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The IEEE Region 8 Vice Chair, Member Activities (VCMA) shall chair the IEEE Region 8 Member Activities Committee and be responsible for planning, leadership, and guidance for activities relating to IEEE Region 8 members, including the areas of membership development, admission and advancement, affinity group programs (GOLD – Graduates of the Last Decade, WIE – Women in Engineering and Life Members), communication, history and professional (non technical) activities.
The Region 8 Vice-Chair for Member Activities for 2013 is Aleksandar Szabo.

Szabo
He can be contacted via e-mail: a.szabo@ieee.org.

Member Activities and Subcommittees
IEEE Region 8 Member Activities include, but are not limited to, the following Subcommittees and Activities:

  • Young Professionals
  • Membership Development
  • Professional Activities (Enhancing Member’s Careers)
  • Region 8 News (print)
  • Electronic Communications (Websites, Electronic Newsletters, Mailing Lists)
  • Sections Congress Organisation and Preparation
  • WIE (Women In Engineering)
  • LM (Life Members)
  • HA (History Activities)

Goals and Objectives
Region 8 Member Activities focus on the following goals and objectives:

  • Improve the value of IEEE membership by increasing services and benefits to R8 members
  • Develop non-technical IEEE activities in the Region (including contests, awards and promotion programs)
  • Foster members’ awareness of IEEE activities and existing benefits
  • Support Region 8 initiatives and inform other IEEE organizational units about them
  • Increase membership and develop retention strategies
  • Develop local retention and membership programs
  • Enhance member’s careers
  • Provide a platform for co-ordination, motivation and interaction among R8 members and organisational units
  • Provide input to the IEEE Membership Development Committee regarding R8 issues
  • Assure IEEE membership promotion at IEEE Conferences and other events in R8
  • Promote and support MA officers in R8 Sections
  • Provide Training & Orientations for Section MA officers
  • Help in formation, organisation and development of non-technical IEEE organisational units (including affinity groups)
  • Provide support to and rejuvenate IEEE organisational units
  • Help with communication between existing IEEE organisational units
  • Represent R8 members’ interests and voice their concerns
  • Introduce new ideas and proposals and implement initiatives for new activities within the membership responsibilities.
  • Assure recruitment of new members and volunteers, control retention of active members and recovery of arrears.
  • Promote and support member grade elevation
  • Support and provide recognition of IEEE voluneers