Membership Development Report for February 2010:

As of January 24, 2010, there were 1526 active members of all grades in the Orlando Section. This is an increase of 11 from 1515 members of December 22, 2009.  

A comparison of membership counts by grade for the last three reporting periods is shown below.
Active Member Counts by Grade, Orlando Section:
IEEE Current Grade                              Count, 1-24-2010         Count, 12-22-2009        Count, 11-25-2009
Affiliate                                                                  58                                    55                                      54
Associate Member                                              64                                    65                                      66
Fellow                                                                    18                                   16                                      16
Graduate Student Member                               180                                 167                                    159
Life Fellow                                                            12                                    12                                      12
Life Member                                                       119                                 119                                    120
Life Senior                                                            34                                    35                                      35
Member                                                              791                                  799                                    795
Senior Member                                                    87                                    88                                      88
Student Member                                                163                                  159                                    153

TOTALS                                                           1526                                1515                                  1498

Notable increases have occurred at the Affiliate (+3), Fellow (+2), Student Member (+4), and Graduate Student Member (+13) grades, since the last reporting period, and slight losses at other grades.  New membership drives at local colleges and universities as well as member-get-a-member activities will help to recruit new members to the Orlando Section.

Over the 31 days, ending on January 23, 2010, 13 new IEEE members joined in the Orlando Section:  3 Members, 6 Student Members, and 4 Graduate Student Members. See the attached list of new members in the Orlando Section.

Over the 31 days, ending on January 24, 2010, 7 active IEEE members moved into the Orlando Section:  1 Member and 6 Graduate Student Members.  See the attached list of incoming existing members to the Orlando Section.

A Membership Development Conference Call was held on January 16, 2010.  Highlights of the MDC of January 16, 2010 are attached. The next webcast is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2010.

Recruitment Opportunity: The Orlando Section is again reminded that the incentive program of Region 3 to increase higher-grade membership in all Sections will last over the 2010 recruitment year, ending August 31, 2010.  Each section will be given $5 for each new, not transferred, higher-grade member, who joins the section between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010.  


Current members at all grades are strongly encouraged to recruit new members at the grade of Member or higher.

Recruitment Activity:  William Hortos will present the benefits and services of IEEE Student Membership to the students in Professor Deborah Hall's course, "Introduction to the Engineering Profession," February 2, 2010, at Valencia Community College, West Campus.


Recruitment Activity:  The IEEE Student Group at DeVry University, Orlando, will be hosting a week of events for Engineering Week from February 15 through February 19.  Please contact Chris Ragan at for details of these events and to participate in them.


Recovery Activity:  As of January 24, 2010, there remain 116 members who first joined the IEEE Orlando Section in 2009 who have not renewed their membership for 2010.  An email message is being issued to these members to encourage their 2010 membership renewal in order to continue their access to the expanding benefits of IEEE membership in 2010.  


IEEE members who do not renew their membership for 2010 by February 28, 2010 will be removed from the list of active members at IEEE Headquarters and afterward be denied access to all membership benefits and services.


AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference Report :


Six or more volunteers from the IEEE Orlando Section are needed to participate in Registration tasks for AUTOTESTCON 2010 at the Marriott World Resort and Conference CenterSeptember 13-17, 2010.  Most importantly, these tasks include assembly of the registrants' bags on Saturday, September 11, 2010, and early registration during the afternoon of Sunday, September 12, 2010.  Volunteers must commit to serve this conference which historically has provided much needed funds for the activities of the Orlando Section.  All volunteers will receive complementary access to the exhibit areas and the technical sessions.

Since only a few IEEE members, employees of equipment vendors in Central Florida, have volunteered for the weekend tasks, commitments from many more members in the Orlando Section are needed for the entire week of the Conference.


William Hortos,
Chair, Membership Development

AUTOTESTCON 2010 Registration Chair
IEEE Orlando Section