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Memberships

The information on this page presents organizations to which I actually "belong" in some formal sense.

In alphabetical order these are:

ASTD: American Society for Training and DevelopmentASTD: American Society for Training and Development  

Association for Computing MachineryAssociation for Computing Machinery  

Association of Information Technology ProfessionalsAssociation of Information Technology Professionals  

Cherokee Nation of OklahomaCherokee Nation of Oklahoma  

DECUS: Digital Equipment Computer Users GroupDECUS: Digital equipment Computer Users Group  

The HTML Writers GuildThe HTML Writers Guild  

IEEE Computer SocietyIeee Computer Society  

Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersInstitute of electrical and electronics engineers  

Interex: The International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing ProfessionalsInterex: The International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals  

International Society of Philosophical EnquiryInternational Society of Philosophical enquiry  

International Webmasters AssociationInternational Webmasters Association  

IntertelIntertel  

MensaMensa  

Misker's DenizensMisker's Denizens  

National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT)National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT)  

Network and Systems Professionals AssociationNetwork and Systems Professionals Association  

Phenomenal Men of the WebPhenomenal Men of the Web  

ToastmastersToastmasters  

Treasures of the WebTreasures of the Web  

 

each organization's logo is linked to its website.

Within each page, the organizations are not actually displayed in alphabetical order.


 

National Speakers Association

National Speakers Association  (NSA)
and the
National Speakers Association of North Texas  (NSA/NT)

I belong to three organizations related to my speaking career:

  • National Speakers Association  (NSA)
     
  • National Speakers Association of North Texas  (NSA/NT), and
     
  • Toastmasters.

Toastmasters is an international organization to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. I talk about it below.

The National Speakers Association (NSA) and its local chapter the National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT) is an organization for professional speakers, people who get paid to talk.

I've devoted a page in my website to National Speakers Association (NSA) and to the local charter chapter, the National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT) including links off my site for more information

(NSA/NT was formerly known as the North Texas Speakers Association or NTSA).

(I have previously served on the Board of NSA/NT, acted as technology director, webmaster and audio/visual coordinator for monthly events.)

 

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International

I belong to two organizations related to my speaking career: Toastmasters and the National Speakers Association.

The National Speakers Association is an organization for professional speakers, people who get paid to talk.

Toastmasters is an international organization to help people overcome their fear of public speaking.

Toastmasters is also very useful to help professional speakers polish their platform skills.

I'm only a CTM (Competent Toastmaster), but I'm working on my advanced certification.

I've devoted a page in my website to this organization, including links off my site for more information.

See also the Toastmasters Club Webring.

 

ASTD

ASTD:
American Society for
Training and Development

Founded in 1944, ASTD is the world's premiere professional association in the field of workplace learning and performance.

ASTD's membership includes 75,000 people in more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries.

 

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Association of
Information Technology Professionals

Formerly the Data Processing Management Association. "Data processing" is "out"; "information technology" is "in".

Begun in 1951 as the Machine Accountants Association, then the National Machine Accountants Association. In 1962 it became the Data Processing Management Association. Finally, in 1996 it changed again to the Association of Information Technology Professionals

 

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery

The world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society.

ACM was founded in 1947. Today membership is more than 80,000 in more than 100 countries.

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of electrical and electronics engineers

The Ieee and its predecessors, the AIee (American Institute of electrical engineers) and the IRe (Institute of Radio engineers), date to 1884. In 1963 the AIee and IRe merged to become the Ieee.

Today, Ieee has more than 330,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the Ieee produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, holds annually more than 300 major conferences and has more than 800 active standards with 700 under development.

 

IEEE Computer Society

Ieee Computer Society

The Ieee Computer Society is the oldest and largest association of computing professionals in the world.

The Society dates back to 1946 when the American Institute of electrical engineers (AIee) formed the Subcommittee on Large-Scale Computing. In 1952, the Institute of Radio engineers (IRe) formed the Professional Group on electronic Computers.

With the merger of the AIee and IRe to become the Ieee (see above), the subgroups merged in 1963 to become the Ieee Computer Society.

The Society is one of the world's largest publishers of technical literature, and sponsors or cosponsors more than 125 technical workshops, symposia, and conferences each year.

Today, the Computer Society has more than 90,000 members worldwide.

 

Network and Systems Professionals Association

Network and Systems Professionals Association

NaSPA, the Network and Systems Professionals Association was founded in 1986.

It began as National Systems Programmers Association. Adding international members meant an end to "National". Changes in membership made "Systems Programmers" obsolete. So it changed it's name and kept the initials.

Members include systems programmers, network managers, systems analysts and IT managers.

NaSPA currently has more than 40,000 members in almost 90 countries.

 

Interex: The International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals

Interex: The International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals

Interex is the the International Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals.

Interex is an independent, not-for-profit association (i.e., not owned or controlled by HP) providing information, education, and advocacy services to our members worldwide

I've joined this organization when the HP 3000 didn't have a model number -it was just the 3000. My member number is 69!

 

DECUS --- Digital Equipment Computer Users Group

DECUS: Digital equipment Computer Users Group

The U.S. Chapter of DECUS, the Digital equipment Users Society, is an association of Information Technology Professionals interested in computer products, services, and technologies of Digital equipment Corporation and related vendors.

 

International Webmasters Association

International Webmasters Association

International Webmasters Association (IWA), is the industry's recognized leader in providing educational and certification standards for Web professionals.

IWA's accomplishments include the industry's first guidelines for ethical and professional standards, Web certification and education programs, specialized employment resources, and technical assistance to individuals and businesses.

IWA's now has more than 100 official chapters representing more than 24,000 individual members in more than 100 countries.

Note: effective 30.Aug.2001, the International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild have merged. The IWA will assume all operational responsibility, but will maintain the HWG identity during an expected 12 month transition period. See this announcement and this announcement.

 

The HTML Writers Guild

The HTML Writers Guild

The HTML Writers Guild (HWG) is the world's largest international organization of Web authors.

The HWG exists to assist our members in developing and enhancing their capabilities as web authors, to compile and publicize information about standards, practices, techniques, competency, and ethics as applied to web authoring, and to contribute to the development of the web and web technical standards and guidelines.

HWG currently has more than 123,000 members in more than 150 nations worldwide.

Note: effective 30.Aug.2001, the International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild have merged. The IWA will assume all operational responsibility, but will maintain the HWG identity during an expected 12 month transition period. See this announcement and this announcement.

 

I Am A Proud Member Of:
Phenomenal Men of the Web
Phenomenal Men Of The Web

Phenomenal Men of the Web

On March 20, 1997, Nancy Imelda Schafer founded the Phenomenal Women of the Web. She later founded the Phenomenal Men of the Web as well.

Nancy writes that she makes no claims to understand men, to know what makes them tick, or comprehend their feelings. Rather she judges the applicant by "the caliber, content and web-mastering skills of their sites". To those that she finds deserving she provides membership, and a seal to indicate that membership. It is not an "award". There are no 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winners. It is "different".

Though she makes no claims to understand men, I'd say, based on her Creed of The Phenomenal Men of the Web, that she underestimates herself. The final line sums it up nicely: Sharing his soul... is what makes him a Phenomenal Man.

Click here to see my entry in her database.

 

Treasures of the Web
Treasures of the Web
Note: The top graphic is my "current" membership graphic. The second one is my "original" graphic that I received when I joined.

Treasures of the Web

This is a "group of individuals who refuse to be anything but 'the best' in all that [they] set out to do."

Mission: Our Mission is to make the web a place to learn and grow through friendships and sharing of knowledge, and to strive daily to make the web a safe environment for our children.

By joining "Treasures Of The Web" you are joining a group of people with a vast amount of knowledge all pooled into one area. When you join, you will receive the private URLs to the Members Only areas where you can get HTML help, help with software and hardware problems, help with finding files you might need, tips and tricks, Java support, and access to some of the best graphics people on the web. 

 

Misker's Denizens

Misker's Denizens

"Misker's Den-izens" is a group of people with a lot of heart. We are there for one another in good times and bad. We share in each other's laughter and in each other's tears. We are not a webring, we are a group.

We are not a group just for hits to a website. Our group is small because Misker wants to stay in touch with her members and wants her members to stay in touch with her. We in "Misker's Den-izens" have created a "Family of Heart"

 


 

Mensa

Mensa

One of, and probably the most well known of, the hi-IQ societies.

Mensa was founded in 1946 and currently has more than 100,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Mensa members are in the 98th percentile or above.

There is a group within Mensa asking some good questions about the past, present and future of the organization. I recommend their site. See Going Forward.

See also the Mensans of the World Circle (Webring) and the Mensa Writer's Webring.

 

Intertel

Intertel

Yes another hi-IQ society.

Intertel was founded in 1966, and currently has about 1,700 members in more than 30 countries.

Intertel members are in the 99th percentile or above.

 

ISPE --- International Society for Philosophical Enquiry

International Society of Philosophical enquiry

Yes, that's "enquiry" with an "e".

ISPe is another of the hi-IQ societies.

ISPe was founded in 1974 and currently has about 650 members in 33 countries.

ISPe members are in the 99.9 percentile or above.

 

Cherokee

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

I am a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Cherokee tribe.

I am still working to learn more about my heritage.

The seven pointed star represents the seven clans of the Cherokees. The branches represent the symbol of the eternal fire. The 1839 date is when the Cherokee first signed our constitution, in what later became Oklahoma, as a governing Indian nation.

I have suggested that the tribe develop a different web image to indicate tribal membership. Until that time, I'll just post the official seal.

 


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