Shape the Future
Recruit a New SBE Member
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, 2024, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2025 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 2024 membership period. (If you already hold SBE MemberPlus, the benefit will be added for 2025.)
Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2024, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 25, 2024.
New members are welcome throughout the year. Here’s the link to the member application: SBE Membership application
A trip to the SBE National Meeting to be held in the fall. Prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; and two nights at the host hotel, up to $500.
From the SBE
- A copy of SBE CertPreview
- One free SBE Webinars by SBE registration
- One $25 gift certificate for the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore
- An SBE-logoed hat
- Two SBE coffee mugs and magnets
- Books from the SBE Bookstore
Donated by Sustaining Members
- Davicom: $50 Amazon gift card
- Heartland Video Systems: $100 Amazon gift card
- Heartland Video Systems: Lots of swag including a Yeti insulated tumbler, drinking glasses, a Rocketbook notebook and more
- Orban: Optimod-PCn 1600 with Nielsen license
- Telos: Telos swag bag (two of them)
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 chapter enrollment, Class A represents chapters 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 Meeting and Awards Program in October.
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 2023.
Official Rules: Only members of the SBE in good standing (national dues paid) and residents of the United States are eligible for the prize drawings. All members of the SBE in good standing (national dues paid) are eligible for the dues rebate incentive. 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 and the dues rebate incentive. Each approved application will earn $5 off the recruiter’s 2025 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, 2024, to be eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by June 25, 2024. 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.