March begins the SBE’s annual membership drive.  It is a great time, with incentives, to find people in the industry who might benefit from a membership and get them to join.  Here is the info from the March 2 e-mail the national office sent out:

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, 2022, and you will be eligible for the prize drawings. For each approved new member application you sponsor you will earn $5 off your 2023 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 2022 membership period. (If you already hold SBE MemberPlus, the benefit will be added for 2023.)

 Each new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications must be received at the SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31, 2022, to be eligible.

 The Grand Prize is a trip to the SBE National Meeting currently planned to be held during the 2022 SBE22 Broadcast and Technology Expo in Syracuse in September. The prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; and two nights at the Expo host hotel.

 Prizes donated by Sustaining Members

  • Blackmagic Design: ATEM Mini Extreme ISO
  • Broadcasters General Store: Six BGS tumblers and $20 Starbucks gift cards
  • Davicom: $50 Amazon gift card
  • Heartland Video Systems: $100 Amazon gift card; Heartland Video Systems backpack;

Rocketbook smart notebook; lots of HVS-logoed items

  • LBA: $250 in LBA online safety courses
  • Orban: 1101e card and breakout cable
  • Shively Labs: $100 L.L. Bean gift card
  • Telos Alliance: Tribit Portable Bluetooth Speaker; Telos swag pack
  • Tieline: Two $25 Amazon gift cards

 Prizes from the SBE

  • Grand Prize trip the SBE National Meeting
  • SBE logoed items
  • 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

I want to encourage each of you to think of at least one person you can talk to about the SBE and get them to join.  The educational benefits of the MembersPlus pays for itself when you sign up for just three webinars.  That is crazy!  Every webinar is free with MembersPlus, on demand and upcoming.  I have watched many webinars over the last several years since I have upgraded to the MembersPlus.  I find the free webinars to be incentive enough to pay the extra money for the upgraded membership.  If you aren’t a member, have a lapsed membership or just want some more info please contact me: or go to and get info there.  We would love to have you join us!

For our March meeting on the 16th we have LumenServe doing a Zoom presentation on Bringing to Light: The Changes in The Tower Lighting World.  It will be a great presentation.  Head over to our website to get more info and to register.

 On top of our chapter meeting, the national office has put together several webinars in the coming months.  Go to to check them out and to register. 

 If you want us to cover a topic at a local meeting please e-mail me your ideas and we will see what we can do.  We want these meetings to be something beneficial for everyone. 

 I hope you all have a great month.  Go out and recruit some new members!!!