Thanks to everyone who joined or renewed their memberships during the recently completed membership drive. IRE has seen strong increases in membership, and we greatly appreciate your support.

We also hope that you’ll take advantage of the many resources IRE offers, both online and through our regional and national training sessions and conferences.

For the second year in a row, we’ve offered prizes as part of the membership drive, including free hotel and registration for the IRE Conference. The winners of this year’s drawing are:

3rd Place – $50 worth of merchandise from the IRE Book Store

Charles Seife, New York University

2nd Place – a two-year membership extension

Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press

1st Place – Three nights hotel and free registration for the 2011 IRE Conference in Orlando in June

Alison Bath, The Times of Shreveport, La.