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2016 annual reporting and rebate requirements: financial reporting due 28 February; meeting and officer reporting due 15 March

All Section officers and Chapter/Affinity Group chairs have been contacted with a reminder that the following annual reports are required to be eligible for a rebate:

  • Meeting Activity
  • New Officers and Officer Changes
  • Financial Reporting:
  • Original year-end bank statements and investment-account statements (not IEEE Concentration Banking and Investment Accounts) must be provided Financial activity should be accurately entered into NetSuite as soon as possible, but no later than 28 February 2017 (note new deadline). All other required reporting should be completed by 15 March 2017.
    In order to be eligible for the 10% rebate bonus, as part of the annual reporting requirements, all reporting should be submitted to IEEE no later than 17 February 2017. This includes meeting and officer reporting, completing your financials in NetSuite, and submitting a year-end bank statement (not IEEE Concentration Banking and Investment Accounts). Additional information on Annual Reporting and the 2017 Rebate Schedule are available.

Email MGA staff at sec-chap-support@ieee.org with questions

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New online submission process for geographic unit formations

IEEE MGA is excited to announce a new online petition form for forming new Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Branch Affinity Groups.

Access the online petition form

The above link also provides more information about IEEE geographic unit formation policies and petitions, including links to the petition forms for forming Councils, Sections, and Subsections.

In accordance with the actions of the IEEE MGA Board, there are specific guidelines to follow when forming an IEEE geographic unit. Information about forming a geographic unit can be found in Section 9 of the MGA Operations Manual.

IEEE local geographic organizational units provide unique opportunities for members to attend technical presentations, create strong peer-to-peer connections, and participate in leadership opportunities that can make a positive distinction in IEEE members' jobs and careers.

Email IEEE staff at petition@ieee.org with questions about the new online form or geographic unit formation policies and processes

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Orientation webinars for new members; guest speakers for January and February

IEEE Section Chairs and Section Membership Development Chairs receive a monthly email notification regarding newly joined members in your Section. The current list of new members (those who joined in the past 30 days) is available through SAMIEEE, your volunteer analytics tool. The report provides member contact information: name, mailing address, email address, phone number, type of membership (traditional, e-membership), Societies joined, grade, and reasons for joining IEEE.

Welcome these new members to your Section and encourage them to register for a 60-minute live New Member Orientation webinar. These webinars are typically scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month, either 9:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET (13:00 or 19:00 UTC-04). The guest speaker for January will be Rich Allen from the IEEE Foundation. February's guest speaker will be Kristen Mahan on IEEE Collabratec™.

Register for a New Member Orientation webinar

Email Denise Maestri at d.maestri@ieee.org with questions about the new member orientation webinars

Learn about the resources available on the membership development portal

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IEEE launches new 5G Initiative and seeks volunteers

IEEE Future Directions has launched the IEEE 5G Initiative and the corresponding IEEE 5G Technical Community to address the challenges associated with 5G and lay the foundation to realize its many opportunities. The initiative is seeking volunteers who are industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from industry, academia, and government to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology and to help drive standards and deployment.

The IEEE 5G Initiative is looking for contributors in the following areas:
  • To identify 5G technical architectures, challenges, and requirements
  • To develop the future roadmap for anticipated paradigm shifts
  • To contribute to the IEEE 5G Tech Focus, an online original content publication as either an Editorial Board Member or as an author
  • To help organize IEEE 5G Summits, a series of high impact one-day events in emerging technology areas
  • To help engage startup companies
  • To support ongoing 5G standardization efforts
  • The IEEE 5G Initiative is looking to build a vibrant, global IEEE 5G community at what is a key stage of the definition of 5G
    Complete the short contact form to indicate your interest in participating

Email questions to the 5G Initiative co-chairs, Ashutosh Dutta (ashutosh.dutta@ieee.org) or Gerhard Fettweis (Gerhard.Fettweis@tu-dresden.de), with a copy to Theresa Cavrak, IEEE staff (t.cavrak@ieee.org).

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Featured news around IEEE: IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Follow the links on the right side of this page to view more news around IEEE.

This month's featured IEEE News source is IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.

The December edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is a special issue on smart grid technology and renewable energy perspectives. The articles cover IEEE2030.5 for Distributed Energy Renewables, DOD Energy Policy, Smart Grid Technology, and What’s Next in 2017.

 
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