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Membership Guidelines
The DFW Chapter membership is designed to attract senior Information Technology (IT) executives from as broad a spectrum of industries, academia, and consulting as possible. It is believed that members can achieve the greatest benefit from SIM membership if the programs and interaction are focused on diverse senior IT executives.


These guidelines are not intended to be rigid rules to be applied mechanically in all cases. Membership applications will be reviewed and approved by the SIM DFW Board of Directors to insure that emphasis on senior IT executives is preserved.


For more information about the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of SIM, click the 'About' menu option to the left, or contact:

Membership Chair: Bill Wachel


To apply for SIM and the DFW Chapter, please use the on-line application from the SIM's main page (Join SIM Now) or click here

DFW SIM Chapter
P.O. Box 208
Frisco, TX 75034

Membership Criteria

To qualify for SIM membership, individuals must fall into one of the Individual or Group Membership Categories as described below.

1. Practitioner
A senior information management professional in a private or public sector organization who is a corporate/division head or a member of an IT management team supporting the corporate/division IT head with key management responsibilities. This category includes:

  • CIOs and CTOs,
  • CIO or CTO direct management reports, and
  • Other IT leaders and managers whose roles significantly impact the profitability and direction of their company

For positions below that of CIO, chapters may require an endorsement or sponsorship by an applicant company's CIO for membership in the chapter to be considered.

2. Academic Member
Full-time university or college faculty members may also qualify for SIM membership. An academic member must be full-time university or college faculty staff who is making significant contribution to the MIS or Computer Science fields, an academician who is a recognized scholar and conducts practice-oriented research, and/or is a leader in IT curriculum design initiatives. These members have achieved senior levels in the academic community and have significant influence over the direction of IT education.

3. Business Leader
Business leaders who have a significant interest in and impact on the use of information technology and its management may also qualify for SIM membership.

Senior business executives from public or private organizations whose primary responsibility is not information management, but whose company is typically classified as a technology-related service company.

Other leaders who shape or influence law and governmental policy in the areas of professional concern to information managers may also qualify. This category includes but may not be limited to:

  • Chairman,
  • CEOs,
  • COOs,
  • President,
  • Owner,
  • Principal/Partner

4. Technology Vendor/Enabler Member
Leading experts from consulting firms may also qualify for SIM membership by virtue of the contributions such individuals and their organizations make to the IT world. Leaders at the partner/principal level who influence the strategic direction of their own company or the direction of their clients’ companies may apply. These individuals must be able to demonstrate that they operate at the senior level to qualify and their responsibilities are primarily in delivering strategic IT services, not primarily selling IT services. Technology Enablers, as well as all members, are prohibited from engaging in marketing or sales activities to the chapter membership.

5. Dues
The following is the SIM annual dues schedule for the Dallas Ft Worth Chapter of SIM International. Dues are based on a calendar year cycle.

Enrollment Period:
Join Jan – June* Join July – Dec**
(see Notes below for important
dues enrollment coverage)
Academic and
Academic and
Base Annual Dues:
DFW Local Chapter Dues $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
International Membership Dues $160.00 $80.00 $160.00 $80.00
Minimum Total Required Dues: $360.00 $280.00 $360.00 $280.00
Optional Fees:
*Prepaid Meeting (includes 2 free) $130.00 $130.00 $130.00 $130.00
Dues plus Prepaid Meals: $490.00 $410.00 $490.00 $410.00
MIS Quarterly Subscription $175.00 $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Total dues with Both Option: $665.00 $585.00 $665.00 $585.00





* New members, who join between January 1 and June 30 of any given year pay dues for that particular calendar year (January through December).
** New members, who join between July 1 through December 31 of any given year will pay full dues, but they will receive membership through to the end of the following calendar year (up to 18 months of membership for a single 12-month dues payment).

6.Dues Payment
The most expedient and preferred method of processing your application would be to receive the completed application by email to Membership Chair, . Once received, the Membership Committee can quickly process the application and a status of your application will be communicated back to you. If accepted, you will then be notified by email.
As always, you may print and mail the application along with your dues payment, to:

Treasurer D/FW SIM Chapter
P.O. Box 208
Frisco, TX 75034

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