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Society of Broadcast Engineers Authorizes New Canada Chapter

The announcement was made during the SBE National Meeting

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has decided to create another chapter to serve its Canadian members.

The decision was made by the SBE Board of Directors during the SBE National Meeting, which was held this week in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference.

A group of 27 Canadian SBE members worked together, meeting the requirements to form a new SBE chapter. As part of the application process, officers have been selected to lead that group. They are: Chapter Chair Jeff Welton; Chapter Vice Chair Jordan Thomas; Chapter Secretary John-Erik Rempillo; and Chapter Treasurer Ron Combden.

“Given the wide geographic area of the entire country, the new chapter’s plan is to primarily meet virtually, a method that has been used by many SBE chapters during the COVID pandemic,” said the SBE in a press release.

On the formation of the new chapter, SBE President Andrea Cummis said, “I’m proud of the work our Canadian members have done to bring members together. With virtual chapter meetings now commonplace, it was a natural step to better serve our Canadian members.”

To form a new SBE chapter, at least 10 SBE members must meet three or more times, in addition to other administrative requirements. Once accomplished, an application can be submitted for the SBE Board of Directors to review. The SBE authorized Chapter 148 Eastern Europe at its 2022 National Meeting.

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has most of its members in the United States, but there are members based all over the world. The SBE also has a chapter based in Hong Kong and in the Republic of Georgia.

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