Then event on the Iowa Heartland SCTE Chapter schedule is the RETURN of our annual Vendor Day, along with our 2023 edition of Cable-Tec Games, March 23, 2023 in Johnston!
The day begins at 8:30am at Stoney Creek Hotel with our Vendor Day! Anyone is welcome to attend and visit with our great vendors AT NO CHARGE! When you arrive you will check in, then spend whatever time you have visiting the vendor tables. We are expecting 20+ vendors this year, and they'd love to see you there!
The other big element of the day's activities is Cable-Tec Games! There is no cost to participate in the Games, but we do need you to register in advance. CLICK HERE to sign up
For more details on Vendor Day and Cable-Tec Games, visit our Events & Trainings page!
At their annual Board planning meeting on January 12, 2023 the Iowa Heartland Chapter Board of Directors selected officers for 2023.
Mike Brems with Power and Tel will continue to serve as chapter President. Carl Norton with Mediacom will remain as Vice-President. Eric Lage with Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility will serve as Secretary for 2023, and the new Chapter Treasurer is Francis Fortney with Wirewerks.
Brems and Lage will be term limited after 2023 so the Chapter will be seeking a new President and Secretary in 2024. If any SCTE members are interested in serving on the Board or in a leadership role, please contact Mike Brems, Mike.Brems@ptsupply.com.
Happy New Year!
The Iowa Heartland Chapter Board would like to wish a Happy New Year to everyone in the telecommunications community in Iowa.
In 2022, the Board is hoping to bring more compelling training opportunities to everyone who is seeking to improve their skills and advance their career. We hope you'll join us for these training sessions throughout 2023.
We would also like to hear from YOU about what trainings and skills development would be most valuable to you and your collegues. We're always open to ideas that will be of value to you!
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Board members! During our annual Board election held earlier this month, SCTE members in Iowa elected Nathan Sidlinger and Charles Chapelle to their first two-year term on the Board. Both Nathan and Charles work at Mediacom. Board terms begin January 1st.
We also welcome back four returning Board members. Kirk Hauskins (ImOn) was elected to his second term; Eric Lage (Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility) will serve his 3rd term; Brenda Stottler (Teknetix) is entering her second term on the Board; and Josh Robinson (USA Communications), our outgoing Chapter Treasurer, will continue serving as a Board member for his 5th term.
The Board will be holding their annual organizational meeting on January 12th to elect officers for 2023 and to schedule trainings and meetings for the year.
Mark Your Calendars - 2023 Vendor Day
The Iowa Heartland Chapter is excited about the return of the Iowa Vendor Day on March 23, 2023! The event will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel in Johnston. This will be the first vendor day for our Chapter since before the COVID-19 outbreak.
We will be combining Vendor Day with one or more technical training sessions. Details and registration information on the technical training will be announced soon.
SCTE Membership Renewal
We'd like to remind our Iowa SCTE members that it is time to renew your membership dues for the upcoming year. Take a few minutes from your busy holiday schedule to make sure your membership is up to date.
We'd also like to encourage you to spread the word about SCTE membership to your coworkers. Help us grow the Iowa Heartland Chapter so we can continue to provide training and professional development in 2023 and beyond!
SCTE Regional Representatives
Call for Nominations
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is now accepting candidate nominations for the 9 Regional Representative seats that will work with the chapters & members in 2023- 2024. The responsibility of the Member-Elected Regional Representative is to support and represent the needs of the general membership and chapters through ideas and recommendations made to any Standing Committee within the society.
Eligibility: Candidates must be active SCTE members who have been members for at least the last three (3) years and reside within the Region they will represent. SCTE members may nominate themselves, or other candidates, by using the online nomination form.
Candidates interested in running for a Regional Representative seat should read the Roles and Responsibilities of the Regional Representatives prior to completing the nomination form.
Region 2 representative is currently open so soliciting nominations for the remaining year of that term. All other Regional Representatives are elected to a two-year term taking office on January 1, 2023.
The 9 regions up for nominations are:
Region 2 representing AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY
Region 3 representing AK, ID, OR, WA
Region 4 representing OK, TX
Region 5 representing IA, IL, KS, MO, NE
Region 7 representing IN, MI, OH
Region 8 representing AL, AR, LA, MS, TN
Region 10 representing DC, KY, NC, VA, WV
Region 12 representing CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
Region representing CANADA
If you are interested in running for one of these regional representative positions, please complete the call for nominations form by December 9, 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022.
NOTE: Training schedule updated!
The Iowa Heartland Chapter is planning to end the year with a bang, offering several training opportunities on Wednesdays beginning November 30th!
Topics for Webinar Wednesdays are:
As webinar details are finalized, registration links are available on our Events and Training page. We will also be sending out email blasts for these trainings, so we hope you can participate!
2022 Cable Tec Games
On October 12, 2022 13 people participated in the Iowa Heartland Chapter's first Cable Tec Games since 2019.
The overall winner of the Iowa games was Brayden VanRyke with Mediacom.
Mediacom technicians also took second and third place positions in the overall standings. Gage Tittle took second place and Shawn Stogdill finished third.
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all the participants. We also want to extend a big THANK YOU to our Cable-Tec Games judges and sponsors!
The the FTTX/DWDM training that was originally scheduled for April 18, 2022 has been moved to April 25, 2022.
For details, visit our Events and Training page.
Heartland Headlines E-Newsletter
Our Heartland Headlines e-newsletter is sent monthly to subscribers. It's a great way to keep up on what's happening at the Iowa Heartland Chapter and the industry in general!