Indianapolis - Sep 14, 2001 - The Board of Directors of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held a telephone conference to discuss, among other things, the creation of a trust for the broadcast engineering victims of the tragedy of September 11. The following message is from Troy Pennington, CSRE, SBE president.
My fellow SBE members,
We are saddened to hear that a number of our colleagues in the broadcast engineering profession are presently listed as missing as a result of the September 11th attack on our nation. We understand there is not an accounting for at least three New York broadcast technicians and possibly one SBE member. Words cannot describe our feelings of hurt and shock.
Let us take some comfort in knowing that we as Americans and members of a great professional organization are united at this time of trial and remain unwavering in resolve to help each other.
Today, the SBE has established a trust fund to assist the affected families of our broadcast engineers. I ask that you join me in contributing to this fund. Private as well as corporate donations are being solicited and can be made through the SBE charitable arm, the ENNES Trust. Make your checks payable to the "Ennes Educational Foundation Trust Fund" and mail to:
The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc.
Attention: Broadcast Engineer Relief Fund
9247 North Meridian Street, Suite 305
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Let us show these families of our SBE family how much we care and honor their loved ones. Please continue to pray for the victims of this terrorist act as we proceed with a sense of conviction in knowing that we remain united during this period of mourning.
Troy Pennington, CSRE
Society of Broadcast Engineers