To: EDS Chapter Chairs
From: Albert Wang, EDS Membership Vice-President
Date: 9 October 2006
Subject: EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program
As you all may know, the IEEE Electron Devices Society has a program called
the EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program, whereby the Society will pay for
IEEE and EDS memberships for up to 12 of your chapter members who qualify
for IEEE minimum income status. Please note that IEEE has raised the dollar
amount of its minimum income level for 2007 membership to US$12,300 a year.
As this program can be used to pay for new memberships, it is an excellent
means to help start chapters in low income areas. The details of the
program are outlined below.
If you have any questions concerning the Program, please contact Laura
Riello (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the EDS Executive Office.
Thank you for your continued support.
cc: SRC Chairs/Vice Chairs
Ilesanmi Adesida, EDS President
Cor Claeys, EDS Regions/Chapters Vice-President
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EDS MFSP Guidelines
IEEE policy currently allows a 50% discount on IEEE dues and one society
membership for any individual whose annual salary is less than US$12,300.
This offering is referred to as the Minimum Income Special Considerations
Option. The Electron Devices Society currently has a program for its
chapters called the Membership Fee Subsidy Program (MFSP), which both
complements the IEEE Minimum Income offering and provides a significant
additional benefit for qualified individuals.
With the EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program, EDS will pay 50% of the IEEE
and EDS dues for any new/existing member or student qualifying for the
Minimum Income option. EDS will cover up to twelve (12) chapter
members/students per year. Each member/student can only be covered 'one
time' under this program and four of the twelve members/students each year
must be new IEEE/EDS members/students. The individuals can be applying for
either regular membership or student membership. This program is also
available to all unemployed members. Although the IEEE Minimum Income
option allows individuals to purchase publication subscriptions for
one-society at a 50% reduced rate, the EDS MFSP does not cover the payment
of publication subscriptions.
If a chapter has individuals who qualify for the reduced IEEE Minimum
Income offering and the EDS MFSP, all the Chapter Chair needs to do is
obtain the IEEE/EDS membership application forms or IEEE Renewal Bills from
all individuals participating in the program (maximum 12) and submit them
to Laura Riello of the EDS Executive Office, for processing. Once
received, the application forms will be coded with a special account number
and submitted to the pertinent IEEE department for processing.
Aside from being a program for existing EDS chapters, the EDS Membership
Fee Subsidy Program is also an extremely good means to help facilitate the
launching of new chapters in low income geographical areas. For any
questions concerning the program, please contact Laura Riello
(email@example.com) of the EDS Executive Office.
Laura J. Riello, EDS Sr. Administrator
IEEE Operations Center, EDS Executive Office
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
Tel: 1-732-562-3927, Fax: 1-732-235-1626
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.ieee.org/eds