Society of Broadcast Engineers Annual Membership Drive Draws New Members in 2023

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.

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 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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