Form a CPMT Chapter

CPMT Strategic Director, Membership and Chapters:  Kitty Pearsall

Read a Chapter Formation Case Study: CPMT Orange County Chapter

Formation Options

New CPMT Chapter

To form a CPMT Chapter you will need:

  • 12 CPMT Members (above Student Member Grade) to sign the new chapter petition;
  • approval of the petition by the local section executive committee;
  • approval from Member and Geographic Activities Board, which is granted if the CPMT President and the Region Director have no objections.

 New Joint Chapter (two or more Societies)

To form a new CPMT Joint Chapter (CPMT plus one or more other IEEE Societies) you will need:

  • 12 Society members to sign the New Chapter petition – no less than three members from each Society;
  • approval of the petition by the local Section Executive Committee;
  • approval from Member and Geographic Activities Board, which is granted if the Society President(s) and the Region Director have no objections.

New Joint Chapter (two or more contiguous Sections)

To form a new CPMT Joint Chapter (CPMT plus one or more IEEE Sections) you will need:

  • 12 Society members within the Sections involved to sign the New Chapter petition – no less than three members from each Society;
  • approval of the petition by the local Section Executive Committees;
  • approval from Member and Geographic Activities Board, which is granted if the Society President(s) and the Region Director have no objections.

Expand an existing Chapter

To expand an existing Chapter:

  • at least three members from a technically-related Society must express interest in joining an existing chapter and the current Chapter Chair agrees;
  • the local Section Executive Committee must send a letter to Member and Geographic Activities Board who approve the expansion if the Society President(s) and the Region Director have no objections.

Requirements

The organizer of a new Chapter must be of Member, Graduate Student Member, Senior Member or Fellow grade. A minimum of 12 higher grade members are required to sign the new Chapter petition.

The Chair of a Chapter must be a current IEEE Member (Student, Affiliate and Associate Members may not be a Chapter Chair) and a member of the CPMT Society.

 

Process

Obtain a list of existing CPMT members in the Section (Contact CPMT Executive Office)

Complete the Chapter Formation Petition via petition form or

Complete the Chapter Formation Petition via e-mail:

E-mails are accepted as proof of signature on the petition. Send an e-mail with the rquired data (Member name, IEEE Member number, the IEEE Section name and the proposed IEEE Chapter’s name, along with a statement such as “I, as a member of the above Society and Section, hereby petition for approval to form a Chapter in the Section indicated above”).  Include the full name of the petitioner (Organizer) and contact address as a signature. Record e-mail signatures on the petition form, with a note “E-mail attached” in the Petition Signature Column, along with the signatures that were physically obtained on the petition form. Submit to local IEEE Section’s Executive Committee for approval.  Send to IEEE Member and Geographic Activities staff with copy to CPMT Executive Office.

Staff will verify signatures

Staff will obtain approvals of CPMT President and Region Director