We'd like to thank everyone who helped make IRE's membership drive a success and announce the winners in the drawing.
More than 440 people joined IRE, renewed expired memberships or signed on for another year during October. We also received several thousand dollars in donations, made by those of you who chose to offer additional support when you joined or renewed. Much of this success was due to the many members who volunteered to recruit and who held informational sessions in their newsrooms or on their campuses. IRE is only as strong as its membership, and we are significantly stronger today thanks to each of you.
As part of October's membership drive, we gave away several prizes. Here are the winners:
3rd Place - $50 IRE Book Store purchase
First Coast News, Jacksonville, FL
2nd Place - $150 toward Database Library purchase
Freelancer (science writer), Indianapolis, IN
1st Place – Three nights hotel and free registration for the 2010 IRE Conference in Las Vegas in June
Sun-Times News Group, Aurora, IL