A message from the North America Region Director Merrily Hartmann

North America Region Colleagues,

Our ComSoc North America Region (NAR) is made up of 92 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Via our chapters, we engage many, many ComSoc members each year.

My thanks to our Chapter Chairs for all of their hard work to keep their chapters vibrant and relevant.

Congratulations to our New Jersey Coast (ComSoc) Chapter for winning our 2014 ComSoc Chapter Achievement Award for the North America Region! Their chapter activities during 2013 were impressive and quite worthy of this award.

I’d like to share two of their special projects which might stimulate other ideas for future chapter functions:

· IEE NJ Coast Banquet Honoring 60 Years of ComSoc, for more details please click on this MDS NJ Report.

· 2013 IEEE North Jersey Advanced Communications Symposium, more details can be found at http://sites.ieee.org/northjersey/events/2013-njacs/

While discussing our chapter achievements, this is a good time to draw everyone’s attention to our Global Communications Newsletter (GCN) which should be viewed as our “Voice of the Chapters.” This newsletter appears in each monthly issue of IEEE Communications Magazine and gives our chapters the opportunity to share their member activities within our global community. Whenever you have something you would like to share, please write up a short article and send it to the Editor (our own VP of Member Relations, Stefano Bregni!) or to me.

I invite you to read each monthly edition of the GCN to keep up with our ComSoc community and to get good ideas for meetings of your own. The September issue can be viewed here.

Our ComSoc Distinguished Lecturers (DLs) are available for DL Tours (DLTs) within our region which are a most effective way to add value to ComSoc chapter membership. Please take advantage of this great program by contacting our NAR DLT Coordinator, Fawzi Behmann, and he will assist you in the process. You can read up on the process here:

http://www.comsoc.org/about/documents/pp/4.1.3 and http://www.comsoc.org/about/documents/pp/4.1.4.

Finally, I would encourage the creation of Facebook pages or websites for your chapters to keep your membership informed and involved. Please get in touch with Ting Qian (ComSoc Staff) and she will get you started.

I look forward to our upcoming NAR RCCC (West) in Austin in December – there will be more details provided on this site as they become available.

To our 22,449 ComSoc North America region members (as of September 2014), I heartily welcome you to join one of our chapters – they are in place to enrich your ComSoc experience.

Best regards,

Merrily Hartmann

Director – North America Region (2014-2015)

Member-At-Large (2012-2014)



Last update: September 30, 2014