Membership Development Report for March 2010:

As of February 25, 2010, there were 1573 active members of all grades in the Orlando Section. This is an increase of 28 from 1545 members of February 9, 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, 2-25-2010         Count, 2-9-2009        Count, 12-22-2009
Affiliate                                                                  58                                    57                                      55
Associate Member                                              62                                    64                                      65
Fellow                                                                    18                                   18                                      16
Graduate Student Member                               193                                 189                                    167
Life Fellow                                                            12                                    12                                      12
Life Member                                                       120                                 120                                    119
Life Senior                                                            35                                    35                                      35
Member                                                              797                                  792                                    799
Senior Member                                                    86                                   87                                      88
Student Member                                                192                                  171                                    159

TOTALS                                                           1573                                1545                                  1515

Notable increases have occurred at the Member (+5), Fellow (+2), Student Member (+21), and Graduate Student Member (+4) grades, since the last update, and slight losses at other grades.  New membership drives at local colleges and universities are having a positive impact on the member counts of the Orlando Section.

Over the 31 days, ending on February 25, 2010, 39 new IEEE members joined in the Orlando Section:  2, Associate Members, 3 Members, 7 Graduate Student Members, and 27 Student Members. See the attached list of new members in the Orlando Section.

Over the 31 days, ending on February 25, 2010, 18 active IEEE members moved into the Orlando Section:  10 Members, 3 Student Members, 3 Graduate Student Members, 1 Life Member, and 1 Life Senior.  See the attached list of existing IEEE members joining the Orlando Section.

A Membership Development Conference Call was held on February 20, 2010.  The Membership Development Presentation for February 2010 is attached as a PDF file.  The next webcast is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 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.  As of February 25, 2010, SAMIEEE records indicate that 21 new Members have joined in the Orlando Section since September 1, 2009.


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


Recruitment Activities:  The IEEE Student Branch  at DeVry University, Orlando, hosted a week of events for Engineering Week from February 15 through February 19.  William Hortos attended the event on Monday, February 15, 2010.  All members of the IEEE Student Branch at DeVry  can be contacted at .


Recovery Activity:  As of February 9, 2010, there remain 107 members who first joined the IEEE Orlando Section in 2009 who have not renewed their membership for 2010.  These are members are considered in Pre-Arrears.  A second  and final email message was issued on February 22, 2010 to these members to encourage their 2010 membership renewal.  As of February 25, 2010, 93 first-year members had not yet renewed membership for 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.  These members will then be considered in Arrears; their names will be added to the Arrears list for future recruitment.


William Hortos,
Chair, Membership Development

AUTOTESTCON 2010 Registration Chair
IEEE Orlando Section