IEEE - Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Merger

Recently the Eta Kappa Nu Association (the electrical & computer engineering honor society) and the IEEE signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which proposes to merge these two organizations. One of the key reasons for the need for this merger is the financial condition of HKN. They have indicated that ongoing operating expenses are not being met by the funds they are receiving.
Merging with IEEE - or more specifically becoming an organizational unit of IEEE - will allow for HKN to continue on, and perhaps to do some additional things that their current financial situation did not allow them to do.
As a member of HKN, and former student member of IEEE, I can see the benefit of merging these organizations. It should have positive impacts on both organizations.
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honor society) and the IEEE signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which proposes to merge these two organizations. One of the key reasons for the need for this merger is the financial condition of HKN. They have indicated that ongoing operating expenses are not being met by the funds they are receiving.

IEEE - will allow for HKN to continue on, and perhaps to do some additional things that their current financial situation did not allow them to do.

of merging these organizations. It should have positive impacts on both organizations.

I guess HKN finally pissed away the reserves Prof. Hudson left. Shame.
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honor society) and the IEEE signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which proposes to merge these two organizations. One of the key reasons for the need for this merger is the financial condition of HKN. They have indicated that ongoing operating expenses are not being met by the funds they are receiving.

IEEE - will allow for HKN to continue on, and perhaps to do some additional things that their current financial situation did not allow them to do.

of merging these organizations. It should have positive impacts on both organizations.

It should have a positive impact on IEEE. As far as HKN goes, it destroys the 100+ year old organization. The main reason for the merger from IEEE's point of view is to retain members (ie. get more money). As such, part of the merger is the requirement that all future HKN members will be required to have and maintain membership in IEEE. Once they stop paying their dues, they are no longer part of HKN. Is this seriously what HKN is supposed to be about? I don't think so. 100 some odd years of service and academic excellence in HKN are getting thrown down the drain because some board of governers don't know how to budget money appropriately? This is appaling.
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This merger is absolutely unacceptable. I am a member of Beta Chapter at Purdue university. The idea that we will give HKN nationals more money when they have mismanaged the money that they have is unacceptable. Beta Chapter is working on compiling data about how IEEE will benefit, HKN nationals will benefit, but that the HKN membership will be hurt significantly. It is not in the best interest of HKN for this merger to go through. We have created a central place for posting messages in regards to this issue. Please join us in discussion for both sides of this issue at:
http://www.runboard.com/bhknforum
Sincerely,
Joseph M Ernst

honor society) and the IEEE signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which proposes to merge these two organizations. One of the key reasons for the need for this merger is the financial condition of HKN. They have indicated that ongoing operating expenses are not being met by the funds they are receiving.

IEEE - will allow for HKN to continue on, and perhaps to do some additional things that their current financial situation did not allow them to do.

benefit of merging these organizations. It should have positive impacts on both organizations.

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Several chapters are discussing the merger using a Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/hknieeemerger
There are also several files posted containing more information about it.
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engineering honor society) and the IEEE signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which proposes to merge these two organizations. One of the key reasons for the need for this merger is the financial condition of HKN. They have indicated that ongoing operating expenses are not being met by the funds they are receiving.

of IEEE - will allow for HKN to continue on, and perhaps to do some additional things that their current financial situation did not allow them to do.

benefit of merging these organizations. It should have positive impacts on both organizations.

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Hello, and being a long time (30+ years) IEEE member but not in HKN it seems like an apples and oranges mix. The IEEE is a professional engineering organization while HKN AFAIK is an honorary engineering fraternity. While I would assume that both IEEE and HKN have as a goal to promote EE as on occupation, the organizations exist for different reasons. Anyone can pay annual membership dues and be an IEEE member but one has to be nominated and chosen to be in HKN. As such I would assume this exclusivity translates to a worldwide membership of considerably less than that of IEEE. In practical terms HKN allows for some bragging rights, looks good on a resume and has, depending on your point of view, snob appeal. I feel it is the responsibility of those in HKN to support and promote their organization; I do not want any portion of my IEEE dues set aside for this purpose. Sincerely,
John Wood (Code 5550) e-mail: snipped-for-privacy@itd.nrl.navy.mil Naval Research Laboratory 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20375-5337
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