout cable Marc Roost Omaha, NE 74
Telos iTunes gift card Amanda Hopp Aurora, CO 48
Telos Telos swag bag Isaiah Chavez Largo, FL 39
SBE SBE-logoed hat Andrea Cummis West Orange, NJ 15
SBE copy of CertPreview Peter Femal Chicago, IL 26
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet Dale Baker Nashville, TN 103
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet Christopher Pulliam Aiken, SC 101
SBE $25 gift certificate to the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore Dean Phannenstiel Edgewater, CO 48
SBE Webinars by SBE registration Richard Thomas Okemos, MI 91
Tieline Yeti insulated cup Robert Owen Missoula, MT 6
Tieline Yeti insulated cup Isaiah Chavez Largo, FL 39
Tieline Yeti insulated cup David May Lexington, KY 35

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