2020 Membership Drive Brings 27 New Members

Membership Drive 2020The 2020 SBE Membership Drive, themed “Going, Growing, Knowing – Join the SBE,” brought in 27 new members. The Drive ran from March through May. Each member who recruited a new member was entered into a drawing to win prizes donated by several SBE Sustaining Members and the SBE. These new members were recruited by 24 existing members, who represented 21 SBE chapters.

The Grand Prize winner, who would have received an expense-paid trip to the SBE National Meeting in Syracuse, NY, this September, is Paul Easter of Rosenberg, TX. With the in-person meeting being cancelled Paul receives the cash prize option of $500. All the prize winners are listed here. Thanks to the SBE Sustaining Members who donated prizes for the Membership Drive.

Recruiters also earned $5 off their 2021 dues renewal for each new member recruited.

The Golden Recruiter Award recognizes the chapters that recruited the most new members during the Drive. Chapters are split into two classes based on the median chapter membership (29 members) of all SBE chapters. The Class A (chapters with 29 and fewer members) winners – a tie – are chapters 107 Charleston and 134 Beaumont/Lake Charles. The Class B (chapters with more than 29 members) winner is chapter 105 Houston.

Watch for details on the 2021 Membership Drive next spring.

Provider and Prize Winner
BGS: $100 Amazon gift card Paul Easter; Rosenberg, TX
BGS: $100 Amazon gift card James Ellett; Savannah, GA
BSW: Audio-Technica ATHM40x headphones William Hackbarth; Duluth, MN
Cavell Mertz & Associates: $125 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificate David Boltz; Castle Rock, CO
Cavell Mertz & Associates: $125 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificate Don Chapman; Houston, TX
Cavell Mertz & Associates: $125 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificate Dana Lyons; Nashville, TN
Cavell Mertz & Associates: $125 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificate Wayne Ozio; Beaumont, TX
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad David Boltz; Castle Rock, CO
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad Paul Easter; Rosenberg, TX
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad William Hackbarth; Duluth, MN
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad John MacGugan; Liberty, MO
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad Wayne Ozio; Beaumont, TX
Comark: insulated tumbler and notepad William Ruck; San Francisco, CA
Comrex: Rugged Geek RG2000 jump starter/booster/power pack David Morgan; Portsmouth, VA
Dielectric: Dielectric-logoed polo shirt Carl Cutforth; Mountain Lakes, NJ
Dielectric: Dielectric-logoed polo shirt Gary Rixner; Scranton, PA
Fujifilm: Instax camera Tim Costley; Pelham, AL
Heartland Video Systems: $100 Amazon gift card, magnet, & brochure Michael Gill; Columbia, SC
Heartland Video Systems: backpack office pack Gary Blievernicht; Dewitt, MI
Heartland Video Systems: blanket and swag David Morgan; Portsmouth, VA
Heartland Video Systems: short sleeve polo shirt, knit cap, and swag Arthur Hoover; Baton Rouge, LA
Heartland Video Systems: wireless charging pad and swag John Lindner; West Falls, NY
LBA Group: SafeONE personal RF monitor Michael Gill; Columbia, SC
LBA Group: SafeONE personal RF monitor Fee Lee; Centreville, VA
Orban: 1101e card and breakout cable Wayne Ozio; Beaumont, TX
SBE: $25 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificate James Ellett; Savannah, GA
SBE: copy of SBE CertPreview Stephen Jaskela; Burnham, ME
SBE: one Webinars by SBE registration Don Chapman; Houston, TX
SBE: SBE-logoed notebook Timothy Coucke; Big Lake, MN
SBE: SBE-logoed notebook William Magliocco; Atlanta, GA
SBE: SBE-logoed t-shirt Dana Lyons; Nashville, TN
SBE: trip to the SBE National Meeting Paul Easter; Rosenberg, TX
Telos Alliance: Telos swag pack Keith Kintner; Kingman, AZ
Telos Alliance: Z/IPStream X/2 license Ted Hand; Charlotte, NC
Tieline: $25 Starbucks gift card Rick Hartman; Oklahoma City, OK
Tieline: $25 Starbucks gift card Wayne Ozio; Beaumont, TX
Tieline: Tieline-logoed polo shirt Easter; Rosenberg, TX
Tieline: Tieline-logoed polo shirt James Ellett; Savannah, GA
Wheatstone: FM-55 Ted Hand; Charlotte, NC

The SBE 2020 Membership Drive

Join the SBE

Going: Career Advancement
Growing: Professional Development
Knowing: Ongoing Education

Help your colleagues go, grow and know by joining the SBE.

Membership Drive 2020The SBE wants your help in recruiting new members, and you can win rewards for your efforts. Sponsor a new Member, Associate Member or Sustaining Member between March 1 and May 31, 2020, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2021 membership dues, up to $25. If you recruit three or more Regular or Associate Members, or one Sustaining Member, you will also receive an upgrade to SBE MemberPlus for the remainder of the 2020 membership period.

Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2020, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 15, 2020.

New members are welcome throughout the year. Here’s the link to the member application: SBE Membership application

Grand Prize

A trip to the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the annual SBE Chapter 22 Broadcast and Technology Expo in Syracuse, NY, Sept. 23, 2020. Prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National Meeting and engineering conference events on Sept. 23; and two nights at the host hotel (Sept. 22-23).

Additional Prizes

From the SBE
SBE logoed t-shirt
Two SBE logoed notebooks
A copy of SBE CertPreview
One free SBE Webinars by SBE registration
One $25 gift certificate for the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore

Donated by Sustaining Members
BGS: two $100 Amazon gift cards
BSW: Audio-Technica ATHM40x headphones
Cavell Mertz & Associates: four $125 SBE Store/SBE Bookstore gift certificates
Comark: six insulated tumber and notepad sets
Comrex: Rugged Geek RG2000 jump starter/booster/power pack
Dielectric: two Dielectric-logoed polo shirts
Fujifilm: Instax camera
Heartland Video Systems: logoed items
LBA Group: two SafeONE personal RF monitors
Orban: 1101e card and breakout cable
Telos Alliance: logoed items
Tieline: two $25 Starbucks gift cards, two Tieline-logoed polo shirts
Wheatstone: FM-55 processor

Additional prizes will be announced as they are provided.

Golden Recruiter Award
This award recognizes a chapter in each size division recruiting the most new members during the Membership Drive.

Category A and B are based on chaper enrollment, Class A represents chapers whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median. Plaques will be awarded during the SBE National Awards Dinner on Sept. 23 in Syracuse, NY.

Membership Drive FAQs
Where do I find new members? Prospective members can be non-members attending chapter meetings, fellow engineers at work or other stations, suppliers or educators.

How do I get credit for new members? Direct prospective members to the SBE website to join online or provide them with a copy of the membership application and ask him/her to fill in your name on the line “Sponsor’s Name/Who introduced you to SBE.” Once the new member’s membership application has been approved, your name will be placed in the prize drawing, which takes place in June 2020.

Official Rules: Only members of the SBE in good standing (national dues paid) are eligible. All applications are subject to approval by the admissions committee per the SBE By-laws. Only sponsorships of new applications for Member, Associate Member and Sustaining Members are eligible for the prize drawings. Each approved application will earn $5 off the recruiter’s 2021 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2020, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 15, 2020. Winners will be notified by mail. Grand prize winner may choose $500 cash in lieu of the trip package. There are no other prize substitutions. Winners are responsible for any taxes on prizes. Employees of the SBE and their family members are not eligible to win. Contest void where prohibited. Entrants agree that their name and likeness may be used by the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. for promotional purposes.

Get Ahead With the SBE

Membership Drive 2018

Help your colleagues develop their professional careers: have them join the SBE today.

Membership Drive 2018The SBE wants your help in recruiting new members, and you can win rewards for your efforts. Sponsor a new Member, Associate Member or Sustaining Member between March 1 and May 31, 2018, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2019 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2018, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 26, 2018.

New in 2018: If you recruit three or more Regular or Associate Members, or one Sustaining Member, you will also receive an upgrade to SBE MemberPlus for the remainder of the 2018 membership period.

New members are welcome throughout the year. Here’s the link to the member application: SBE Membership application

Grand Prize

A trip to the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the annual Media Resource Expo 2018 in Danvers, MA, Oct. 2-3, 2018. Prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National Meeting and engineering conference events; and two nights at the host hotel.

Additional Prizes are donated by SBE Sustaining Members and our bookstore publishers. See the list at sbe.org.

Golden Recruiter Award

This award recognizes a chapter in each size division recruiting the most new members during the Membership Drive.

Category A and B are based on chaper enrollment, Class A represents chapers whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median. Plaques will be awarded during the SBE National Awards Dinner on Oct.3 in Danvers, MA.

Membership Drive FAQs

Where do I find new members? Prospective members can be non-members attending chapter meetings, fellow engineers at work or other stations, suppliers or educators.

How do I get credit for new members? Direct prospective members to the SBE website to join online or provide them with a copy of the membership application and ask him/her to fill in your name on the line “Sponsor’s Name/Who introduced you to SBE.” Once the new member’s membership application has been approved, your name will be placed in the prize drawing, which takes place in June 2018.

Official Rules: Only members of the SBE in good standing (national dues paid) are eligible. All applications are subject to approval by the admissions committee per the SBE By-laws. Only sponsorships of new applications for Member, Associate Member and Sustaining Members are eligible for the prize drawings. Each approved application will earn $5 off the recruiter’s 2019 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2018, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 26, 2018. Winners will be notified by mail. Grand prize winner may choose $500 cash in lieu of the trip package. There are no other prize substitutions. Winners are responsible for any taxes on prizes. Employees of the SBE and their family members are not eligible to win. Contest void where prohibited. Entrants agree that their name and likeness may be used by the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. for promotional purposes.

SBE Launches 2016 Membership Drive

The theme for 2016 is

SBE Membership: The Road to Success

The SBE wants your help in recruiting new members, and you can win rewards for your efforts. Sponsor a new Member, Associate Member or Sustaining Member between March 1 and May 31, 2016, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2016 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2016, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 7, 2016.

Complete details, prize rules, prize listings and membership forms are posted on the 2016 Membership Drive page.

2015 Membership Drive Adds 41 New Members

Forty-one new members were sponsored through the 2015 SBE Membership Drive, which carried the theme “Get the Advantage, Join the SBE.” Each member who recruited a new member was entered into a drawing to win prizes donated by several SBE Sustaining Members and the SBE. The recruiters also earned $5 off their 2016 SBE membership dues for each new recruit.

The Grand Prize winner, who will receive an expense-paid trip to the SBE National Meeting in Madison, WI, this October, is Robin Heslop, CTO, of Davie, FL. Other prizes and winners include:

Gerald Agresti, CPBE Leawood, KS Heartland Video ceramic mug
Cris Alexander, CPBE, DRB, AMD Aurora, CO SBE tumbler
Steven Barousse, CSTE, CBNE Washington, DC Orban PCn 1600
Jim Bernier, Jr., CPBE, CBNE Alpharetta, GA Heartland Video calculator and cell phone stander
Tom Bole, CBNT, CTO Las Vegas, NV Tascam DR-05 from BSW
Michael Bove Oro Valley, AZ DVEO logoed t-shirt
Wes Boyd, CBT Girard, OH Thompson Video Systems long-sleeve logoed shirt
Steven Browneller Ventura, CA Heartland Video knit hat
Tom Dailey, CBNT, CTO Denver, CO Copy of SBE CertPreview
Robert Dickinson, CBTE St.Thomas, VI Comrex BRIC-Link II
Michael Doty Stephens City, VA Heartland Video ceramic mug
Joseph Durham Vinton, VA Heartland Video flash drive and flashlight key chain
Dennis Dutra, Jr., CBTE Eliot, ME Heartland Video pint glass
Gary Fullhart Sylvania, OH Tieline Technology barbecue set
Sam Garfield, CPBE, CBNT Raleigh, NC Heartland Video flash drive & flathead screwdriver
John George, Jr. Lexington, SC Heartland Video pint glass
James Grace, CBT Mitchell, SD Thompson Video Systems long-sleeve logoed shirt
Dale Harry, CPBE Rocklin, CA Wheatstone FM-55 digital audio processor
Ken Holden, CPBE Fresno, CA Heartland Video ceramic mug
Mark Humphrey, CPBE Exton, PA Heartland Video flash drive and flashlight key chain
Mark Jacobson, CBTE, CBNT Streamwood, IL Dielectric logoed t-shirt
Chuck Kelly, Jr. Noblesville, IN SBE membership pin
William Lee Jenks, OK Four Maine lobsters from Dielectric
Marc Lehmuth Kennesaw, GA Tascam DR-05 from BSW
Steve Mankowski, CPBE, CBNT Palmdale, CA Heartland Video calculator and cell phone stander
Ascencion Marquez, CEV Bethesda, MD Heartland Video t-shirt
Ed Martin, CPBE Maryville, TN DVEO logoed t-shirt
Robert McCormick, CBT Chicopee, MA Heartland Video flash drive and flashlight key chain
Joseph Patriss, CBT Newington, CT Registration to SBE University or SBE webinar
Jason Pepino, CBT Odenton, MD Tieline Technology logoed t-shirt
Arthur Reis, CPBE, CBNT, DRB, AMD New Lenox, IL Heartland Video flash drive & flathead screwdriver
Scott Richards Halethorpe, MD Heartland Video ceramic mug
Jack Roland, CBRE, CBNT, AMD Wheat Ridge, CO Dielectric logoed t-shirt
Harold Schardin, CPBE, CBNT Forest Lake, MN Heartland Video flash drive & flathead screwdriver
James Schoedler Denver, CO Thompson Video Systems long-sleeve logoed shirt
Blake Thompson, CBNT Akron, OH Heartland Video pint glass
Sean Torbett Redwood City, CA Heartland Video pint glass
Timothy Van Den Bos Tigard, OR Heartland Video t-shirt
Len Watson, CSBE Chicago, IL Heartland Video flash drive & Phillips screwdriver
Joel Williams Northridge, CA Heartland Video calculator & cell phone stander

Get the Advantage: Join the SBE During the 2015 Membership Drive

Help your colleagues get the advantage: have them join the SBE today.

The SBE wants your help in recruiting new members, and you can win rewards for your efforts. Sponsor a new Member, Associate Member or Sustaining Member between March 1 and May 31, 2015, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2016 membership dues, up to $25. Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2015 to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 7, 2015.

More information, go to the SBE website.

Miss the SBE Membership Meeting? Watch a recording now!

You’re in luck if you missed the fall membership meeting of the SBE in Denver. You can watch it online, now! Thanks to, Advanced Broadcast SolutionsComrexDVEO and Orban for sponsoring the meeting. They made it possibly to view, for those of you who were unable to be in Denver. A big thanks to SBE Immediate Past President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT and SBE Chapter 48 Chairman Tony Roccanova, along with their team, for their great work on the live stream and recording.

SBE Membership Drive ends May 31

SBE Membership DriveThere is still time to sponsor a new member and be entered into the prize drawing. Sponsor a new member by Thursday, May 31 to be eligible for the 2012 SBE Membership Drive prizes.

The Grand Prize is a trip to the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 23-24. The prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National Meeting events; and two nights at the Denver International Airport, Crowne Plaza hotel.

Find additional prize details and  an online or a printable version of the membership application on the SBE website.

More prizes added to SBE Membership Drive

SBE Membership DriveCheck out the new SBE Membership Drive prizes, thanks to SBE Sustaining Members and publishers. Over 30 prize winners will be drawn, including the lucky grand prize winner who will win a trip to the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. Sponsor a new member today and be entered to win!